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Carbs vs Protein
As a sometimes vegetarian, I'm fairly conscious of my protein intake. Most days I do okay getting very close to my Sparkpeople recommended 60 grams. T... Read more
Learning From Failure
When I lost 45 pounds and was 2.5 pounds from my goal weight, I thought getting the rest of the way there would be easier than the first leg of the journey. SO NOT TRUE. Others have said this and now I get it: Maintaining is every bit as hard as... Read more
I'm Still Here
The blog of a Spark friend (BROOKLYN_BORN) made me realize I've become very inactive on Sparkpeople. I'm still logging food and exercise, but I'm not doing much of the social stuff anymore due to lack of time.
I hope all my Spark friends ar... Read more
It's Been a While
Howdy, friends! It's been a while since I blogged. Not much to say, I guess. I'm spinning my wheels with this weight-loss thing. My motivation is yoyoing as much as my weight is!
Despite the weight spike, I'm feeling pretty good about thing... Read more
January 1, 2016: Starting Over at 132.5
I'm a full 10 pounds UP from my lowest weight (April 2014). Sigh. Lots of yoyoing in 20 months. And so I begin again, the downward trek. Smarter eating. I've been pretty faithful to working out during this period -- especially cardio, not so muc... Read more
Dirty little secret: You can get away with eating badly for....a very short period of time. Your body can handle it for a day or two. You may feel bloated, and you may gain a few pounds, but you will not do irreversible damage.
Now if you c... Read more
On Again Off Again -- 2015, the Year That Was
Nearly 5 years ago, after a life of fatness, I had had enough and I set about finally losing the extra weight that had plagued me my whole life. I wasn't morbidly obese, but "chubby." I started running and tracking my food, and I lost 30 pounds.... Read more
Wow, my longest SP absence ever, I think. I've been too busy, too stressed out, eating too much, exercising too little, and now I'm ready to get back into my healthy habits.... Read more
When Busy Is Awesome
"Busy" is probably the most overused word in the English language. It's our answer to "how are you" and our excuse for many invitations.
I've been feeling busier than usual lately because I actually am busier than usual. I went from having... Read more
Wednesday morning 4:00 a.m. I rolled over in bed, and that sickening spinning feeling crashed over me again. I looked at my alarm clock, and the numbers were dancing all over the place. As quickly as I could, I rolled back to my other side, and ... Read more
Dealing With the Real Stuff of Life
Recently my uncle passed away, and then just a few days later my father-in-law also passed away.
The school year is up and running..... busy busy busy..............
As hard as it is to eat right and stick to an exercise routine when t... Read more
Losing Weight Is Not Rocket Science
#1 - Eat like a reasonable person. I've been trying to eat within my SP calorie range but going just a tiny bit over all week. Still, I've lost a few pounds. So I'm very pleased. Compared to how I ate during August -- with the occasional in-rang... Read more
I stepped on the scale this morning to a surprising 4.5-pound weight gain. I stepped off and back on again. That can't be right. Hm. Yup, up 4.5 pounds.
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Here We Go Again
Despite my frequent declarations that I am really getting serious this time, my weight has crept back up to a weight I swore I would never see again. I am sooooooooooooooo irritated with myself.
I cannot keep eating like this an... Read more
Day of Rest
A lazy Sunday ahead........ starting with some couch time with my dog and some recorded concerts on the DVR (Annie Lennox and Simon & Garfunkel).
Next up: some housework. Nothing too massive, but I will feel better if I could finally check... Read more