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Being Realistic
Thursday, August 09, 2012      6 comments

We're about to leave on vacation. It was my return from this annual trip that sparked my commitment to finally losing my 'baby weight' (when my baby was 10)! We've shared this vacation with my ILs since my son was an infant (which means that l... Read more
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

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