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Wednesday, August 18, 2010      2 comments

I am feeling dissatisfied today. Feels like I am just drifting from day to day, from week to week, from month to month etc, without seeing any significant changes in my life. Not that I'm unhappy--but I also don't feel like I am making progres... Read more
that four-letter word
Monday, April 26, 2010      7 comments

No, not that word. The other one. Starts with "c". C-A-N-'-T. It has occurred to me that I have used the word "can't" far too often. I "can't" go to the gym because I don't have time; I "can't" eat healthy because it's too expensive/t... Read more
do I set myself up to fail?
Sunday, April 25, 2010      4 comments

One thing has always destroyed my efforts to lose weight--myself. Every "diet" I've ever been on, every "life style change" or whatever you want to call it--I start enthusiastically, I am gung-ho for a few weeks, or maybe even a few months, I s... Read more
disgusted with work already
Friday, April 09, 2010      2 comments

Well, I had a lovely vacation--off for almost 3 weeks total. Of course, the scheduling office was on the phone on my first day off, wanting me to pick up extra shifts. I soon set them straight, and after that they didn't bother me. We didn't ... Read more
work is not good for me!
Friday, March 12, 2010      2 comments

Wow, I am so tired! Had two nights off, got called for work on the second one but didn't go in. They must think I am superwoman. Or more like, they don't think at all, just call, after all any body will do as long as they don't have to pay ov... Read more
back again, and hopefully a little smarter!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

Well, did I ever mess up over the last week (week and a half, really). Was doing great, felt really good about myself, even recognized that I was heading into what for me seems to be a "danger" period--lost a few pounds, got complacent, thought... Read more
I'm making progress
Sunday, January 17, 2010      4 comments

Well, it's been about a week now that I have been active every day on the site, and I am proud to say I am making progress! I have tracked my food, every bite of it, every day this week. I have done at least 10 minutes of cardio every day, and... Read more
the power of the spark
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I made a commitment to myself to go to the gym, and was so proud of myself that I did so. Had the neatest experience there. I hopped up on the treadmill (okay, climbed gingerly) clutching my newly purchased copy of The Spark, when th... Read more
back at it
Monday, January 11, 2010      0 comments

Well, Ukrainian Christmas is past, we have had our Ukrainian feast (it was really really yummy!), and it is time to get back on track. I tracked all my food intake yesterday, didn't do too badly. I have tracked everything so far today, and hop... Read more
food tracking
Monday, January 04, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I tracked my food intake for part of the day. Part of me doesn't like this, because it is time-consuming, and also I feel more "obsessed" with eating, and feel like I have to constantly plan and adjust in order to fit with what I shou... Read more
let's try again
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      1 comments

Well, here it is over a year since I created this page, and here I am still fat and inactive. Not too successful so far. My ankle has healed, more or less, and I have been back at work since February. However, I do have lingering ligament ... Read more
1st entry
Tuesday, October 14, 2008      1 comments

October 14/08 Weighed myself today and am down to 261; I'm not sure how accurate this is as I was wearing my pyjamas and my (non-removeable!) walking cast and cast shoe....last time I weighed myself (and the start weight for this journey) was ... Read more