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The only way
The only way to manage my weight that could really be both effective and healthy is to be consistent and moderate. It has to be long term, so it has to be something I can do for the long term. I have been exercising only 30 minutes per day lat... Read more
OK... the burst of energy that I was feeling when I wrote my last blog entry didn't last.
To summarize the past few months, I was doing really well from mid-April until early June when I went to Maine for the weekend. I did well the first ... Read more
I'm going to whip myself into shape for my summer vacations!
It's go time...if I want to look fantastic this summer, I gotta go NOW.
I am going to have a basic template for my daily food plan. I will go with 1,200 calories per day for as long as I can handle that, then I can increase when needed. T... Read more
It's already past 10 p.m. and I haven't started packing for the weekend in Maine, but I really want to write a quick blog anyway. I was at 151.4 today (yay), had a 2nd cup of coffee with lunch, and a pretty good workout consisting of 25 minutes... Read more
Feeling Fantastic - a Breakthrough :)
FINALLY, my back is feeling better so I instantly feel 5 years younger (yay, I've always wanted to be 25 again!). I could stretch, I could lift my butt off the mat when doing a certain ab move, I could shave my legs in the shower, and... I ROCK... Read more
Why I won't binge this weekend
First the boring update: I was at 152.4 yesterday and I'm at 151.8 today (yay). If anything, the weight might be coming off a little too quickly, so I'm going just 12 calories above my range (1,572!) today and tomorrow.. wow, for me to say "the... Read more
Oh, How I Miss This......
This one is from May 26, 2007 and I weighed 135 pounds. Why did I let myself gain the weight back?? UGH!!! I'll get there again, but more slowly this time so it'll be permanent. And with more muscle tone because I've been doing lots of streng... Read more
"Before Bootcamp" Photo - for comparison
As previously mentioned, I can't really see a difference but these are dark photos because I'm kind of shy. :) This photo is from May 5, 2008 and I weighed 160.0 pounds then... I have lost 7.8 pounds since then!... Read more
"After Bootcamp" Photo
Hmm...the blog wouldn't post with the photo (I tried twice, got errors both times) but it did post without it. I'll try to post the photo with this blog entry, if it'll let me.......
OK, it is letting me. So I'll just say this photo is fr... Read more
One Month Later...
I just took this photo and don't really notice any difference between it and my "before bootcamp" picture. Today is June 1 and I weighed 152.2 this morning (although I might have been a bit dehydrated at the time...I weighed 157.0 just now with... Read more
We went to an Asian fusion restaurant and I had the papaya salad, only I couldn't actually find the papaya in it, and I wasn't sure what the noodle-looking vegetable shredded stuff was that made up most of the salad, and the waitress didn't know... Read more
Bad Zumba Class :(
I had been so excited to see there was a Thursday 6:30 Zumba class...it was taught by a woman who trains other Zumba teachers.. but it was AWFUL. My heart rate didn't go up, she played the music/talked too loud, she stopped between every song t... Read more
Still Doing Well...
Weight 155.2 today. Probably the biggest difference between "diet" and "lifestyle change" has to do with how I handle a binge. On a diet, after a binge I am extremely discouraged because now I have to be extra strict to meet my predetermined g... Read more
Ate within goal range today (about 1,560 calories), did a quick leg strength training routine that seems to have ruined my back all over again :( :( and.... ADVANCED step class! I warned the instructor that I am NOT an "advanced" stepper. This... Read more
I Blew it - but I'm RIGHT BACK
Normally, the pattern starts small and snowballs. I am at a party, for example. I have a cooler full of my own, healthy, balanced, pre-portioned, pre-calorie-counted food. I see some chips and guacamole. "I wish I could eat that," I think. ... Read more