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Day 18 in my goal range and Day 202 of my food journal
I made the right decision to begin a maintenance frame of mind when I did. It looks like my weight loss is slowing down, and the inches continue progress to a smaller sized body. This shift in focus to the goal of sustaining a healthy diet and e... Read more
Still on track, Day 201 of food journal - Fitbit is great for maintenance
I got a Fitbit this past Thursday, and am using that instead of my heart rate monitor. I think this is going to be great for maintenance. I have used a Polar heart rate monitor up to now to track my calories burned with exercise, but I knew I wa... Read more
Free lifetime at Weight watchers again, this time I keep it
So my loss last week held up for my meeting on Saturday morning. This morning is day 188 of keeping my food journal and if you are keeping track my commitment is to keep it every day for a full year. Nothing changes today. I plan to keep on goin... Read more
Day 185 of the food log and I have reached the top of my goal range!
I was struggling to decide where to place my goal range, and at what point I would move myself from "weight loss" mode to "maintenance mode" for tracking my new goal of days, then months, then years in a goal range. On the one hand I know that t... Read more
Day 183, 26 Mondays to go to my new adventure
Normally I am completely focused on my weight loss and maintenance journey here in this blog, but today my mind is on my work life. I have been teaching nursing to Associate Degree college students for the past 6 years. The University that hired... Read more
Day 181, The turtle shell is getting way too big
So lately I have noticed that the inches are coming off at an accelerated rate, compared to April - August. For a while on this trip down my scale was showing a very decent pound a week loss, but the measuring tape did not give me much feedback ... Read more
Journal day 176 and why my Spark goals are set where they are
This morning my scale shows my usual slight "up" during the mid week. I have to wonder what is up with that. Or maybe it is just because I have more to eat on the weekend usually.
I was thinking of this, because it is so "human" to want to qu... Read more
6 months of food sanity. Day 174 of my journal promise to myself
Yesterday was the anniversary of my return to keeping a food journal, and my trip back to good health. I have felt a little lost lately, in the day to day apparent slowness of this journey back to a normal BMI, and a healthy weight. When I began... Read more
172, and a Friday
So there is this wellness coach that comes as a part of a pilot study my insurance is doing, who calls me monthly to see about how my goals are doing. She actually got me to go get a bunch of medical exams that were overdue, but that is another ... Read more
Day 171. This is where the road gets bumpy.
I can laugh, or I can let it jar my teeth from my head. For some reason my trip back to goal has been uncharacteristically quick until recently. Since the beginning of September my regular pound a week loss has dropped off to something less than... Read more
Day 160, the scale is my friend today
I dropped another pound. Takes me back to where I am averaging a pound a week again with that one. I was surprised, and I don't think it will stick there yet, but it is nice. Today is the day I process the loot from the farmers market, got some ... Read more
Day 159, I am three pounds from 200 pounds less than my highest weight
I am getting close to the place where I can Again say that I weigh 200 pounds less than my highest official weigh in. That was a long time ago; 1981 to be exact, and 100 pounds of that has been off for over 30 something years. I feel so close. T... Read more
Day 158 of my journey
Friday is turning out to be my favorite day of the week. I am learning how to not spend the day shopping in my refrigerator when I am not at work or really busy. This is a skill I must develop for the retirement time coming up. Of course I won't... Read more
Day 158, Better. Now this is a little easy :)
There is clearly something to be said for 8 hours of sleep. I got them. I feel so much better today than I did yesterday, and my food seems ample and delicious. If I can just remember that the hard days are not constant. When I feel really bad, ... Read more
Day 157 of food journal, who said this would be Easy?
Mumble grumble this is no fun.
I almost could not make it out the door this morning.
I almost gave up before I was done
Almost doesn't count.
So here I still am, today's journal is nearly done, my lunch is packed, breakfast is cooking, ... Read more
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