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Day 1: A little rocky, but hanging in there

Friday, December 12, 2014      3 comments

I was happy to ride the four-day diet streak, even as I knew it would not extend to a fifth day. Well, what are you supposed to do when you must attend the spouse's company holiday party? It's not that I horribly succumbed to temptations at... Read more

Day 1: Reveling in the streak

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      3 comments

I did it! Today was my fourth good food day in a row! This, despite going out for dinner. Yay, me! I had to perform some dietary gymnastics to make it, I admit. Eating in a restaurant never fits neatly into the diet plan. And in this case w... Read more

Day 1: Three in a row!

Monday, December 08, 2014      3 comments

My nascent streak continues. I had an excellent food day today. Despite the fact I seriously craved a martini this afternoon, I abstained. I consumed three excellent meals plus healthy snacks (and some dark chocolate). According to SP's nutritio... Read more

Day 1.1: One day at a time leads to two days in a row

Sunday, December 07, 2014      4 comments

Just a quick update to say...I did it! I managed to put two good food days together in a row. Next up: three days in a row. I inadvertently almost went over by indulging on ground turkey with beans for dinner. I honestly didn't think I was ... Read more

Day 1: Let's make it two days in a row

Sunday, December 07, 2014      3 comments

I did a brave thing today: I got on the scale. I've been avoiding it because my body tells me everything I need to know: belly roll hanging over my waistband, bra feeling tight, thighs jiggling when I walk. It's not pretty. (And sorry if th... Read more

Day 1: Celebrate the small accomplishments

Saturday, December 06, 2014      3 comments

I try to use this blog to chronicle positive things, to channel positivity. I don't always succeed, but I generally try to keep negativity off this page. That said, it's been a rough week. Lots of stress, and lots of stress eating. I try to... Read more

Day 1: Remember what's important

Monday, December 01, 2014      7 comments

When I hit 163, I believed I was in trouble. There was just no way I had the energy to continue rowing until I had burned 200 calories -- my goal for the day. I felt exhausted. Spent. I'd been rowing for almost 20 minutes, for crying out loud! H... Read more

Day 1: Every day is Day One

Friday, November 07, 2014      8 comments

I'm blown away by all the wonderful comments and suggestions on my last post, "Day 1: New rules, new systems." I read each and every comment everyone posts, and they all lift my spirits and give me new ways to cope. I'm deeply grateful to all of... Read more

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Monday, November 03, 2014      169 comments

I've really struggled with my food intake since my mom moved in with me about a year ago. Our dietary habits are nothing alike, and Mom would like me to eat exactly the same things she eats. It's not going to happen. (She is one of the worst eat... Read more

Day 1: Back on the rowing machine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      3 comments

A few weekends ago, my husband helped me pull the Concept2 rower out of the attic. We set it in the corner of the game room, where we watch TV. Last week, I got on it for the first time in about 18 months. Today, I got on it again. It felt good... Read more

Day 1: Does 'gardening' really burn that many calories?

Saturday, October 25, 2014      4 comments

My husband and I did a TON of landscaping today. We started at 10am, and the activities involved shoveling, raking, digging, planting, carrying (heavy weights of 40 pounds or more), and so on. We continued almost unabated until 1pm, then we... Read more

Day 1: The Freezer is My Friend

Saturday, October 11, 2014      5 comments

I've always had a freezer. A separate freezer, I mean. As a kid, we actually had two freezers: a large chest and an upright. That's because we butchered our own beef, so we needed a big chest freezer to hold that steer. When I began making ... Read more

Day 1: Hungry is good

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      5 comments

Man, I'm struggling with food today. I think I underate a little yesterday. I ate within my Spark range, but when I factor in the exercise I did, I think I may have been on the short end of the calorie stick. I was hungry last night, but I ... Read more

Day 1: Pushing through insomnia

Monday, August 04, 2014      4 comments

I'm coming through the worst bout of insomnia I've experienced for months. I'm not talking a total lack of sleep, but trouble falling asleep, poor quality sleep, daytime grogginess, etc. UGH! I'm hoping my continuing gym routine and healthy... Read more

Day 1: Steady as she goes

Saturday, August 02, 2014      1 comments

Not much to report today. I kind of hate non-workout days because I can't eat as much! ha ha I did manage to bring my calories in on budget today, regardless. I also took a nap. Life is good. Beautiful day in Houston - -shockingly good... Read more

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