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Wednesday, August 08, 2012      4 comments

I just found out that someone very special to me has lost 95 pounds since I saw her last October. I don't know how she kept it so quiet. I know I couldn't have. I am so so so happy for her and for everyone who cares about her. She just has t... Read more

The Return of PMS.... why?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012      1 comments

CD1.... so not a surprise. The anxiety of yesterday combined with the munchies of last night suggested AF was going to be early this month and.... here she is. This is the second month in a row that I've had PMS bad enough to be aware of... Read more

Under 150 calorie peanut butter banana muffins

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      0 comments

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana 1/3 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt 6 Tbs crunchy peanut butter 3 Tbs light olive oil 2 large ... Read more

Running away from it all

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      3 comments

This was one of those mornings where it would have been really easy to skip the gym. And I did put it off for about an hour. But... I knew how I was feeling and I knew what would fix it... so I put on my big girl sneakers and headed to the gym... Read more

How I Got to be 176 Pounds

Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

I spent most of my teens and twenties at a healthy weight. Yes, I got there in a rather unhealthy way at age 12 but I got there.... and I stayed there until I got pregnant with my son at 26... returned there only to get pregnant with my daughte... Read more

Stress, stress, stress, stress

Monday, August 06, 2012      6 comments

Summer is supposed to be fun but this summer has started feeling more stressful than fun. Day-to-day the heat is a minor but ongoing stress. It is really too hot to be outside doing anything. Maybe if this was normal for us we'd cope better b... Read more

It is just too hot!

Sunday, August 05, 2012      2 comments

I like to be active on the weekends without going to the gym but, boy, it's just too hot to be 'authentically' active! I think I'm going to have to resort to cleaning the (air-conditioned) house as my physical activity today! I hope every... Read more

Buffalo Balls & Crudite (Pictures & Recipes)

Saturday, August 04, 2012      2 comments

I try to make 'fun food' on Friday. My challenge is to keep it within my calorie budget while still feeling like I splurged. Last night I made buffalo balls and crudite and it was a huge hit! Just watch out the sodium content is crazy.... and ... Read more

la la la la ..... control freak

Friday, August 03, 2012      3 comments

And so it goes.... back under goal in time for the weekend. Not at 'safe weight' but definitely comfortable. Breathing easy. Feeling OK about splurging tonight with the special 'fun food Friday' meal I have planned for the family. Aroun... Read more

DOMS and Diet? Muscle weakness and diet? Micro yo-yo'ing?

Thursday, August 02, 2012      4 comments

To get it out of the way - my weight has returned, essentially, to goal. I am 0.4 pounds over which is less than I was going into my horrible-awful weekend. I suspect that by the end of my next cycle I will be back at my safe weight. No longe... Read more

July Fail?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      2 comments

My Goals for July: 1. Body fat under 20% - Just end the month where I am starting it given the cruise. 2. Weight of 124 or less by August 1. I really am OK with gaining on the cruise but I want to be back to 124 which I consider my 'safe' we... Read more

Time to just say 'No.'

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      7 comments

We were out of town this weekend. It was NOT a good exercise or eating environment. TONS of carbs and salt. Lots of alcohol. No activity. At all. I weighed in this morning higher than I've weighed in in a l-o-n-g, l-o-n-g time. Maybe last... Read more

Feeling worn out

Thursday, July 26, 2012      4 comments

I feel really worn out. I've had several BAD nights of sleep and woke up with nasty headaches the last two days. My diet seems clean enough and I'm exercising almost daily and yet the scale is moving in the wrong direction and I just feel icky... Read more

My get up and go got up and went.... but I keep reeling her back in

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      4 comments

I worked pretty hard to be in peak condition for the cruise. I came home and quickly lost all the weight I gained on the cruise and, apparently, all my motivation too! I went to the gym 3 days, skipped 2, forced myself to go on Saturday t... Read more

Well that sucked

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      4 comments

My daughter had a miserable day at camp yesterday. With our blessing, she's not going back to the camp today. She's almost-12 and it was to be a co-ed basketball camp that turned out to be 40+ boys, 3 male coaches, and her. I wish I hadn't ev... Read more

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