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Sugar Begets Sugar

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      14 comments

Last week was a very high sugar intake week for me. I ate a lot more fruit than usual including high sugar fruits like bananas; I had smoothies with sweetened whey protein or honey; I had dried fruit with sugar added, and I even had cupcakes! ... Read more

Are You Hungry Enough to Eat Raw Broccoli?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      25 comments

I keep hearing the phrase: "You're not really hungry if you aren't hungry enough to eat an apple." I'm not sure where it originated though I did come across it in the Hunger Fix by Dr. Pamela Peeke. "What a great adage!", I thought at the time... Read more

Day 101

Monday, May 06, 2013      10 comments

Well, this weekend was just full of good stuff. Our friends were married in a gorgeous ceremony full of love on Saturday. We laughed we cried, we partied really hard. It was a celebration brimming with heart. The wedding was catered by a tac... Read more

I Believe

Friday, May 03, 2013      19 comments

I believe in my ability to lose another 30 pounds. Well, 29 and some change but who's counting? I believe that at my goal I will wear a single digit size (6 or 8, I cannot say). I believe in my ability to maintain my goal weight when... Read more

Wonderful Weekend

Thursday, May 02, 2013      10 comments

I am really looking forward to this weekend! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. A friend's wedding is on Saturday. And my husband has some kind of surprise he's working on for Sunday (what could it be?). I'm going to have to work hard t... Read more

Marvelous May!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      7 comments

May is here! I'm looking forward to making this month MARVELOUS! How am I going to do that? 1) Putting myself and my health goals first 2) Staying flexible and being able to adapt and adjust when need be 3) Soaking up the sun by playi... Read more

Consistency, Accountability and Taming the Beast (Again)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      11 comments

I just finished putting the final touches on my consistency calendar for April! Here's the photo for accountability: I gave myself stars for maintaining my nutrit... Read more

Feeding the PMS Beast (Without Bingeing)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      12 comments

It's that time again, folks. GRRRRR! PMS SMASH! But I actually had a great snack tonight that fed my crazy cravings without added sugar. This yummy snack was definitely high in fat but it was also highly satisfying and, most importantly,... Read more

WooHoo! 60 Pounds, New Goal, April Results and May Goals!

Saturday, April 27, 2013      27 comments

emoticon Just over 60 pounds lost as of today! I met my first goal of the year a few weeks early! So, so, S... Read more

All Good Things!

Thursday, April 25, 2013      11 comments

Several good things this morning: 1) Only 1 pound left to meet my current goal! Only 1 stone left in my "pounds to lose" jar! Love it!! I'm on track to lose 9-10 pounds this month, HUGE (almost unbelievable to me!). 2) THANK YOU to ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts There is No Wagon

Tuesday, April 23, 2013      123 comments

Does everyone remember the movie, "The Matrix"? When Neo goes to visit the Oracle to learn what his future holds, he encounters a small boy seemingly doing the impossible: bending a metal spoon with the power of his mind. Astonished, Neo ... Read more

A Tale of Two Birthday Parties (Pics)

Monday, April 22, 2013      16 comments

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!

Monday, April 22, 2013      4 comments

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

Sunday, April 21, 2013      17 comments

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

Friday, April 19, 2013      7 comments

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


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