A loss in spite of myself!
Well, my third losing week in a row. I wasn't really sure how I would do, since the beginning of the week was one nasty binge, but I had a nice loss this week. I cleaned up my diet, got myself to my OA meetings, and am doing ok.
It was a ... Read more
So far, so good
Weigh in day today. A much smaller loss than last week, but I expected that. Week two is usually less. It's too bad that I have this much experience with weeks one and two, etc. It's just good that I keep coming back, keep trying. I am rejo... Read more
I was able to respect myself in the morning. (Success!)
Went to a birthday party Saturday night, and I feel I successfully navigated the food. When I logged what I had eaten, I did go over my calories, but only by about 200. I tried to load up on vegies, brought my own drinks (water and a diet soda... Read more
Getting started again is tough
Well, after a determined start on Saturday to get back into the healthy swing of things, I had three days of denial. Sunday, a potluck at church, Monday, out to eat for lunch, and an influx of desserts (not my idea, but they all landed at my ho... Read more
Back....again, and again, whatever it takes
Well, here I am. Again. I see it has been over a year since my last blog post. Not a good thing. It has been a year of downward spiral. And it's not my weight that has spiraled downward, either! Fortunately, I am still "only" pre-diabetic,... Read more
A New Day
I am daily grateful that God, in His infinite wisdom, gives us a do-over every 24 hours. Every new day holds promises and opportunities. This one is no exception. Today, I want to plan to succeed.
After several days of struggle and going... Read more
I gained this week :(
Well, I logged a two pound gain this week. I even missed my weigh-in day yesterday, so I weighed this morning. I am not surprised by the gain. My program has been a struggle all week. The weight sure comes back a lot easier than it leaves, do... Read more
I am grateful for a new day. I binged last night. There it is. Not sure why. Still trying to work it out in my mind. I really wish I could just turn off the compulsion to overeat. But there it is. I had three weeks of wonderful freedom fr... Read more
Insatiable tummy yesterday
Yesterday was the pits. I wanted to EAT, eat everything I could see, eat until my belly was overfull. Eat till I didn't want any more. After two weeks on prednisone, doing well, I broke down and ate yesterday. Yuck! I know I shouldn't have ... Read more
What do I want today to hold?
This week's focus for me has been all about choices. Being retired, I make daily choices about how to spend my time, my energy, my food allowances. I have been trying to redefine those choices to reflect a more productive, manageable life.
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Weighed in this morning, and I have had a 14 lb. weight loss in three weeks. That is phenomenal. I am also pleased that it hasn't seemed hard. Sometimes I think I spend a bit too much time on the computer, but I know that "it takes what it ta... Read more
End of Week Three
Today is the end of week three on this program, and I think that I will be very happy with tomorrow's weigh-in. It looks like I've lost about 15 pounds! I have been staying within all my allowances, so I know I'm not doing anything wrong. I j... Read more
This journey is about more than just the end-game of losing weight. It is about the freedom to make choices. When I mindlessly overeat, I am choosing to let my food compulsion control me. When I eat a healthy diet in an appropriate portion si... Read more
Back to the doctor
Getting ready to go to my doctor's appointment to see how the bronchitis/asthma is doing. This will be the first time I have left the house since I saw the doctor last Friday. I am still coughing, but it has stepped back to the chronic stage n... Read more
Well, I've been on antibiotics for almost a week, and prednisone for three days now, and the fire in my lungs is tapering off. The cough is still pretty alarming, though. I am so grateful that, in spite of the steroids, I have been able to con... Read more