It is so funny, everyone always seems to notice my weight loss at the same time. As I was leaving for my walk, I had a colleague call me "skinny minnie" and on my way BACK from the same walk, another colleague said I looked "svelte." I think I... Read more
Progress Not Perfection
I enjoyed my little Memorial Day vacation. We went to our friend's ranch in Mendocino and spent the days hiking, grilling, hot tubbing and partying with friends. The weekend was not disastrous in terms of health but I definitely could have don... Read more
Start loving your body NOW!
There's no way for me to sugar coat it: I LOVE my body.
When did this happen? Is it the result of losing weight? Or is loving my body the catalyst for the weight loss? I'm not sure but I'm so, so grateful. It has been a lifelong war bet... Read more
Long Term Obesity
Losing ten more pounds will take me out of the obese category for the first time in 10 years. But that statement, while true, doesn't actually capture the magnitude of this coming event.
While I dipped briefly into "overweight" in college, ... Read more
They say: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."
I call B.S. Food can taste mighty awesome.
But what is true -- and what the adage should be is -- "Nothing can take the place of being content with yourself." Nothing.
It is w... Read more
"The Second Coming"
"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold."
--William Butler Yeats
Whether you are conscious of it or not, your life, much like your home, rests upon a foundation. Maybe that foundation is comprised of your religious values, or your edu... Read more
Weight Loss Bucket List
I got this great idea from Tiff!
Here are the things I hope to accomplish on my weight loss journey:
1) Leave the obese category
2) Wear smalls and mediums
3) Wear single digit sizes exclusively
4) Be able to scale mountains
5)... Read more
Big thanks to everyone who commented on my "Freaking Out" blog. I was, in fact, freaking out. Perhaps prematurely, it seems. I'm still steadily losing weight but more slowly (as expected at this point). As you all pointed out to me, this is ... Read more
I need a reality check, Sparkfriends.
I have only lost 2.6 lbs this month. Last month, I lost 10. At the rate I'm going, I don't think I'll meet my goal for the month (another 3 pounds). Here is what I'm doing. Tell me what, if anything... Read more
Two weeks into the month and things are going okay. I've lost right around 2 pounds and am 3.3 pounds from my goal for the month. I think I'll make it but I'm a bit bummed that I'm not losing as rapidly as I did last month. But then again, la... Read more
This weekend brought unique challenges and I am proud to report that I met them all, and even exceeded my own expectations.
My husband and I were called to Southern California on relatively short notice. His grandmother has recently moved ... Read more
I currently have no real idea of what I look like. The image of me that I keep in my head -- my internal avatar -- is outdated.
I was walking behind a lady on my way out of the train station. I was, out of terrible force of habit, compari... Read more
Sugar Begets Sugar
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!
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Are You Hungry Enough to Eat Raw Broccoli?
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