1. Inches gone, feeling great, off of anti-depressent medicine, and hilariously funny. As usual,you simply rock it out of the park, Sandy Cooper. So grateful that your body was ready to be off of the meds.

    Enjoy your anniversary celebration this weekend.


  2. I am so proud you for pushing yourself as hard as you do. You are doing everything right!

    I have to agree with you that at some point you have to say "this is not a lifestyle." I've had to have that reality check many times. And funny now when I train for a race and do 2-a-days – I look back and think I'm nuts for ever WANTING to workout that much!

    And your splurges were a shock to me. The other day I ordered a salad without chicken and cheese, only to look down when I was half way through the salad and discover I was eating cheese. Uggh!!

  3. I'm so glad you updated…I have been wondering:) (I guess I'm one of the blessed 3!)

    I'm so impressed by how you stick to your diet/way of eating. That is by far my biggest struggle consistently. I like to run/work out, so even though I don't always have the time I would love to work out 60-90 minutes a day. But, like you, I have lots of other things/sweet people in my life. I am trying to enjoy the healthy body God has given me and relish the fact that I can run long and far and how I can see muscles in my back and shoulders that were hiding for years. (I don't know if I'll ever see those ab muscles:( sigh.

    Question about the scale….I can have a 4-5 pound difference day to day (grr!) and I have a neighbor that goes between 8. How, oh how, FGF are we supposed to gage anything on that?!?! I guess it's back to how clothes fit and what we see in the mirror and energy level…

  4. Thanks for the update!! Sorry to hear about the jeans. The really stinks! But great to hear about the inches. Perhaps the scales you are using are just broken. I think that there must be some gravity thing happening that just doesn't make sense!

    What's most important is that you are healthy. You are feeling great! You are enjoying your life. You're getting toned where you haven't seen tonedness. You are getting ripped abs!

    But the greatest is that you are anti-depressant free and feeling GREAT!!!

  5. Girl, you are amazing. I think I would be so discouraged by not seeing more, but really, you are making such great progress. Inches lost and no antidepressant? You are definately headed in the right direction.

  6. Saandy this post makes me sick to read it. I still had high hopes I could lose 10 more pounds and one more size. I have been trying for almost 7 months now!!! What the??? Now I'm wondering if it will EVER happen after reading this. I don't understand how you can workout that hard and nothing much is happenening. I know you feel great and are gaining muscle but geez why isn't the scale moving down? I'm so sorry…sigh. Maybe the scale isn't the most important thing at all to judge our progress. Ha! Coming from me who has weighed every single day for well over a year now that makes zero sense.

    Good luck sweet friend! Keep us posted. I do enjoy your blog very much.

    Warmly, ~Melissa 🙂

  7. Sandy-

    I have this really crazy yet exciting idea. I'm always procrastinating about exercising and getting into better shape. I keep telling myself I'll do it tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. So I thought what if I tried to do some type of exercise every day for one year. Besides the normal moment I make throughout the day. Where I consciously make a decision to do some type of exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. How would that change my life? What would it be like? Maybe every Friday I could post on my blog about what I did during the week. Kind of a cray idea but I'm always up for a challenge.


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