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Yesterday was a planned cheat day. Had a hearty serving of a variety of desserts. Although it was planned, the way I feel physically today shows my body isn't used to 'cheating' anymore. It didn't really appreciate what the mind had planned for ... Read more
It took a while to get the motivation-engine going, but I think it finally kicked into gear last week. I am now on an 8-week journey to reach a moderate-to-aggressive weight loss goal. I hope I will reach it. But my acceptance criteria is somewh... Read more
Has it been a year?
It's hard to believe my last post was over a year ago. In all fairness, I've come a long way on the good path. I've lost considerable weight and now wear clothes I hadn't worn in over 8 years. In fact, it has been a few months since I've been we... Read more
I'd say it has been about a month (or slightly over) since I started the Intermittent Fasting regime. Here's how it looks so far:
- I have way more energy than before. When I'm at the gym after a long day, I'm ready to give it my all. I hav... Read more
Reading to Motivate
I have been reading nothing but health and fitness articles lately. It really helps to keep me motivated. What's more is all the amazing success stories and inspirational journeys people have, and vlog about. Nothing motivates me more than to se... Read more
Don't Wanna Jinx
I'm afraid to post this cuz I'm afraid I'll jinx the results. :P
I don't really believe in that stuff but you never know. :)
No but seriously, I've been shedding regularly this week, ever since I started the fasting. Mind you, I've ste... Read more
The Eat Stop Eat Plan
Okay, so I made a few changes since I last wrote, more than 2.5 months ago.
I've pretty much plateaued no thanks to my "off" days. One thing is for sure. It's easy to ruin your hard work with just one 'off' day.
But I have to say, I'm ... Read more
Still at it
I re-embarked on a journey to a healthier lifestyle on July 28, 2012. I maintained that this time it was going to be different. Not easier, or more difficult; different. I always used to see the healthy lifestyle as the end goal, and the way to ... Read more
Okay, so I trailed off somewhere for a while telling myself I could find my way back. But then I got lost. And now finally after 5 weeks I've found my way back....back to setting accountability on myself.
I didn't think I'd be so happy to s... Read more
More Equals Less
I had read this before in several places, but now I can testify to its accuracy.
Sometimes, you need to eat more to lose weight. Last week, and especially since I added strength training, I upped my target calorie intake by a couple hundred... Read more
A different mindset
I've noticed a change in me. I don't mean physical, but mental.
I think I've reached a comfort zone and my drive to stay consistent with tracking calories has diminished. A few years ago, when I first started with SP, I remember reaching a ... Read more
Got myself a Gym Membership
I was sitting in the waiting lounge for my turn at the doctor's, and flipping through the paper I saw an ad "Buy 6 months, get 6 months FREE".
I was at the doctor's office to get feedback for my lipid profile. The results, he said, are per... Read more
I suffer from high cholesterol and hypertension. I'm taking meds for both conditions. My bp is in check, because I monitor it regularly at home.
I went to my doctor a couple days ago to request a lipid profile, to see how my cholesterol is ... Read more
I got sick :(
I dunno if it was the seasonal allergies, or what....but the past 4 days have been a struggle. First the flu, which turned into a migraine, which turned into general lethargy.
Yesterday I finally got the courage to get back into the routin... Read more
I can't believe it but I did it. I had been training with walk/jog combo for a 5K for the past two months and yesterday I did it! I jogged a 5K for the first time in 4 years! It was exhilarating!
don't ask me how long it took. i'm just glad... Read more