NSVs color me happy
Well, that's what they're supposed to do, right?
I got my Old Navy jeans yesterday. First, let me just clarify: skinny is just the cut; it doesn't mean that I'm skinny! I think their skinny jeans go up to a size 16 or so. But they did fit, ... Read more
It's a sad, but true, fact that as your weight goes down, so must your calorie consumption. Your appetite will decrease, too, but the two aren't always in line. At least not for me.
So I play around with portion size. How much can I downsiz... Read more
A slippery slope
It's a slippery slope from a slight weight gain to either losing control or giving up and gaining back a lot of weight. I got quite a few comments with my latest weight gains to relax, that I'm so disciplined that I'd lose the weight in no time.... Read more
Checks & balances
If the US can be based on checks & balances, why not our healthy lifestyles? In the book "Naturally Thin", Bethenny Frankel writes about viewing your diet as a check book: if you have a really rich meal, you balance it out by eating lighter at ... Read more
Are you too comfortable?
I swear yesterday's WW meeting was tailored just for me. Basically, it was about getting back on track. Motivation doesn't come hard to me, yet the scale shows that I've been off track for a while.
My leader shared with us her theory why so... Read more
Who says the only things that taste good aren't good for you? I really do get cravings for healthy foods -- sometimes, anyway.
There was the time not long ago when I was staring at the grape tomatoes I'd bought to put into a salad for compa... Read more
What my parents taught me
I've never told her, but my mom has always been the moving force behind my wanting to lose weight -- now & all those years ago. Because I don't want to look like she did at 50, or 60, or . . . you get the picture.
My parents have taught me... Read more
"Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It'... Read more
Through a cracked mirror
Sometimes I feel that's how I view myself. Funny how your perspective can change hour to hour, not even day to day!
Yesterday morning I was truly feeling as though my pooch has expanded. Definitely one of the areas of my body that doesn't s... Read more
I impressed him
Usually my husband comes home & asks what I did that day. Even on days when I feel I've worked hard, once I actually say it aloud, it doesn't sound like much. Not yesterday! I impressed even him.
1. Did the usual morning s... Read more
My game plan
My parents are coming up for the day tomorrow; they might stay overnight. So yes, despite my recent setback, I am baking again.
The chocolate chip crumb cake is already done. Move over Enteman's! Yummy. I had half a piece. My plan at the mo... Read more
I feel as tho all I do lately is whine and vent. And no, this isn't a ploy for sympathy or comments (altho of course both are always welcome). The scale is moving in the wrong direction, and I really can't for the life of me figure out why. Sure... Read more
Exercise is a funny thing
I've had a nagging sore throat for the last few days. I was really hoping it was just an allergy, and maybe it is, but it now it seems to be the beginning of another cold. I don't normally I get many colds, so it's a little frustrating.
My ... Read more
Losing myself in a bowl of batter
No, I have not gone off the deep end and chowed down on some cookie dough or cake batter; don't worry. I still have a lot of organizing to do in this house. A LOT of organizing. We're mostly unpacked, with the exception of books that have nowher... Read more
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What do you call baby turkeys?
While I never felt I got off track, I must have subtly. I could feel the difference in my clothes. 3 lbs may not seem like a lot, but when you're as short as I am, it is -- in fact, it's almost 10% of the weight I've lost.
This past week I'... Read more