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Adventures in Maintenance
Monday, September 21, 2015      4 comments

My family felt I had lost too much weight and suggested I see a registered dietician/nutritionist. In March, I met with a wonderful RD and she agreed with them. Apparently not eating enough explained the why my cycle stopped for 6 months and wh... Read more
First Maintenance Anniversary
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      2 comments

One year ago today I hit my goal weight. My goal was to get my weight down low enough to be in the "healthy" BMI range when weighed fully clothed at the doctor's office. Not only have I maintained that initial 85 pound weight loss, I actua... Read more
Half marathon goal achieved!
Wednesday, October 08, 2014      3 comments

Sunday I ran my first half marathon! Me, a klutz and former couch potato! 100 pounds ago, I could not even imagine walking three miles, let alone running 13.1. I finished in 2:10:33 and I'm proud of the fact that I paced evenly and was able... Read more
Delayed Onset MENTAL Soreness & Bare Minimum Maintenance Strategies
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      2 comments

I read an excellent post about maintaining from TINAJANE: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5688280 I just had a two day migraine that redefined my "bare minimum" and "mental tou... Read more
Epiphany: Why I Was Obese
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      4 comments

I just had an epiphany. I was obese for close to 15 years because I ate to numb the pain. I have fibromyalgia and chronic migraines. Not even prescription pain medicines could numb the pain, but Supersize fast food and lots of sugar numbed... Read more
Perfectionism and Maintenance
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      5 comments

My natural inclination to be a perfectionist is making maintenance stressful. I'm told it's normal for a woman's weight to fluctuate with hormones, sodium intake, etc. Having lost and gained 20 pounds and 33 pounds in the past, I am petrif... Read more
Goal Achieved. Now What?
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      1 comments

I've been obese or morbidly obese for about 15 years. Obviously I knew I needed to lose weight for health reasons. But I hadn't received any obesity-related diagnoses yet so I was living in denial and relegating weight loss to "someday". I wante... Read more