Back from Hawaii and out of my routine
What a wonderful trip! The weather was perfect, so returning to freezing cold northern California feels bittersweet. Our vacation included ice cream, Mai... Read more
Punishing myself with exercise
It's just occurred to me that I tend to over-exercise around overeating. Eat too much at dinner? Work out hard the next morning. Snack too much? Lift some weights.
And as I age, that causes injuries. I'm just getting over a hip flexor injury tha... Read more
We left the pie
It's been a very indulgent week with baking and hosting Thanksgiving and attending another Thanksgiving dinner. Once I get started eating over the holida... Read more
I've been on SparkPeople now a few times once for years ago and lost 60 or 70 pounds. I felt great then slipped back into my old ways and gain the weight... Read more
Weighing in on a Monday. Good idea?
Weeks of exercise classes, yoga, attempting a lifestyle change, hiking, biking, and logging it all. Weight has been coming off slowly this time and I think there are a couple of reasons for that. One is my age (55) and the other is that I tend t... Read more
Restart day one
It's been a while. I'm beginning again. I've not paid attention to my weight, my portions, my mental attitude. And the weight has crept back on, and then some. Just now got of the bravery to weigh myself and I'm weighing in at 243.6. Going to ch... Read more
Body Lotion and Body image
I used to put lotion and self-tanners on the parts that showed - My legs up to the knees, and my arms.
Awhile ago I read something about a study where the people who put lotion on their entire body and took 5 minutes to do it had more suc... Read more
44 pounds lost, under 170, still feel like fat girl...
For the first time in I can't remember how long, I weigh under 170. It is like a miracle, except that I know I have done the work to get here. I look in the mirror and almost don't recognize that woman.
I got off my bike in front of a s... Read more
I'm Normal, I'm Normal, I'm Normal...
[Repeated while pumping fists and doing happy dance]
I had my body fat retested yesterday and I am, for the first time in my life, I'm sure, in the "recommended" range at 31.8. What? Me normal? YES I AM! In April I tested at 34.7 which ... Read more
OK, that's 40 big ones gone for good!
Whoa, 40.4 to be exact since I began in November 2009 at 213 pounds.
Just to be clear, I began this journey in October of 2006 at 227, got down to about 192 (for 5 minutes) and then slowly regained back to 213. So technically I'm down 54... Read more
Size 12 pants! Woo-Hoo!
OK, that’s size 12. Quick change from 14 due to some interval training on the treadmill. That’s it! Just added in some running and boom! Size 12. My body is an amazing machine that responds to my input of right-sized food portions, exercise... Read more
Me and my pants...
...have always had a, shall we say, "tough" relationship. My ratio of thighs and butt to waist made them hard to find and not very attractive the heavier I am. When I didn't have much money, sometimes I'd only have a pair or two at a time that... Read more
Size 14 pants!
Yeah! OK, they're a tight 14 and I won't wear them out of the house just yet, but I am solidly and securely in a 14. Wow. Can't remember the last time. I have taken down about 15 pairs of pants from the closet but they are just stacked there... Read more
What would I say to myself?
OK, rough Easter weekend, eating and drinking more than I wanted to. Feeling a bit edgy and nervous because I don't want the attitude to continue and become a nasty habit which could lead to weight gain. Plus, I suspect when I weigh on Wednesd... Read more
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Feeling grateful for SP
Today I am just so happy to have found SP a couple of years ago. I lost weight and then slowed down around 190 ponds and struggled until I "logged off" for over a year. Then I joined Weight Watchers and started to log back in and have been so ... Read more