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Why didn't anyone tell me?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      13 comments

In retrospect, I gained 50 pounds over a period of three years, most of it gained within 18 months. Why didn't anyone say anything? Not my mom, not my sister, not my husband, not my friends, not my doctor. Very strange, especially since m... Read more

Crisis Averted

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      14 comments

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)

Sunday, March 10, 2013      23 comments

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. Read more

Onederland Reward: New Fragrance (PIC)

Friday, March 08, 2013      10 comments

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


Thursday, March 07, 2013      47 comments

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?

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      9 comments

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

Bouncing Back

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      8 comments

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

Weekend Update

Monday, March 04, 2013      9 comments

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!

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


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

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