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Font Test

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I'm trying out a new font. So far "Modern," 'Sans Serif" and "Ariel" all look the same to me. What would you suggest to make it more legible, JavaMama?

  
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JAVAMAMA 4/20/2007 12:04AM

    This is nice! I can read it just fine now.

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Accountability

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This all boils down to being accountable for what I eat and how much I exercise. If I cheat, I'm accountable and it shows up on the scale Friday morning. I can't blame anyone but myself if I'm eating candy and sluffing off on the exercise, right?

Why did I think I was being good to myself all those years when I was "self-medicating" with White Chocolate Raspberry Ripple ice cream? What the hell was I thinking?

Another way I am experimenting with being accountable is making my food and exercise logs publically available. Gulp! I tend to not log my food on the days I overeat, even though logging that food is a proven key to success for me. Maybe just knowing that someone else could see what I'm doing everyday would keep me on the straight and narrow. I've browsed a few other logs and you have to admire the people who log their ice cream and candy and end up with a calorie count of over 3,000 calories some days. So be snoopy and take a look at my food and fitness logs.

  
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JAVAMAMA 4/17/2007 12:09PM

    Will do! I'll be keeping you on the straight and norrow, baby! I think I'm getting more invested in your weight loss than I am in mine, LOL! I feel like I've been on this journey with you now and I want to see you get to the end (the beginning?) Sheesh, this is making me kind of teary - what a sap I am!

And don't forget we're going shopping when we hit goal!

Hey, is there any way you could fiddle with the font? I'm having a hard time reading your posts and I want to read them!

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Pros and cons

Monday, April 16, 2007

Losing weight is a wonderful thing....except for the way my bras are fitting me. Pro: I got a new bra a couple of weeks ago. It's baby blue and its a 36. And it fits rather well. This is down from a 40. Good, right?

Con: What used to be a C cup is now not quite a B. They're melting!

I'll be in training bras again in a couple of months. Oh, hell. I can just go without when I get to that point.

  
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JAVAMAMA 4/16/2007 11:48PM

    Snort! Just think of it this way, sweetie... the less you have, the less gravity has to play with!

You are doing so great! What do the girlies have to say about all this mom taking care of herself business?? Are they getting interested in nutrition and physical fitness?

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Embarrassing praise

Sunday, April 15, 2007

It happens three times a day some days. Someone who hasn't seen me much lately will stop me and say, "Wow! You really look good! How much weight have you lost?" or "What are you doing to lose the weight?" I love it, don't get me wrong, but its a little embarrassing. How awful must I have appeared when I weighed 50+ pounds more?

And why now? Because its spring and the heavy winter coats have been shed? Because I'm wearing clothes 3 sizes smaller? Because I've lost 20% of my starting weight? All three?

It's also strange that depending on the situation in which I am asked and how well I know the person asking I seem to answer the question differently. I'm doing a lot of things differently and its taken a long time to get this far and it will continue to be a while before I get to what I might consider a "goal." I mention that exercise is a key component for me. I also mention that while it might be considered a "diet," I don't think of it that way. I'm eating the way I am now for the rest of my life. I'm striving for less fat and junk, and more fruits and veggies. I try to drink more water and cut down on coffee and diet pop.

So that's what on my mind. Progress has been slow lately, but that's OK. I know some of the positive remarks I am hearing from my friends and neighbors is only strengthening my resolve to continue on the journey.

  
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JAVAMAMA 4/16/2007 11:49PM

    I'll take some compliments any way I can get them at this point. :-)

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HEALTHYWRITER 4/15/2007 5:31PM

    My experience has been very similar. My husband got emails from family remarking on how great I looked, how impressed they were, etc. - and at first, it's very flattering, but then you do think "So I looked like a big fat cow last time you saw me, did I?" Oh well. Past is past, right? I'll take the compliments with a smile, and I'm glad to hear you do, too!

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