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What do people really mean when they say "it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle"?
It's become a cliche: "Diets don't work. I'm not on a diet - I'm living a healthy lifestyle."
My (overly literal) reaction has always been, "But everyone has a diet - a diet is what you eat. Of course you can lose weight and get healthier ... Read more
I'm Officially a Bostonian!
Wow, what a busy few days it's been. We spent the entire weekend packing and moving, and then the closing on my condo happened on Monday. FINALLY! I'd been trying to sell since October 2009. I now live at the condo my husband has owned since ... Read more
Weight Dropping Rapidly!!
Last time I posted a blog was Monday, four days ago, and I was 159.8. Today I was 154.8! I'm eating 1,700-2,200 calories a day and not doing anything different this week exercise- or nutrition-wise. I'm not going to complain about unexpected w... Read more
I got a haircut yesterday. It's a lot shorter than I'd intended, but I kinda love it! Here's how it looked after I went to the gym this evening:
The closing on my condo... Read more
It's been a week, so I figure it's time for a blog even though I don't have much to report. Work is busy. Last Sunday we got up early and went to Wachusett for morning skiing before a lunchtime birthday party, and then we went to the gym. So ... Read more
Gym Research, Spark Friends, and Second Day Below 160!
WARNING - The section on gym research is extremely boring and is written mostly only for me to sort out my own thoughts. However, if you feel like commenting on it, I'm most interested in people's thoughts on these two issues:
1) As a die-... Read more
"Are you going to blog about the magic weight loss cake?"
I'm guessing most people would be rather turned off by wedding cake that's been in the freezer for a year. I know a lot of people skip the tradition altogether, or they just have a symbolic taste and then they throw the rest away. But I was re... Read more
Ahh, I loooove a week off. Yesterday I slept in until 10:15 - I guess I just really needed the sleep! When I woke up I got on the scale and was down 3.0lb from the day before, and that's even after having had a huge slice of cake for dessert! ... Read more
The Monday of February Vacation
I have this whole week off from school - February vacation! This is the first year since I've been with Jess that we haven't gone to the Carribbean or Mexico during Feb. vacation. We're just staying home! And I'm loving it!
Yesterday we we... Read more
Today felt like spring!
I went for my first outdoor run since Christmas this evening! I ran from 5:00-5:45 and it wasn't totally dark, and I was in short sleeves too! This route normally only takes me 40 minutes, but it was an obstacle course today with the puddles a... Read more
Almost too good to be true ;)
This was just delivered to my school:
The note says: "Happy First Year Anniversary! Love You!! -Love Jess"
And, as if having the best husband in the world weren't... Read more
Reasons Why I'm Happy Today :)
1. Since I've decided I'm ok just the way I am, that means I'm already in my goal weight range! (Just thinking that way makes me feel more confident.)
2. Despite #1, losing weight still makes me very happy! I finally saw something lower o... Read more
A funny thing has started happening....
My weight has been steady at exactly 164.6 for at least a week now. And yet, I'm feeling more at peace with the whole weight thing now. I'm looking thinner, probably from being less bloated, especially in my face and stomach. Maybe I'll lose... Read more
What 135 to 180 Pounds Really Looks Like
(on a 5'6" person!)
150ish lb, April 2004 (I am on the left, Miami):
180ish lb, 4/22/05 (inside Duomo's tower in Florence, Italy):
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