I just averted a possible binge. I'm going to write out what happened for future reference.
I left work today in high spirits. The sun was shining and I could not wait to get home. I had it all planned out: I was going to eat some dinner... Read more
NSV: Me? In Shorts?! (Pic)
Well, today was an absolutely gorgeous day in Berkeley. I decided to celebrate it by doing something I have not done in about fifteen years. No joke, 15 YEARS.
I wore shorts.
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Onederland Reward: New Fragrance (PIC)
Yesterday I got myself a lovely new fragrance as a reward for entering Onederland. It is the new Daisy Sunshine from Marc Jacobs. I'm not a huge fan of the original Daisy but this one has a lovely, light, sweet fragrance. Much less floral. A... Read more
ONEDERLAND! Finally! (PICS)
Well, it has taken three years and 46 pounds but I am FNALLY here! And it feels GOOD!
This morning I awoke to the wonderful 198.8. In another life, I would have started crying at that number but it has been almost SEVEN YEARS since I weig... Read more
Are You Going For a Walk?
Lately, it feels really nice to have people noticing my efforts to be healthier. In January, I started using my lunch hour to go for walks when possible. I walk either down to the Oakland Harbor or over to Lake Merritt. I immediately noticed ... Read more
I can feel the fog of TOM lifting. I haven't done too terribly with it -- I've mostly resisted cravings and binges. But I have felt rather down for the past few days, quietly sulking. This morning was the first morning where I felt that emoti... Read more
I had a pretty fun weekend. I went reward shopping with my sister and niece and made some fun purchases. I bought a size 10 (10!!!) dress which I could not believe fit me. I also bought a cute romper for when it warms up some more. I ate wha... Read more
STOP! There is a better way!
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
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
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
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
Cravings? Check. Uptick in anxiety? Check. Water weight? Check.
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!
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
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
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Chocolate on My Mind
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