Are you Hungry?
I have long known that my relationship with food is fairly unhealthy. Simply put: I eat.
Yesterday, after a delicious lunch of an overstuffed pita (veggie with humus), my boyfriend and I decided to head to the mall.
Malls are of little... Read more
Rebooting Day One
Day one of my so-called “reboot”…I spent the day struggling to ignore the chocolate that is strategically located in every possible location imaginable, even the most obscure. Luckily Valentine’s Day is only a week away, and all temptation will... Read more
Some cycles are hard to break...
(Recently found photo from 2005)
It has occurred to me that in 2011, I will be “celebrating” four years of healthy living. No…wait…it actually signifies four years of me, ... Read more
169: A Tale
Early in 2009, I saw the scale reach the lowest weight I had ever seen (as an adult) – 169. It was a moment of excitement; I was in the 160s, only 39 pounds from my goal weight. It was vindicating, exciting, and all of those other adjectives t... Read more
The Never Ending Battle
Seven weeks ago, I started again. I blew it – big time! And I needed to.
For two years I have been working on this, rather diligently. Kicking my butt daily, continually counting calories and pushing myself to keep trudging on. It was... Read more
Lessons I've Learned in 100+lbs (Part 2)
Here is the second part of the lessons that I have learned over the course of my weight loss. For me they have become more than lessons - sometimes I need to remember how far I've come, so that I can continue on this weight loss journey (someti... Read more
Things I've Learned in 100+ Pounds
I've been working on a list of lessons I've learned over the duration of my weight loss. I'll be breaking it up, as it's too long for one blog entry. Enjoy :)
1. I could learn to eat (and like) fruit. Three years ago, ... Read more
Oh fitness...I bleed for you!
In the past I've been a bit of a klutz...
There was the time, 2 days into a 6 week backpacking trip, I tripped on a flight of stairs in a quaint hotel in France, and did some serious damage to an ankle - the fact that I had a 40 pound pack str... Read more
Donuts...Stop Staring at Me!
I love junk food, carbs, etc. Put a glaze or icing on something, and I will devour it in seconds. Which is why I don't bring these foods in to my home.
That is also why I'm thrilled *sarcasm* by the plate of donuts, cinnamon buns, desser... Read more
Finding My Stride
Alright - so after a very tumultuous month, that culminated with a literal nose dive off the weight loss wagon, it is the first time in nearly 4 weeks that I feel I'm getting back on track.
On Sunday I finally started strength training agai... Read more
Weight Loss Burn Out
As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I still struggle with this healthy lifestyle. Two weeks ago, when I moved to Southern Ontario, I was in the best shape I've ever been in. Walking daily, weights, strength training, aerobics, running - two t... Read more
The Trials of Moving and Weight
Last week, I packed up my life, either for the long or short term (depending on how things go with the job market ).
I'm not a big fan of moving - in reality, I have lived in the same city for the majority of my life. Yes, I had short stint... Read more
My Simplest Lesson...or piece of advice...
I often get asked how I lost weight initially. Generally, people hope for an easy answer - e.g."I sat on the couch for 10 hours a day, loaded up on carbs, and the weight literally drained away..."
It wasn't that simple...or enjoyable.
The o... Read more
It Amazes Me...
After 2 years of "healthy living", it amazes me how difficult it still is.
I definitely see the benefits of healthy living, eating right, working out, etc - but why is it so darn difficult? Why do I feel hardwired to be unhealthy? Even after... Read more
Here I am
I already do keep a blog on my weight loss (www.frenziedhaze.blogspot.com
); the following blog is one that I previously wrote, but hopefully outlines my reasons for being here :)
Recently I stumbled across the blog of a 22 year old, ... Read more