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i shouldda had just one glass of wine
i shouldda stuck to my plan
i shouldda not eaten that guilt-edged cookie and then its not so guilt-edged neighbor.
i shouldda not eaten that diet ice cream.
But i did.
i d... Read more
Oh,yea, I remember that family reunion/party/wedding...
How many of us can go through our ENTIRE life by how much we weighed "then." I can. Every big event in my life, I can tell you how much I weighed, and with a little bit of ruminating, declare why/how I got to that weight. Every pound/ounce has b... Read more
Advantage of Not Having a Valentine
When I was first single, Valentines Day was a celebration of self. I just felt so good to be unfettered, unattached, and did not feel a need to "belong" to someone. I still feel good about myself, and I do not feel that I am "incomplete" for not... Read more
Looking at the New Year
So, for the New Year I do NOT have to make "lose weight" one of my resolutions. Why, you may ask? Because this year I've lost nearly 75 pounds! I know I am on the right track, and weight loss and exercise are part of me now. I no longer have to ... Read more
Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend
We've all experienced it. A friend that we've "outgrown" and somehow we slowly (or not so slowly) drift apart. So many foods have been my old friends for so long. I celebrated with them, I mourned with them, I sat around bored with them, and the... Read more
The Obsession with BMI
Happy Earth Day! My gift to the Earth this year is to eat only what I need to live. I have been a vegetarian for 34 years now, so that is a boon to the earth, too. Did you know that? Eating less or no meat is helping save the planet.
And..... Read more
I am rising
Today is Easter Sunday here in sunny Ashburn, VA. And I am rising! I am rising out of the doldrums of repetative, negative thoughts and moving toward a life with healthier and more positive thoughts. I shed the automatic responses of my brain an... Read more
I've made a jump--trying a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). I learned about it in my "Psychology of Eating Disorders and Obesity" class. It has about the same success rate as most diets (dismal), but does have some advantages. First, quick weight l... Read more
My first LIVE meeting, what a blast! Kristie is cool, and I really enjoyed the conversation.
Why is it that we know all this stuff about eating our veggies, eating our protein, and less meat. But somehow having someone who has been there an... Read more
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
If we all believed the statistics, this would be a pretty empty site. It's futile to try and lose weight and keep it off, according to the experts. With pretty much any diet, the ability to lose is there. To keep it off? Not so much.
I have... Read more
Am I going to lose a pound a month forever?
I've been trying very hard this week, and this may be the first week where my food journal is completely filled out for each day. YAY! By Wednesday, I had gained weight! But somehow muddled through, still craving every so often and it takes all ... Read more
Where to hide when you live in a house of mirrors?
Where to hide when you live in a house of mirrors? I feel like I do--at least when I go to work.
I know it's bad when I judge myself on how I look when I walk up the hallway to the door I have to open to go to work. At the end of this hallw... Read more
Blendtec....not as successful as I originally thought
I returned it. I returned it mainly because of the price. It was a really cool blender, but that is what it was: a blender. Should I be paying almost $400 bucks for a blender????
I don't think so. I bought a Cuisinart, but I am not happy wi... Read more
I love Blendtec
I "blew" some of my income tax return on a Blendtec blender. It is so cool! I've been making fresh fruit smoothies: skim milk; ice; splenda and just about any fruit. Made soup. Made fat-free sugar free pudding. I'm going to try making bread doug... Read more
What Else Do I Have to Do Anyway?
Well, what else DO I have to do anyway?
Is my "previous life" of eating whatever unhealthy item I wanted so appealing? Really...I gotta think about this. What big payoff do I get when I eat sugary or fat-filled foods? If it's anything, it'... Read more