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
Curious thing about being "stuck". . .
So, I had some lab work done this week and it turns out my TSH (Thyroid stimulating Hormone) is pretty high! That can indicate hypothyroidsim. I don't think I have many symptoms of hypothyroidism which can include tiredness, weight gain, feeling... Read more
Seem stuck at the 5# mark. . .
So, I'm focusing on other parts of the program: Identifying feelings that bubble up (like frustration), looking for ways to deliberately add joy to my life and working on exercise (primarily housecleaning today). What's the saying? Stay calm an... Read more
Holding steady. . .
It is May 19th and there's been no change. I think I need to turn my attention to burning more calories, getting out every day for a walk, taking the stairs more at work. After all, if nothing changes, nothing changes!... Read more
One week in. . .
It is May 12th and so far I'm down two pounds. Hopefully this at least indicates that things are moving in the right direction. Eightteen days to go and, if I'm to meet my goal, I need to shed eight more pounds! I certainly can't be "sure" th... Read more
Just 10 Lbs!
My goal for May is to shed just 10 Lbs.
I'm relying on the Just 10 Lbs. Strategy from the book by Brad Lamm.
I downloaded the workbook now that I've read the book and today I begin . . .
1. Actively loving myself, just as I am
... Read more
Brite Leaf Pedometer!
For my birthday, I ordered a new tri-axis pocket pedometer. I've only used it for a few days but I really like it! I've had many cheap pedometers that fall or get knocked off my waistband. The cheap ones seem to have a life expectancy of about... Read more
Great new resource. . .
Yesterday I saw a new (to me) Physical Therapist who was a fountain of ideas, websites, local resources, techniques and tools! I think I will learn a great deal from her and make important changes in my daily life because of what she is showing ... Read more
Happy New Year!
I can honestly say that in spite of new obstacles, my outlook on the new year is to anticipate the great possibilities it holds! Hubby has Alzheimer's disease (diagnosis is new, behaviors are not) so that requires many adjustments! Addressing ... Read more
December and down to the wire. . .
The scale has begun to inch its way down and I need to take advantage of this positive momentum! My goal is not grand, just 5 pounds by the end of this month so I can launch the New Year with hopeful attitude and a bit of a head-start on my 201... Read more
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