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Travel, Food, and Work

Monday, January 19, 2015      4 comments

I was gone for a week for work and just getting my local-land-legs again. Living out of a hotel room, it's difficult to stay on track, especially with no way to cook (though there is a fridge, so some things were possible). I need to figure out ... Read more

Need to Be A Little Less Aggressive in My Plan!

Monday, January 05, 2015      7 comments

Coming down with a stomach flu bug. Realized that it's not ALL about results. Yes, my results on paper have been fantastic. And yes, I've been feeling pretty great, all told. But I need to take a little softer approach I think, an... Read more

Beware the Quinoa Cakes!

Saturday, January 03, 2015      6 comments

Just kidding. I had a girls' night out with my dear friends, and after surveying the menu decided that the "yam quinoa cakes" sounded harmless enough and maybe even a little bit healthy. Didn't think much about the calorie content until I decide... Read more

Anne Lamott's Anti-Diet

Sunday, December 28, 2014      0 comments

This is wonderful. "Here, Pastor, this tube of barbeque Pringles is all for you. I have my own." LOL and well said, let us all feed ourselves with respect and take the time to make and eat good food that makes us FEEL good! https:/... Read more

An Off Day, and How We Deal With It.

Sunday, December 28, 2014      3 comments

I was feeling a bit discouraged today. I realized last week that I'd calibrated my scale all wrong. It was still set the way I'd set it for myself when we bought it in 2010, when I was still very active. It has two settings, "athlete" and "... Read more

The Reformed Shopping Cart

Saturday, December 27, 2014      5 comments

I used to laugh at myself when I would go shopping (especially comparing my typical shopping trip to hubby's typical shopping trip ... my cart would be full of chocolate, baked goods, coffee, bread, crackers, cheese, cereal ... his was the only ... Read more

Difficult Day ... Glad it's a Friday!

Friday, December 26, 2014      5 comments

I had the day "off" but it was busy nonetheless. Very frustrating day, food-wise. I shopped a lot and didn't eat enough of the right things. Started the day with carbs and had more at lunch time. Nothing drastic, just too much of it. Also ... Read more

Low Carbs and the Sleep Challenge

Thursday, December 25, 2014      1 comments

I did some research last night (yep, pretty late) and found out that I am not the only person who has experienced insomnia as an apparent side effect of going low-carb. (It's reportedly all because tryptophan, which is essential for making melat... Read more

A Breadless* Trip to the Bakery

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      5 comments

Interesting afternoon! A couple of weeks ago I made plans to meet my friend A for lunch out. We mutually picked a place that just happens to be a fabulous bakery, with amazing whole grain and rustic breads. I saw that today they had Vietnamese s... Read more

Moderation! Not an Exciting Word, BUT ...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      2 comments

It does seem to work. :) I was a little bit flustered by my slip up yesterday, so I decided to do the mathematical thing, and quantify my experience. A while back during my first week I started a spreadsheet to add up all my weekly ca... Read more

Ate ... too ... much ...

Monday, December 22, 2014      3 comments

Tonight I conveniently forgot that I had only 100 or so calories left for dinner, due to my earlier-in-the-day indulgences (extra dried fruit, that little bit of dark chocolate, etc., plus a snack that turned into an extra lunch!) ... When I las... Read more

Checking In!

Sunday, December 21, 2014      3 comments

Good progress this week! I have been getting serious about reducing carbs and it's made a huge difference in my energy level as well as my results. I can't believe it was this simple. I am not able to run right now because of my back, but I can ... Read more

Be (Walk) Where You Are

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      6 comments

I have been very busy with work today and didn't take the time for a walk outside (dang!) but last night, I had a fun little revelation -- why not add some extra steps to my shopping, just like I did on Sunday night with my walking down city str... Read more

A Small Triumph over Inactivity & Old Habits

Monday, December 08, 2014      6 comments

Went to a concert in Vancouver last night. When the show got out I went to my old haunt, Blenz, and got my old drink, a soy decaf dark chocolate mocha. Yum. But then ... Surprisingly, I didn't like it as much as I used to. There was a big poster... Read more

Progress

Monday, December 08, 2014      7 comments

I weighed myself this morning and got a shock, 11 pounds down from where I was before I started tracking. I'm already 17% towards my goal! WOO HOO! A couple of observations I was sharing with my hubby this morning after I weighed in. ... Read more


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