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