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Back and Swinging

Thursday, October 30, 2014      1 comments

Last summer was a whirlwind of activity, but it was nothing compared to what this autumn is turning out to be. I hit an important milestone in July - getting to below 135 (even briefly below 130), but then I got a chemical peel procedure at the... Read more

Eyes OFF the scale

Sunday, June 22, 2014      0 comments

I do a semi weekly weigh-in. Sometimes I weigh myself more than once a week. Sometimes I'll go nearly two weeks without a weigh-in. More times than not, however, I find myself disappointed that I have not yet moved from the weight I reached i... Read more

Grinding to Glacial Speed

Saturday, June 21, 2014      0 comments

Following my surgery on April 10, I had a 3 week long recovery and was stopped from exercise for 6 weeks. That was murder on my energy level and overall well-being. It was great to realize that going without exercise was making me feel so bad... Read more

A Year's Progress (Almost)

Saturday, April 05, 2014      1 comments

On April 29, 2013, I began a regime of interval jogging. With an iPhone app called "C25K", I took on the challenge of increasing my jogging speed and endurance with the diverted goal of keeping it at intervals instead of training for a 5K. Tho... Read more

Shifting Focus Again

Sunday, March 23, 2014      0 comments

My weight loss has stalled at this point. Two weeks ago, I hit a goal of being under 139 lbs. Then, after my son wanted to switch our Weds night dinner venues to a local Chinese restaurant, my weight jumped back up about 4-5 lbs and stayed the... Read more

The Most Important Factor in Weight Loss

Friday, March 07, 2014      1 comments

Last May, I made a commitment to myself that I would allow for a YEAR to pass for weight loss. I told myself that I needed to set small fitness goals and be content with body shape changes, if any, instead of focusing on the scale. I wa... Read more

Day 38 of a 100 Day Challenge

Monday, February 17, 2014      0 comments

I have a separate blog about this, but about 40-ish days ago, I started a 100 day challenge. And what a CHALLENGE it's been. There were 5 short term goals stated in the challenge that I was to take on every day. 1) Meditate 2) Do creati... Read more

More Pieces to the Puzzle

Sunday, December 01, 2013      0 comments

My weight has still not moved. It's disheartening to see the same weight range appear again and again for 6 years of trying. My low carb diet needs some tweaking, and I've researched common pitfalls to the diet and have resolved to fix the... Read more

Inching My Way There

Sunday, September 29, 2013      1 comments

For six torturous years, I have tried to lose the extra 15 pounds I gained in pregnancy. I've blogged in two of those years here and journaled through the other 4 in other locations around the internet. My biggest challenge was the unrelen... Read more

More setbacks. Another route doesn't work.

Thursday, September 12, 2013      0 comments

A highlight: yesterday, I caught a glimpse of myself in a 3/4 length mirror. For the first time in 6 years, I was not humiliated by what I saw. I no longer look bloated and square. But neither am I the size I want to be. My running has bee... Read more

Another Month, Another Approach, Another Stagnation

Friday, September 06, 2013      1 comments

About three weeks ago, I cut complex carbs out of my diet. Or, at least, I tried to. A week's vacation to a NJ boardwalk resort town came in the second week. I successfully avoided wheat products, but not sugar. My son was way too into Dippin... Read more

This isn't working either???

Thursday, August 22, 2013      1 comments

Many years ago, I went to see a dietician following a colleague's recommendation. He put me on a rather strict diet for three weeks; no sugar, no grain products (bread, pasta, etc), no fruits, no fruit juices and not even vegetables. I hadn't ... Read more

Finding Joy in the Ordinary

Saturday, August 17, 2013      2 comments

I have an app on my iPad that I intended to use daily. I haven't. Although, I read it daily. It's called "Transform Your Life: A year of awareness practice". It's a Buddhism inspired mind/body health program designed by Cheri Huber, host of... Read more

Focused on the long term...

Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

I have to be. Otherwise, I'd lose my mind. I just weighed myself. I was up - again. Not by much, but by enough for me to get discouraged in the past. The Spark Solution's meal plan wasn't low enough in calories for me, so I switched back... Read more

Another Week Another Stand still

Sunday, July 14, 2013      2 comments

Yet another week that I'm the same weight. I was on vacation last week and, instead of going with my in-laws' typical diet of eating out every night, I cooked several healthy meals. Baked chicken, crockpot chicken, baked zucchini and eggplant, ... Read more


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