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It took an entire summer to put on the "5", why do I think I'll be able to get rid of it in a couple weeks? Especially when my job demands that I sit on my duff for 10 to 12 hours at a time? Whatever progress I make toward shedding the 5 is un... Read more
OOF! Fell off the wagon!
So, Sunday was spent with two of my best friends (one human, one canine) and a beautiful day it was. Walked the beach, did a bit of shopping in a store selling local products, went to lunch at a Chinese restaurant -- WHAT!!! That's where the f... Read more
More on the Summer "5"
Despite my best efforts to sabotage myself yesterday, I still managed to whittle down the "5" a bit more. Hopefully it will all be gone by the end of the month and I can start working on the 2010 "4".
It's difficult to keep ontrack when Dun... Read more
Chipping away at the "5"
Well, Thursday didn't turn out as planned. Never made it to the gym, but did get the lawn mowed. I'm also starting to "mow down" a bit of the 5. I'll tell you, logging in my food keeps me on the straight and narrow, so now the "5" is actually... Read more
The summer "5"
Last year it was the "summer 4". I had every intention of getting rid of it over the winter, but like velcro, it held fast. This summer it was "5". So over the past 2 summers 9 pounds have found their way back onto my body. The 4 didn't seem... Read more
A new year, a new me
It's 2009. 2008 is history, good riddance to the worst year of my life. I'm not sure what this new year will hold for me, all I am sure of is that it will be an adventure. I have goals that need to be met. I need to get my life in order once... Read more
Where does the time go?
This week will mark the 8th month anniversary of Lew's death, and it still feels like it happened yesterday. I'm still wandering around in a fog most of the time. Projects keep me physically busy, but in the quiet times my mind starts working.... Read more
Hope for the future: it's not all about weight loss
"Hope is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. It is not the conviction that things will turn out well, but the certainty that things will make sense, regardless of how it turns out"
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Goals set, not met
I have not met my goals, have not even come close. I have plugged along for close to 2 months now and have seen some progress, but with each step forward comes a step back. I hit 178 a couple of weeks ago, then climbed to 179.5 again. I'm try... Read more
Another week, another stall in the weight department. I posted my weigh in at 179 although today I'm up a bit from that, but I know it's from the sandwiches and soup yesterday (bloated). I did see (briefly) 178.5 this week, but as I say, that ... Read more
I was looking back at my blog from Sept. 21 and it seems that weight-wise I've been stalled. Today I finally got below 180, hope I can continue the downward trend. I've noticed that on my working-days I tend to gain a bit due to lack of exerci... Read more
Week 3 finished
This week hasn't been the best, but at the same time not the worst. I am now down to 180.5 (give or take) and am feeling very positive that I'll be able to at least get down to 175 again. Once there I'll reassess and maybe this time will get d... Read more
Two weeks already
It's been 2 weeks already since I've started this program. I'm now about 4 pounds lighter (don't notice any changes in the clothes but that will come) and have settled into watching what I eat. Lew is being very supportive, he even offered to ... Read more
After going out to eat last night (baked scallops and a strawberry daiquiri, MMMMMM) I'm pleased to report that no damage has been done, still maintaining. Have to work today, 12 hours of sitting, not too many calories burned that way, but hope... Read more
That says it all, Day One. Have run errands all day (hope that counts as exercise, will have to look that up) and am now going to take Mom out shopping for food. More walking. Going out to dinner with the gang, today's my baby girl's birthda... Read more