My Essential Weight Loss Strategies - Part One
A person I know lost about 80 pounds a couple of years ago by doing a medically supervised liquid diet program offered through a local university. Not surprisingly (to me), my friend has re-gained nearly all the weight she lost. To say she's dis... Read more
Best Thing I Ever Did: Prioritizing My Workout
I'm sitting here waiting for the exterminator to arrive. I planned badly. Normally I take Wednesdays off from work, and because I have extra time I do a 5k walk. At this time of year, I have to walk in the morning, when it's cooler. And now I'm ... Read more
So many positive changes
Looking back at my blog entries, I can see I was feeling pretty desperate a year ago. I was struggling to get control of my diet, exercise routine and life in general. I was trying to cope with a lot of stress in my life - and wasn't succeeding.... Read more
My little streak cheat
I love the SparkPeople streak system. I enjoy receiving little trophies that trumpet "100 days of logging in!"
However, a tiny problem for me has been that I take one deliberate rest day per week when it comes to fitness. That always breaks... Read more
At last, sustained weight loss
It feels like it's been a long two years.
About that long ago, I managed to gain 15 pounds due to anxiety-fueled eating and no tracking. I made several attempts over the ensuing months to lose the weight and get back on track, but they all ... Read more
Back in the groove
Many thanks to everyone who commented on my last post and gave me wonderful advice and support!
I'm happy to say that I very much feel like I'm back in the groove again. My diet blowout on Saturday did not wind up throwing me off track for ... Read more
Feeling a little wobbly
For the past two weeks, I have felt very much in a groove. Every day I felt I was easily going to juggle my diet and exercise goals along with work, household chores, cooking, etc. If I began to feel flustered or anxious, I mentally looked ahead... Read more
100th day of logging
I've been quiet on the blog for awhile because I've been focused on actually executing my game plan. I enjoy blogging, but sometimes I think it scatters my energy. So instead of blogging recently, I concentrated on my intake and exercise.
I... Read more
Trying to Stay Positive
I weighed myself today and discovered I'd gained a pound. It's a bit discouraging, considering my calorie differential chart shows I consistently ate below my needs for a full week. Then again, I did kind of go crazy and pig out on New Year's Da... Read more
Net Calories Matter
We always host a little party in the afternoon of New Year's Day. It's a nice opportunity for family and friends to get together and mark the end of the holiday season. We had a great time, though I did eat a bit too much. I knew I had to get ba... Read more
Celebrating 60 Days of Logging
Today marks my 60th consecutive day of logging my food. I have tried to be as honest as possible, logging even the binges (such as yesterday...ahem). Although I have lost only 2 pounds during these two months, I think it's important to note thes... Read more
3 Days in a Row of Healthful Eating
I feel like I'm putting Christmas behind me at this point. I was afraid my irresolute dietary choices of Xmas week would make it hard to return to a healthful way of eating, but it hasn't been hard at all. I'm now three days into my old, healthy... Read more
My 2016 Plan Starts Today
I gave myself a diet vacation on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, allowing myself to eat whatever I wanted in any quantity. I can't tell you how good it felt to enjoy a bacon cheeseburger and french fries -- a meal I very, very rarely allow myse... Read more
49 Days and Counting
Today marks my 49th consecutive day of logging my food. I honestly can't believe it.
It hasn't been smooth lately, to be quite honest. I've done a fair amount of "fudging" by logging 100-calorie increments to cover some eating that I have n... Read more
Down, doobie doo, down down
Today marks 41 consecutive days of logging my food. Logging is magical. It's as if all you have to do is punch away on your phone keyboard and the pounds magically vanish. At least, I wish it were that easy!
Nonetheless, logging obviously i... Read more