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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

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

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