Squash and kitchen safety
Recently I decided to experiment with zucchini. The more I have it, the more I like it. I also tried butternut squash fries. Followed the acorn squash fries recipe on SP, which hasn't worked out for me. Butternut was better, but still pretty com... Read more
So I was riding in an elevator with an older lady. She was probably about my size, yeah. She turns to me and asks, "Where did you get those jeans?"
I think - hmm, these are my oldest pair. They're so old that they've had permanent stains t... Read more
Time for a boost
Any simple motivational ideas for me?
For some reason I'm having a hard time lately with myself. I've done very well exercising, up to an hour some days. I've noticed that my lungs don't struggle as much as when I began, which is a good sig... Read more
I have the pre-made food blues
This is the problem I've been having for a couple weeks. Unfortunate, because it's following a really wonderful first success at weight loss (and no, I don't think it's rebound/bad celebratory behavior, just a coincidence).
On weekends and ... Read more
The day after tomorrow's my first new goal day (since restarting SP this spring). I'm certain I haven't hit my goal, which was meant to be very ambitious. And that's totally cool! Having an ambitious goal has been encouraging me to lose weight, ... Read more
Scenes of love and food
As I stumbled out of bed this morning, I realized that it's the third anniversary of my boyfriend and I officially getting together. I'm not big on dating anniversaries, but it's a nice chance to look back on how things were and to look forward.... Read more
The promise I made
Yep, this is my second blog in a few hours. There'll probably be a third today, too. Work is really slow right now, what can I say?
I've fallen off track again recently. That seems to happen every ten days or so. Maybe if nothing else, I ca... Read more
My big fat mouth wants me to be unemployed
Oh, I am getting so stressed out with this job. Let me say first that it's a good job and meets my needs very well.
But...you know that stereotype of the young kid who comes into an office and thinks he knows everything and can tell everybo... Read more
Update on troll, and my lovely day
For everybody who reminded me of the possibility of reporting the lame person who was conveying a hateful attitude...thanks for the reminder :) I've never had to report anybody, so I didn't even think of it.
Even with waking up to this bit... Read more
And I thought SP was supposed to be a positive community
I've been watching a very contentious message board thread about just how evil it is or is not that people sometimes have carts full of junk food at the grocery store.
My person life philosophy, if it could possibly be summed up, would incl... Read more
Some things happened this week to eat up my normal exercise time. So by today, I was eager (eager!) to get onto the elliptical.
I climbed up and pulled out my mp3 player. I know I've mentioned this before. I cannot exercise without some me... Read more
I was reading an article on CNN about the moments that make you fat. It had some good ideas...mostly planning ahead for the things you know will sabotage you and substituting behaviors. Not bad stuff!
Then I read the comments...the usual cr... Read more
Re: health news saying young adults need safety net
(Disclaimer: this turned into another one of my long rants, sorry. FWIW, I'm not upset, angry, or anxious - just passionate. I know there are plenty of examples to the contrary of what I'm saying, but I'm speaking from my own experience, which ... Read more
Why this week is a bunch of baloney
I became disastrously ill suddenly on Monday night. I thought I could weather it, but had to leave work yesterday. Thankfully, the medicine was only three dollars.
But! There's been a problem with the bank account I share with my boyfriend... Read more
Why I've been discouraged
A couple weeks ago, I was enthusiastic about this journey. I wrote out a chart detailing what weight I'll be each month at a certain rate of weight loss. And it stunned me (happily). Because a year from now, I could legitimately be 100 pounds do... Read more
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