Wow! I've lot a total of 52 pounds!!!
I can hardly believe it. It took a year of STRUGGLING to take off 30 lbs., but only 2 months to lose the next 22, AND without struggling!!!!! How did I do it? I followed my doc's recommendations regarding foods I have an allergy or sensitivity t... Read more
Diet is now even more strict!!
I saw the doc yesterday, and uncovered some more restrictions...nothing too drastic except for two things:
-It's really hard to find any kind of bread I can have, even the rice breads have some ingredients I should stay away from, at least fo... Read more
Last week I found out I have multiple allergies, causing inflammation, which in turn causes pain and makes it hard to lose weight. NO KIDDING! This past week has been an adventure in exploring new ways of cooking and eating.
I cannot have ... Read more
Low GI continues to work!
I'm still losing, between one and two pounds a week, steadily and without feeling deprived. I found that my body just won't lose weight at the calories recommended by SP, so I cut them down a little bit (about 130 a day). My metabolism is SO slo... Read more
Low GI is working
Less than 3 weeks on the low glycemic diet and I've lost 8 lbs. I'm thrilled. But I can see it's slowing down a little bit, and that means I have to watch portion sizes a little more closely. Lots of eating out during the last week....so maybe t... Read more
A good day, and then I blew it.
The day was such a good one....laundry and housework in the a.m., then the gym. Painting with friends in the afternoon. By then I was really tired and drained, so I mixed a drink (actually 2) while cooking supper, and then....arghhhh.....noshed ... Read more
Finally, I'm back....
I've been gone too long, and after a back problem last week, realized I need to get back on track. I've wasted years, ignoring my own health. What kind of fool am I????... Read more
Cutting Portion Sizes is Working
Lost another pound just by cutting portion sizes. Because of all the flu going around, i've cut out the gym too and I really miss it.... Read more
Cutting Portion Sizes not so hard
I thought cutting back on my portions was going to be un-doable, but I'm finding it's not so hard at all. Instead of a whole sandwich, I have a half of one. Instead of two enchiladas, I have only one. Instead of a small steak, I have 3 oz or les... Read more
It's so depressing
Between traveling and eating conference food, and a super busy schedule, I end up putting myself last, and I'm so tired by the evening that I sit in front of the TV and nosh all evening long. Gotta stop this!!!!... Read more
I just don't feel like being at the computer today
It seems I spend way too much time here. I have stacks and stacks of magazines that I haven't read, paintings to finish and new ones to start, books I haven't even opened, past due notices from the library, movies waiting, walks that need to be ... Read more
Tuesday.....good day, busy but good
Spent the morning at the nursing home, and that's always an interesting time. Visited with many of the residents.
Had a quick lunch, then off to the gym for 20 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes on the weight machines. I noticed that I'm goi... Read more
I guess I'll have to ease up a little bit on this hiking business.....today I was all tuckered out after 30 minutes. I mean the kind of weak, sore muscles tuckered out. Tomorrow I'll do 20 minutes of intervals (12 seconds easy 8 seconds fast as ... Read more
Just back from a hike
DH and I just came back from a hike in the foothills. I don't have a lot of stamina climbing hills at my age/weight and the altitude doesn't help. Puffing going up, using muscles in the front of my thighs I didn't know I had coming down ... Read more
So Far This Week, holding even..............
No gain, no loss so far. Not a bad week, just crazy busy so I tend to not focus enough, and today....well, lunch out with the girls (a BLT and cup of fresh fruit), the kids across the street are selling lemonade and sugar cookies (YIKES!) but ca... Read more