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I lasered my tummy to shrink the skin!
It has been three weeks now....
procedure: CO2 laser
cost: $200 (with coupon)
time: 2 hour procedure
pain: I'd most compare it to a mosquito biting you in a particularly bad place, you get a stinging ZING! That by itself isn't so ba... Read more
July summation: So far, so good!
Being that this is the last day of July, it is appropriate to state the month's Results: I lost 3, gained 8, lost 7 lbs. = 8 steps back and 10 steps forward for a net 2 pound lost during this extremely difficult month. I suppose I should cele... Read more
Below is a link I found to a site that quickly and easily calculates the number of calories you can eat daily (for weight maintenance, with a regular metabolism). *I* found the information interesting and useful. I never knew how many calories I... Read more
cycling week 11: If wishes were horses then beggars would ride
That is a very old saying I learned in college. If I could get what I want by WISHING.... well, then I'd have done what I wished for at the end of my previous blog -- done my best, fat-fasted a couple days, returned to normal cycling, ignored ... Read more
cycling week 10 update:
Yesterday was a high everything day! I went to the all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch at the Greenbriar Inn.... I did not restrain myself; but I think I did eat less that I have in the past. And I didn't have the bottomless mimosa either! Also I ate ... Read more
cycling week 9 update:
Lost 2 pounds last week!
Made a weight loss goal by deadline (exactly, not a single extra ounce!).
I've been suffering an extreme amount of stress these last two weeks. It has disrupted my eating. Although not part of "last week", I fee... Read more
Oops! Did you just blow it? Your avatar says "SCORE!"
In role-playing games, characters/avatars often take detours in order to stock up on weapons, potions, money, etc. that they strongly suspect that they will need in the future to be able to complete the game successfully. Think of it this way: y... Read more
I reached a goal by deadline!
I joined the Weigh and Win Challenge, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. They set reasonable weight-loss goals and deadlines based upon your sex, height, and weight. Every 3 months, you get a monetary reward if you make goal. I am delighted to ... Read more
SURPRISE! Structure & discipline HAVE advantages!
I am a confirmed Low-Carber -- I do the Atkins Diet. I was stuck for a very, very, VERY long time and could not break through my personal 180 pound barrier without immediately regaining any weight I lost... A friend inspired me to try cycling.
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cycling week 8 update:
From July 1 to July 8, my net weight has remained EXACTLY the same. This is.... I don't know what this is.
For those of you who are reading this blog because you are interested in learning from my cycling efforts, I went on vacation. I t... Read more
cycling week 7 update
I know it isn't Monday, but I will pretend that it is (since I was out-of-town):
I lost 0.4 lb this week. Not much, I know. But it IS a loss! The week was full of minor screw-ups from plan, since I was very busy trying to prepare for goi... Read more
cycling week 6 update
I've lost 2.4 lb this week total, despite messing up my HCal day and WAYyyyyy over-eating my calories and carbs (I gained 2.6 lbs overnight thanks to that mistake!).
I reacted immediately to my indulgence and tried to do 2 days of fat-fas... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 150
Feel full longer: acidic foods, such as lemon juice, lime juice, and vinegar, slow the digestion of carbs and the rate at which your stomach empties.
And YAY ME! 150 tips!... Read more
cycling week 5 update
first 3 days: lost 3.4 lb (adjusted due to my preferring Monday reporting )
week 1: lost 1.6 lb
week 2: lost 0.6 lb
week 3: lost 2.4 lb
week 4: lost 0.4 lb
TOTAL: 8.4 lb or 2 lb a week loss
I'm narrowing down what works for me: ... Read more
Seeking cyclers' knowledge, please help
Sigh, another perfect day's plan ruined because I didn't eat enough. This is because I left my snack until late night because I'm not hungry early in the day! And then, late at nite, I forget, or I'm too tired and just want to go to bed... I hav... Read more