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New Year's resolutions
Well, tomorrow the New Year will be 3 weeks old. I am taking stock of my resolutions. A big one was to log my food. I've done better than I ever have, but I am starting to slip. But I have finally figured out why. I HATE BEING INACCURATE! It's l... Read more
I am so tired of being conspicuous because of my weight--and yet invisible at the same time! My normal-weight daughter, who is in a wheelchair due to a sports injury, says it is the same way for her in the wheelchair. I guess it makes people unc... Read more
Social Eating and Parental Relationships
Today I ate food I didn't really want. My dad wanted to take us out to eat, and I wanted to spend time with everyone, and I certainly didn't want to have to cook for everyone myself. So we ended up at an Italian restaurant and I had an eggplant ... Read more
This is my first post in a long while. I am sorry to say that my wonderful mother died of cancer on October 16th. She fought so hard; we all did everything we could. It wasn't enough. What a beautiful and inspiring person she was, right to her l... Read more
Sugar isn't so sweet
Well, the news was what we feared only maybe a little worse. 5 spots including one that is about 4.5 cm and pressing on Mom's kidney, or the part of the ureter that connects to the kidney. Mom will need a stent in that and then...more chemo. S... Read more
All I Can Do
I last logged in here in October of 2010--and I have gained 42 pounds back, but I am still (a very little) below where I started. I have to admit, my mother being diagnosed with Stage IV uterine cancer knocked me right off my even keel. She is t... Read more
Just Not Food to Me
I was thinking about all the changes I have made to my diet, and how it has helped me to lose 35 pounds. Why is it different this time? I think it is all in my head!
The junk I used to eat (Oreos, M&Ms, Doritos) is just not food to me ... Read more
Flu Shot HURTS!
I got my flu shot yesterday, and it hurt! I am not a baby about shots at all. I've had a flu shot every year for years, and they just don't bother me. But this one stung when it went in , and was very sore yesterday. I rolled over onto my arm ... Read more
It has finally happened. I am just doing the right thing on automatic pilot. I have been Sparking since January, and it is not a "front burner" thing anymore--I don't have to keep a focus on "dieting"--this is how I live my life. I do my yoga re... Read more
Fat, You Fooled Me.
Fat, you fooled me for so long.
You wrapped around me tighter than a snake, making my body so big and bulky and unwieldy. I was uncomfortable and unhealthy; I hid from other people at the same time that I resented being invisible.
Y... Read more
Yoga is changing my body!
I have been building a habit of doing yoga every morning and night. I know the routine so well, I can do it without the tape. It is fifteen minutes in the morning, ans another (different) fifteen at night. So every day, I am exercising and stret... Read more
The Hormone Diet
After a "plateau" since May (4 months without losing a pound) I went for my yearly ob-gyn check up. And I asked if I could possibly have PCOS, because of some symptoms I have been having, one of which is inability to lose weight.
The Dr. ... Read more
It's the Little Things
Today I noticed that my watch strap is getting looser--my watch is rotating a little on my wrist. It's a metal watch band, so I know it isn't stretching. I am getting smaller!
I can also touch my toes--well past my toes actually. In anothe... Read more
My First Half-Marathon! 3 hrs 53 min 52 seconds!
I did it!!!! I walked the Virginia Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon and finished in 3 hours 53 minutes and 52 seconds! I did about 18 minute miles, and I am so amazed at myself. My best friend, Lorie, walked it with me, and I literally would n... Read more
Yoga for People who Cannot Touch Their Toes
I haven't been posting, but I have been doing so great! Not on the scale (have another endocrinologist appt next week) but with my eating and exercising. My clothes fit better and my waist is smaller. I am doing GREAT on training for the half-... Read more