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Progress Not Perfection

Monday, May 27, 2013      16 comments

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!

Friday, May 24, 2013      22 comments

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

Thursday, May 23, 2013      25 comments

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

Total Bull

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      21 comments

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"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      12 comments

"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

Monday, May 20, 2013      21 comments

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

Awakenings

Sunday, May 19, 2013      12 comments

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

Freaking Out!

Friday, May 17, 2013      26 comments

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

Mid-Month Check-In

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      8 comments

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

So Proud!

Monday, May 13, 2013      20 comments

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

Body Distortion

Friday, May 10, 2013      20 comments

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

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


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