A Tale of Two Birthday Parties (Pics)
My amazing nephew turns 8 years old today! We had a lunch party for him yesterday at a sushi restaurant. I decided to go back and compare my nutrition at his birthday party this year to my nutrition at his birthday party LAST YEAR.
LAST Y... Read more
59 Days til Summer!
The sun is out, the sky is blue and spring is in full force here! We are hurtling towards summer!
I absolutely love summer. Gorgeous weather, fun activities (camping, hiking, etc.). Last summer, I got a bit off track as it seemed like th... Read more
Running While Not So Chunky
After a year plus hiatus from running, I have decided to begin the Couch to 5k program again. Unlike my other attempts at running which were motivated, alternately, by peer pressure and a sincere belief that it was the easiest way to lose weigh... Read more
Week in Review
This week was different from the average week in so many ways.
On Monday, I had an important business lunch. On Tuesday, I had some dental work and then a big concert (Green Day!). My step-brother's first son was born.
I wasn't able ... Read more
Bad Girl, Don't Give Up + Goals for Today
I've been a bad, bad girl. I've been deviating from my routine in a lot of little ways. Yesterday, I didn't bring my lunch so I bought a salad. I'll be doing the same today. Last night, I made black bean brownies (sounds gross but they came ... Read more
1) Break into the 180's!
2) Maintain water/nutrition tracking/ log-in streak! Read more
Time for New Goals?
Well, I am three pounds away from my initial goal for 2013! So, it is time for me to start thinking of what my next goal will be. Initially, I thought I wanted my next goal to be an "overweight" BMI (instead of obese). For me, this would be 1... Read more
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
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