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20+ Things For Which I am Grateful This Week

Friday, April 29, 2011      5 comments

I am feeling so good today, energetic, positive, upbeat, motivated, etc. Seems like a good time to make a positive, upbeat list! 1. I've long cursed the fact that my husband is a chef for many reasons, such as the size of my giant butt an... Read more

Just Signed Up For Columbus, Ohio Komen Race For the Cure

Thursday, April 28, 2011      2 comments

I just paid my entry fee for the Columbus, Ohio Race For the Cure on Saturday, May 14th. This will be the last year where I ask for a XXXL tshirt! If you are planning to do the walk and you haven't registered yet, you can use discount code spre... Read more

I Was a Treadmill Tortoise This Morning...Do You Take Days Off? Weight Training?

Thursday, April 28, 2011      7 comments

I kicked some butt on the treadmill yesterday, doing a record (for me) 3.7 miles in 65 minutes. That's 60 minutes plus 5 minute cool down. When I first started three weeks ago, averaging 3 miles an hour was a real challenge, so I'm really plea... Read more

21 Things I Learned This Week

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      6 comments

1. My internal voice is much kinder when I'm heading in the right direction with my diet and exercise. 2. Beets should come with a warning label. Something along the lines of "you are not dying, you are not hemorrhaging to death from your ... Read more

Well Meaning Friends Can Mean Diet Disaster--Resist! Resist!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      3 comments

My nemesis appeared today, delivered in the hands of a friend. She doesn't know I'm all about eating clean, ETL, nearly vegan, racing to my 20 year reunion in 164 days, (b... Read more

Dearest Scale, You Make Me Laugh & Smile With Your Antics, I Must Name You

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      4 comments

The scale is such a fickle friend. In an effort to embrace the trend and not the current reading, I've been weighing myself a lot, and having a rather fun time of it. Honestly, I'm having fun weighing myself 3, 4, 5 times a day, no kiddi... Read more

165 Days Until Class Reunion

Monday, April 25, 2011      1 comments

I wonder how much weight I can lose (healthfully) in 165 days. My 20 year class reunion is October 7th. I know I can't be thin by then, but I'm hoping I can make great strides. I won't be the 150ish pounds that I was when I graduated, b... Read more

Clothes, Shopping, Wardrobe Issues, Lane Bryant

Monday, April 25, 2011      3 comments

I've turned into someone who dresses in a professional, but somewhat frumpy style. My wardrobe consists of lots of black and grey, some navy, lots of cardigans. Dress pants and sweater sets, ad nauseum. I used to have style, now I might as we... Read more

Today I Will Not Feel Deprived Because of the Holiday

Sunday, April 24, 2011      4 comments

It's Easter. I gave my husband and our houseguests and our dogs and their dogs an Easter basket. I'm thrilled that no one thought to do the same for me, because I'm pretty sure that it would have included Peeps and chocolate. My new hab... Read more

Bad Food Choice -> Swollen Fingers and Tiny Dinner

Saturday, April 23, 2011      2 comments

I had lunch today with my aunt at P.F. Changs. I love going there because a) the food tastes great and b) so many items can be made without meat. The downside? Some of their food is off the charts when it comes to fat and sodium. I made o... Read more

My Weight Now Starts With a Two Instead of a Three!

Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

Is there such a thing as TwoLand, the 100 pound heavier equivalent of Onederland? I'm so happy, I skipped right over 300 and landed on 298.7... I round so I entered 299 here, and I could not be more pleased! I have to hurry up and ... Read more

Why Will This Time Be Different? I Want to Make It Different So Badly

Thursday, April 21, 2011      6 comments

i've successfully started diets in the past, I have even called them lifestyle changes like I have been told to, but I've never successfully finished no matter what I've called them. I'm trying to figure out how to make this time different.... Read more

I Want to Find 176 Reasons To Lose Weight--Do You Have a List?

Thursday, April 21, 2011      6 comments

Here is a new non-food, non-scale goal: I'm going to come up with 176 reasons to lose weight. One for each pound to my dream weight. I think each pound deserves it's own reason, so I'm going to get started on my list. I can see it now..... Read more

I Didn't Binge... Planning is Everything

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      5 comments

I was busy today so I had an orange for breakfast, followed by a work lunch at a restaurant that really didn't have many vegan options, so I had a green salad. Breakfast and lunch together were less than 300 calories, leaving me so hungry my fi... Read more

Music Makes the Difference...My New Playlist - What Are you Listening To?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      7 comments

I made a playlist last night for my IPod just to capitalize on something I noticed a few days ago: I struggle to maintain 3.5 miles per hour unless I'm listening to something with a beat. When something with a driving beat is cranking, I can do ... Read more


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