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Week 1 of 6: COMPLETED

Saturday, February 25, 2012      13 comments

On February 18, 2012 I decided to start a plan/diet/challenge to myself/whatever with one rule: stick with 2,400 calories or less per day. I decided it would be a six-week challenge so that the last day would coincide with my husband's 30th bir... Read more

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Friday, February 24, 2012      5 comments

Hubs and I just watched the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. It was well done and inspiring! My only complaint is that it sometimes came off as a big infomercial for juicing machines. Oh, and that it doesn't really seem like a juice "fast" i... Read more

Fitness Test

Thursday, February 23, 2012      5 comments

4 Fitness Tests You Can Do at Home:
id=1112 1. Pushup Test: 32 pushups in one minute ("good" range for women aged 30-39), however, my form sucked. It was hard wo... Read more

Confession: I only fit into one pair of work pants.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      11 comments

A long while ago, when I was actually at a relatively stable, healthy weight for once in my life, I went out and bought a bunch of work pants one day. They were all size 10 but different brands. One was khaki, one black, one gray, and one brow... Read more

Aha Moment

Monday, February 20, 2012      6 comments

I just read this little nugget in a blog: "Since habits are created all the time and since we know their components, why not create our own? Rather than let someone else manipulate us with their chosen reward, how about deciding to reward ... Read more

Day 3 of 42

Monday, February 20, 2012      2 comments

If I'd kept all the rules about what I wasn't allowed to do, I would broken all of them by now, I think. Last night we went to Legal Seafoods and I had baked scrod, and then due to peer pressure we went to a bar where I had a Coors Light. Accor... Read more

One day down, 41 to go

Sunday, February 19, 2012      9 comments

I just decided this morning that my new plan will stay in effect until March 31, 2012. That is my hubby's 30th birthday party (yes, he is four years younger than I am!) and we're having a party that day at our house, when the house will be in an... Read more

Second Blog Post of the Day

Saturday, February 18, 2012      2 comments

Today, for the first time in a long time, I tracked all my calories. And as of right now I'm well within my range. Of course it's not even 5:30 P.M. yet and we're going to the gym tonight. However, if I'm hungry later tonight I'll have somethi... Read more

Great Habits Leading to Great Results? HA!

Saturday, February 18, 2012      9 comments

Picture a moderately overweight woman who would love to drop just a few pounds through a moderate, balanced, lifestyle approach. She's tried tracking her calories a bunch of times and basically knows now how many calories are in the things she ... Read more

Thank You!

Monday, February 06, 2012      10 comments

SparkPeople is the best. You guys on this site are so sweet and supportive, and it shocks me how many of you guys actually "get" me. :) Thank you so much for the comments on my downer of a post. I've been thinking about it, though, and I r... Read more

Confused & Conflicted

Saturday, February 04, 2012      12 comments

I want to be able to eat what I want and not have to constantly say no to food. I want to weigh less than 170 pounds. I read that it's basically impossible to maintain weight loss and figure I might as well stop trying. I read that it IS possibl... Read more

It's not just calories in vs. calories out...

Friday, January 20, 2012      8 comments

I apologize for stealing the blog title. I've seen the exact same title on others' blogs recently, and I agree! What I really want to write about is something more like, "My calorie intake seems to have differing impacts on my weight gain/loss... Read more

Jeff Ainslie from Fat2Fit Emailed Me!

Saturday, January 14, 2012      5 comments

Hi Susan, Our entire show is based around a philosophy of gradual and permanent lifestyle change rather than going on or off a diet plan, and as in our name "fat2fit" we are not just about weight loss, but also becoming a fit and strong ... Read more

The "Fat2Fit" Rebuke to "The Fat Trap"

Saturday, January 14, 2012      2 comments

On2Victory posted a link to the "Fat2Fit radio" podcast that discusses the New York Times' "The Fat Trap" article. This is the link to the podcast (you'll need to skip ahead to 20:40):
t/p/www.fat2fitradio... Read more

My Fault vs. Not My Fault

Saturday, January 07, 2012      16 comments

A warning - what I'm saying here is probably controversial and I'd be surprised if everyone who reads it agrees with me, but this is what I believe and hey, it's MY blog. :) I found these links on another Sparker's page last night (EWESTCOT... Read more

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