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Who says lifting doesn't burn calories? They are WRONG!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      3 comments

My 41 pounds lost reward is an FT7F Polar HRM. I wore it for my whole body workout day today. I started it when I got out of the van, stopped it right before I unlocked my locker. My workout was 20' on the stair stepper, intervals, level 8. ... Read more

My friend the measuring tape

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      2 comments

I've been tracking measurements since late May. At that point I was 160-ish, so about 15 pounds down from SW and 25 pounds above my CW. While losing those 25 pounds I have seen the following changes: Neck: down 1.25 inches I never had... Read more

Big drop after 'mixing it up' while traveling

Sunday, August 07, 2011      1 comments

Twice since I started watching my calorie balance carefully I have traveled, mixed things up in terms of food and exercise, and found that despite a gain on my first day back I had a BIG loss for the next week overall. Very, very interesting AN... Read more

What's the secret? What in the world is the secret? People ask. I don't know!

Friday, August 05, 2011      6 comments

A while ago I added a signature - 'There is no secret. Eat less. Move more. Love yourself.' And I still believe that but is there more? Is there another ingredient in the mix? Can ANYONE who loves themselves eat less, move more, and see the... Read more

I've lost 40 pounds!

Thursday, August 04, 2011      8 comments

This morning's weigh-in was 135.8. I haven't seen 135 in any form since before I got pregnant with my firstborn in February 1998. That makes for a 40 pound loss for me :-) I also saw my lowest-yet body fat reading with my handheld unit - 23.5... Read more

August Goals

Monday, August 01, 2011      2 comments

JULY RECAP: ~~~~~ 1. Lose 4 more pounds. From the top of my bouncing around range this week, that will put me at 140 which is my first big goal. ~~~~~ I did this and have maintained +/- for 2 weeks now. I am currently just over 138 pou... Read more

Vacation Wrap-Up

Monday, August 01, 2011      1 comments

I think I maintained this new lifestyle pretty well on vacation! I went into it with the mindset that I wanted to eat ONLY what I truly WANTED to eat and drink what I wanted to drink and be active. Eating - was not as easy as I would hav... Read more

Stressmonster

Thursday, July 21, 2011      1 comments

The stressmonster is on the prowl again. Many times over the last 4 months - while weight loss has been relatively pain-free and gym habits easy to maintain - I have wondered how in the WORLD I got where I was at my starting point. If it... Read more

Protein 'soft serve' and other cold protein shakes

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      0 comments

At the urging of several of my online 'cheerleaders', I picked up some whey powder (EAS vanilla at BJs for the curious) and have been making various shakes since the weekend. They are SO much better than the shakes I've endured in the past tryi... Read more

Tuna on white with lettuce or this.....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      3 comments

There is this perception that healthy food is boring. I think my lunch is a whole lot less boring than a tuna sandwich with lettuce on white bread and a whole lot healthier! I am having - Kale chips fresh from the oven & Thin sliced r... Read more

Yummy cottage cheese veggie dip

Saturday, July 16, 2011      4 comments

Out of lettuce, I needed to jazz up a bunch of raw veggies for dinner so I zipped up this dip in my ninja blender: 1 cup 1% fat cottage cheese 2 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese 4 cloves garlic - less if you are not a garlic lover! 1/4 tsp g... Read more

41 weeks to put it on. 44 weeks to take it off.

Thursday, July 14, 2011      4 comments

You know how 'they' always tell us that we didn't put all this weight on overnight, so we can't expect to take it off overnight? Yes, well, fine. I get that. But today I was struck by this irony. I started this journey when I weighed what I ... Read more

Summer Strength Training

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      2 comments

Now that I'm no longer overweight, weight loss has taken a backburner to strength training and changing body composition. I'm not being very organized about it this summer because our schedule isn't very organized. But I'm working hard and I l... Read more

38 pounds G-O-N-E

Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

I have met, and surpassed, my initial goal of being a healthy BMI. I'm still at the very top of the range but I'm there! I've gone from a size 14 to a size 4 (at least in some styles). I've worked hard and eaten carefully but I've enjoyed the... Read more

My 'favorite foods' for the last year, making somewhat healthier choices lately

Friday, July 08, 2011      0 comments

I've got a lot of data in my food tracker (another site) and thought it would be fun to list my favorite foods since I started my weight loss journey at the end of last August. Coffee, brewed w/tap water Cream, Half & Half Sweete... Read more


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