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The joy (and frustration) of heart rate monitors
Tuesday, March 25, 2008      3 comments

Ok, so I finally figured out how to use the heart rate monitor I got. (whoo hoo! I'm not dumb anymore!) Anyway, so I was really excited to see exactly how many calories I'm burning and what heart rate I'm reaching when I'm out strolling a... Read more
Life Inside the Thin Cage
Monday, March 17, 2008      3 comments

(Edited to say: the author is Constance Rhodes) I've finished it! Wow, I feel like I've learned a lot. Here's a part that touched me. "While it is certainly appropriate to make efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including prope... Read more
"Weird" eating
Monday, March 10, 2008      9 comments

So I started a new book. I know, surprise surprise. It's called "Life Inside the 'Thin' Cage." It's pretty good so far, but a chapter on "weird" eating caught my attention today. With topics like high-sugar low-fat dieting, the nibbl... Read more
You know you need to go to bed when...
Friday, February 29, 2008      10 comments

So it's 12:20 and I'm watching the food network. I'm usually up at this time, but apparently I need to go to bed! They introduced the secret ingredient "elf." I've literally watched this for 20 minutes and just NOW realized they didn't sa... Read more
Wanna indulge my cheesiness?
Thursday, February 28, 2008      3 comments

Well if you're reading this, just a warning, you might think it's cheesy! I was singing along to a song yesterday not really thinking about it and the words got to me. I started thinking about them not being sung to a guy, but sung to all ... Read more
Tuesday, February 26, 2008      1 comments

Ok I've finished Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata. Wow, I feel like I've been to school again. It is extremely informative and actually fun to read. I certainly recommend it to anyone. I'm reading another one of her books right now. I don't h... Read more
Time to discuss
Friday, February 22, 2008      5 comments

So now that I've finished one book and am almost done with another, I've decided it's time for my opinions. (Not that you necessarily care, in which case, run away now! I'm about to get very opinionated!) So I picked up the Beck Diet Solu... Read more
Overwhelmed by books!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008      4 comments

So I've gotten into a kick of reading. I've been to the library quite a few times within the past couple of months. I've placed holds on various books. But it's a little overwhelming when they all come at once! I got an e-mail saying a b... Read more
FINALLY another pound down
Tuesday, February 12, 2008      4 comments

So I've been wavering on the 170-mark. Just yesterday the gym's scale said I was 171. Which irritated me, because just the day before I was 170. And I had no clue why it was saying I had gained a pound. I was down yesterday, (more winter... Read more
Wow am I sore!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008      5 comments

So I've been bouncing back and forth between high and low cardio days. So on my low cardio day, I did about an hour of strength training. It felt really good! Then yesterday I did a high cardio day including a brand new class. They turne... Read more
What I'm reading...
Friday, February 01, 2008      4 comments

So here is an excerpt from The Obesity Myth by Paul Campos that I was reading today from the chapter The Last 10 Pounds. "In America today, dieters who are looking to lose anything like 10 pounds are most invariably attempting to conform to... Read more
The Obesity Myth
Wednesday, January 30, 2008      7 comments

I've been reading a lot lately! In fact, I probably spend at least an hour a day reading now. So, I’ve been going to the library a lot and I found this book called The Obesity Myth. I'm only about a quarter into it, but it's basically abo... Read more
"Happy Weight"
Monday, January 21, 2008      13 comments

So in the February issue of Self there is a way to calculate your "happy weight." It says "Stop aiming for an unrealistic goal and use this formula to get your ideal digits." So I go through the calculations waiting for the exciting answer... Read more
More motivation for me
Friday, January 11, 2008      3 comments

So I was thinking about my pictures recently. I don't know why, but they don't seem to be showing as much progress as I thought I'd been making. Then I started looking at some of my really old pictures. Let me just say WOW! What the heck... Read more
Learning lessons every day
Monday, January 07, 2008      4 comments

So I learned over the holidays that overeating doesn't feel good! Even so, life sometimes has to teach us the same lessons over again. So this weekend I hung out with my best friend and we decided to have a couple of drinks. The only prob... Read more

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