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Rule of thumb

Friday, March 29, 2013      5 comments

I ate in an unrestricted fashion for two days this week. In those two days, I gained three pounds. I've been back to my regular diet and workouts since then and have almost lost the three pounds. But I estimate it will take at least five ... Read more

My Secret Weapon

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      11 comments

The last two days have been less than ideal nutritionally. Fatty foods. Refined carbohydrates. Sweets. But for the first time ever, I realize, it's going to be okay. Because I am moving towards my goal. And in order to meet my goal, I ... Read more

Handling the Holidays

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      10 comments

Last night was the first night of Passover! Usually, I handle the holidays by tuning out mentally, not tracking, not getting my water, and eating as much as I can of the worst possible choices. Yesterday, I admittedly made some poor choice... Read more

Fun with Weight Loss Collages (PICS)

Sunday, March 24, 2013      14 comments

The fluffier photos are from June, the slimmer ones from this week. "Before" from 2010, "after... Read more

Tips for Good Restaurant Eatin'

Friday, March 22, 2013      12 comments

I've managed to lose weight this year even while eating out in restaurants. Restaurants have always been a trouble zone for me. I've had extreme difficulty policing my intake. In the past, I've used restaurant meals as an excuse to binge. Bu... Read more

50 POUNDS DOWN!

Friday, March 22, 2013      29 comments

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Good News!

Thursday, March 21, 2013      16 comments

We got the new scale. It only weighs me a few pounds differently from the old one but is a lot more consistent. Oddly enough, it weighed my husband my husband at MORE and me at LESS, but I think there's a reasonable explanation for that: me lo... Read more

Broken Scale, Mid-Week Check-In, Cookies and an NSV!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      10 comments

My scale is broken -- boo! We got it as a wedding present almost five years ago. It is a nice digital scale that balances on four little feet. One of the feet snapped off. I've been using it still but it is clearly compromised. I'm ... Read more

Confronting Your Fears

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      11 comments

Today, I am conquering a big fear with a seemingly miniscule act. I am going to the dentist. I won't say how long it has been since I last visited the dentist. But I will say that I have allowed my fear and inertia to keep me out of t... Read more

Lunchbox Accountability (Pic) and Note to Self

Monday, March 18, 2013      12 comments

Here's what I have in my lunchbox today: 1) A salad of mixed greens, cabbage, orange slices and slivered almonds with a home made ponzu vinagrette on the side. 2) A ... Read more

Goals for the Week

Monday, March 18, 2013      8 comments

Here are my goals for 3/18 - 3/24. 1) Stick to nutritional goals. 2) Stick to exercise goals. 3) Encourage myself with kind words and loving acts. 4) Not freak out about the number on the scale. Good news: bought a size L denim j... Read more

Happy yet Motivated

Sunday, March 17, 2013      7 comments

Can you be happy with where you're at in your journey and yet still feel motivated to change? I want to lose more weight. But I'm also thrilled with my current weight. Is it possible to be happy with my body and yet still want to change it? ... Read more

Almost Mid-Month Check-In and Self-Sabotage: Too Many Goals

Thursday, March 14, 2013      12 comments

At the start of the month I set the following goals: 1) Track nutrition every day. emoticon 2) Walk to an... Read more

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


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