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MARIAJESTRADA
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Working on Cleaning and Getting Grades in
Friday, July 15, 2016      4 comments

Today, I am going to work on cleaning the house when I get home after a long meeting. That should help me start packing for our week-long trip, which will start this Sunday. The other happiness goal is just responding to my student essays ... Read more
Stopped Crying (Not Literally) about the Five Pounds I Gained
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      3 comments

I knew it was coming, and frankly, should be grateful I have not gained more given all the parties and cook outs and "occasional" beers. So, I am taking a different approach to the eating and it's nothing original as a lot of books have bee... Read more
Keeping on, Drinking Water
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      3 comments

Sticking with it and prioritizing water today. On a downer, I gained 5 pounds back. :( (1) Make the best possible food choices genuine preferences. (1.5) Try to eat a little less each time and drink water. (2) Do what you love. ... Read more
Trying the Middle Road, Again
Monday, July 11, 2016      9 comments

Reality check, Those 30 pounds I lost are coming back. How do I know? That skirt that was fitting ever so well got caught on my left thigh yesterday. Not, my finest moment. Reality check #2, I can't go back to that extreme way of ... Read more
Started off with a good breakfast
Monday, June 27, 2016      3 comments

Well, I am starting with my healthy preferences. I had a zucchini and egg scramble with dark coffee and one slice of white bread: The white bread was a little bit of a cheat, but that's not entirely true because there are no cheats. For l... Read more
The Restrictions Need to Become Preferences, Honest to Goodness Preferences
Sunday, June 19, 2016      4 comments

Well, I am sure I have made noteworthy improvements, but nothing is being excluded from the menu, now, which is probably why restrictive eating doesn't work for the long term. Not for me anyway. So, I am taking a new approach. Instead of... Read more
Dragging My Butt Today
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      3 comments

My daughter woke me up so much last night, and the crazy dreams I was having didn't help. So today, I am seriously dragging, and I have a 7:30a.m. morning meeting I don't want to go to. Also, this heavy grading day is not helping, I mean h... Read more
Lost 2 more pounds, could it be the pre-diabetes?
Monday, June 13, 2016      3 comments

I just had a thought yesterday, what if the pre-diabetes is helping me lose weight? I mean, I am not doing anything exceptional anymore, except for reducing sugar and processed flour, most of the time. In fact, I need to bring the veggies back... Read more
Tweaking the Eating
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      7 comments

I am more like admitting what is happening, which probably means this is more moderate. (1) Eat whole fruits and vegetables. (2) Eat mostly unprocessed meats, with little to no pork. (3) Little to no sugar. (4) Processed flour as ... Read more
Ready for the Weekend!
Friday, May 27, 2016      6 comments

I am so excited I get to spend the whole weekend with my family! This weekend, I plan on playing a lot with the kids. My son keeps challenging me to walk, too, and that has been really exciting because he is considering his health. The ... Read more
Lost 22 pounds since March.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      7 comments

Well, I couldn't believe it when the doctor told me that during my follow-up visit yesterday. I lost over 22 pounds. And some when I got sick, but I don't count those. Truth is you can't really tell because I am still obese, but I will t... Read more
Have Been Really Sick
Saturday, May 21, 2016      3 comments

So, Starting last Sunday, I had a 103 fever for three days that would not quit, and I had to go to the ER. Now, I'm on a lot of anti-biotics It's nothing major; I just got slammed with three conditions at once, and now, I have to recupera... Read more
What Can You Live with?
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      2 comments

I am just listing what is really happening. (1) All meats and little to no pork. (2) All fruits and vegetables. No oranges yet. (3) Little to no sugar. (4) Little to no processed flour. (5) Rarely, yogurt. (6) Rarely, che... Read more
Close to Fitting Into My Pre-Birth Pants
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      5 comments

I am so close! I guess the weight loss is happening somewhere, but even so, I realize that weight loss doesn't make me happy because no matter how much I lose, I am never really satisfied. Even when I'm a size 8 (which I'm not remotely close ... Read more
Took a Week Off
Monday, May 09, 2016      2 comments

I mean I took a week off from everything. Which of course was not planned. But today, I went back to the gym and worked out for 45 minutes. Now, I am reevaluating my eating plan. I decided that I'm going to stick with most of it because it... Read more

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