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Weekend Obstacles

Friday, April 20, 2012      3 comments

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      1 comments

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

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      4 comments

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

Sunday, April 01, 2012      2 comments

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

Monday, March 26, 2012      1 comments

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      2 comments

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

Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

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?

Saturday, March 17, 2012      3 comments

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

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

Monday, March 12, 2012      1 comments

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"

Saturday, March 10, 2012      2 comments

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. ... Read more

My First Week on a Plant Based Diet

Thursday, March 08, 2012      3 comments

After having a painful attack of acid reflux brought on by an overly rich diet, I decided it was time to make a major change. I decided to start by arming myself with information. I bought about 8 books on my Kindle that talk about diet, healt... Read more

Quarterly Resolution Evaluation 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012      1 comments

So, far my NYE "resolutions" have been kind of a bust. Really, they are life resolutions but I made a special attempt to tighten them up at the start of the year. What follows is a deeper analysis of why they are failing, and how I hope to im... Read more

Forks Over Knives

Thursday, March 01, 2012      2 comments

I just sent the following e-mail to my family. If you're curious to learn more about Forks Over Knives, you can go to the following link: www.forksoverknives.com/
about/the-fok-diet/ ******************* Dear Family, ... Read more

Woe is Me?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012      4 comments

I tracked my food today for the first time in a while. I have been telling myself that I'm beyond tracking because I know already when I'm on or off track. But today, I tracked what I felt was an "on track" day and I apparently ate about 400 c... Read more


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