Brazilian Nutritional Guidelines
1. Make natural or minimally processed foods the basis of your diet
2. Use oils, fats, salt, and sugar in small amounts when seasoning and cooking natural or minimally processed foods and to create culinary preparations
3. Limit con... Read more
The Truth about Baby Carrots - and Real Food extremists
Just a rant. tl;dr - people on the internet need to relax!
So I visit this blog called "100 Days of Real Food." It's great for meal (esp. lunch!) ideas and information about the food we eat. It has a very active following - often... Read more
Both Dresses Fit
So not only does the ordered-a-size-too-small dress for my sister's wedding fit (the dress shop lady complimented me on my tiny waist - I haven't heard that in about 15 years - I guess my hourglass is slowly revealing itself again), but I was ab... Read more
Doin' all right, gettin' good grades...
So I'm hanging in there with my current plan, which is as much real food as I can (no fast food, processed food, white/brown sugar, or white flour) and a little (very little) exercise. I've lost three pounds this week, but as I've lost these SAM... Read more
The Rules...but who sets them?
So I am looking at this website called "100 days of real food." It's the story of a family who decided to cut out all processed foods for 100 days, and then decided to share their story and helpful information with others who might be interested... Read more
Hanging in there
I'm experiencing a lot of upheaval in my life right now. My job duties changed at work, taking most of the things I love most about my job and giving them to others, while giving me a major, never-ending task in which everyone relies on me and I... Read more
I feel like I don't even know who I am sometimes. Maybe the aliens have me?
My office is spotless. I'm caught up with my work and tackling a project I've been putting off for two months. I've packed my lunch nearly every day for 2 weeks.
... Read more
So this week in addition to restarting Sparkpeople I became a FLYbaby over at flylady.net. It is doing wonders for me. I have a clean house, happy husband and house-guests, I have done double my recommended calorie-burning this week, stayed with... Read more
I'm back with a vengeance! Well, at least a volleyball...
I've gained back 10 of the 23 lbs I lost, but I'm going to get back in balance as of today. I have so much trouble keeping the balls juggling if I'm not focusing on each of them individually - for example, if I'm looking at the... Read more
Week 15 - such a mess
I lost two lbs, which is great, but I'm becoming exhausted (mentally) by the constant events and temptations thrown in my path. Most days this week I only ate 1 1/2 - 2 meals, rather than 3 and snacks, because I knew I would be somewhere, eating... Read more
Week 14 - Slight derailment, but no damage done yet
I missed blogging (and tracking) last week. I'm up 1 lb from two weeks ago, but considering I had houseguests, the 4th of July, visits to Mom, Grandma, a birthday party and a bridal shower in that time, I'm thrilled it wasn't ... Read more
Week 12 - Awesomeness
I've lost another pound, so down 22 all together - almost to my second goal (if you remember I wanted to lose 12 lbs, then 11, then 10, etc...)
I had great news at work yesterday. I'm not allowed to tell anyone yet, which ... Read more
Week 11 - 1/4 of the way to my goal!
This is so exciting. I feel awesome! I have lost a total of 21 lbs as of this morning! My BMI has gone from 38.5 to 35.2.
The best part (to my mind) is that so far I have not relied on exercise to lose the weight. I feel VERY strongly that... Read more
Week 10 - Great Success!
So I'm down 2 lbs this week, despite having had company and eating both at a Hibachi AND Thai take-out in the same week. I'm probably retaining about 20 lbs of water after all that sodium, but man was it worth it!
I had an interview this mo... Read more
End of First 9 Weeks - Report Card
I just posted my weekly update blog, when I realized that it has been 9 weeks since I've started getting things back on track. When I was a kid, that was a term of school, and at the end of the 9-weeks grading period, you get a report card. So I... Read more
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