Starting Again - Week 11 Mar 12 - Mar 18, 2018
Well, week 10 was a lost week in terms of "dieting". I was sick all week, and I'm still not back to normal. My eating has been totally haphazard, depending on whether I even felt like eating. I spent a lot of time in bed. I made it to one Ja... Read more
Starting Again - Week 9 Feb 26-Mar 4
This week brings the culmination of a personal goal, to perform in a theatrical production. Fifty years ago, I was an avid thespian in high school. As an overweight adult, I was too embarrassed to even consider putting myself up on stage for pub... Read more
Starting Again Week 8, Feb 19-25 2018
Wahoo! I lost another pound. Down to 171.2 this week. In another ten lbs, I will be back to my weight just before the Italy hike in Oct 2016. Ten after that, and I will at my doctor's goal for me, of 151. That is where my BMI becomes "normal". ... Read more
Starting Again - Week 7 Feb 12-18
Sigh. Stayed the same weight over the past week: 172.6. Let's see if I can make something budge.
Date, Calories Eaten, Steps, Comments
Feb 12 1229 11,300 Lunch at La Bou, walked to French class (2 mi).
Feb 13 1179 9,727 Almost.
F... Read more
Starting Again - Week 6 Feb 5 - 11
Well, I didn't lose weight last week. Wrong! Tuesday I registered a loss. Popcorn at the Superbowl party probably did it. Salt. Between slightly elevated calories and reduced activity levels, I should not be surprised. My body requires that I ge... Read more
Starting Again - Week 5 Jan 29-Feb 4
Well, for all of my complaining, I still lost weight. Weighed in at 173.2 this morning. Just .2 lbs away from 10 lb loss for the month of January. That is very gratifying.
So onward! Full speed ahead.
Date Calories Steps Comments
Jan 29 11... Read more
Starting Again Week 4 - Jan 22 - 28, 2018
This is the week of Jan 22-28. Starting weight this week: 175.6
Well phooey. I went up 1/2 lb.
Date Overall rating Calories Steps Other comments
Jan 22 Okay 1293 7,400 Raining all day, and a bran muffin adds calories!
Jan 23 Okay ... Read more
Starting Again Week 3 Jan 15-21, 2018
This is the week of Jan 15-21. Starting weight this week: 175 Yay! (Down 8 lbs since Jan 1
Date Overal... Read more
Starting Again Week 2 Jan 8-14, 2018
This is the week of Jan 8-14. Starting weight this week: 177 (Incredible!)
Date Overall Rating Calories Steps Other Comments
Jan 8 Not great 1173 5,796 Rainy, travel day
Jan 9 Okay 1131 8,426 Raining all day
Jan 10 Good day!12... Read more
Starting Again Week 1 Jan 1-7, 2018
I've gained about 20 lbs since I hiked in Italy. It's time to go back to basics and get myself to my prior weight (163) or lower. I'm going to track each week here. I don't think the general membership is interested in my daily achievements. ... Read more
Okay, so this month I went to war with my weight. Doing this during the holidays isn't the best idea in the world. With extra calorie burn, perhaps I can at least break even.
What I did was to sign up for a month of Orange Theory (OT) Workout... Read more
Back to My Normal Routine
After all the traveling to/from Maine, and a trip to Cuba, I am good and ready to stay home for a while. I'm back to my daily Jazzercise classes, and logging my food into my SparkPeople app. I'm also mostly back to my 10K+ steps a day. It fee... Read more
My last blog, three weeks ago, mentioned the voices in my head that call out for consolation via treats, usually in the afternoon. They are still here. At least I recognize them now, and I'm trying to deal with them. Iced coffee with milk doe... Read more
Food for Comfort
Well, I put on 3 lbs during this most recent trip back to Mom's. This time was a bit different. First off, she died in hospice during the first week of my trip. My siblings were with me, so that their support was comforting. Then I was left on ... Read more
Last Page »
Tigers, Lions & Bears! Oh my!
Wow. I just read my last blog. I was oblivious to how my world would change. In late April, we discovered that we'd brought home bed bugs from the UK. They were mostly in my room, but also in Steve's and in several closets. Major cleaning, s... Read more