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Streaking and My Nutri-Bullet

Friday, July 12, 2013      27 comments

Today is day 168 of getting 8+ glasses of water, tracking my nutrition and spinning the log-in wheel. I've worked out more than 90 minutes per week for 26 weeks. I've walked more than 10 miles per week for 23 weeks. This morning, ... Read more

Active Days Off

Friday, July 05, 2013      16 comments

I am so enjoying my four day weekend! Yesterday, I spent time with family. We had them over, made a relatively healthy Independence Day meal. We had ice cream cones but I also did a cardio class in the morning, took a walk with my husband and... Read more

Learning How to Fail

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      16 comments

June was not as impressive as I had hoped it would be. I only lost 2.6 pounds. My nutrition was a bit spotty. My focus was diluted. But I learned a very important lesson. I learned how to fail. Not every month is going to gleam with su... Read more

June Results, July Goals -- Back to Basics

Monday, July 01, 2013      15 comments

What a strange month! Fitness Minutes: 3232 (almost identical to last month) Pounds Lost: 2.6 JUNE GOALS 1) Eat a salad a day emoticonRead more

Curious Optimism

Thursday, June 27, 2013      11 comments

I'm feeling damn good today which is kind of a surprise given the aforementioned arrival of evil lady hormonal times. I have a great big workout planned for this afternoon. The sky is a brilliant blue with wonderful sun shining. I feel good a... Read more

Chocolate Bars, Evil Hormones and the Myth of Goal

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      14 comments

Fresh off a successful weigh in for BLC, I find myself awash in evil lady hormones, staring down the nose of a chocolate bar. As I tear through my quarry like a rabid animal, several thoughts spring to mind. It is always easier to just not... Read more

Something like Success

Monday, June 24, 2013      28 comments

This weekend was somewhat successful in terms of nutrition. I definitely ate things that were not healthy (sweets and county fair food) but I also managed to stay in my calorie range and exercise moderation. For instance, on Saturday, I ... Read more

Locked and Loaded

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      23 comments

I have finally full recovered from my anniversary indulgences, both physically and mentally. Note to self for future reference: 3-4 days off plan = 10-12 days recovery time. Generally, I'll do better if I limit periods of indulgence to a day o... Read more

Staple Grocery List

Sunday, June 16, 2013      22 comments

Here are the fifteen items that I need on hand to be able to create healthy meals at a moment's notice! 1) Spinach 2) Eggs 3) Cottage Cheese 4) Black beans 5) Pureed tomatoes 6) Almonds 7) Olive oil 8) Cheese 9) Vinegar 10... Read more

Mid-Month Check In

Saturday, June 15, 2013      13 comments

1) Eat a salad a day So far, I have met this goal every day but one! emoticon This is great because I've bee... Read more

Overcoming Toxic Thoughts

Thursday, June 13, 2013      22 comments

This week has been a big challenge for me. This past weekend was our anniversary and I ate, drank and skipped work outs. I "gained" 5 pounds as a result -- air quotes because I've learned enough to know it wasn't really 5 pounds of fat. B... Read more

Super Awkward

Saturday, June 08, 2013      24 comments

I definitely enjoy the compliments i receive from friends, family and aquaintances who remark upon my weight loss. But it can get a bit awkward when people really gush. Because it shows me that they were aware of my weight when it was up. The... Read more

When will I ever learn?

Friday, June 07, 2013      20 comments

To make a long story short, I had a sugar induced panic attack yesterday. My mental state just prior to the attack was totally normal. I had not had a full blown panic attack in this calendar year. At a work event, I ate 3 mini cupcakes in ra... Read more

Calories In, Calories Out: The New Science of Weight Loss

Tuesday, June 04, 2013      34 comments

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

Joyous June

Sunday, June 02, 2013      12 comments

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

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