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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      167 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

Day 1: Two pounds down

Friday, August 01, 2014      1 comments

Yay! It's Weigh Day for me, and I was pleased to see I've stopped the backsliding and have lost two pounds in the past week. Woo hoo! In looking at my weight loss graph over time, I see the lowest I hit was 159.8 on 11/11/13. I had forgotte... Read more

Day One: New routine going well

Thursday, July 31, 2014      2 comments

Monday I implemented a totally new daily routine. I'm not talking about only my diet and fitness. This new routine encompasses every aspect of my life. I'm a person who does best with routines. Routines keep my anxiety in check. Routines pr... Read more

Day 1: Pre-planning for the restaurant today

Tuesday, July 22, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday I did so well...and then finished poorly. I succumbed to the temptation of frozen yogurt topped with Hershey's syrup. Oh, well. It didn't push me over my calorie limit, though it surely was more sugar than anyone needs. My landmin... Read more

Day 1: Staying motivated by checking in

Monday, July 21, 2014      2 comments

Today, I'm getting back on my eating plan. I am sorely tempted to rejigger my meal plan to accommodate a martini tonight, but I think a better option would be to be strict with myself for a week to jump-start my weight loss. I am hoping to ... Read more

Day 1: Courage and a plan

Saturday, July 19, 2014      1 comments

I finally got up the courage to step on the scale today for the first time since 5/31. The damage wasn't as bad as I'd feared. In fact, I guessed my weight to be 8 pounds higher than it actually was, which was good news (and also shows how poor ... Read more

Day 1: Starting over with a fresh attitude

Sunday, July 13, 2014      5 comments

Ten pounds is not life-threatening. Ten pounds is not worthy of the power over my life I've accorded it. Ten pounds will not make or break me. I've gained at least 10 pounds since I last posted a blog. I don't know how much I've gained, exa... Read more

Day 1: Into a routine at last

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      3 comments

I bought a gym membership and some personal training sessions to get the habit ingrained, then we entertained house guests for five days, which threw everything off in the ditch again. It probably was dumb to start working out right before a maj... Read more


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