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My Pity-Party is getting out of hand
Monday, November 13, 2017      1 comments

I have been fighting for six years to lose weight. And I have spent the last six years bouncing between 200-190lbs. In 2004/5 I did the Atkins diet, and I lost 75lbs in less than a year. I was tantalizingly close to my goal. I had been ... Read more
1 Month No Soda!
Monday, April 10, 2017      4 comments

It's very important to stop regularly and take stock of what you've accomplished. I have not had a diet soda, (or a regular soda) in a month. Today is the start of week 5 without a soda. In a couple of days it will be exactly 30 days with... Read more
I want to be her one day
Thursday, April 06, 2017      2 comments

How many times have I looked at picture and thought, I want her body, her waist, her boobs, her bottom, etc. Well, I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I came across a picture of an elderly woman. Sadly, it was a notice of ... Read more
Unexpected results
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      1 comments

Monday morning I weighed 196lbs, today I weighed in at 194.4lbs. I did my measurements, the first time since early January, and I've lost 2 inches off my waist. While I didn't lose any inches anywhere else, I was still so pumped I took m... Read more
24 days without a soda
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      3 comments

I'm starting week 4 of avoiding sodas. I now drink black tea with a little honey in the mornings, and water throughout the day. I still get cravings now and again, but it's not constantly on my mind. I'm no longer planning trips to the ... Read more
Struggling to increase calories
Thursday, March 30, 2017      2 comments

It seems very counter productive, but I need to eat more. I'm trying to decrease saturated fat. The logical thing to do is cut meat and dairy. But in doing that I've created a huge hole in my daily calorie count. I am ravenous when I f... Read more
Festival Food Blows.
Monday, March 27, 2017      1 comments

Ugh, I had a craving for carnival food. I was craving BBQ and fries, specifically. And there were a lot of festivals this weekend. I couldn't find any BBQ but I did find Fish n' Chips. But I tell you what, greasy salt, served pressed i... Read more
Life Challenge: Number 2
Friday, March 24, 2017      0 comments

My Life Challenge Number Two; is to finish and publish a book. Don't get me wrong, I will put my heart and soul into it, but it doesn't have to be a great book. I'm not planning on being the next Shakespeare or Rowling. This will probably... Read more
Two tiny dots, could be big trouble.
Thursday, March 23, 2017      4 comments

About a year or so ago I noticed a tiny, whitish/yellowish dot forming under my right eye. It was hardly noticeable. Over time it grew a little larger and a second one started form under my left eye. Neither are large enough to be notice... Read more
10 Easy Steps to Crush a Child's Body Image.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      3 comments

How to help your child build a not so healthy body image. 1) Routinely grab their belly fat and proclaim, "If you can pinch an inch!" 2) Point out to them, that the cake they are eating, the one you'd baked the night before, is, "Nothi... Read more
Striking the balance.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      2 comments

I really watch my Calories, Protein, and Saturated Fat. I'm trying to find a way of balancing those three things...and it ain't easy. Cutting out Saturated Fat absolutely decimates my Proteins. To increase my Proteins I have to jack... Read more
Where there's a way, there's a will ;)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      0 comments

My main form of transportation is by bicycle. I learned long ago that I like biking more than I like driving. I bike to work. I bike to the grocery store. Nearly every place I have to go, I bike. This leads a lot of people to ask ... Read more
My First Vegan Meal
Monday, March 20, 2017      0 comments

I attempted my first "Vegan" Meal. Quinoa seeds mixed with Black Beans, Corn, Asparagus, Onions, Minced Garlic, a little Lime Juice, and some seasonings. It was decently tasty...right up until my co-worker sat down next to me with ... Read more
Back to the gym after two months.
Monday, March 20, 2017      1 comments

I am trying to write a novel. The problem is finding the time and energy to be creative and focused. This is a problem everyone has. But since everyone has the same problem, there's been a lot of people looking for the solution. I hav... Read more
Quinoa- if nothing else it's a fun word to say.
Sunday, March 19, 2017      5 comments

One week without diet sodas! Next step is cutting back on saturated fats. Since I'm predisposed to be affected by saturated fats, I'm going to start testing out Vegan and Vegetarian diets. This is huge for me. My fami... Read more

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