Calories In, Calories Out: The New Science of Weight Loss
Calories in, calories out (CICO). The prevailing weight loss theory. The conventional wisdom. The recent target.
I've read a lot about the CICO theory lately. Many weight loss authors say that too much has been made of the theory. Afte... Read more
June is off to a gorgeous start. It has been in the 70's and 80's here, sunny and delightful! I have big ambitions for the month of June and I know I will be successful.
So far, I've really been enjoying my salad-a-day goal. June is th... Read more
Fun with Photos (Pics)
Here are a few photos including my accountability calendar for May, selfies and food pics! Enjoy!
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Planning ahead for a successful June
Today, I'll spend some time preparing myself mentally and practically for the month ahead.
Here's what I'll do:
1) Check pinterest for salad recipes for my "salad every day goal" in June. ... Read more
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
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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
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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