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
Doing homework and learning my lesson! OR... the World's Most Accurate Food Tracker
Yesterday was supposed to be a LCal day. Was it the day before that caused me to relax? I don't know, but I did. I set my parameters to be easier to obtain. I easily ate more calories and less fat than I have in the past on my LCal days. These ... Read more
Cycling: week 4 update
week 1: lost 5 lb
week 2: lost 2 lb
week 3: gained 0.6 lb
week 3.5: lost 2.4 lb
Well, I definitely am finding it easier to figure out WHAT to eat, but I am still finding it hard to actually EAT it all on my HCal day. The better I ... Read more
I believe that I've figured it out:
I've known for a long time that my body has a strong set-point at 180 lb. (which is partly why I haven't been able to get past it for two years). But I wasn't consciously thinking about everything that meant... Read more
cycling: 3-week update
I am tracking calories, protein, total and net carbs, fiber, fat..... and it is a juggle and a struggle to achieve my goals -- primarily because my goals are IMPOSSIBLE to achieve! Let's just say I aim high! My IDEALS have been to:
1. consume... Read more
Beauty Abides in Women!
Now I am all for health. Great human minds have discovered and proclaimed that health is the basis for happiness. I'm just a little bitty mind -- but I know that BEAUTY greatly contributes to a woman's life. Let's celebrate it! You want to work ... Read more
The Mature Woman's Take on Swimsuits (Humor)
Life is harder for some than others, I guess. Since we're beginning our swimsuit season, this is timely.....No pictures necessary...
> When I was a child in the 1950's, the bathing suit for the mature figure was-boned, trussed and rein... Read more
Like Johnny Cash, I walk the Line!
Have you ever stood at a state line, then crossed it? One moment, you are in one state; the next moment with very little effort, you are in another state. And you can't tell -- the line is invisible between the states. A state itself is very big... Read more