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Hat in Hand...
Okay, I'm coming back to confess my sins. It's good for the soul, right? I had fallen off track for a couple of months. It's been forever since I've tracked my food, and I made the decision to start up again today. Part of the problem was that I... Read more
Today's a tough day emotionally. I've been laid off, and this is my last day at work. I never thought of myself as an emotional eater, but I'm realizing that I have a tendancy to want to graze on comfort foods when I'm feeling stressed/worried/n... Read more
How Important is the "8 glasses a day" Rule?
I'm reporting good news -- confusing news, but good, none the less. I'm down 6 lbs. in December. It's only the 15th, and I've already lost more than I did the whole month of November. In October, I lost nearly 15 lbs. The confusing thing is, I w... Read more
Over the Thanksgiving Day Hump
Well, it's taken several days, but I feel that I'm finally beyond the Thanksgiving day escapade. I ate more than I wanted to -- logged my calories on Thanksgiving day, but they probably weren't completely accurate. I had a free day the day after... Read more
I'm in Control
I'm down 21 lbs. total today! I almost couldn't believe the numbers this morning. If I know my body, I'll probably spend the rest of the week just trying to hang on to that loss. I don't want to be negative about it, but I've started to notice a... Read more
Why did I do it? I had scheduled to eat a Sara Lee Blueberry Bagel at 4pm, but I chomped it down at 11:30am. That's not even one of my regular eating times. I felt like I just needed something carby and slightly sweet. I think I haven't had enou... Read more
I've maintained for about 3 days now. Maybe it's time for me to stop weighing myself daily. And maybe it's time for me to start exercising regularly. I just got some editing software that I'm really excited about, so I've spent the last 3 days i... Read more
I'm feeling pretty good this morning. I woke up at 6:15 rarin' and ready to go. I was down a pound and a half or so this morning, even though I didn't exercise yesterday. I went out last night and got ingredients for hummus. I probably made 5 lb... Read more
I just looked at my Nutrition Tracker "Reports" page. I noticed a trend. My protien and fat levels have been under the recommended amount pretty much every day for the last 2 weeks. My fiber is always below what's recommended. I took a look at m... Read more
Not so "Hot" Day
Okay, so I made it though my first hot chocolate-free day. Yay! Just barely, though. I've started to depend on it to give me that energy boost when I need it. I was .5 lb. lighter this morning. But I've seen that before. I want to see things con... Read more
What's the Dealio?
Okay, I'm really not sure what's going on here. I've lost and gained the same 2 lbs. several times in the last 2 weeks. I'm staying within my calories, and I've even exercised a time or 2--which is more than I can say for the first 15 lbs. I los... Read more
Well, it's been one month since I started my menu and exercise plan. I feel good about the progress I've made so far. I've lost 17.5 lbs., and I feel better than I did a month ago. I've had my ups and downs. I stared out with not much energy, an... Read more
Making Good Choices
I had an election watch gathering yesterdsay. I was a bit torn over whether to eat a regular meal beforehand to prevent myself from eating too much there, or save my calories and enjoy myself in moderation. Well, I saved my calories, but not to ... Read more
I've learned a lot in the month that I've been on my menu plan. I've learned how to pad my diet with 80% healthy foods. I always want that to be the bulk of what I consume. But I've also learned how to have small indulgences now and then and to ... Read more
Proud of Myself
I made it through my first real test this weekend. I was super-concerned that I would be tempted to overeat, or to eat something I shouldn't. I had a wedding on Saturday, and a family gathering on Sunday. I watched my calories before those event... Read more