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Tough going but going
Monday, January 15, 2018      3 comments

Am into week four (or is it three--I have had two weigh ins, this week will be my third.) And it is slow going. Between the head cold and a sore hip, problems sticking to a healthy eating plan. And watching the scale go UP three days after my of... Read more
Weigh in day--not quite a pound but at least it is a loss
Thursday, January 11, 2018      3 comments

163.5. Last week I weighed 164.4. So this week I didn't quite make a pound loss. And I know why. There were a few extra chocolates that slipped in on a couple of days. Nothing huge, no binge. Also I haven't done Leslie every day--have walked my ... Read more
I love Sundays!
Sunday, January 07, 2018      2 comments

I am very grateful that I don't work (at least not at a job) on weekends. That means I have a whole two days off. Saturday, to recover from work on Friday and catch up on those things I didn't have time for during the week. And Sunday, to go to ... Read more
Enjoying a quiet day
Saturday, January 06, 2018      3 comments

Well I weighed myself this morning and another pound has magically disappeared. Can’t be right—pounds are not lost in a day unless I am starving, which I am not. Or unless I ran a marathon yesterday, which I didn’t. So nice as it looks, 133.6, I... Read more
A head cold
Friday, January 05, 2018      2 comments

So yesterday at work I suddenly started to feel cold. And then my nose started to run. And then I realized that once again, just as I was getting into my stride with exercise and eating, I have come down with a cold. That expression "come down" ... Read more
A week in and a pound gone
Thursday, January 04, 2018      3 comments

Wheee! Weighed 164.5 this morning. I think I have lost more than that because when I first started using my scale ten days ago I weighed 166.2. But I started recording my weight last Thursday and I was already down. But this was a hard-foug... Read more
Hump day and all is well
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      2 comments

Yesterday was a very busy day: substitute teaching 3rd grade from 7:30-2:30, hearing check up on new hearing aid from 3:00-4:00 and then a Toastmasters meeting from 6:00-8:00. All on 6 hours of sleep the night before. Between my own restlessness... Read more
What does calories remaining on the SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker mean?
Monday, January 01, 2018      2 comments

Every day I see, below my nutrition stats on what I ate, a small notation that says "calories remaining 100-500." And I don't know what it means. Today, because I ate a few more snacks than I intended, I am hoping it means I still have 500 calor... Read more
Getting realistic about losing pounds (and inches)
Sunday, December 31, 2017      2 comments

I have now completed four days on my plan to reach 140 pounds by end April. I felt so good about cutting back and eating mindfully that I hoped that I would have seen a pound loss by now. But, nope, a half pound in four days. I felt disappointed... Read more
Mindfulness, consistency
Friday, December 29, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday WAS indeed successful. I stayed within my planned eating/exercise although I am still sleeping very badly. Danged dog just won't settle at night. She's 8 years old, too old to be having puppy issues, too young to have old dog issues. S... Read more
166 pounds, what an awakening
Thursday, December 28, 2017      6 comments

Despite the Nighty Night tea I didn't sleep well last night. My usual 5.5 - 6 hours I guess. Today was the big weigh-in/take measurements. And it was pretty horrifying. 166 pounds, waist 31, hips 45, thighs 24. The measurements are a partic... Read more
Almost 10 years
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      3 comments

I have been looking at my original blog entries--I started on May 25th 2008. At that time I was upset because I weighed 136 pounds. And now I weigh 166. Ugh. Thirty pounds in ten years "only" translates to three pounds a year but it shows how no... Read more
Simplifying Life Day 1
Monday, December 11, 2017      3 comments

This may be a weird time of year to be starting to simplify my life but actually I have been playing at simplifying for almost a year now. In terms of selling most of our worldly belongings (including our house), living in rural Ireland for many... Read more
Think I am on Day 9?
Monday, October 09, 2017      1 comments

I am hanging in. My life is still in disarray, living out of suitcases, using someone else's kitchen. But I am exercising and holding back on the eating. I have my Diet Coach (Day 6--SparkPeople) I laughed somewhat hysterically when I saw Day 7,... Read more
Beck Day 4 & 5 -- Giving myself credit & eating mindfully
Friday, October 06, 2017      3 comments

I didn't blog last night. Although I had a pretty good day vis a vis calories in and out, by the time I finished packing up most of the things in the hotel room preparatory to moving out early this morning, I was tired. Brain tired. I didn't eve... Read more

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