14 Pounds and counting. . .
This structured program (MediFast) is pretty boring but, I have to admit, it works! I'm happy to say that even the past week, when the scale at my house did not move at all, it seems I'd lost a pound when I showed up for my weekly appointment a... Read more
And now, for a VERY structured program. . .
On November 12th, I joined Medifast -- up until now, doing something like that would have felt like defeat (I guess I just can't do this by myself!) but today, it is beginning to look like success.
Over the last 3 weeks, I've shed 6.5 pound... Read more
Because you asked. . .
So, the book deal is probably only exciting to me, because it is more of a "textbook" than a "fun read" -- I'm writing a book aimed at nurses (my peers) on Critical Thinking.
I teach nurses in graduate school (my part-time job) and this h... Read more
Life is good!
It is September and the colors are beginning to turn. I just took a new job (at age 64!) and signed a book deal (150 pages due by the end of the year!). It is an amazing time in my life. Now, if I can just re-organize my life to support a wei... Read more
I'm a Weight Watcher (again)
Okay, so with Oprah joining (actually, buying) Weight Watchers, I figured I'd try it again myself. I did have some success on Weight Watchers long ago but a brief attempt with the program about a decade ago didn't yield any changes. So, I'm jum... Read more
What if I ate exactly what my body needs?
I saw a commercial for Seattle Sutton (a product I've tried but didn't particularly enjoy) and the spokesperson asked herself, "What would life be like if I fed my body exactly what it needs"? So, she pursues SS and proceeds to lose 100 pounds, ... Read more
Feeling great, but alas, no changes on the scale!
I joined a SparkPeople Challenge, the 30-Day Plateau Busting Challenge, to see if it might offer tools that will help me leave this same-old-same-old weight plateau.
So far, the challenge has been fun and I'm trying to abide by all the wisd... Read more
No Progress to Report. . .
Alas, the scale bobbles up 2 pounds, down 1 pound, up again, down again but really, over the last two weeks -- no net loss! I get sad and a little frustrated but, when I look at my consumption over those two weeks there have been some pretty "b... Read more
On the face of it, the phrase "starting over" has a sad ring to it -- it means "back where I started" and "back to square one" and well, "here I go, again." I've had a birthday (64) and that anniversary always makes me stop and re-evaluate my l... Read more
Beginning. . .
I've joined a program offered through my workplace called "Prevent" -- it seems largely built around preventing Diabetes but, even though I'm not pre-diabetic, I know the lifestyle principles can only help me. It is 16 weeks long and started on... Read more
New Job, New Agenda. . .
I'm always looking for a way or a reason to re-boot and "start over" and beginning next week (October 29th) I will start a new job. This is itself seems reason enough to get my eating/exercising plan refreshed and renewed!
My plan is fairl... Read more
July seems like such a lazy month. . .
So in June, I had grand ambitions, but I find myself simply wanting to find a hammock and a good book (or rev-up my Kindle) and have a good read under a tree, rather than exercising! Gotta change that!
Calorie count seems to be holding ste... Read more
Yoga, for the rest of us. . .
I bought some "easy" yoga videos and took some private instruction from my favorite trainer just yesterday. To really start a morning practice here, at home, I need to clear a little more space in my loft.
I want to do this for three reas... Read more
Figuring out what works. . .
I found a website that offered a study on behaviors of menopausal women that were associated with weight loss at six months in the combined groups included eating:
Less sugar (desserts and sugar-sweetened beverages)
Fewer fried foods
More ... Read more
Honestly. . .
I saw my PCP last Friday and while she's not prepared to add thyroid medication to the mix right now, she did advise I focus on five things:
1. Tracking Calcium (and supplementing, if needed)
2. Minimizing carbs and choosing very caref... Read more