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Fruits and Vegetables, of course!
I'm finally feeling back to normal after being sick for the past 2 1/2 weeks. I'm not sure if I had the flu or just a bad cold, but it wiped me out! I'm still coughing a bit but I feel way better. Yay! Unfortunately this means that I did not... Read more
The best defense is a good offense
I was doing pretty well in September, getting in my exercise and eating decently. I was able to keep my weight around 122-123 lbs. Then I spent October eating halloween candy and not exercising. So now my weight is up to 125 lbs. I can feel ... Read more
Summer time ups and downs
Just wanted to check in - I haven't posted in a few months! My weight has been ok - I was able to maintain it in the 120 - 122 range until summer hit, and now it's up to 124 lbs. Ironically, this spring I kept thinking that summer would be the... Read more
I'm still here!
Oh my gosh - I can't believe it's been two months since my last entry. Well actually I can, because it feels like a long time! I've been holding steady at 122 lbs, and I'm optimistic that I will be able to lose a few more pounds this spring/su... Read more
Uh oh... slipping... up another pound
Hmm.., Did I say a month ago that I was "back on plan"? Because, clearly, I have not been on any sort of plan for the last few weeks. And I've been absent from SP, partly because I've been busier than usual, but mostly because I've been avoidi... Read more
Back on plan for the new year
Happy New Year! This week was a return to our normal routine, and it feels good. The last month was filled with two weeks of sick kids, two weeks of snow, and too much time sitting around the house with the kids trying to find activities to ke... Read more
Long Term vs Short Term Thinking
A few weekends ago I spend some time with a friend of mine who, like me, has struggled with her weight for a long time. I ended up lending her a book called "Calorie Queens" written by a mother and daughter who lost 100 and 200 lbs, respectivel... Read more
Good report from the doctor
I had good news from the doctor this morning. Yesterday I went to see my kidney specialist for my every-six-month checkup. He was happy that I had lost more weight -- seven more pounds since my last visit, for a total of 32 pounds since I firs... Read more
Healing Foods Pyramid
I just came across this on the Internet -- it's called the "Healing Foods Pyramid" and it was created by the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine department. I was totally intrigued since it is pretty close to what I've been following wi... Read more
Once again, tracking food is EYE OPENING
After not tracking my food for almost five months, I've started up again, and it is quite apparent why I haven't lost any weight recently. I've only been tracking my food for four days and I've been over my range every day. Hmm... I think this... Read more
What works for me
Ok - since I've started panicking about the possibility of getting off-track this winter, I've decided to document my "program." This way I can review this and get back to where I was. Here we go --
1. Fruits and vegetables (especially le... Read more
Whew! It's been a crazy few weeks, but overall I am feeling pretty good. Some crazy stuff happened - my 2 yo daughter fell and fractured her elbow, so now she has sort of a cast/splint thing on her arm for the next few weeks. But she is actual... Read more
Ok, so NOT tracking food...
Hmm... did I write a month ago that I was going to start tracking my food again? Well, that hasn't happened, and surprise, surprise, I have not lost any weight! On the positive side, I haven't gained any weight either, which I am taking as a s... Read more
Back from vacation, back to tracking food
Wow! I just realized that it's been almost two months since I made a blog entry. Well, the last two months have been kind of crazy. I've been spending a lot of time learning about autism and getting evaluations/treatments lined up for my son.... Read more
More challenging things
Well, two weeks ago we finally had our evaluation at the hospital for my son, who is four years old. They said he meets the criteria for autism. This wasn't a huge surprise for us, since we had suspected it for a while now, but it was still ha... Read more