The Good, the bad and the absolutely beautiful.
This weekend was my four year wedding anniversary. On Friday night, I made dinner for my husband, recreating the meal we shared on our three month dating anniversary. It was tasty, romantic and high in calories. On Saturday, I got my hair brai... Read more
Did you ever buy things at your top weight just because they kind of fit but they didn't look that great? Then you lose weight and guess what? They still don't look that great! I'm wearing two such garments today. A lot of my clothes are startin... Read more
Big Time Changes
I ask myself, why is this time different from all the other times? Why is this weight loss effort going to succeed? Because, I have developed something I've never, ever experienced in my weight loss efforts before. That thing is patience. I ha... Read more
May Report Card and June Goals
Here were my goals for May:
GOALS FOR MAY:
Cardio: 3 dance classes and C25K, starting from the top. B-
Classes: Week 1/2 days , Week 2/2 days , Week 3/4 days, Week 5/3 days
C25k: Not really. I only did three runs this month. I h... Read more
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
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