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July 1 2010
I miss home a little bit today since it's Canada Day. But I'm trying not to think about it too much.
Stuck with healthy stuff for food today, although I know I will overeat at dinner because I am still not able to keep myself to "reasonable... Read more
June 30 2010
Well, a lot has changed and I've gotten far away from my health and weight loss goals. So I'm back and I'm going to try harder to make it stick. I know it's important. It's not just to look better, it's to FEEL better. To BE better. I need to f... Read more
I brought my exercise bike back up from the basement and stuck it in front of the TV where it used to be. I've been on it twice so far. Trying to work up to a full half hour... 15 minutes the first time, and 20 minutes today. Maybe tomorrow will... Read more
I don't walk as many steps as I thought I did. I bought a step counter and wore it all day, getting up to only about 2 miles worth of steps. That's horrible! I need to walk more! My goal for tomorrow is 3 miles of walking during my normal day - ... Read more
I tried a stir-fry tonight to use up the leftover steak from last night's steak salad. I started out intending to use a Rachel Ray recipe for "beef & broccoli", but I was missing a few things, and I wandered pretty far from the original idea. Th... Read more
We're trying to get better at planning out means for the week and sticking to our plan, to make shopping easier and cheaper, and to reduce waste. So this week we made a list and a plan before going to the grocery store and we only bought what we... Read more
I am in love with edamame.
That is all.
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Adventures in soup
I had this recipe from a friend that I wanted to try. I had a fabulous creamy cauliflower soup at her place once, and I've been waiting for a chance to make it.
Tried it tonight. Tastes nothing like I remember but it's low-cal and it'll be ... Read more
Yeah. I'm tired. That's what I get for picking up overtime. So I promise myself not to pick up any extra hours, because I'm exhausted all the time... and then he swine flu scare hits the area and we're swamped with an emergency room full of pani... Read more
Lab week and resisting donuts
It's National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (have you thanked a lab tech today?), and management left us donuts in the break room yesterday.
I didn't have any. Even though the chocolate glazed ones looked pretty good.
There wi... Read more
Those old pants that I kept trying on and throwing back into the closet in frustration at how uncomfortably tight they were and how fat they made me look?
I wore them to work this week.
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Hard on myself
Lately, I hate myself. I'm mad at myself. My self-image is complete crap. I can't figure out for the life of me why my fiance actually enjoys touching me, because I can barely stand to look at myself. And I get mad - mad that I'm fat, mad that I... Read more
Well, I'm engaged!
The wedding is next spring, so now I have a very clear reason to get into better shape. I want to be the prettiest bride ever!
I dusted off the old dumbbells today. Literally. It's been that long since I used them ... Read more
I finally got in touch with a therapist who not only uses the type of therapy I want (CBT), but also takes my insurance! AND she sounds really great over the phone.
I'm hoping this will help me. She doesn't have a regular spot open right n... Read more
Roller coasters are supposed to be FUN...
I don't get it. Good day, bad day, good day, bad day. Sometimes the mood will change over the course of a couple of hours. It's exhausting. I haven't changed anything at all, but I'm finding it really hard to control my moods lately. I woke up m... Read more