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A Good Start in Chicago
Monday, March 27, 2017      0 comments

Got to Chicago yesterday afternoon and will be here for the week. I'm off to a good start. My trainer sent me the week's worth of workouts and I did the first one this morning. (Side note: It's not the same when you don't have your friends there... Read more
The Chicago Diet Test
Thursday, March 23, 2017      3 comments

I tend to keep my weight loss efforts under wraps with most people in real life. Maybe because of this deeply rooted fear of gaining it all back. But, this time around, I've been a little more open about it. Instead of "oh, you know, a few pound... Read more
I Am Overweight!!! Yay!!!
Sunday, March 19, 2017      8 comments

You guys! Wonderful surprise on the scale this morning tells me on the BMI scale I am officially overweight and not obese. This is fantastic!!!!! Last time I was here was over two years ago. This time I am going to make it stick. I am not ... Read more
Perspective: Two Years, No Progress? Lots of Progress?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

Huh. So the last time I weighed this little was about two years ago. So I've either made zero progress or I've made TONS of progress. This gra... Read more
I hate roller coasters.
Sunday, March 12, 2017      4 comments

172.6 171.4 170.2 172.8 171.8
171.0 These are all the weights I've been over the last two weeks. I suppose I should be happy from day 1 to day 14 is a 1.6 pound loss. That is huge for me, honestly. But still this yo-yoing is driving me nuts... Read more
Surprise! Daily Visualization Realization
Friday, March 10, 2017      0 comments

On SparkCoach, today started out with this: "Let’s start off with a quick visualization exercise. Spend 30 seconds visualizing one of your most important goals. See yourself reaching this goal. What will you feel like? How will this change... Read more
Healthy Sounding Is Not Always Healthy.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      2 comments

Last night, I had dinner with friends. Being the good little girl that I am, I looked up the menu online in the afternoon and picked out what I thought would be the best, lowest calorie option. A side salad and tomato soup. Simple, easy, delicio... Read more
Adios 14, Hola 12!
Monday, March 06, 2017      7 comments

What a great weekend! I went shopping and bought two pairs of jeans. Now, I think shopping for jeans is worse than anything else on the planet. I'd rather buy bathing suits than jeans, it's that bad. But I managed to find two pairs. One at... Read more
Whoa. So it IS working. Picture Proof!
Sunday, March 05, 2017      8 comments

Huh. So 20 pounds really does show. I really didn't see it at 10 (middle) but at 20 pounds the difference from right to left is significant enough even ... Read more
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
Saturday, March 04, 2017      5 comments

My first ever spaghetti squash, turned into my first ever spaghetti squash lasagna. I am very excited about this!!! Best of all, I can have 1/4 of this entire thing for 270 calories?!?! ... Read more
Plannin' & Preppin'
Friday, March 03, 2017      2 comments

Workwise, I'm having serious motivational challenges. So I spent the morning reviewing saved recipes and the kitchen supplies, then I took off at 11AM and headed to Target and Wegman's. Hey, why not? :) I'll spend tonight cooking and chopp... Read more
Yesterday's Non-Scale Victory
Thursday, March 02, 2017      6 comments

I have a shirt that's been in the closet for years and I have worn it at all sorts of weights. Sometimes, I've felt compelled to wear one of those spanx tanks under it, but I've worn it anyway. It's one of those 3/4 sleeve shirts with the roll-u... Read more
Feeling Dedicated
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      1 comments

Like a million other people, I have ups and downs in the motivation department. I know if I track my calories and watch what I eat (and drink) and exercise regularly I feel better, I have a better chance of losing weight, etc. But IT IS EXH... Read more
Meeting with the Dietician - Hello Calorie Cycling!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      2 comments

Yesterday, I had my first meeting with a registered dietician. I didn't really know what to expect, after having a bad experience with a nutritionist several years ago. I liked her. She didn't say anything that blew my mind, but I think she offe... Read more
Erased From History
Monday, February 27, 2017      3 comments

Before I go to my first appointment with a registered dietitian, I thought I'd reflect a little on my weight loss history. This is my go-to "before"... Read more

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