I was never in denial about my weight gain. Even without a scale, I had a pretty good idea of what I weighed -- although, being an optimist, I'd hoped it wasn't that much.
Many people, after losing weight, look in the mirror and still see... Read more
This really has nothing to do with weight loss at all. Except maybe that when I'm painting I usually -- or at least often -- totally lose myself in it. It's too bad you don't burn more calories while painting, although it is hard to eat while y... Read more
The other day I was wearing one of my favorite tshirts. There's nothing really special about it, I just happen to like the cut. Boxy, but not huge; slightly cut in at the shoulders; and because it's boxy, easy to wear over jeans (rather than hav... Read more
I am sure many are writing about their husbands today (and if you're not, maybe you should!). Mine is not even a father, but that's not his fault. If I'd wanted kids, we'd have had kids -- and sometimes I think he's sorry we didn't. But I was up... Read more
For a non-athlete, I admit it: I'm a bit compulsive about exercising. I feel guilty if I don't get in what I've planned for the day. Like yesterday. I spent most of the afternoon baking (healthy stuff!), and by the time I was done, I was too tir... Read more
Did you know that your body quickly becomes used to exercise, any exercise? That's why if you're a runner and you start playing tennis, you'll discover muscles you never knew you had.
This is especially important when it comes to strength t... Read more
I have another analogy for you. Yesterday I wore another of my "skinny" jeans. They're called Not Your Mother's Jeans, and they suck everything in and really make you look great. They ain't cheap, either; I never spend that much on jeans, but I ... Read more
I really do see analogies everywhere! If you're like me, you spin that wheel every morning, chanting "c'mon 5" or whatever the highest amount might be. You feel so good when you hit it . . . and are sort of upset when you only get a 1 for days o... Read more
I felt I needed a reward for doing so well over the last couple of weeks. Not that I'd really met a goal, but I just lost more than I usually do, and I've lost over 5 lbs now so it's time.
I struggle with rewards, I admit. In some ways it s... Read more
Going along with my theme of you have to do the work, many sources have pointed out to me that I need a "diet" buddy. I am not blessed with one in real life, so I am going to ask for you.
First off, I already have a lot of buddies on SP no... Read more
. . . but do the work.
Have you read "The Secret"? Believe in the law of attraction? Many people believe that it means if you ask for what you want, you'll get it. Which is an oversimplification. Bear in mind I haven't read "The Secret"; a... Read more
Hmm, did I already write this blog post? The title came up when I started to type if.
If you haven't heard of clean eating, check out www.cleaneatdiet.com . There's also a magazine, "Clean Eating" (not to mention books, of ... Read more
No, I haven't gained a lot of weight. The opposite, in fact (for me). I almost missed my WW meeting this morning. I opened the door to take the dogs for the walk, and it started to rain . . . and didn't stop for an hour and a half. So much for o... Read more
If you're like me, sugar is one of your big downfalls. And it isn't an easy one to kick, either. So here are some tips:
1. Drink some water and wait 20 minutes. Sometimes we think we're hungry when we're really thirsty (that's where those 8... Read more
At the end of the swimsuit bootcamp, I lost one inch off my hips & waist, and maybe 2 pounds.
I know that doesn't sound like much. I'm not exactly sure how many pounds I lost, as I didn't weigh myself at the beginning. I was also sick a few... Read more