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Wednesday, January 21, 2009      3 comments

One of the things that contributed to my weight gain was I tried to hide things. Like that I would get food from the kitchen, tuck it in the hand that was out of sight of my family and walk out of the room to eat it alone. Or wait until all had ... Read more

I Love Celestial Seasonings!

Monday, January 19, 2009      3 comments

My main way to get my water in is as herbal tea. In the summertime, I drink it as ice tea. My summer favorites are mint and chamomile. Wintertime I like cozy teas, and I've got my favorites. True Blueberry, Holiday Tea Sugar Plum Spice ... Read more

Contemplating a Half Marathon

Saturday, January 17, 2009      2 comments

I've been having fun running. And to my surprise I ran about 5 miles one morning this week. In December I started contemplating training for a half-marathon, and this morning doing the research I found that my town will be hosting a half-marath... Read more

Fortyone Pounds Gone!

Friday, January 09, 2009      6 comments

Happy sigh. Over 40 pounds gone from this body. Still a ways to go, but what a difference I've made in the last year. I'm doing things I wouldn't have imagined for myself. I am a runner now, something I never really envisioned for myself. I... Read more

A Week Away

Sunday, January 04, 2009      2 comments

We're just home from a week at Club Med Ixtapa in Mexico! A really wonderful place especially if you like playing on the beach with temps in the 80's to 90s in January. I went with some goals in mind for keeping my weight on track while I w... Read more

After the Binge

Friday, December 19, 2008      4 comments

Sometimes I feel like I've been able to put so much of my binging behind me, but then something happens outside of those new "parameters of comfort" that lets me slip back so easily into comfort eating. My older son got the stomach flu two... Read more

This Running Thing

Sunday, December 14, 2008      4 comments

Apparently this running thing is sticking. Not only have I kept running a few times a week, yesterday I ran 5.3 miles. Admittedly my legs were feeling a little like jello by the time I finished, but my kneecaps feel great! I went putt putt slow... Read more

Oh my gosh, I just ran 5K!

Saturday, November 29, 2008      3 comments

Since the summer, I've been dabbling at jogging -- like if I were out for a walk, I'd jog at first a few houses, then a block length. Stuff like that. Nothing that really counted except it was something I'd never done. Then I bought a heart... Read more

Almost Binged Last Night

Thursday, November 20, 2008      3 comments

yesterday was a weird day for eating. i did not feel like eating any vegetables and that is very unusual for me. i'm suspecting it was the 2 chinese chicken buns i ate in the morning that switched it to almost a bingey day -- they were yumm... Read more

I Keep Losing Weight!

Friday, November 07, 2008      3 comments

This is so weird having my body change as I've been learning to take care of myself. I went on a 3 plus mile hike today wearing my heart rate monitor, and I kept finding myself having to jog whenever the trail leveled out or went downhill, so th... Read more

Considering Binging

Thursday, October 16, 2008      1 comments

I haven't binged much since I started sparkpeople. I've been generally really focused on eating whole foods, ones that haven't been refined much, and I think that's been key in turning off that binging part of my brain. I've been helping fo... Read more

Sometimes I'm Going to Be Uncomfortable

Sunday, October 05, 2008      0 comments

In the past when I've been achy or tired or grouchy, I've tried to fix that feeling with food. Eating worked often for numbing out whatever the sensation was, but now I'm learning new choices. Over the weekend I had some big crazy planned t... Read more

Yummy Way to Get 2 Veggies and 2 Fruits!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008      0 comments

I tried a sparkrecipe last night -- Going Green Smoothie. Oh my gosh, it was great -- just tasted like a classic banana/strawberry/OJ smoothie but a fun "shrek" green. You've got to try it! recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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I Punched Through My Plateau!

Thursday, September 18, 2008      1 comments

Finally after a 10 day weight stall, my weight loss has kicked back into gear. It was frustrating putting in the work, but not seeing the changes. But dang it, I wasn't going to let that stop me! So I kept on exercising and logging my food and e... Read more

Wrestling with this Weight Loss Thing

Sunday, September 07, 2008      0 comments

Well, since yesterday I've been annoyed with www.sparkpeople.com not reasonably really, but I am and I'm letting myself feel it and try to unpackage why it's got me so bugged. It turns out I'm not eating ENOUGH now since I've kicked up ... Read more


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