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Day 2 of the Whole 30
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      5 comments

I'm not in Bangkok anymore, for the first time in 8 years I'm living back in the USA. Of course, now I'm gaining weight due to the difference in food and lifestyle. I need to nip it in the bud and lose the 20 pounds I've gained since September. ... Read more
Losing weight in Bangkok
Sunday, August 02, 2015      5 comments

So apparently the trick to losing weight is living in Bangkok! Since I moved here in June my clothes have been getting bigger and bigger until the other day my skirt actually fell down while I was walking. Luckily I had a long shirt on and caugh... Read more
New country, new focus
Friday, June 19, 2015      12 comments

Hi everyone, I've been silent for a while dealing with tons of stress. Unemployment, MIL stress, financial stress, school stress, you name it. But, now it seems we have a reprieve and my new life has started here in Bangkok! Yes, we moved to Tha... Read more
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 I’ve 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 hadn’t seen for a long time. In short, it’s 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 didn’t 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 here’s the diet the Italian nutritionist gave me. I know it’s restrictive but I like that about it because there is very little guesswork involved. I’ve 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 I’ve already put into practice. I’ve summarized them below, but before I get to that I want to clarify a few things about the diet I’m 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

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