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Where Am I Now?
Thursday, March 19, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I bought a pair of slacks 3 sizes smaller than what I'm wearing now. I love the style and was afraid that by the time I could wear the smaller size they would have been discontinued. I adore everything about that particular style of pa... Read more
Unscheduled Hiatus
Monday, March 16, 2009      0 comments

I've been dealing with a back problem for over a week now. I've decided that it is a pinched nerve that is causing my pain and inability to do very much. I've had 2 sessions... Read more
Slogging along, one day at a time
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      0 comments

Today was not my best day! My house is spic and span, my yard is in great shape, I'm caught up on my to-do list. Life sounds good doesn't it! But today I felt "down" and my... Read more
Snack Foods
Monday, March 09, 2009      1 comments

I tried to create a "cookbook page" with a list of good snacks that I would eat, along with the calorie count. I need to have more ideas so to avoid boredom. I will probabl... Read more
Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

Today is a good day: I dropped 1.5 pounds this week and now am at 147 pounds--more than 25 pounds lost so far! It is especially significant because I was becoming discourage... Read more
Creating a calorie deficit--What I've learned.
Thursday, January 29, 2009      0 comments

I just learned that it IS true--I can lose weight by making sure that I burn more calories than I consume. It's that simple! Eat less and exercise more. A deficit of 3500 calories per week is supposed to result in a loss of one pound of weigh... Read more
Where I've been and Where I'm Going--An Analysis
Sunday, January 11, 2009      0 comments

Before I look at what I've learned in 2008 and how I will apply it in 2009 I want to state that Thursday, January 8 was a perfect day! Here's why: 1. I took the first step... Read more
Body maintenance calorie data
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      1 comments

Harris Benedict Equation:
mr-calculator/bmr-formula.php Daily caloric needs for maintaining present weight (150 lbs.)= 1546.44 Less 20% = 1237.16 calories Less 15% = 1314.48 calories OR ... Read more
Cheetos cause weight gain. They are poison!
Monday, October 27, 2008      2 comments

I should NEVER, ever, ever eat them. Not even ONE!!! They are not real food and are addictive. They cause me to act crazy and lose sanity. I must stay away from them like I would a toxin because they are toxic to me. Note to self: Avoid t... Read more
What I've learned after being on a plateau for a month:
Monday, October 20, 2008      0 comments

On Aug. 25 I weighed 156. On September 22 I still weighed 156. On Sept 29 I finally dropped one pound and now, on October 20 I weigh 153. Whew! How did I hang tough this time without "dropping out of the game?" 1. I experimented with... Read more
Why do I want to reach my goal?
Saturday, July 26, 2008      1 comments

There are several reasons I truly want to reach my goal--my ultimate goal in January 2010. I think about a time 15 years ago, when I was 50, when I went in to a store to buy a pair of shorts I saw in the window. I had been working out hard at ... Read more
Discouragement and Reality
Friday, July 18, 2008      1 comments

Well, I'm in a "stuck" place. It feels like all the planets have aligned to cause NOTHING to happen. I'm not losing any weight; my allergy elimination diet is not revealing anything; the information re. calorie cycling has not arrived yet; I f... Read more
Food as a drug
Tuesday, June 24, 2008      0 comments

My friend told me that she has been using Splenda to get rid of her fire ants. We certainly have those obnoxious pests in this part of the South. It got me to wondering if anything I have eaten in the past has acted as a poison in my body. Di... Read more
Eating to live, not vice-versa
Monday, June 23, 2008      0 comments

It's surprising to see myself actually choosing foods to eat based on their health potential and composition. That is, I have started asking myself: do I need more protein today? More fiber? Do I need the percent of carbs to be lower relative... Read more
Rethinking eating and exercise
Saturday, June 21, 2008      1 comments

Sometimes being 65 is the pits. Although it's probably better than the alternative. (Some days I could argue that point!) But for me it seems that there is always something in my body breaking down. This week it's the lower back, upper back... Read more

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