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So THIS is how it happens
Maintenance is a minefield. I got to the weight where Weight Watchers lets me attend meetings for free late last year. So at that time, I intended to lose another 5 - 10 pounds to move more safely into the normal BMI range for my height. I have ... Read more
OH NOOOES Don't tell them it's Okay to be a little fat!
I have been thinking of this for several days since the rash of posts about that article that suggested it is "healthy" for people to be a bit overweight. So most of my friends here know I am a nurse, and that I teach nursing at a local U. I hav... Read more
Okay. Things are going Very Well here, on day 256 of tracking my food and a bunch of other things. This past two days I shifted gears a bit, and started paying attention in a different way to my food. It is not all put into the spark journal bec... Read more
Wow New Jeans!
I got a gift card for Christmas and went to use it today. I needed a lift in the worst way after a rather rocky day yesterday (WHEN I STILL JOURNALED EVERYTHING I ATE) and it was ugly. The cool thing is that I know one day does nothing (especial... Read more
256 Days of food journaling even while on vacation
And I get bugged because I didn't park far from the mall when it was raining and cold? Sometimes I amaze myself. I am nicely in my goal range for a free Weight watchers weigh in tomorrow, after holiday food and travel. I did learn something from... Read more
I already missed a goal, darn should I delete that one?
To say that I am hard on myself would not be an exaggeration. I have to admit that it has gone so far that if I have a goal that I mess up early, I will often just remove that from the long list so that I stay at 100 percent (or even fudge it a ... Read more
New year officially begins
I have felt new for a while now :). But here we are with January, and there is not going to be anywhere near the amounts of tempting junk all over. Of course the stores will have Valentines out, and Easter candy. But I can stay out of those area... Read more
I won Christmas too
So. I have great admiration for the power of a streak that is long enough to be difficult to blow off. This past few days (weeks?) of holiday extras, stresses, events..... truly designed to wear down the best will of a person who is on a path th... Read more
La Ti Da, I won Thanksgiving, and I know why ....
So I had pie. Just not an extreme amount. I had some of everything. Ok, so I was maintaining my weight this past week, and losing a half pound a week the two weeks before that. I imagine that if I continued to eat an average of 2000 calories dai... Read more
Eat This instead of THAT :). Day 206 of the journal, and yep Keeping It Today Too
So there is all this stuff here in the house for Thanksgiving. There are people here that I love to impress with my cooking skills. I have home made organic pumpkin pie, zucchini bread, all kinds of vegetables, other things. I have been cooking ... Read more
Day 210 of keeping the journal, if I made it last week I can make it 365
I sort of lost my focus last week, and if not for filling out that food journal and committing to weighing in at WW for November, I might have wandered off track. That concept of streaks is a powerful thing. Once the streak gets past a certain p... Read more
0 this is so exciting ...
I got a new scale low this morning. And now I am standing here at a podium at work trying to entertain myself while my students take a math exam. They are all wanting to go to the bathroom, and we cannot let them go because they are on computers... Read more
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
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