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So if it wasn't *entirely* clear in the heading...I've hit my goal weight!! I've officially lost 100 pounds!!
On October 20, 2009 I weighed 244 lbs and had hypertension. I started exercising more and following the reduced sugar low GI plan ... Read more
Someone told me my face looks "chiseled"!!
I had to work both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but it wasn't too bad for a number of reasons (weekends are more relaxed at work, for instance). And it was also kind of surreal, because it felt like this weekend was Let's All Talk About My ... Read more
"I'm too young to feel this old": Spreading the spark!
I had a wonderful opportunity to spread the spark to someone who really needed it yesterday, and Iím so pleased to have been able to recommend SparkPeople to help this person.
I live in West Virginia, which as you may know is one of the sta... Read more
This warm weather is cramping my exercise style
It was 79 degrees when I took my lunch break today, and sunny. So I put on sunscreen, and I sat in the sun for the first half hour and took my usual lunchtime walk for the second half hour...and I sweated like a pig and it was a little harder to... Read more
I love playing in the kitchen!
I get so excited about cooking sometimes. I LOVE food. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And I get really happy when I try new recipes or new foods or new cooking methods. I don't make anything really unhealthy (I mean, I make desserts but I generally try to l... Read more
Muffin top and sagging
I went shopping today, and it went quite well. I got a couple tops, one of which was an exchange - I'd bought myself the shirt in a medium, then realized when I got home that it was too big (even though I'd thought it fit well at the store), and... Read more
I do NOT like when I don't feel in control, especially now that I'm SO CLOSE TO GOAL. I just want to hurry up and reach it and then try to surpass it! If I can't track my food for some reason (don't know the nutrition info, I'm away from home, e... Read more
Numb/white fingers and the cold. What's going on??
I used to have this really nice, thick insulating layer that kept me warm in cooler temperatures. When other people, including my husband, talked about how cold they were, I playfully called them wimps.
Then for some strange and unfathomab... Read more
Body size confusion
This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately, so I'm going to try to blog it out and see if writing it down helps clarify my mind a bit.
I have a hard time with being truly aware of what my actual size and shape are. For years as... Read more
My good day! Spoiler Alert: from 22W to SINGLE DIGIT SIZES!
I've been feeling crabby and less motivated these last few days, but oh my gosh, I am so happy today. So many things are putting me in a good mood!
I had a day off from work, so I ran for an hour and a half (another 7.9 mile run), at least ... Read more
What's Working for Me: Mindful Eating, French-style!
As part of my renewed drive and my final push towards my goal, I set up new Fast Break goals to change up my focus a little bit to help me get out of what felt like a rut. One of those goals was to give myself a 5 minute pep talk every day, but ... Read more
I just burst into tears...
...because I stepped on the scale for the first time in a week, had no idea what I would weigh, and my brilliant beautiful scale said 146!!!!!!!!!!
As I've explained before, I have a convoluted thought process behind my morning weigh-ins, s... Read more
The positive effect on my husband
My husband is one of those guys who's never struggled with being overweight, despite eating twice what you would think a normal person would at any given meal. I think he was actually underweight as a teen, and his doctor told him to put on weig... Read more
Keeping it rolling
It's so nice to have momentum going again. Once again, I chose not to eat the bbq chips that were still kicking around at work, and I ate a very moderate portion of dessert after dinner (1/2 C of Thin Mint ice cream...omg I love it so much). I... Read more
Talking to my food
I talk to inanimate stuff all the time anyway; I don't know why it never occurred to me before now to have discussions with my food.
Yesterday, I was inspired by reading someone's blog in which they mentioned the "Beck diet" which seems to ... Read more