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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

Fun with Photos (Pics)

Friday, May 31, 2013      21 comments

Here are a few photos including my accountability calendar for May, selfies and food pics! Enjoy! ... Read more

Planning ahead for a successful June

Friday, May 31, 2013      11 comments

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

Compliments

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      22 comments

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

May Results, June Goals and Awesome NSV's

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      14 comments

MAY GOALS Toning 3x/week emoticon Break into 170's Read more

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


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