The Science is Good; the Conventional Wisdom is Unwise
This morning's round of measurements show me 1.25 more inches down - yay! Better, my waist-to-hip ratio is down to .77, which makes me a pear (better than an avacado). I'm pleased!
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Ramping up some things in February
In my last entry, I crowed about having lost 9 lbs and 3.75 inches as of the 3rd week in January. I'm still so proud of that! This morning, I measured and had lost 2 more inches, but I haven't seen any weight loss at all since January 31st, whe... Read more
Success for the first time in at least a year!
I posted this morning to one of the two 4-Hour Body/Slow Carb diet teams to which I belong on Sparkpeople and realized my post was more like a blog than a post. So I'm copying it here and sharing some changes in my measurements.
I looked i... Read more
One more day of 46! and All About Emotions
I got home from work a little while ago, ate a snack (some Oscar Mayer sliced chicken and water - sounds boring, but I'm not too hungry) and thought, "Hmm, what should I do for 15 minutes before leaving for my son's orchestra concert at school?"... Read more
January 1st, 2011
The "31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions" calendar on Sparkpeople starts with a reminder, on day 1, to settle upon our top goals for the year. I think people quibble too much about the concept of New Year's Resolutions, as if just calling them "r... Read more
Doing quite well on BfL
It's been about a week since I started Body for Life. It's really nothing more than eating the way Dr. Wells [bariatric doc] taught me to eat several years ago; it's helpful to have a program to commit to rather than doing it on my own, though. ... Read more
Blogging more and Day for Mothers
I feel like I've been talking a lot lately. Like, suddenly I'm my annoying neighbor whom my ex-husband used to call "The Mouth" because you couldn't go within 10 feet of her without her coming over and telling you all of her business, and there ... Read more
February didn't turn out as I would have liked ... but I managed to do a few things:
* I did get started on working with my son to research scholarship opportunities
* I did meet my daily goals some of the time
* I shifted more towards who... Read more
At the beginning of January, I summarized my goals for the month and promised myself I'd re-visit and refine for February. With the help of some journaling and reading about goal-setting in THE SPARK, I made my January goals more specific and ha... Read more
A Person's Perception about Self
I was surprised by the response I got from some dear friends to my January 2010, so I'd to clear up some things because I obviously miscommunicated! Sorry about that!
Goals need to be specific and achievable. So, I'd like to lose 25-30 pou... Read more
At the beginning of the year, I'm reading about setting and meeting goals ... I didn't do too badly in 2009 until fall/early winter. Then I underwent various changes that were unexpectedly stressful. Couple that with the time change on 10/31 and... Read more
Binging in boredom
The good news is, I haven't binged in a few days ... even if I've been bored, I've managed to delay the binge: Take a walk, drink some tea, get my hands on my laptop and keep them busy [amazingly effective when I'm poking around Sparkpeople and ... Read more
Growing Older and Standing up Straight
Have you seen the new MORE magazine cover? It shows Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone, and Tea Leoni. It's sobering to realize that Stone and Leoni are in their 50s and 40s, respectively, as they both look great and defy what you'd assume a woman in or ... Read more
One day at a time ... again
A person who is dear to me is working to get sober and sent me a text message last night that said, simply, "3 days." I am SO glad I didn't send my first thought, which was, "What is THAT supposed to mean?" (I'm both proud of and angry with th... Read more
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Those Sabotaging Emotional Things ...
It's interesting that the one Stage 3 activity I haven't taken part in has to do with blogging about emotional eating because I haven't done all that well during the past 2-3 weeks when it comes to caring for myself (i.e., eating right and exerc... Read more