A funny thing happened on the way to the Bat Mitzvah...
I'm going to a Bat Mitzvah next week, so I gave my outfit a dress rehearsal, even though I'm wearing the same outfit as the last Bat Mitzvah, six weeks ago.
Good. Thing. I. Checked.
The dress SHRANK in my CLOSET!
It's the only possible e... Read more
One thing leads to another---good or bad!
Okay, not doing great with the lifestyle choices. I had an emotional shock and my birthday celebrations 2 weeks ago, but after the weeklong indulgence I should have gone back to living a life that made me feel good & keep on my weight-loss.
Bu... Read more
I took a week to indulge shamelessly.
And I am looking forward to getting back to normal! Also, last week, circumstances kept me away from the gym/exercise for days on end, so I want to get back to regular exercise.
So, recalibrating my beh... Read more
It's just like riding a bike! Except, easier.
I have never liked cycling. I've had several bikes, but they weren't fun or comfortable, even when I was a kid. The only time I rode consistently was on a trainer in my living room; no traffic, no balancing, and quit anytime without having to ri... Read more
Changing a plan, planning a change.
I had planned an indulgent weekend, but had an unusual week, so the plan changes. I did not keep to my usual "careful eating & abundant exercise" plan during the week. I am scaling back the weekend, and Monday will return to completely on-plan.... Read more
Next weekend is a special occasion & I am allowing myself to make a planned digression from my regular eating habits. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the 18th to the 20th, are going to be craaazy indulgence days.
And then I will turn back into a... Read more
Rethinking my weight goal
I had set an aggressive weight goal that is achievable, but demanding total compliance and very little scope for spontaneity or celebration.
On top of that, I set the goal date for the winter holiday season.
I've reconsidered and decided to... Read more
When the thrill is gone...
...the habit remains.
I was all excited about starting, and the gym and the food plan felt super-cool.
Now it's become less of, "Woohoo, gym time!" and, "Protein shake! Ohhh, yeah!" and more of, "Yeah, I'm on my way to the gym," and, "Nah, I... Read more
The pizza is free money-wise, but costly in other ways.
We have free lunch today at work! Yea!
But...it's pizza. It is way off of my eating plan. If I'm going to indulge, this is not the mode that I'd choose. So I've made a solid decision to eat my regular lunch instead.
Breaking the routine is a... Read more
I went to a fabulous dinner party and all I got was one extra pound.
Well, that was a great party! Lots of DP's old friends from his misspent youth! Lovely people, fabulous food, and pleasant conversation.
I was not stringent, just mindful about what I ate, small quantities and a nice variety with lots of veget... Read more
We are going to friends' house this evening for a large dinner party. The hosts are absolutely fantastic cooks--they could be restauranteurs!
We always offer to bring a dish, so I am going to make my beloved, super-easy, adaptation of ratatou... Read more
Two week streak!
I came back to Sparkpeople after our summer vacation, 2 weeks ago, and I'm building some good habits:
1. Sparkpeople: logging my food and exercise
2. Gym, 6 days per week. It doesn't matter what I do there--Just Go!
3. Morning walks--1/2 h... Read more
I am enjoying the honeymoon phase--the first week back to good habits, where the results kick in and the scale drops a little every day. I know it can't last--I already had a day where my weight went UP a little, but it plummeted again the next ... Read more
Sparkpeople may be habit-forming.
In the best way possible!!
I have gone to the gym every day after work. Sometimes I didn't want to, but I wanted to write it in on Sparkpeople.
Also, logged all my food, even the sample of cake that I ate at the grocery store because free ca... Read more
Back to basics.
My Domestic Partner (DP) made fun of me for using Sparkpeople. He doesn't realize that it hurt my feelings & deterred me from a necessary resource.
Since I fell out of Sparkpeople, I stopped recording my food and exercise. Without this struct... Read more