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Sunday, August 24, 2014



It turns out I'm not so great at keeping this blog up to date, but well, such is the way things go. But, I'm feeling a new burst of motivation and energy after a long, busy summer, so time to update some goals.

Goal 1. Time to get back to the gym.
Goal 2. Get back to running.
Goal 3. Start tracking food again.
Goal 4: Cut waaaay back on the wine/beer/cocktail intake. Empty calories.

I am no longer going to set goals to lose specific amounts of weight. Weight loss is a product of activity and diet, it is not something I can directly change (oh, if only...).

I've been watching Extreme Weight Loss on demand, which I find remarkably motivating--more so than Biggest Loser. I think I like the coaching methods, approach, etc., of the show much better than the 'competitive', social sort of approach. I need to see if Chris and Heidi have any books/materials/videos (that's a no brainer, OF COURSE they do.)

Okay, I won't promise to update this more often, because who knows?

  


When the scale fairies reward you....

Saturday, March 01, 2014

So, I wanted chips last night real bad... And unfortunately, there are some in the house. Picked up the bag, and then yelled, "No." (I was home alone, or my husband would have wondered what was going on in the kitchen.) emoticon Allowed myself a square of dark chocolate to try to quiet the cravings monster. It worked. No chips for me.

Woke up this a.m. another pound down on the scale. Down 7 now.

  
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Down 6 since year's beginning

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Not a startling number, but I'm feeling great about it. It's nice to see ever smaller numbers on the scale, and to feel energized by the process again. emoticon

The key, finally, was to find a way to eat that didn't require me to obsessively track every bite. I know that works, and it works for some people, but for me, it was just that much more time at the computer, that much more time working instead of doing something away from the computer.

The answer for me has been: Weight Watchers Simply Filling plan. The only thing I have to measure is 'extras' -- I have a list of 'eat as much as you need' foods, and that's it. Boom. Finally. A way that works.

YMMV.

  
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FITTEREVERYDAY 2/24/2014 11:54AM

    That's a really good loss!!! emoticon

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EMME-RUNNER 2/23/2014 6:25PM

    Thanks! And, thanks for stopping by. emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 2/23/2014 6:20PM

    Fantastic! You sound great and I think you hit the bulls eye for what your program is all about. The weight loss is wonderful too. Congratulations on both.

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SDERIKA 2/23/2014 6:19PM

    Hooray!!! It's so great that you found something that works for you!! Great job--keep it up emoticon

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February 1 - time to start the year

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Since my new year didn't start out so well, I'm going to restart my resolutions with the Lunar New year. So 恭喜发财 and here we go.

I have to give a couple presentations at the end of March, so that is my goal--ten pounds by then. 15 would be better.... but enough of me at this weight. SICK of it.

The plan:
- less alcohol, esp. beer (I don't drink much beer, but still...)
- eat at home more
- more vegetables, always more vegetables
- think positive
- sleep more

Sounds so simple. Time to make it work.

  
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FITTEREVERYDAY 2/2/2014 1:08PM

    I eat at home almost exclusively. Buy better ingredients for home cooking and you won't miss eating out really. I don't find that I do that often.

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BGINCOSTARICA 2/2/2014 6:14AM

    This is it, Emme. This is where those healthy resolutions start!! emoticon

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Bye bye 2013, hello 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I always look forward to a new year--new start, new possibilities. I have loads of resolutions, some just fun (play my violin more, write for fun more), some serious (lose weight, exercise). I'm trying to find some creative resolutions as well--I like one I read recently where you put the same amount of money in a jar as it is the week (week 1, $1, week 10, 10$, etc.) At the end of the year, you'll have 1400 in the jar. I could do something fun with 1400. I also want to visit at least one new country in 2014. I managed to do that the past two years, and I'd like to keep it up. But hmmm, where?

Other fun resolution ideas?

  
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EMME-RUNNER 1/1/2014 2:39PM

    Good luck with your financial goals! I'm trying to get mine in order, too. I need to get out of credit card debt as well--I'm not in terrible debt, but it nags me every month, so this year, done!


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THINFITFEMINIST 12/31/2013 6:52PM

    Not charging! Why is that fun? Because I am put into a position of resolving finances without getting myself deeper into debt. To me that is fun.

I'm doing that savings program also. What I want to purchase is a Mac for Christmas next year. I'll need more than that of course but I'll be on my way.

Happy 2014

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