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Restart AGAIN

Thursday, March 29, 2012      2 comments

I'm trying not to be disheartened that my goals today are pretty much the same as they were in Oct 2010. The difference is that I have achieved them (Feb 2011) and maintained until the holidays 2011, when for a number of reasons I backslid... Read more

October Goals

Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

October 2010 is going to be a super successful month for me. I can feel it! I plan to: 1. Reach 180lbs by Nov 1. 2. Train with my trainer 2x/week, BOOM! fitness 2x/week, 1 other dance class/week. 3. Record my calorie intake on SP ever... Read more

Juice Feast Day#7

Monday, May 24, 2010      4 comments

So much for daily blogging! I never have been much of a journal writer. Truthfully, my partner's surgery week went by in a blur of activity. Everything has gone as well as can be hoped for: the surgery was a success, the medical professiona... Read more

Juice Feast Day#1

Tuesday, May 18, 2010      3 comments

I've discovered a food, diet and nutrition writer that I love: Angela Stokes. This is her website:
reform2.php I've been experimenting with raw food this year, especially juicing. Though I don't think I wil... Read more

On track and integrating wellness

Sunday, March 14, 2010      4 comments

Today is one of those days when I feel like life just gets better and better. Since 2004, I've lost 75 lbs. It has been such a slow process that sometimes I forget what a tremendous accomplishment that is. An even bigger accomplishment, ho... Read more

Goal reset

Friday, February 06, 2009      4 comments

So on my birthday last September, I made a goal to lose "35 by 35". I want to arrive at my goal weight by my next birthday. I set an extremely attainable goal of losing 1 lb/week and it worked! Then the holidays happened. Luckily, I've lea... Read more


Tuesday, December 02, 2008      2 comments

So the good news is that this morning the scale said 203 -- down 4 lbs from yesterday morning?! THIS is why I made the commitment to only weigh myself once a week. The number game can drive you crazy Read more

Post-T-day committments

Monday, December 01, 2008      2 comments

Whew! What a wonderful thanksgiving weekend. I enjoyed lots of reading, time at home, dance, connection with family and friends, a day in the city and viewing of Milk (you must see it!--it is moving and inspiring). And of course, more food than ... Read more

204 and 6 new pairs of pants!

Saturday, October 11, 2008      4 comments

Wow! This morning I decided to pull out a bag of clothes which included some winter stuff (cuz it is a "chilly" 70 degrees in California) and some pants that I didn't fit into 6 months ago. Guess what?! I've got 6 new pairs of pants in rot... Read more

Still on track!

Monday, October 06, 2008      3 comments

6 pounds in 6 weeks -- I'm right on track with my goals. Yay!!! Funny how long it takes to integrate useful information. Saturday I went out to brunch at joint that specializes in 1500+ cal breakfasts. I got the veggie & feta omelet and ask... Read more

5 lbs down!

Friday, September 26, 2008      5 comments

Hey, guess what?! I've been able to stick to 1800 cals/day, even on weekends for the most part. Result: 5 pound weight loss. Diet strategy: eat less and lose weight. What a concept!... Read more

Weekend by the pool...

Tuesday, September 02, 2008      2 comments

I'm back from a long weekend at my parent's house. We enjoyed the solar heated pool and hot weather--summer is not over yet dammit! I skipped the alcohol and stuck to my calorie range. Guess what?! I had more fun and didn't feel sick from o... Read more

New Beginnings

Thursday, August 28, 2008      1 comments

I've always felt like September was the beginning of the year. My parents are both teachers, so time was marked by the school year starting. Plus, my birthday is in September and the world revolves around me right ;) SO, I'm committing to a... Read more

Deprivation is not my friend

Saturday, March 29, 2008      3 comments

So about the no sugar thing... There is something to it. I lost 2 pounds this week. BUT, I also felt totally deprived and more obsessed with food than I have in a really long time. To the point were I was bitchy to my partner. And las... Read more

Strength through the winter, cardio in the spring

Thursday, March 27, 2008      2 comments

Wow! I did it. I stuck to my strength plan for 9 weeks. I got sick last week and didn't exercise, but hey, I'm pretty darn proud that I did every single workout for all of that time. And didn't lose a pound! But lost about 5 inches! ... Read more

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