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AsSoonAs-itis

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      5 comments

I have been suffering from a severe case of "AsSoonAs-itis". The last 6 months have been very challenging financially and emotionally and I put back on about half of the weight I recently lost. I'm starting to feel better and I'm looking f... Read more

Ideal Protein Week 5

Saturday, February 16, 2013      2 comments

I lost 3.4 this week for a total of 28lbs! I went out for 'drinks' with some friends this week, and I'm very proud I didn't have any wine, but I did have a few french fries with my mussels. And then I got violently ill. I think I have devel... Read more

Ideal Protein Week 4

Sunday, February 10, 2013      1 comments

I lost 5.6lbs this week for a total of 24.6 in 4 weeks! And I'm in the 200s at my clinic! WARNING - TMI coming up! I had the heaviest period I have ever had in a very long time (15+ years). Apparently estrogen is stored in fat so when you'r... Read more

What I hate about being fat

Saturday, February 02, 2013      8 comments

A lot of sparkers have recommended "Suddenly Skinny" by Freya Taylor. I read it, and I think I will re-read it as I continue my journey. She suggests that we compile a list of things we hate about being fat, and things we will love about being s... Read more

Ideal Protein Week 3

Saturday, February 02, 2013      0 comments

Finally I have made it to the promised land! The first two and a half weeks were really hard, but now I have more energy and my appetite is less. And I lost 3.4 lbs for a total of 19lbs. Read more

Ideal Protein Week 2

Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

It was another long week, but it was worth it once again! I lost 4.4 lbs and another 2 inches of my belly. I'm still in the learning phase of this program, and this week I learned that all IP products are not created equal. I bought a box o... Read more

Ideal Protein Week 1

Saturday, January 19, 2013      1 comments

It was a long week, but it was worth it. I lost 11.2 lbs and over 16 inches, including 7 from my belly! Phase 1 of the Ideal Protein plan is basically 3 ideal protein products per day (I'm starting with 4 since I'm heavier), 4 cups of veggi... Read more

Meal Delivery Plans

Monday, September 26, 2011      0 comments

I'm struggling to cook for one, and I'm considering ordering a pre-packaged meal plan like Nutri-system or Biggest Loser. I think it could really jump start my weight loss. I'm looking for feedback from anyone who has tried something like that. ... Read more

Setback, but not giving up!

Sunday, April 17, 2011      0 comments

I'm an accountant, and I'm looking for a new job this summer. So April (tax time) is very hard this year - very busy and very stressful. I have been eating large quantities of chocolate to get me through the day. I caught myself saying that it w... Read more

Time to pick up the pace!

Sunday, March 06, 2011      2 comments

I started this year off strong, losing weight fairly quickly. However, in the last month I've only lost 2 pounds. I haven't been exercising, and I've been slipping on the no-chocolate rule. While I'm certainly happy I haven't gained, it's time t... Read more

Jeans are no longer my enemy

Sunday, February 27, 2011      2 comments

All through high school and most of university, all I wore was jeans. As I put on weight, I had to keep going up in size, until finally I couldn't find them in my size. I was wearing size 28 dress pants, but I couldn't squeeze into size 28 jeans... Read more

So much energy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      3 comments

I used to be such a couch potato, such a bump on the log. If someone was up, I would ask them to get me a drink, rather than get up and get it myself. I used to sit in front of the TV all evening. Today, I found myself walking to someone's ... Read more

Smaller clothes!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I took out a suitcase of smaller clothes that I had saved. Plus sized clothes can be expensive, so I have a selection of items from 28 all the way down to 16! I fit into my size 24 pants, although some of them are still a little snug. ... Read more

Starting to see changes already!

Sunday, January 23, 2011      5 comments

My watch is getting big, my knee is getting better, and my pants are getting looser! It's wonderful and so affirming to see these changes already!... Read more

Perception is everything

Thursday, January 20, 2011      2 comments

I was looking through a scrapbook I made of the summer of 2001. I was 19, and I moved across the country to Victoria, BC for four months. I had the time of my life, and I was also in the best shape of my life. I biked 125km a week (I had to bike... Read more


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