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Good News, Good News, and So-So News

                Okay, great news! I'm down 1.5 pounds from yesterday, which gives me a total of 6.5 pounds since we started two weeks ago. Also, I could move without much pain this morning when I got up and I did get to the gym this morning. I'm still in pursuit of...

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Lost A Bet–Today at least

Okay, this morning I was so proud of the fact that I'd lost 3 pounds and promised myself I wouldn't eat anything I wanted, meaning I wouldn't pig out. Then the "yeah for you's" came in along with a statement from a lovely woman, Virginia, that she'd hit the elliptical...

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MILI Day 13–Slowly, but surely

.  It's Sunday. A day of rest, a day of relaxation, and a day I'd usually give myself the chance to eat pretty much anything I wanted. Then I check my tweets and there it is. The gentle reminder of why I'm doing all this and how to stay focused. My fearless leader,...

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Day 9–Move it or Lose It Challenge

Okay, so I'm up and moving, but still feeling sluggish from my travel. You wouldn't think that only a two-hour time difference would squirrel you up much, but it seemed it was harder to adjust. Up late, up early, time change, yep, all crazy right now, but my eating...

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Inspired by a Male Model–Mamavation MILI–Day 8

Yeah me! Down three pounds and one percent body fat. That's even going to a writer's convention and drinking alcohol. Apparently, I didn't drink too much and walked quite a bit. What a great week. I attended the Romantic Times Book Lover's Convention in Los...

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Mamavation Move it or Lose it Challenge–Day 1

Weight--221   BMI 39   Body Fat 48%   Waist--38"   Arms--13.5"    Hips--48" Calves--16"    Okay, the last several weeks have me back to more than I started last time. It's fine, I'm healthier than I've been in a year and ready to start working out again....

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Why Do I want to be the Next Mamavation Mom? One Word: Change

           Why do I want to be the next Mamavation Mom?             I could give you answers like “I want to get into shape” or “I want to look good in a bikini” or “I rock so why not?”, or "I've had another week where I didn't lose any weight " (I didn't by the...

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I need to move more

On Tuesday, I should get clearance to start working out and I'm very excited about it. Honestly, I cannot tell you how ready I am to really start working out again. I've purchased new gym bag, started making my exercise schedule, even have two personal training...

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I’m baaaaaack!

Okay, if you're ready any of my blogging in the past few months, you've learned that I had breathing problems, brought on by a massive sinus infection. One fab-u-lous surgery later and now viola! Infection gone and I'm on the mend. Thank you Dr. Atkins! I didn't...

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Countdown is on…

Wheeeeeee! It's the beginning of the new Mamavation Challenge and I've thrown my name in the hat for the next round. Now, to clarify, I did screw up. I didn't post my after pictures by the Wednesday of the last week and got disqualified. Live and learn and go on,...

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Laying the ground work

It seems I'm going to stay about right here with my weight as the rest of my body shifts around during this initial process. In a way I'm frustrated and in another I'm thankful. Yes, I'd like to be 10 pounds lighter by now, but I'm not heavier, which is major. Let me...

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Patricia Fischer speaks about supporting her best friend during her ovarian cancer journey as part of the Our Way Forward program created by TESARO, with The Moth, during the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s 2018 National Conference in New York.

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