Moderate, don't eliminate
I mentioned this in another blog, but I felt it deserved its own blog: weight loss shouldn't be about eliminating the foods you think are fattening (that's a diet mentality), it should be about figuring out ways to eat the foods you love -- that... Read more
OMG! My knees!
No, they're not hurt, don't worry.
But I happened to catch a glimpse of them in the mirror the other day . . . I was pretty surprised by the difference! Yes, there's still a little knee fat -- I wouldn't be surprised if there always is -- b... Read more
Your thoughts can change your life
I had to take my cats to the vet a few days ago. This is always a stressful event. I am lucky that I began clicker training my cats when they were very young, and I still train them almost every night before feeding them. At least several times ... Read more
Stop when you're full
It seems like such a simple concept, doesn't it? Such a no-brainer. So why is it so hard to do?
Because much as we love to eat, we're not eating because we love food! Ironic, isn't it? We're eating for different reasons: because we feel unl... Read more
Benefits of a healthy lifestyle
So TOM did start this morning. It's interesting to note, though, that my cravings around TOM are much, much less than they used to be. I used to want to just take chocolate intraveneously before TOM. I had my hungry day on Saturday, where I real... Read more
Back on track
Yesterday I was fine. The things that normally fill me up, filled me up. In fact, my plan was to drop my husband off at the airport, take the dogs to the hike-and-bile trail for a long walk, then maybe drive them up to the store where I buy thei... Read more
Sometimes only a really big cookie will do
Normally, I don't worry about one day of more than normal eating. And I'm still not worried. But I'd like the scale to start moving downwards again.
Yesterday, I employed all my "tricks". I thought about what I really wanted. I ate somethin... Read more
It doesn't happen real often, but I'm having one today: a hungry day.
I had a scone with a little peanut butter this morning. It is a treat, so I don't do it every day, but usually it keeps me full a few hours. Not today, I was starving bef... Read more
All or nothing mentality
The vinyl floors in our bathrooms and kitchen started coming up a long time ago. Since I'm not handy, I've just lived with it. But we're moving in few months, so they needed to be tackled. DH (who is handy) thought he could just tack them down.... Read more
The best thing about losing 20 lbs
It started with a cold. I don't know why, but I've often had success losing significant amounts of weight after being sick. Last year, in January, I had a cold. It wasn't a bad cold, but I wasn't particularly hungry. And I figured I could eat a ... Read more
No food comas!
Tonight is New Year's Eve. Will you end it in a food coma? You know the feeling -- bloated, tired, not quite sure what you ate but you know it was way more than you should have.
Do you have a plan in place? Do you know where you're going, o... Read more
No quick fixes
It's that time of the year again. SP, the gyms, WW, etc. are all about to be innudated with people looking to drop a few (or a lot) of pounds. Some will be successful, but more will fall by the wayside -- yet again -- because they want it off ye... Read more
It's about feeling good in your jeans
Not just looking good in your jeans. Though of course looking good in your jeans is a side benefit.
I read this in a book this weekend. And it's so true! I think this is a big difference for me. When you're young, often the reason you want ... Read more
Was it worth it?
Last night we went out to eat at Romano's Macaroni Grill. I love Italian food; and unfortunately, I love all the rich stuff. I didn't plan out my meal beforehand, but I did remember looking up what I was going to have several months ago (somethi... Read more
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What do I want in 2009?
What a great question! It's not actually something I've given a whole lot of thought to. But other people are already coming out with their resolutions, and I read somewhere about having a goal for each month of the year.
So here goes (off... Read more