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Triumphant

Thursday, August 09, 2012      4 comments

"Triumphant": that is how I'm feeling. I have had such a great day! It started out with the realization that I was waking up in the "healthy" range of the BMI chart, since yesterday was my first weigh-in at 140.5. I was still riding high,... Read more

Ideal Weight?

Monday, August 06, 2012      24 comments

I am entering an interesting period of my weight loss: seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I bought a bunch of new clothes (thank you, Sierra Trading Post!) in size medium for tops and size 10 for bottoms. I figured that was my goal size,... Read more

August Goals

Saturday, August 04, 2012      1 comments

I almost met my goal in July: I lost 9.5 pounds when my goal was 10. 153.5 to 144. I really got stalled at the end of the month, caught in a little plateau around 144 pounds. I seem to have figured out what was going on (I started relying o... Read more

In recovery from being FAT

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      9 comments

This may be a bit premature, since I'm still 8 pounds over my healthy BMI cutoff, but I'm definitely feeling healthy and fit these days. I'm comfortably wearing a size 12 and am almost at a 10. I've lost 49 pounds and am hoping that I'll be at a... Read more

Upcoming Milestones

Sunday, July 01, 2012      0 comments

149 -- out of the 150s 146.5 -- 50 pounds down 144 -- 3/4 of my journey complete 141.5 -- 55 pounds down 141 -- no longer overweight 140 -- driver's license weight 139 -- out of the 140s 136.5 -- 60 pounds down 131.5 -- 65 pounds... Read more

July Goals

Sunday, July 01, 2012      4 comments

My goal for June was to lose 12 pounds, going from 162 to 150 pounds by July 1. That didn't happen. I actually ended up at 153.5, a loss of 8.5 pounds for the month. So, for July I'll be a bit more realistic, but still ambitious: 10 ... Read more

June Update

Friday, June 29, 2012      1 comments

Well, things have been going well (current weight 155.0, down 41.5 pounds total). In June news: --I finished my first 5k! I went out really fast, planing on checking my time at the first mile marker and slowing down accordingly. Unfortunat... Read more

June Goals

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

My goal is to lose 12 pounds in June, and end up at 150 pounds by July 1. How I will get there: Exercise 6x per week: run 3-4 times and elliptical or bike 2-3 times. Go to Body Pump 3x per week (starting in the 2nd week of June). ... Read more

Taking Stock

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      2 comments

So, I just finished my 9th week of weight loss. So far I've lost 32 pounds, down from 196.5 to 164.5. I'm almost halfway to my goal, which is 126.5. My BMI has dropped from 34.8 to 29.1. My blood pressure has dropped from 138/80 to 106/65. I am ... Read more

Identity Statement

Sunday, May 20, 2012      1 comments

I got this idea from a Sparkfriend--to write an identity statement--kind of a mission statement for your life and lifestyle--as though you've already gotten to maintenance. It seems to make sense: if you can start living now the way you want to ... Read more

Emotional Eating

Saturday, May 12, 2012      3 comments

The weight loss clinic that I go to has the patients go through kind of a cognitive-behavioral component, where you examine your relationship with food. This week, I'm supposed to journal about emotional eating. Beware, this is a deep and unexpl... Read more

Trigger Foods

Monday, May 07, 2012      3 comments

So in my program, we get weekly homework assignments. This week's was about emotional eating. First, we're supposed to examine all our trigger foods, foods that once we start eating we have a hard time stopping. Then figure out what the common t... Read more

Beck Diet Solution Days 2-8

Sunday, May 06, 2012      2 comments

I've been reading through Beck a bit quicker than one day per day, since I'm already 6 weeks into my weight loss program. But I wanted to at least comment on each one of the items and how I'm incorporating it into my life. Day 2: Pick two r... Read more

Week 5 Thoughts

Saturday, May 05, 2012      1 comments

On the plus side: --When I stopped my run to let a woman pet my dog, she made a comment to me that started, "I'm a runner, too, and I..." I still can get over being referred to as "a runner." --I went to the water park today with my kids. I ... Read more

Beck Diet Solution: Day 1

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      6 comments

I just started reading The Beck Diet Solution, and as a counseling student I am thrilled to have found a CBT approach to weight loss and maintenance. In fact, I can't believe that I ever tried to lose weight in the past without preparing myself ... Read more


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