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Trying to chill out with the scale already
Sunday, October 23, 2016      3 comments

My first 3 weeks back to focusing on keto and cardio (and weight loss, of course) I kept a close watch on the scale. As someone who once worked as a process engineer (lots of data, testing, and adjusting to improve how things run), I chuckle at... Read more
Two weeks of Intermittent Fasting (17/7) - down 4 lbs
Friday, March 27, 2015      3 comments

I was totally about to beat myself up. I didn't get as much exercise as I should (over-committed to some clients). I checked my weight yesterday, and I was actually up a little from last Friday. (It had been shark week, and I'd forgotten that ... Read more
2 years into low carb eating - adding a new trick
Thursday, March 19, 2015      5 comments

My initial weight loss (over 30 lbs in about 6 months) tracked on Sparkpeople followed a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet. I tracked everything and exercised regularly. But I woke up one morning (after I'd bought one house, moved, staged and so... Read more
Taming the Sweet Tooth, but the Taste Buds are Not Having It
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      3 comments

Funny that my last blog post was about sweet things in the low carb way of eating. I recently noticed I was having the kind of hunger pangs the old Snicker's ads used to celebrate "it's poking at ya, poking at ya". When I started eating low ca... Read more
Low Carb Eats #5 - A little sweet without sugar
Saturday, March 08, 2014      2 comments

Before low carb, my morning started with a hot cup of strong black tea, with milk and sugar. In my low-fat vegetarian experience, I'd made adjustments to reduce the calories, but nothing was a suitable substitute for the 2% milk. Thanks to tr... Read more
Low Carb Eats #4 - Enjoy your cheese
Thursday, January 09, 2014      3 comments

I've been on the "flexitarian" spectrum for over 20 years. No land meats, but I've been on and off with fish. When eating a low-carb diet, that means that cheese = joy. While cheeses are generally low-carb, it is still a good idea to re... Read more
Low Carb Eats #3 - Good times with salads
Friday, December 13, 2013      4 comments

Part of my low carb experience has been adapting 20 years of more plant-based experience to living without grains and without most meats. I went many years eating fish only occasionally, but it is currently a regular part of my diet. It is oth... Read more
Low Carb Eats #2 - You need pizza
Monday, December 02, 2013      8 comments

I had a #2 blog on Low Carb done last week (on cheeses), but when I went to post it gave me a snippy "No HTML" message and my blog went poof. I have to go look up the cheese data again, but I'm done pouting, so I'm ready to talk pizza. So ... Read more
Low Carb Eats #1 - The Hard Boiled Egg
Friday, November 22, 2013      7 comments

Long before I discovered low carb living, deviled eggs were my standard pot-luck dish. Always appreciated, and no leftovers to cart home. Ever. Only making them a few times a year, peeling was always tedious. Eating low carb, having pe... Read more
The elusive goal - a goal weight
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      5 comments

I'm noticing a common theme among some friends who are, like me, in the home stretch toward our goal, 50 or more pounds lost, and middle aged (gee... it's like SparkPeople has a group for that or something). As we hit another fall, as we ... Read more
Age is just a number. Why does weight drive us crazy?
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      5 comments

Read a great blog entry this morning that had been edited because the Sparker put her current weight about 10 lbs higher than she'd just weighed in at. I totally relate. Sometimes I'm back on the scale in 30 seconds because that number was so ... Read more
50 lbs gone... finally! Now for the real work
Monday, September 30, 2013      2 comments

It's been a long trip, self inflicted wandering off course included. But after about 2 years and 9 months, and four fresh starts, I've lost 50 lbs. The graph doesn't show the 207 mark, but that was my peak just before starting SparkPeople. ... Read more
Lost 1 lb of me, another 1.6 lb of scale*
Sunday, August 18, 2013      10 comments

I got a new scale this week, an Ozeri that also uses impedance to check body fat. I'm not sure how flakey that measurement is, so I won't dwell. The number it's currently reporting can't be right, frankly. I'm well above 23%, for sure! M... Read more
Taking a half where you can
Saturday, August 17, 2013      3 comments

So far I've only taken off 1/2 lb this month. I keep my carbs low, but I'm still eating plenty of calories. A diet buddy pushed me to get out of my workout rut (on the elliptical like a hamster in a wheel) but I think I need my ruts. I feel g... Read more
Wait, those were the skinny clothes
Monday, July 22, 2013      4 comments

I have (to me) the good fortune of working from home and getting to wear whatever I want most of the time. I worked in an office most of my adult life, so I've had the boring black pants and skirts in every size from 12 to 18 W. More than once... Read more

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