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One Day at a Time
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      3 comments

It's Wednesday, the third day of a new binge-free streak, and I'm feeling pretty good. I had a good weigh-in today: 151.2 pounds. I celebrated that I am down five pounds since January -- five solid pounds, too, not water weight or "I starved mys... Read more
Getting Armed for After-Work...
Monday, March 27, 2017      5 comments

I've tracked well today, yet I can foresee an ugly ending to my Monday: stress, hunger, reaching for anything, figuring "What the heck?" and indulging in any and every food in the kitchen. I will not let this happen. The Plan: 4:0... Read more
Temper Tantrum
Monday, March 06, 2017      8 comments

I've got the mindset of a petulant toddler today: I don't wanna fill my water bottle -- I don't wanna go to taekwondo tonight -- I don't wanna eat healthy and track everything -- I DON'T WANNA!! Keep in mind, I'm coming off a bit of a binge... Read more
I Lost 3.2 Pounds This Week!
Friday, February 24, 2017      11 comments

How did I do it? 1. Ignoring a lot of "naughty" foods: cookies, chips, extra pasta servings, dinners out... 2. Eating foods that are REALLY good for me: smoothies, Greek yogurt with fruit, turkey sandwiches loaded with veggies, lean prote... Read more
LBF Day 2
Monday, February 20, 2017      4 comments

Since writing my last blog, I took a step in the right direction and joined a Spark Team called Living Binge Free. It's a great resource and I look forward to my first 4-day challenge. I've chosen to use tracking as my first goal. Here are the s... Read more
Sunday, February 19, 2017      5 comments

I was covering the last 20 minutes of a health class for my colleague, and the students were working on presentations for their upcoming nutrition fair. For fun, I walked around and asked general questions to prepare them for future visitors. ... Read more
Evaluate: What Needs to Change?
Friday, February 10, 2017      5 comments

The scale should never be the only measurement used to track progress...but it is an indicator. At my job, we talk about triangulating data -- using at least three sources. Source 1: The scale I am back up to 155.4. This makes me f... Read more
5% Challenge: Revelations from Two Weeks of Work
Monday, January 30, 2017      11 comments

Thanks to the 5% Challenge, I am posting my weight to a thread each Saturday. This can be intimidating at first...until you realize that we are truly all in this together. Once over the intimidation factor, I discovered that tracking weigh-ins c... Read more
Recognize. Recover.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      9 comments

Teachers around America are getting new students around this time of year. When semesters end and new classes start, our class lists become a mishmash of former faces and transferred ones. It's a bit stressful -- kind of like Day 1 all over -- a... Read more
A Wednesday Carol
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      8 comments

This is one of those moments where I can easily predict the future. The Ghost of Wednesday-Evening-Yet-to-Come has shown me what will occur later today: I work until 4:00 and get home at 4:30. I have no idea what to make for dinner so I thr... Read more
Got Bustle?
Sunday, January 01, 2017      7 comments

Remember the bustle? That lovely 19th century fashion statement for all wealthy ladies? I gotta say, I'd personally like to bring the bustle back int... Read more
This Will Be Funny Later
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      5 comments

A series of unfortunate events kicked off an evening that left me screaming Edvard Munch-style in my car today. 1. Stayed at work too long, creating a panic with my daughter who needed a ride to dance. 2. Got a Kohl's bill for $80...even ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Learned That Tracking Matters
Sunday, November 27, 2016      137 comments

Sure, it's Thanksgiving weekend, and I didn't track my family get-together. Totally understandable, right? Ah, but here's the crux: I haven't actually tracked in a month. (I haven't weighed myself either -- let's not go there!) So tod... Read more
Singing Smoothie Praises
Thursday, October 06, 2016      2 comments

Over the weekend, my husband attended a nutritional seminar. He came home excited about a "new" concept: smoothies. "You've heard of smoothies?" he asked incredulously. "Well, yes. I mean, a smoothie is just a mix of--" "No, no. T... Read more
"Your A$$ is Huge"
Friday, July 29, 2016      12 comments

Got to admit, I'm still burning from my co-worker's comment on Monday: "I love you, but your a$$ is huge in those shorts," she had said while giggling. Here were my many internal reactions: Horrified -- OMG my butt is so big! Everyone... Read more

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