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Today is the 100th day of the year. I am thrilled to say that so far, 2013 has been a good year for me. In previous years, I would always fall out my healthy lifestyle around the holidays, stay off course through winter and try to make a drama... Read more
Fun Project and Yummy Dinner (Pics)
I got this wonderful idea from POOKASLUAGH. Maybe you saw her blog "103 down, 15 to go." She did an awesome craft to create a visual signifier of how much weight she had lost and how much weight she has left to lose. I decided to do the same!... Read more
So far, so good this month!
I've already hit my goal of entering the 180's! Wow! I love it when things move quickly (hasn't always happened this way).
Only 4 more pounds to hit my goal of 185 for my friend's wedding on May 4!... Read more
How I Gained Weight: Television
Now that I've started identifying factors that led to my weight gain, I'm on a roll!
One large factor that I left out is television. I was reading Dr. Pamela Peeke's book and she said something to the effect of: Are you consuming most of ... Read more
Snack foods and sweets!
There is one thing I left out of my "how I gained weight" blog and it is definitely important: snack foods and sweets.
I used to think daily snack foods and desserts were part of a healthy diet. When I say snack foods, I don't mean nuts and... Read more
How I gained weight . . . and how I'm taking it off!
"People do manage to lose weight and keep it off. I know some of them, and I've probably corresponded with hundreds. Their secret? They figured out how they gained weight, and did the opposite until they lost it."
LOVE this quote, which I ... Read more
I've lost 1.2 pounds, in spite of TOM. Can we say "major accomplishment" and also "this never happens!"?
I'm super stoked about this, only 3+ pounds to meet my goal for the month, I'm confident that I can do it.
Discovered another dow... Read more
Much to my surprise, I've stopped enjoying heavily salted foods. Say WHAT?
I think it is a result of cooking most of my food for myself. I put in a bit of salt but apparently nothing like what restaurants generally use. Overtime, I've gr... Read more
The week is going well! The scale is improbably tending down even though I'm in the throes of TOM. The first two days were rough but I'm feeling a lot better today. Hopefully, it will be smooth sailing (and weight loss!) from here on out. On... Read more
Awesome April + Helping or Hindering?
I want to take a minute to evaluate where I am on this journey and identify things that may help or hinder me in my pursuit to make it into the 180's this month.
WHERE I AM:
I'm very proud of my accomplishments and looking forward to m... Read more
Sunday on the Farm
Today, my husband and I went to the open house for our CSA!
CSA is community supported agriculture. Basically, we pay to support a local farm and in exchange we get an awesome bounty of fruits and vegetables once a week. It is not expensi... Read more
March Results and April Goals
Fitness Minutes: 2,350
Pounds lost: 5.8
My goals for March were:
1) Track nutrition every day. ... Read more
Rule of thumb
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
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
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