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Holding steady

Monday, September 27, 2010      1 comments

September was another horrible month for diet and exercise. I got sick right after the baby's birthday in late August, and have been sick for FOUR WEEKS now. The chest infection has left me breathless, making it hard to exercise. Add to that big... Read more

Getting back on track

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      1 comments

Well August was a hell of a month. Epic fail on my part to keep on the diet. I only gained a few pounds back, but that doesn't feel good after all the success I had. I was kept from exercising because I have no place to put the baby where she wo... Read more

Stepping through the gate

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      1 comments

I really let myself get derailed this past month. First I stopped swimming because the baby was getting bit by too many mosquitoes and it was too hot for her to be outside in her playpen. Then my busy days led me to stop tracking food. Then I st... Read more

Another mini-goal achieved!

Monday, July 26, 2010      0 comments

I still have to lose 30 pounds to reach my main goal, but today I reached an exciting milestone along the way. The last two pounds have been slow to melt away and I really wanted them to so I can celebrate moving from the "Obese" section on the ... Read more

Swimus Interuptus

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      0 comments

So my darling almost-11 month old daughter interrupted tonight's swimming not once but twice with crying fits. Instead of traipsing into the bedroom dripping wet again, I gave up for the night. So sad, too, because the pool was nice and warm and... Read more

Measuring cups

Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

Does anyone else find themselves measuring out part of a meal or snack, and then eating right out of the measuring cup?? I find this particularly easy to do when it's ice cream. I was actually short on calories today at the end of the day and go... Read more

Another size slimmer!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      4 comments

Just three weeks ago I posted how I had gone down to a size 16. I've already started swimming in those shorts, and had to run out and buy some size 14s today! The really nice part was, not only did I find three pairs that fit within 10 minutes o... Read more

If I keep losing at this rate...

Thursday, July 08, 2010      1 comments

I'm more than 1/4th of the way toward my weight loss goal in just 44 days. At this rate I may reach my goal before Thanksgiving instead of Christmas! emoticonRead more

6th grade bully's unexpected sabotage of body image

Sunday, June 27, 2010      0 comments

I was always an athletic kid, and in fact even at my heaviest I always pictured myself as an athlete. So I've been interested by a memory that surfaced recently of the first time someone criticized my body. I was in 5th grade, so was about 9 yea... Read more

Baby won't sleep!!

Friday, June 25, 2010      1 comments

my 10 month old was up every hour last night and was awake for a 2 hour stretch starting at 3:45am. i know she just hit the major milestone of being able to pull herself to a stand, but it's exhausting that she can't sleep without mommy's help, ... Read more

Swimming intervals seems to be working

Friday, June 25, 2010      0 comments

It looks like I'm back on track losing weight again after being stalled for a week. I try to swim laps every day, and decided to go "all-out" every fourth lap, using the next three laps as recovery. Adjusting my caloric threshhold down helps too... Read more

FatFree & SugarFree Blueberry Sorbet recipe

Thursday, June 24, 2010      0 comments

Mmmmmm, my daughters and I tried this recipe yesterday and liked it so much we made it again today. It's a good thing blueberries and bananas seem to be in season right now! recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=8
89382... Read more

Size 16!

Monday, June 21, 2010      6 comments

Well I didn't lose any weight last week, but that doesn't mean all is lost. I now fit into size 16 shorts for the first time in about, oh, maybe 8 years. That feels really good. Yay me! Read more

I hope the scale reads differently tomorrow!

Monday, June 21, 2010      2 comments

Tomorrow's weigh-in should be interesting. It looks like I held steady at 189 pounds this week when I expected to lose another 1.5 pounds based on calorie differentials. It's possible I'm not burning as many calories swimming as expected. I was ... Read more

Low energy spell

Sunday, June 20, 2010      1 comments

I've really not had much energy the last few days, and yesterday I even missed a day of cardio for the first time in several weeks. I'm not sure if it's because I had a couple of days where I fell short on my carb intake, or because I just reint... Read more


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