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Stopping, Studying, Then Hitting That Stride

Friday, April 19, 2013      3 comments

BIG ALARM BELLS. After my birthday late last month, I could not believe it. That 141 was back on the scale -- just a pound shy of where I was 9 years ago, when I joined Weight Watchers. After just a weekend, I went from 138 back to 14... Read more

After Vacation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      1 comments

I had been so worried, about my knees, about my weight, about the altitude, about it all. But, in the end my vacation turned out okay. Better than okay. I went on 3 long and challenging hikes in Costa Rica and Peru, and I did just fine. ... Read more

A Loss Is What I've Got

Monday, February 25, 2013      3 comments

WOW - what a bumpy road it has been in the past 2 weeks. The eating has been the hardest part. I simply fell out of the habit of telling myself "NO" over the past year, and it still feels uncomfortable passing delicious things up. Exe... Read more

Not Cheating on Myself

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      1 comments

I hate to write a whiny WHY IS IT SO HARD? post. But, man, it is. Except for a blip last week when I was eating right, and my weight dropped to 141, I've been doing a great job of maintaining the same weight for nearly a month. 144. I ha... Read more

Back After a Long Hiatus

Thursday, January 24, 2013      1 comments

Here I am, back at Sparkpeople after about a year of inconsistent activity. Since my last blog post, I've had a real hard year, and an especially rough 6 months. Without getting into it, my hormone levels have been all over the place - w... Read more

KEEPING IT UP is so hard

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      2 comments

It's starting to get crazy. My husband and I are revving up for several weeks of crazy activity. First, we're going to Austin for SXSW tomorrow. We come back Monday and a friend is staying at our house, then my mother, then it is my bir... Read more

"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants."

Monday, March 05, 2012      3 comments

I've been reading The Omnivore's Dilemma over the past couple months. And, it has really inspired me to take a hard look at my diet. Over the years, I've focused most my energy on exercise, which has been good (I ran 2 marathons!) and bad (I... Read more

Going Low(er) Carb - Day 23 (Week 3)

Thursday, March 01, 2012      0 comments

The past 3 weeks I've done a Great Job keeping my carbs low and my protein high. I was aiming for a 2:1 carb to protein ratio or better, and I've done that. Most the time I've been more like 1:1. The first week or so was hard on my stoma... Read more

All Diets* are the Same

Thursday, February 09, 2012      4 comments

I've just had a thought. Eight years ago, after I completed Weight Watchers, and was just starting to understand more about food, my stepmom asked me- in front of all my stepsiblings - what I'd learned. "What's the best thing you ca... Read more

Going Low(er) Carb - Day Three

Thursday, February 09, 2012      1 comments

So far, so great! Here are more things I've noticed. 1- My protein to carb ratio has been closer to 1:1 than 2:1 the past 2 days (both around 100 g). Somehow, it's been getting harder to find foods that have a higher carb to protein... Read more

Going Low Carb - Day Two

Wednesday, February 08, 2012      2 comments

Today I feel SATIATED. I can already notice a difference in my morning appetite, and how I am thinking. Proof: I bought a box of Yasso Greek Yogurt Pops at the market on Monday. They seem like the perfect lower-carb treat, 13 gr... Read more

Going Low Carb - Day One

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      3 comments

I'm going low carb for the forseeable-future. The "whys" are multi-fold. 1) Three days ago, my #1 calories source was Jelly Beans. My second biggest calorie source was doughnuts. This isn't the rarity it should be. 2) The more I ... Read more

Beware the Groundhog

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      1 comments

One of my favorite holidays is Groundhog Day. It's adorably ridiculous, and for me it signals the end of winter. At the same time, every February, I start to get the itch to get out of the gym and start my outdoor sport activities again... Read more

Momentum

Monday, January 30, 2012      1 comments

The hardest part of weight loss, for me, has always been momentum. I get going on a roll for a few weeks, I start to see results, THEN a wrench is thrown in. Sometimes it's social -- I have so many parties and dinners out, my routine sta... Read more

On Finding Peace

Thursday, December 08, 2011      4 comments

I have this nervous energy inside me. From the outside I appear very calm, so you would not even know it's there. As good as I am at vegging when I do, it's always on. I am usually thinking of a hundred things, getting up every few minut... Read more


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