Back to the drawing board, very timidly
In spring 2013, I lost close to 40 lbs though diet and fitness, in what I thought was a healthy way. I LOVED my new body, but about 4 months in to my new super active fitness regime, I torn the left labrum in my shoulder while rock climbing. Aft... Read more
10 Secrets of this Spring
This spring, I've lost 34 lbs so far. I made the leap to just go for it, no matter how annoying it is or what I have to give up to get there - just commit to tracking daily and follow the "rules".
Here are the secrets for what works for me ... Read more
the Social life challenge
On my own, I do great with keeping to my food and fitness goals. The real problem occurs when I want to be social.
Lunch with the girls: ~600+ calories and endless fat.
Happy hour: when I can manage to not eat any of the amazingly de... Read more
It's a new year. Tons of people seem to like to promise they will lose weight as their new year's resolution. I've decided that is exactly not what I will do. I always want to lose weight, there's nothing new about that.
This new year, I w... Read more
An ice cream problem
I admit it. I have an addiction. I love ice cream. So incredibly much. I've tried substitutes (nonfat frozen yogurt, sorbet, and other less bad for me things) and just nothing matches up. What's worst is that when I do break down and buy some, i... Read more
Handy Tip on Portion Size (from Yahoo)
Want to know how much a serving equals of certain foods? Your hand can be a powerful tool.
•Two fingers = one serving of cheese
•Open palm = one serving of meat
•Closed fist = one serving of fruit or vegetables
•Cupped han... Read more
Beer problems, but liquor is high in calories
A new weird problem has arisen in terms of going out that I'm trying to figure out how to deal appropriately. So I love a good beer. Not garbage cheap beers, but nice high quality stouts. I've known for a long time that lighter beers tend to giv... Read more
I've been religiously following the 28-day bootcamp challenge and I must say, I rather love it!. The only banes of the the bootcamp are in day 1 and day 7: day 1 because my downstairs neighbor does not appreciate the "jumping around" - so I reso... Read more
why do i get sick?
A friend of mine recently decided to get that stomach surgery to drop significant weight. The thought of getting surgery to make you stomach smaller to help you lose weight just seems horrifying to me. In reaction, I decided to get back on the f... Read more
Round the bend
It's getting to be that time - crazy finals and projects due at grad school, and deadlines at work. Now that I have one class done, I can actually start thinking about getting back on the weight loss wagon. The weight's gone down and up and down... Read more
Feeling, but not being
This morning, I had officially lost 7.2 lbs since my last motivational speech in late August. I was hovering around the 1300-1400 calorie mark and working out 4 days a week on the elliptical whilst discovering that I had developed severe allergi... Read more
Feeling Extra Motivated
So I'm feeling extra motivated lately. Spread Spread!!
I am also feeling like not quite following the nutrition recommendations. I'm thinking:
1300 -ish calories/day instead of the 1400-1600 recommended, while maintaining 60g protein... Read more
A little help
I was discouraged today after I gained 1lb. the day after a kick-ass workout at the gym. I then realized, Baja Fresh's burritos are actually not all that healthy for you, at least, not at 790 calories a pop. OK, so I was starving all afternoon a... Read more
I want cookies
It's been a hectic stressful week. I'm sure that everyone has them. I made the effort to go to a yoga class Thursday that was in a not-so-great neighborhood rather far away to try to chill out. The instructor never showed. Talk about a waste of ... Read more
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Work out on the run blues
Yep, I should be sleeping, but I just got home. YEEAH, that belief that fitting the gym in between work and class was kind of naive. Why? because I was SO hungry after the gym and didn't have time to eat something properly, and resorted to Chick... Read more