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Lovely Healthy Spring Day

Friday, April 11, 2014      1 comments

This afternoon, the weather was so lovely I couldn't bear to be cooped up inside. I put on my workout clothes and went out for a nice long walk around my neighborhood. When it was time for lunch, I stopped at the supermarket, bought some salmon-... Read more

Things I did well today.

Sunday, September 08, 2013      3 comments

First of all, I feel proud that even though this was not a perfect day, I sat down and tracked anyhow. And the funny thing is that once I tracked, I realized it was actually pretty decent, all things considered! I started off the day not su... Read more

Gotta stay focused!

Sunday, September 08, 2013      3 comments

I feel like this past week I've been slacking off. I haven't tracked like I should have, and I've been eating too much of things that don't help me move toward my goals. I've been feeling down, and also have been on a plateau that has laste... Read more

More NSVs.

Sunday, August 25, 2013      4 comments

Today, I shopped the straight sizes at Old Navy and picked up tops in sizes L and XL. This is especially sweet in part because I can recall a group of my friends joking about the size "extra large" like it was this incomprehensibly ginormous siz... Read more


Tuesday, August 20, 2013      2 comments

Still on the plateau... weighed in right at 200.8 today, where I've been hovering for over a month. I think I've really gotten over my anxiety/craziness about it. It is just a number, and as long as I keep doing the right things, I will reach ON... Read more

scale... BACK!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      4 comments

I realized today that I am getting into an unhealthy pattern with the scale. If the scale is down, then I'm happy and it's a good day. If the scale goes up or remains stagnant, then I am miserable and it's a no-good, awful, terrible day. ... Read more

Getting there.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013      2 comments

Today I weighed in at 201.6. As I wrote in my last blog post, I've been dealing with water weight gain since I started a new strength-training regimen. I am so proud of myself that I have stuck with my new lifestyle and not backslid, even when t... Read more

Staying on Track in spite of Water Weight Gain.

Monday, July 22, 2013      3 comments

I ate a few salty meals and also started a new strength-training regimen last week. Friends, you all know what that means: the numbers on the scale shot up five pounds overnight and have hovered there for about six days or so. I was sooo cl... Read more

Looking forward to a new "hip" look.

Sunday, July 07, 2013      6 comments

One of the things that really annoys me about being overweight is how hard it is to find clothes that fit, are flattering, and that look youthful and hip to match my outgoing and somewhat whimsical personality. As an avowed "geek," I am also sup... Read more

Making Progress

Thursday, July 04, 2013      7 comments

I'm happy today because I am officially thinner than I was when I stopped South Beach earlier this year, which means I've lost the weight I regained and then some. But even better, I've found a way of eating that I feel very happy, satisfied, an... Read more

My Weight Loss Milestones

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      10 comments

These are my Weight Loss Milestones. I am so excited to get fit and lose weight so I can reach these: 212 ~ Lost all weight I gained Fall 2012. (Goal achieved! 6/7/2013) 207 ~ Lost all weight regained coming off South Beach. (Goal achi... Read more

Learning how to eat for MY body

Monday, June 10, 2013      3 comments

I have got to say, South Beach just was not for me. I think the main sticking point was the restriction of fruit. I felt really deprived. The timing was also rough because a few weeks in, I broke a toe and started to have persistent pain in my f... Read more

Lunch fail?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      5 comments

Still trying to decide whether I had a lunch fail today or not. What I ate was not particularly South Beachy, although I haven't been as worried about that since I've been counting calories also and the pounds have kept coming off. But it t... Read more

South Beach Week Two: Reflections

Saturday, February 02, 2013      3 comments

This was my second week doing South Beach. It had highs and lows! Highs: *Down two notches on a belt that hardly fit at all before I started South Beach. *I now fit into a pair of jeans I couldn't even button up before I started South B... Read more

Lost Four Pounds in South Beach Week One

Thursday, January 24, 2013      3 comments

So far, so good with South Beach! I know I am eating a lot healthier than I was before, and I am feeling good. I got on the scale this morning and I have lost 4.2 pounds. Yay! I'm excited to keep going. It's been fun trying out new things. ... Read more

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