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Pay no attention to my fake smile

Thursday, January 01, 2015      7 comments

Absolutely miserable holidays. My husband suffers from anxiety and had a terrible time this month. Some periods are better than others, this was a particularly bad month. On Christmas I was sick as a dog with a migraine, in fact I had to ca... Read more

22 lbs lost and other big changes

Saturday, October 25, 2014      12 comments

I weighed in this morning at 142.5. It's the lowest weight I've been at for years and it's less than three pounds away from my 1st goal weight of 139! I say 1st goal weight because, although 132 is my ultimate goal, 139 is comfortably within t... Read more

Taking care of ME

Thursday, September 25, 2014      9 comments

I think I've turned a corner in respects to self-care. I'm a mom and wife and I have a part-time job, so you know how that goes. I often don't make myself a priority. My husband works a lot and so I'm often preparing meals just for my son ... Read more

It's about JOY!

Friday, September 12, 2014      12 comments

I love this and I wanted to share. ... Read more

Walking lifts my mood

Thursday, September 11, 2014      4 comments

One of the most valuable things Iíve learnt here on SP is that exercise can usually get me out of a funk. Yesterday, I needed it. I was home, bored, depressed and I needed to do something so I got my shoes on and did some walking, 8,000 steps to... Read more

holding it together

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      9 comments

This is not a diet blog, this is about death, love, and personal growth. I lost someone dear to me this week. I also celebrated my anniversary, and saw friends I hadnít seen for a long time. In short, itís been an emotional roller coaster. I ga... Read more

The dangers of vacation

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      6 comments

It starts with a day at the beach. Plenty of water, fruit as a snack, fresh air, playing in the waves - sounds healthy right? About 3 o'clock in the afternoon we get a call from friends who are at the beach too, about a half a mile up the coast.... Read more

I am doing it!

Sunday, July 13, 2014      16 comments

The scale is consistently going down. For the first time in my life I think I really have found the key. You know what it is? Veggies. Seriously. When I counted calories, I didnít lose weight. When I did the wheat belly diet I did, but it ... Read more

13 pounds and counting!

Sunday, June 15, 2014      9 comments

I live in Italy and hereís the diet the Italian nutritionist gave me. I know itís restrictive but I like that about it because there is very little guesswork involved. Iíve lost 13 pounds in 6 weeks and I even cheat (small cheats). Here it is, ... Read more

Today I'm determined

Saturday, May 31, 2014      6 comments

In the past, about three weeks into any new diet or exercise plan, my enthusiasm started to wane. Today so far is a difficult day. I didn't sleep well, and I woke up to rain outside and cat vomit in the kitchen. I started thinking about 'cheatin... Read more

Awesome tips! Here's a summary

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      3 comments

Wow everyone, I am touched so many people gave suggestions. There are some really great ones here, some Iíve already put into practice. Iíve summarized them below, but before I get to that I want to clarify a few things about the diet Iím on. It... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts making it a way of life not a diet, advice please!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      76 comments

About two weeks ago, I went to an appointment with a dietician. She's pretty strict, and gave me this type of diet: Two pieces of wheat toast with either spreadable cheese or lean cold cuts for breakfast, lean meat and veggies for lunch, and the... Read more

New trainer today; jury is still out.

Thursday, April 03, 2014      7 comments

Today was my first day with a new trainer. I'm not too sure if I like him because I thought his behavior was weird. At one point I actually looked into his eyes to see if they were dilated. I wanted to ask him if he was taking drugs but I didn't... Read more

carcinoma is an ugly word

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      7 comments

I have a small skin tumor, fairly common. It's this:
ell-carcinoma What's weird is that I went to the doctor about something else and he spotted this small re... Read more

Irritated at myself

Saturday, February 01, 2014      8 comments

I've had a few stupid days. I say stupid because I've acted stupid. I've eaten things I shouldn't have, including a plate of fried fish and ice cream. Another reason this is so dumb, besides the fattening aspect, is that I had to pay for all of... Read more

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