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Obesity and sexual abuse
Thursday, January 06, 2011      3 comments

I'm in the process of updating and revising a book I wrote on recovery from sexual abuse. I also work with women who are recovering from addiction and today did a group with them on sexual abuse and the symptoms of those who have been abused. ... Read more
Same old me, just thinner
Monday, January 03, 2011      2 comments

We often think of weight loss as the cure for all of our ills. "If I just lose weight, I will be able to...." If we are blaming the fat for everything, then when we lose weight, we can be disappointed. When I get back to a normal weight... Read more
Why do I eat? What lies beyond physical hunger.
Saturday, December 04, 2010      2 comments

I'm currently reading a book called "Women, Food and God" by Geneen Roth. I've read some of her books in the past, trying to find a way to have peace with food and eating. And of course, in finding peace, also giving up overeating. I al... Read more
Holiday stategy for success
Friday, November 26, 2010      1 comments

I lost 2 pounds this week and I was determined not to do the usual Thanksgiving pig-out and gain a pound of it back in one day. Actually, I usually don't do too badly with holiday dinners; its the little treats and snacks that get me. I've rea... Read more
I'm a closet diabetic
Monday, November 22, 2010      3 comments

Several years ago, I had pancreatitis and developed mild diabetes (HgbA1c of 6.1) so I took all the appropriate meds and kept it in good control. I had known I had a tendency to diabetes because I had hypoglycemic episodes for many years becaus... Read more
The glass is half full
Monday, November 22, 2010      0 comments

After being thru a series of financial disasters with the change in the economy and my health, it is really easy for me to get anxious and look at what I don't have anymore. This is not how I wanted my life to go. But, you know, I have everyth... Read more
Off that darned plateau at last.
Monday, November 15, 2010      3 comments

I've been on a plateau for 3 weeks. It gets kind of discouraging when you keep tracking your food and staying in the calorie guidelines and exercising regularly and the scale just doesn't move. I had "forgotten" to do my strength training ... Read more
Worked my butt off and got a dog
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      5 comments

I've been really serious about my exercise this week (see previous blog about slacking off) and today volunteered at the animal shelter. After a couple of hours of cleaning kennels, carrying crates and laundry, I was sweating and my entire lowe... Read more
Not losing weight
Sunday, November 07, 2010      6 comments

I haven't lost any weight for three weeks now so I need to analyze what I'm doing. The first thing I notice is that I'm not doing strength training three times a week as planned. I'm not getting as much cardio as I want to either. Part of thi... Read more
Exercising with fibromyalgia
Saturday, October 23, 2010      4 comments

The key to being active with fibromyalgia is to pace yourself. I know this. I've known this for years. I know what happens when I push to hard...I flare and can't do anything for at least a day and sometimes a lot longer. Does that mean that... Read more
The New Plan is Working!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      4 comments

I have been on and off so many diets I can't count them. I'm really great at losing weight...and really terrible at keeping it off. Most of my life I was at a normal weight but when I put on some extra pounds after a car accident, I try t... Read more
Reward Day
Monday, October 04, 2010      3 comments

I've always heard that it is a good idea to give yourself rewards as you meet small goals. I've never done it before but I decided I would try it. I decided that as a reward for losing my first 10 pounds, I would get a pedicure. Friday, I wei... Read more
Being prepared prevents food disasters
Saturday, October 02, 2010      0 comments

We went to another festival today. AFter going to a festival last weekend and eating half of a blooming onion (lunch) then discovering that it had over 1,100 calories for just a half (what a shock!), I decided I would take food with me today. ... Read more
Not enough calories
Sunday, September 26, 2010      4 comments

I have an usual problem. If I eat at home, I almost always end up low in calories and carbs at the end of the day and have to find something else to eat to bring myself into range. If I eat out or eat processed junk, I get plenty of calories. ... Read more
building new habits
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      3 comments

I changed my weight tracker to have a turtle instead of a runner as I'm not trying for quick results but am working on building new habits. Doing the food and logging everything in is now a pretty well established and easy habit. I'm trying ne... Read more

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