A new year, a new BLC, and renewed motivation
So, I was really struggling in November and December. I had some health challenges (including a pulled groin in November), some stressful situations (home alone for Thanksgiving, traveling for Christmas), but mostly I had a big heaping dose of c... Read more
BLC17 wrap-up, shifting goals, and laser hair removal!
BLC ended on a bit of a low note for me, as I had gained weight over Thanksgiving. Still, the scale obligingly swung downwards for weigh in day, so I was at 162 on the last weigh-in of the challenge. This is still a pound up from where I had bee... Read more
Bob's magic formula for emotional eating: (1) Pause (2) Feel (3) Connect
I had a bit of a rough Thanksgiving, for no good reason! I was here at home, which I thought would make my exercise/diet plans easier. But, I guess I was lonely/depressed/bored/stresse
d - I ended up eating a LOT more than I should have, and... Read more
Are you ready? Bob Harper's book, chp1
One good thing came out of my ill-health this weekend - while I was stuck in bed on Sunday, I started reading another of my library finds: Bob Harper's book Are You Ready (Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Change Your Life Forever!).
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Health issues - GI? Menstrual?
It was a really rough weekend. I may have had food poisoning on Saturday - around noon, I started feeling nauseous in the middle of lunch, and felt continually worse throughout the day. Diarrhea started around 5pm, and continued... Read more
Wow! This morning, the scale finally coughed up a good number - I'm down to 163!!! (I've been hovering around 164 / 165 for about 2 weeks). If this sticks, it means I'm officially out of the "overweight" BMI category, and into "normal". Yowza! O... Read more
Success tastes like tofu?
So, I had my seventh date with Chris yesterday. And, he made me lunch! Tofu, pasta, and fruit. Did I mention how fun it is to date someone who is also a vegetarian?! How awesome is it that I have a boyfriend, who cooks me tofu?! The mind boggles... Read more
The almighty Powers That Be have decreed that BLC challengers shall blog about their successes this weekend, earning BINGO challenge points for each day we do so. It's a fun challenge, and as a person with a tendency to be hard on myself, being ... Read more
My own personal "Look good naked" challenge!
So, things are going swimmingly in my personal life. Actually, it makes me grin just to think that for the first time in years I HAVE a personal life! I went on a wonderful 6th date with Chris yesterday - we hiked along the river, saw a beautifu... Read more
Update, with photos!
I'm happy!! Really happy!!! Kind of ridiculously happy!!!
Here's a photo of the roses that Chris (Mr. English Accent) gave me on our fourth date, a week and a half ago. They've been making me smile all week: ... Read more
YAY! Hit the 40lb mark today! Plus, boy updates:)
This morning was an exciting milestone on the scale - I've lost 40 pounds! I'm just 10 pounds away fro... Read more
Boys and cheesecake:)
So, I ended up feeling pretty overwhelmed, and postponing one of this weekend's dates till next week. Still, that left an unprecedented (for me!) three dates!!
Date #1 was a first date with a slightly older fellow (8 yrs older than me) her... Read more
It's raining men!?!
So, clearly, the universe got the message that I was ready to date. And it's providing! In fact, it's possibly over-providing!!! To the degree that I kept hearing "Hallelujah, It's Raining Men" playing in the back of my mind, and I had to go hun... Read more
First date pic!
I did it! I took that giant flying leap out of my comfort zone, and went on a date! Even though I'm not at my goal weight! Even though the fellow had listed "overweight" as a "can't stand," which triggered so many fears and insecurities. But I'm... Read more
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Pre-date preparation & progress pics
It's been a busy week! In honor of Jenn's challenge, here are five pfabulous things about me:
1) I've lost 33 pounds, which means I am only 17 pounds away from my initial goal of losing 50 pounds and reaching my lowest adult weight of 155. ... Read more