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I have missed sparkpeople! I hope to get back in the swing of things and start blogging again more regularly.
Update: I've been taking metformin but inconsistently. I believe it is assisting with weight management but need to take full dosa... Read more
Metformin and Me...
Metformin is traditionally a medication used for diabetics but also can be used for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). I nickname PCOS the "ugly syndrome syndrome" because several of the symptoms are subtantial weight gain, adult acne, scalp ha... Read more
Emotional eating to fill a void...
I've gotten into a bad habit the past two weeks of snacking in the late evenings. I tell myself that my body needs some more food, when in fact I had my moment of clarity tonight -- I'm using food to fill a void, not because I'm actually hungry ... Read more
Things to do...
Things to do today
-take dogs to dog park
-walk dog afterwards
-at least 30 minutes of weight training at gym
-house cleaning and organizing while listening to audiobook
-5 page on research project
-in bed by midnight
Hoping ... Read more
Clothes shopping when you put on a significant amount of weight. Is there a more humbling experience? I'm looking for a new job so needed some interview outfits... Unfortunately, even what I thought of as my "fat clothes" are too small now. It's... Read more
Audio books, wigs, and more
I've been way behind house cleaning and organization lately... In order to motivate myself I've been playing audio books to keep me engaged while I clean, organize, and other sundry activities. I initially tried to have a movie playing in the ba... Read more
It's been 7 days since my DIY TCA peel... ill planned idea. Even after doing lots of research online and following the instructions, my healing did not go well. I was overconfident with self-administering this stronger peel because of the past g... Read more
Yesterday I did another 24 hour fast. So for the past few days I've been only eating dinner. You would think I would be ravenous, but on the contrary! I have enough energy and focus throughout the day. I googled "one meal a day diet" and several... Read more
So far it's been a success with weighing in each morning! I've seen a steady decrease in my weight for the past week. Granted, part of it may be because my period bloat has subsided, but hopefully had some genuine weight loss. If anything I've b... Read more
February...time for a change
Wow! Can't believe it's February already. Well, I'm resolved to implement some changes. For me, though, in order for habits to solidify and be consistent, I need to do them EVERY DAY. These two new changes: (1) weigh myself every morning and kee... Read more
Happy (belated) New Year!!!
I've been having major internet connection issues due to a resistant computer virus. But hopefully can get back into the habit of blogging more frequently.
Some good news and bad news. First the bad news...... Read more
Day before Christmas...
I got in a good upper body workout yesterday at the gym. But the gym will be closed today and tomorrow, so I planned an hour long hike for each day.
Game plan for family dinners for the next two days? Lots of water (at least 64 ounces), an... Read more
Hair growth progress...
Along with getting my skin in shape, I've been growing out my hair for nearly three years now. In January 2011 I got a pixie cut. Usually I let my hair grow to shoulder length and then chop it off into a pixie cut, and this is the cycle I've bee... Read more
Ok, Italian Desserts, you won the battle but not the war...
Last night my family had a holiday get together. I did relatively well in staying hydrated and loading up on protein (lots of water and rotisserie chicken). However, there were a ton of desserts, and I ended up having 1.5 large cannolli and at a... Read more
My journey through adult acne...
This year had its ups and downs for me in terms of skin health. I had the worst acne flare up I've ever experienced during the summer of 2013. I felt like a leper. I stopped going swing and salsa dancing, and even was too embarrassed at times to... Read more