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New food plan

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      7 comments

I've been thinking a lot about what kind of food plan will work best for me. I'm finding now that what I'm doing is actually working -- who knew that i could already be doing something right? Read more

New challenge

Friday, November 28, 2014      4 comments

I found out recently that my blood glucose is in the diabetic range. Now I really have to get serious about losing weight and changing my eating habits. I've been doing OK -- have lost 24 pounds in the past year -- but eating way too much sugar.... Read more

Balance and fun

Monday, April 21, 2014      6 comments

I'm writing today to remind myself that I CAN change my eating habits and attain a healthy weight. I don't have to do it quickly, but, little by little, I can do it. Doubting myself became a self-fulfilling prophecy. That is going to chang... Read more

Limiting and defining

Friday, April 18, 2014      3 comments

In keeping with my goal of simplifying this journey, today I'll walk to the gym, where I'll do strength machines. The walk is about 4 miles round-trip. It's a beautiful day, though chilly. I'll track my food, with an eye to getting in those vegg... Read more

One simple change

Thursday, April 17, 2014      8 comments

I go to a nutritionist, and she has a way of keeping things simple enough that I can remember to do them and don't feel overwhelmed. The following is pretty much a standard recommendation, but for some reason it was straightforward and doable en... Read more

Day Two of Positivity!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      5 comments

I'm going to try to blog every day, as part of my new program of changing my attitude to a positive one. The other day in step aerobics, I looked at the instructor (someone I have a lot of classes with) and decided that an aspiration might... Read more

Positive self-talk

Monday, April 14, 2014      9 comments

I have an assignment from my nutritionist to start using positive self-talk, to try to approach healthy eating as an interesting challenge and something to enjoy, instead of seeing it as deprivation. I'm making progress on this, and in order to ... Read more

Biggest loser craziness

Thursday, February 06, 2014      8 comments

I just watched a clip from "The Biggest Loser" and saw stills of the latest winner. I've never watched the show, because of not having a TV and also because I think it fosters unhealthy mindsets in people (I know it would in me). The winner look... Read more

I can, not I can't

Saturday, November 30, 2013      2 comments

I've been feeling a little bit discouraged lately because I'm not sticking to the food plan the nutritionist gave me as well as I was. I've been feeling, once again, like I can't do it. But lately I've been hearing, from a couple of different so... Read more

Turning 65

Thursday, August 18, 2011      5 comments

Tomorrow I turn 65, and I want it to really be the first day of the rest of my life (as they say!). I'd like to live the rest of my life fully, and not be ruled by fear. I'd like to treat my body with respect and if I'm afraid to be my best, I'd... Read more

Vision Statement

Friday, December 10, 2010      1 comments

Coach Dean suggests writing a vision statement for why you want to lose weight and be healthy, so here's mine. I would like to be fit and healthy, and at an appropriate, attractive weight for me, because -- well, this is horrible -- the fir... Read more

Starting "Mind over Body"

Friday, December 10, 2010      0 comments

I'm starting the "Mind over Body" program on SP -- it looks like exactly what I need to help me overcome emotional eating, which is my biggest hurdle. To that end, I'm following Coach Dean's instructions and writing stuff down for the first step... Read more


Tuesday, December 07, 2010      4 comments

I would like to get to 130 pounds. That means I have to lose 45.5 pounds! That feels very daunting. I've figured out the calories, and with the exercise I do, my upper limit is 2,102, which is a lot, but it's still hard. I'm scared that I'... Read more

A day at a time

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      3 comments

I had a big binge yesterday. It was a terrible day at work, and I felt like I was going to blow my top. So I ate all the things I've been trying to avoid for the past year, including Kentucky Fried Chicken. That's about as far from my food plan ... Read more

Plotting a course

Monday, January 11, 2010      4 comments

I've been feeling uncertain and a little bit scared lately. I was following a plan to lose weight and improve my health, and it was working well, until a month or so ago. I had a "contract" (at my instigation) with a person who cares a lot abou... Read more

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