Happy Happy Joy Joy
After a tough fall and winter, I am just loving this Spring! The weather is wonderful. I'm in love with my new dance studio -- I went five times this week! I am just feeling such a zest for life that was lacking before. I'm still off caffein... Read more
4 Day Binge
I fell into the belly of a binge this past week. It started on Thursday when I got news that my grandfather was back in the hospital. I handled it well, I thought, finishing up work and then going out to visit him. He was fine -- he passed out... Read more
18 Pounds GONE!
So, today I took a photo of my self in the bathroom mirror for fun. Then I realized I was wearing the same outfit I had worn when I took a similar photo back in March.
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April Report Card and May Goals
Here were my April Goals:
1) Eat truly Vegan and clean 7 days a week.
Grade: B-. I probably ate clean and vegan about 22 days out of the month. The other days were, you guessed it, weekends! And I ate decently for the first two weeke... Read more
This weekend will present a few obstacles to my healthy living. Hopefully, by considering them and developing a strategy in advance, I can navigate them successfully.
Saturday: Jeremy has family in town and we're going out for Chinese food... Read more
My Goal This Week
My goal this week is to lose 1 pound or more. This is a modest goal but I will be thrilled if I can achieve it. I have been losing steadily for the past three weeks but only very small quantities: .8, .2 and .6. Sure, it adds up but I know I ... Read more
I Have Always Cared About the Number on the Scale
This week I conducted myself admirably and lost .8 pounds. For six days, the scale did not move; on the 7th, I showed a .8 pound loss. Boy did I feel vindicated. I thought maybe, for those 6 days, I'd been doing something wrong. After all, I had... Read more
March Report Card and April Targets
Lbs Lost: 13.6
Inches Lost: 3 (1 wait; 2 hips)
Fitness Minutes: 1,466
Miles Walked: 37.39
Average Calories: 1,200
Wow, what a big month! I'm very proud of myself for meeting all of my goals and then some. Let's review what they we... Read more
Update: Bike Shopping and April Goals
So, things have been going pretty well. I'm still losing weight. I walk to and from work every day. I attend dance classes. I go for walks with my husband. Things are good.
I'm in the market for a bicycle. Yesterday, we went to two differen... Read more
A Very Interesting Meal
I just attended a district wide meeting of judges and clerks that culminated in a high falutin' lunch at a high end Italian restaurant. My goal for the meal was to hew as closely to vegan as possible but not beat myself up if I was unable to ea... Read more
Drinking my Dinner and Making An Active Life
I drank my dinner last night. Yup! I used my juicer, for the first time ever. I made a juice of kale, apples, orange, mango, celery and ginger. It was so damn good, I followed it up with a little glass of apple and carrot juice. I felt full, re... Read more
Who is this girl?
I went to a 9:45 a.m. dance class today. Saturday. I was up slightly before 8 a.m. so it was no trouble to make it to the class. Who is this girl? Usually, I can't make it anywhere before 11 on a Saturday. Seriously. I'm too exhausted from ... Read more
My First Belly Dancing Class
I took my first Belly Dancing class tonight. I loved it! It was fun, sexy and a great work out. Want abs without doing crunches? Try belly dancing. It was very similar to the bhangra class I took but more my level. Best of all, it didn't aggrava... Read more
Feeding the Hungry Stomach
I just had a bowl of fruit for dinner. Because I wasn't all that hungry. Because it tasted phenomenal. Because it was what I WANTED. Wow, when I listen to my body, it sure does tell me what it wants, pretty strongly. Tonight it wanted pineapple,... Read more
On "Going Hungry"
What is going hungry? In my mind, it is when your body sends you signals of hunger and you constantly ignore them. But what about feeling hunger? Feeling hunger is normal, positive, a signal from your brain to your belly, telling you to eat.
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