Putting Failure into Perspective
The other day, I was at Costco checking out. The cashier took a double take when she looked at my membership photo.
"Wow," she said, "You've lost weight!"
The response began to formulate in my head. "Well, actually I've lost weight a... Read more
Coming Back from an ACL injury
I have been absent from Sparkpeople for a long time now. A lot has happened since my last blog entry describing my ACL injury.
I did Physical Therapy for a good 2 1/2 months trying to get myself strong enough that I wouldn't need knee surg... Read more
The Good Thing About Getting Stuck
So, long story. . .
I was just getting back on track after my surgery in August--walking regularly, doing lots of cardio, but still overindulging on food. At least I was basically maintaining weight. When. . .
One Saturday afternoon ... Read more
The Girl in the Mirror
Coming into my house after a morning walk, I caught a glimpse of a girl. Her cheeks were pink, her brown hair a little windblown. She looked bright-eyed and happy. Her sporty black warm-up jacket hugged her curves. She looked like someone I ... Read more
The Halfway Point
I started at 249 pounds in March of 2009, and currently I weigh 195.6. My goal weight is 141 pounds (a little arbitrary, but I saw a picture of someone who was 5'6" and weighed 141, and she looked great--not too skinny, but fit & healthy. Sixt... Read more
I am so irritable today! I did a Jillian Michaels DVD workout, and I seriously got angry about doing it. I am tired of how hard it is to lose weight, discouraged by how far I have yet to go, and frustrated at myself for being back in the 200's... Read more
So, for the last two weeks, I've been going sugar free for 4-5 days per week. No candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, sugary cereals, sweetened granola bars, sugar in my tea or coffee.
I've been buying blueberries and strawberries and kiwis an... Read more
Getting Thin in 2010!
I'm feeling good. Today I saw a weight I haven't seen since October. I am hopeful, revved up, staying in my calorie range and exercising well. I am so excited for the changes in me this next year is going to bring. I was thinking about all t... Read more
Heading into Another Year
December 29, 2009
This year is almost over, and with the social overindulgence, overeating and less exercise of the last week (and the inevitable weight gain), it would be easy to be discouraged.
BUT--if I look at my "before" picture t... Read more
Where I am right now
November 30, 2009
This was a rough week. On Monday the leech bite on my son's leg looked infected and had a faint pink line heading up from it towards his groin.(long story--got the bite in Thailand visiting my sister & her family). He'd ... Read more
International Travel is Not Your Friend
So, the official weight gain (after weighing 207.6 the day before I left for Thailand) is 4 lbs, as this morning I weigh 211.6. This actually down from 215, which I weighed immediately after a 24 hour day of traveling with 5 hrs of sleep or les... Read more
The Value of a Great Friend
I've been struggling with discouragement recently. I've lost 36 lbs in the last six months, which for me is quite good. A healthy average of 1.4-1.5 lbs a week, at a slow enough rate that it feels real, but quickly enough that I can see the ch... Read more
Hopefulness & Health
On my morning walk today, I was reflecting on an article by Coach Dean about having realistic expectations for weight loss. "Is Weight Loss Stressing You Out?" was the title, I think.
When I stepped on the scale today, I weighed 214.0. T... Read more
My family's 20 week weight loss challenge ended on Sunday. Last week (and this week, too), I've found myself sabotaging my success. I was hoping for that final pound so that I would have lost a perfect 30 lbs over the course of the challenge. ... Read more
One Slow Step at a Time. . .
Sometimes changing your life gets discouraging when you work so hard and yet see the results come so slowly.
On Saturday my husband and I climbed Black Butte here in Central Oregon--buttes are dormant volcanoes, and this one is steep and q... Read more