Just the fanatics, ma'am
Sometimes it surprises me that I have any blood left in my body, considering the times I have to bite my tongue til it feels like it ought to bleed.
I am lucky, I suppose, that I am not married to one of those tall string beans who can eat ... Read more
Mamma Mia: the secret weapon
I remember reading a while ago about someone who worked out to musicals. She'd walk on a treadmill, and whenever a showtune came up, she'd run.
This weekend I taped "Mamma Mia!", which is one of the few movies I actually saw in a theater la... Read more
The doubt around the corner
I thought I'd be going another day without blogging. Just not having a whole lot of thought about healthy living or weight loss lately -- not because I'm not keepin' on with it, just because sometimes the well runs dry, ya know?
But then I ... Read more
Accept what you can't change
I can't change yesterday's WI. It won't drive me nuts, as someone mentioned -- it bothers me, tho; I'm human. I already am all too aware that weight fluctuates no matter how "good" we are, but that was one really big, unexpected fluctuation.
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Need some cheerleading
I admit it: I was flabbergasted by this morning's WI. It's a couple of weeks pre-TOM, and I definitely felt I'd gained something. But the scaled said I'd gained 2.8 lbs! WTF? I don't normally use that expression, online anyway, but really, I was... Read more
The power is in trying
One of my favorite lines from "Return of the Jedi" is from Yoda: "do or do not; there is no try".
Altho I love the sound of the line, I disagree with the sentiment. I didn't have a blog post in mind for today, as I often do, but as often ha... Read more
A walkable neighborhood
For a long time we'd thought we'd like to have a house out in the country somewhere. Large enough to maybe have some chickens & goats (my idea, not my husband's, altho he wanted something large enough he could do his shooting on). We talked abou... Read more
Not too long ago I introduced you to OOC (out of control) syndrome. Now it's IDI's turn -- I deserve it.
I deserve this cookie because I've been so good, because I exercised so hard, because I lost weight, and so on. IDI came to my mind on ... Read more
Where is home?
I can't help it; I keep referring to Austin as home. Last night we watched part of "Miss Congeniality" for the umpteenth time. It's partially filmed in Austin, and unlike some Austin films, there are parts of it that are easily recognizable to u... Read more
I had an attack yesterday. Have you ever had bipolar eating? It's sort of like getting a cheeseburger & fries -- and a diet Coke. Pairing the healthy with the unhealthy.
Yesterday, for instance, I had a really nice walk/jog intervals walk w... Read more
Less exercise, more food
The standard equation for weight loss is to move more & eat less, right? Seems logical, anyway. Except sometimes it isn't. It's so tempting to try to exercise away the food we eat. If we can't control what we actually put in our mouth, the least... Read more
NSV & other ramblings
I don't normally impulse buy -- I usually put a lot of thought behind most of my purchases. But on occasion, I see it, I want it, I buy it. That's what happened several years ago at the farmer's market. Now, you may be wondering just what there ... Read more
Control, baby, control
I think control has a lot to do with losing weight. Eating cookies straight out of the box, standing in front of your pantry, is a very uncomfortable, out-of-control feeling for most of us. Or chips, or pretzels, or M&Ms, whatever your drug of c... Read more
Tearing down the old
In a month or so, hopefully, I'll have a new kitchen. We're planning to tear down a couple of the walls, put in an L of cabinets with counters over them, move the refrigerator back to where it's supposed to go (have to get rid of a cabinet & som... Read more
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Walking the Erie
When my husband was here last year by himself, he went for a walk with a friend along the Erie Canal. We tried to find it once, but didn't and ended up at a park instead.
Yesterday we headed out to try & find it again, and we did. It's not ... Read more