Weight loss changes as we age
Well, d'oh, you're probably saying to yourself if you're over 40. Yeah, it gets harder. But that wasn't what I was thinking about today.
When I was younger and heavy, it was all about how I looked. I'd venture to say it's the same for most ... Read more
Are you happy?
Sometimes I just seem to get on a roll with a theme. Are you happy? That is probably the most important thing when it comes to losing weight. If you hate yourself, if you hate what you're doing for exercise, if you hate what you're eating, then ... Read more
I do believe that there isn't one way to lose weight. What works for one person may not work for another. There are many different journeys available to us.
I also believe that we can take wrong turns on our journeys, sometimes, and it may ... Read more
It's official: 10 pounds gone
And just where do you get those icons? I tried copying & pasting it from someone's page, but then it wasn't transparent.
Not quite 10 from when I started going back to WW -- although I'm only half a pound away -- but from when I had to get ... Read more
Friday Fit Tip: Vary what you eat
I'm not just talking about food, either. Of course you should eat a wide variety of food -- when it comes to the healthy food, that is. But did you know that you might lose more weight if you don't eat the same number of calories every day? It's... Read more
The joke's on me
I've been wearing my new jeans. I tried the size 10 first, because I was a bit worried, but they fit well. A little tight, but not too tight to wear out in public. Then I grabbed the size 12. Too loose, really. Uh oh, I thought, I'm going to hav... Read more
You have to believe
Have you heard about Dara Torres? She's a 41-yr-old mother of a toddler. And she's just qualified for her fifth olympic games. When asked how she does it, she said you have to believe in yourself -- and have a really great support system.
S... Read more
The power of the pen
Yesterday someone did something that hurt me. I know they didn't intend to, but it hurt all the same. It raised all those feelings of I'm not good enough, nobody wants me, yadda yadda yadda.
In the very distant past, I probably would have t... Read more
Cutting out whole food groups
It's never a good thing. Or is it?
I really do think that balance is the key to most things in life. It's just too bad that it's so darned hard to stay in balance.
I know that the first time I seriously tried to lose weight, before my ... Read more
Numbers game, part II
I went shopping this weekend. I didn't really want to do it, but I just can't stand having to hike up my jeans every few steps. I don't wear jeans a lot in the summer, because it's so hot here, but I do in the mornings & evenings because of the ... Read more
How'd you do?
For some of us, yesterday was the main chance to overeat. For others, the eating challenges continue all weekend. We didn't do anything special yesterday, other than walking the dogs together for both their morning & afternoon walks. Normally, w... Read more
Thindependence day pledge
I know, I know, a holiday& 3 posts. How sad is that? But we're relaxing today. And I just wanted to share this, which our WW leader shared with us at the meeting yesterday:
I pledge allegiance to myself
In quest of my weight goal.
And t... Read more
A visual record
I will admit it: when one of the challenges of the Swimsuit Bootcamp was to post a before & after photo of yourself, I really didn't want to do it. I am so unhappy with photos of myself. That was part of my wake-up call (altho I was never really... Read more
Friday Fit Tip: 80/20 rule
This is a good day for the 80/20 rule, for those of us in the US. For most people, temptations abound today. If you eat healthy food for 80% of your daily intake, you should be able to indulge for the other 20%. This can apply to every day, not ... Read more
Bittersweet non-scale victories
Usually I celebrate any non-scale victories, but the most recent ones, while good, are also sad.
I have a favorite belt. It's black, with this sparkly ribbon on it. It's also on its very last notch, now, and it's not the sort of belt where ... Read more