6.5 Pounds lost!
I think this is the fastest I've ever lost weight. I have been trying to mostly comply with the Zero Belly Diet, avoiding foods that have a tendency to bloat or be stored in the midsection. But I'm also counting calories via Sparkpeople's nutr... Read more
Long Time No See
It's been awhile. It's Mardi Gras time again. Trying out the Zero Belly Diet. I thought it would help if I used it in conjunction with Sparkpeople. So far so good. 3 lbs in 3 1/2 days.... Read more
It's Mardi Gras Time
Saturday, I'm going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. My husband and I have gone almost every year for the last few years. Last year, I had begun another effort to lose weight and had been on a pretty good streak when we went. I didn't eat horri... Read more
A New Year's Resolution CAN Mean Something
I'll be honest. Every year I resolve to lose weight. I was consistent in that way. And consistently, I never did it. Or not for long. A resolution means to resolve to do something, and I don't think I've ever truly resolved to do something... Read more
It's 2 days before Thanksgiving, and I'm so excited. Not only is my Mom, Dad, Grandmother, sister Raquel and her 2 kids coming from Michigan to have dinner at my house for the first time, but my sister Shanna has decided to fly in from San Dieg... Read more
This is a quick entry that will probably get longer, as I write. I just wanted to note the things I've been doing that have been working for me. I have a fear of losing my motivation and losing all the gains I've made.
I've started ru... Read more
October 16, 2008
In two days, I have my 20 year high school reunion. I haven't lost as much weight as I wanted, but I feel good anyway. I feel strong. I feel like I look good. Maybe not skinny, but I'm getting there. And I know it. And I know that I'll con... Read more
I did it! Okay, not all of it--yet.
I'm really excited. Today I definitively went below 170. It's about time. It seemed like it was taking forever. So at this point, I thought I would be closer to my goal. So what? I'm still on the right track. I'm healthier. My clothes ar... Read more
A sad anniversary.
Well, it's the anniversary of 9/11. As usual, I was totally oblivious until I figured out what the fire engine with the flag hanging from it was trying to say. I immediately teared up. It still makes me cry to think of it. So I probably usua... Read more
I was tested.
Last night I was feeling so stressed out. My husband was working late, my kids were good, but just a little argumentative and rambunctious. Nothing too bad, but it was getting to me. I was really close to saying "that's it, I'm taking a break... Read more
I haven't added anything in awhile. I'm staying pretty consistent with both my eating and my exercise. Unfortunately, the scale is moving downward v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. But it did start moving some. I had just hoped to be farther along by now... Read more
I'm finally seeing some results on the scale. I tried to be patient, but it was hard. I know I'm getting more muscular. I can see and feel the muscles, but I wasn't losing much weight or seeing it in inches, either. So I started doing more a... Read more
Feeling better for being consistent!
Okay--I lost some weight. And a half an inch, here and there. Furthermore, as I was getting dressed, my husband walked by and said how good I looked. And that was all but naked! He said my legs were especially looking toned. My legs have al... Read more
Well, I guess it hasn't been that long since I started, but I've lost a couple of pounds and that's it. I'm getting very discouraged, even though I haven't really given it much time. I'm not ready to give up yet, though. I still have a goal--... Read more
I'm feeling good about myself, because I'm exercising regularly again. I just wish I could control my eating a little better. I understand why I want to, say, eat a lot of yummy cookies, but why can't I stop the mindless munching on things I d... Read more