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"Take a deep break, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again."
I think half of my blog posts have been about getting back on track, and I'm not ashamed of that. Of course, I would rather be successful the first time, but I am so grateful that I don't give up completely, that I always come back and try again... Read more
I've made it two weeks! Woo-hoo! This is day 15 of healthy eating and exercise. If it takes 21 days to form a habit, I'm almost there. :)
I had my weekly weigh-in this morning, 153.6 and 28.4% body fat. Last week I lost 6 pounds (normal for... Read more
One Week in and Feeling Fantastic!!
What a difference one week of healthy habits can make!! I've tracked all my nutrition and fitness this week and that has helped for sure. I had my weigh-in this morning and was down from 161 to 154.8. Of course, since it is the first week, I don... Read more
Eleven months later
It's been 11 months since my last blog post. Boy have I let things go! I'm back to perhaps the heaviest weight I've been and not feeling super healthy. But it's OK, it just means I need to pick myself back up and start again. I've lost significa... Read more
My Health Risk Appraisal
So yesterday I received my Health Risk Appraisal in my inbox from a wellness fair I had recently attended at work. I had been excited to see it because I thought I was doing fairly decent overall, and I expected numbers to be much better than th... Read more
Time to Start Again
Every time I start again, I feel so disappointed in myself for having to write a "start again" blog. At least I don't give up trying!
I was doing so well this spring and summer. I got down to my lowest weight since probably middl... Read more
Binge Eating or Bulimia Nervosa?
I have had an interest in eating disorders for many years now. I think it started when I found out that Karen Carpenter died from a heart attack after struggling from anorexia nervosa. I think another one of the reasons for my interest is that I... Read more
Happy Easter Post!
I just realized it's been a little while since I updated everyone here. I just got back from a nice visit home for Easter break, and I am recovering quite nicely from my wisdom teeth surgery, I am happy to say. No dry sockets, thankfully!
A... Read more
Not as wise as I used to be...
On Saturday morning, I had my two wisdom teeth removed. I was fortunate that the other two teeth never developed, and that the ones that I had removed were both on the left side of my face. It hasn't been bad, but I can't imagine getting all fou... Read more
Slim to Win Challenge Results - Hello Goodbye!
Our last weigh-in was a week ago, and FINALLY today we found out the results from the town weight loss challenge! I came in second overall with 18% weight loss. The guy who won had 20%. But I still received $100 for getting second. I was pretty ... Read more
I think I did a good job today recovering from my binge last night. This morning I wasn't very hungry, but I didn't want to start my day with nothing in my stomach, so I ate an orange (minus one piece that fell on the floor). For lunch, I had c... Read more
One Really Good Day, One Really Not-So-Good Day
Yesterday was great! At 6:30 a.m., I went to the hospital with two other weight loss team members for our final weigh in. The scale read 134.8 for me! Definitely not low enough to take the gold, but almost a 30 pound loss overall. I couldn't be ... Read more
One More Day!
I'm probably way more excited than I should be that the final weigh in is tomorrow! And by final, I mean final for the weight loss challenge I'm participating in. There will be more of my own personal weigh-ins to hold me accountable.
I've ... Read more
What Happened Yesterday
I almost wrote this post yesterday, but I thought two posts in one day might be a little much. But after my last post, about how tired I was feeling, I wanted to share how I got my energy back.
So to re-cap, I woke up yesterday morning, had... Read more
Lightheaded & Tired
The last couple days I've been feeling pretty tired and even lightheaded at times. I'm making sure that I am eating an appropriate amount of calories (I even ate 200 more than I had planned last night to hopefully prevent feeling lightheaded tod... Read more