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STOP! There is a better way!

Friday, March 01, 2013      7 comments

I think it may be the influence of the Biggest Loser, but I worry that we focus too much on the "no pain, no gain" approach to exercise. People want to go from couch potato to marathon runner inside a year. P90x. Insanity. If we're not going... Read more

Marvelous March!

Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

I'm so excited for March! It will be Spring soon. I plan to hit 50 lbs down this month and enter Onederland. The weather is becoming gorgeous and I feel like I have a very good handle on my nutrition and fitness. I've been keeping a go... Read more

Intuitive Eating and the Hunger Scale

Thursday, February 28, 2013      3 comments

I've been practicing intuitive eating for the last week or so. Intuitive eating is just listening to your body, feeding it what it requests, eating when hungry and stopping when full. Sounds easy, right? Read more

February Results and March Goals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      8 comments

February has been a big month for me! Pounds Lost: 12.2 Number of Fitness Minutes: 2625 My February Goals were: 1) Track nutrition every day. 2) Walk to and from work every day. 3) Attend two toning classes per week. 4) L... Read more

PMS/TOM

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      4 comments

Cravings? Check. Uptick in anxiety? Check. Water weight? Check. Bleh. I had hoped to make Onederland before this stuff set in and while I did see the 190's on the scale this week, I'm not calling it until I'm safely a few pounds into ... Read more

Half Way There!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      9 comments

When I started really trying to lose weight in September 2009, my totally outrageous, unbelievable and obviously impossible (in my mind) goal was to lose 90 pounds. That would put me squarely in the mid to high 20's BMI-wise and while it is st... Read more

Weight Loss Ambivalence

Monday, February 25, 2013      7 comments

I've lost 45 pounds and I'm so proud and happy. But if I'm completely honest with myself, there's a small note of ambivalence about going further. Consciously, I want very much to move forward towards my goal. Practically, I need to get to my... Read more

Chocolate on My Mind

Sunday, February 24, 2013      5 comments

Chocolate is a definite binge trigger for me. I prefer milk chocolate. I don't eat it every day but it is normal for me to have some every week or, in the past, a few times a week. There are definitely times when I used to eat it every day (el... Read more

I did it!

Saturday, February 23, 2013      13 comments

I performed last night! I did a belly dance solo at my dance studio's "Open Carpet Night"! There were only about 20 people in the audience but that wasn't important. Once I got started, I felt like I could have danced endlessly before a crowd... Read more

The Eater's Agreement

Friday, February 22, 2013      4 comments

This was posted on the Emotional Eating team. It is wonderfully written! Enjoy! The Eaterís Agreement I hereby agree, from this day forward, to fully participate in life on earth. I agree to inhabit the appropriate vehicle for such par... Read more

I never thought this would happen to me!

Thursday, February 21, 2013      19 comments

I got a round of applause from my doctor today! Since I saw him last, I have lost 35 pounds. My blood pressure is great and all my numbers (cholesterol, blood sugar) are within the normal ranges! He says the best thing I can do for my health ... Read more

There's Nothing Standing in My Way

Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

I was scared that I was going to plateau at 40 pounds down. But that hasn't happened and I've now lost 42 pounds! I've previously always plateaued almost immediately upon reaching a new low. I now wonder if this had less to do with a "plateau... Read more

Irresistible Foods and their Substitutes

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

I've made a list of the foods that I just can't seem to say no to. My goal is to think of healthier "replacement foods" that offer similar satisfaction without being entirely too irresistible. I haven't figured out substitutions for all of the... Read more

Addictive Foods

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      6 comments

So, I have come to the conclusion that I have an addictive relationship with certain foods, especially the usual suspects, white flour and sugar. I'm trying to figure out how to proceed with this knowledge. Eliminate them entirely? Keep a tig... Read more

I'm in Size 12!

Sunday, February 17, 2013      14 comments

Today, I had a major non-scale victory: I fit back into size 12 clothes. I went shopping with a buddy and we went to all sorts of stores. I was shocked when I fit into a size 12 dress and size 12 jacket at H &M. Read more


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