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Sticking with it
Was feeling good today because the scale was down. Then experienced a bummer. Someone I trusted really hurt my feelings. I feel so sad but I'm choosing to at least honor the fact I have no desire to stuff my feelings down with food. Just being p... Read more
Process, not perfection!
I'm battling feelings of futility. I end up thinking, ugh, all this work, all this effort, all this time, and I'm STILL not happy with how I look. But that is a very defeatist and dangerous way of thinking. In the past, it's caused me to give up... Read more
Weight Loss Milestones
Back in 2013, I came up with a list of weight loss milestones relevant to my challenges and goals at that time. A lot has changed and now I have developed this new list.
Starting Weight: 228
Current Weight: 198.2
Goal Weight: 150
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Lovely Healthy Spring Day
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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