So I usually update my blog more often, but I have been pretty busy. Also, I get frustrated with my routine easily. I've been completely switching things up again. I'm trying to eat less calories, while still getting in enough protein. This ... Read more
The healthy reflections e-mail today really hit home to me. I'd been annoyed at the amount of people in my life who seem to want to run it for me. So, I just thought I'd share it here again :
"Lending a helping hand
It is easy to get... Read more
Down another pound
Hello fellow Sparkies. I hope everyone had a good weekend! It was incredibly too hot. I thought with the 100+ degree days I was going to die! But it was also a learning experience for me. The entire weekend I ate whatever I wanted, whenever... Read more
I have not met my goals
I don't know if I can really say I've reached my goals, when I'm still technically overweight. I also don't really like the fact that I'm still a size 14/16. But I can tell that if I'm not already at my body's set point, I'm getting there.
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Yup, I've been anti-social lately. I don't particularly know why. I've just been super busy. However, when I mention that and people ask what I've been up to, I can never really think of anything to say.
I've always been really comfortab... Read more
Setting a good example
I often wonder if I am setting a good example for the children in my life. Unfortunately I don't have any of my own yet. But I do have a four-year-old niece and a two-year-old nephew.
I never discuss my weight loss, food, or exercise with... Read more
So I just finished reading Fat politics : the real story behind America's obesity epidemic by J. Eric Oliver.
WOW! It is really interesting. I was glad to read about some history of what we have thought about "overweight" and "obesity." A... Read more
Jared, the Subway Guy
So I decided to read the book by Jared Fogle, the guy who lost weight eating only at Subway.
He gives some practical advise, nothing too terribly mind-blowing. Although I did realize that I wasn't too keen on some of his tactics.
I me... Read more
Hiking on the fourth
So, you can be a gym rat. Go pretty much every day, most days of the week. But that does not prepare you for actual hiking. Trust me. Both sides of my butt are whining with soreness every time I walk.
I had no idea that so many people w... Read more
Quotes I read today
From Losing it : America's Obsession With Weight and the Industry That Feeds on it :
"People naturally come in a wide variety of sizes, and attempts to get below a weight that one can maintain comfortably without thinking about it are apt t... Read more
Random excerpts from my journal
Did you know that dieting may carry a greater health risk than staying overweight? That it can cause its own health problems? That studies haven't shown that fat people who lose weight are just as healthy as ... Read more
Updated my weight
So I had gained a little bit of weight, but I was neglecting to update my tracker because I knew it would come off soon. Well, at least, I thought it would. Because it usually does! But apparently it's sticking around for awhile, so I'm going... Read more
Ok, I haven't been feeling well lately. I wanted to explain a little bit as to why. Well actually, I don't know why. But I do know what I've been experiencing!
I've been basically experiencing being : lightheaded, dizzy, nauseous, weak, ... Read more
So I changed a couple of things. I put how many pounds I've lost instead of my actual weight. Just...for fun! Really just needed a change of pace. I also made my goal to lose 95 pounds instead of 100 total. We'll see how getting to 95 works... Read more
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Today was a day completely full of stress and tense situations. I was hoping it would all be over, but today is going to be just as stressful! I wasn't able to make it to the gym yesterday and so instead of my usual net calories of 1200-1500, ... Read more