Back Home

Well, hi everyone. Bari here. Back home. And I’m doing OK. Making time for exercise, eating very well.  The first thing I did when I got home was I went through my kitchen and got rid of all the...

Onward

Well I’m going home tomorrow, and I’m having every emotion imaginable. Looking forward to getting home, seeing everybody, showing off my new, “svelter” figure, getting back to routine, which I actually do miss. But so sad to be leaving...

Yes I Can

Magic? I don’t know, but today during my power walk after breakfast I suddenly started thinking and feeling differently about my ability to sustain all the positive changes I’ve made here after I return home in less than a...

Weigh-in 5

This is uncanny. I guess I made an extra hard push this week because I knew it was my last here, but even I can’t believe it! I lost 4.25 pounds this week. I’m very grateful and I have...

Sustaining Healthy Habits

It’s August 3.  That means I’m in the final countdown to the end of my stay here.  I go home next week.  And I’ve been feeling a lot of fear… Fear that once I get home, real life will...

Trips and Falls

I fell today, on the advanced hike.  But during the split second in which I realized I was falling, I was able to brace myself so I wouldn’t go flat on my face into the rock I had stumbled...

Weigh-in 4

Wow! I lost 3.75 pounds this week! I can’t believe it! I guess I’m building muscle, which is helping me burn more fat, and I am pumped! I realize this is pretty rapid weight loss, which everyone says is...

From Salt to Assurance

Today at lunch I was talking with a gal about salt – rather the absence of it, and it gave me pause.  It made me think of the words, “I can.”  There I was, a major salt lover from...

Choices

Balance.  This is the concept that’s on my mind as I look ahead to my re-entry to real life.  And it’s surprising me.  I thought it would be weight loss or fitness or eating the right food that would...

Connections

I love this place.  If my kids moved in with me, I could live here forever!  Sure it’s partly that someone cooks and serves me my meals, cleans up afterward, makes my bed, cleans my room, does my laundry,...