I work with very health-conscious people, who are waaaay more fit than I am. They also have normal, everyday struggles with food and exercise. They make daily decisions to choose health, adding in the occasional indulgence. Surrounding myself... Read more
I got "back on the wagon" January 1st, but quickly realized I was more interested in weight loss than committed to it. Meaning I dabbled in eating better rather than consistenly making better choices. And it showed. The first week I ate mindf... Read more
Not My First Rodeo
I regained a bunch of weight. As in right-back-to-square-one a lot of weight. The difference between the last time I weighed this much and now is that this time I've ACCEPTED it. I am where I am, and that's all there is to it. I'm not consta... Read more
Friday not FRY-day, and a Little Ancient Chinese Wisdom
I recently read a message board asking people what triggers them to overeat. I identified with a lot of the responses, particularly emotional eating. That's always been my go-to reason for why and when I overeat.
But another response rea... Read more
Wednesday Weigh-In & A Potluck
Today was my first weigh-in since I started focusing on following my program rather than losing x number of pounds per week. I didn't weigh in last week since I'd been avoiding the scale, BUT I've lost 11 lbs. (175 to 164) since starting Weight... Read more
I had a light bulb moment last week.
I'm currently following the Weight Watchers Points Plus program ... Read more
Wednesday Weigh-In and Mental Toughness, Week 2
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to lose weight. My first month has gone well, easing me back in to the weight loss game. Weight Watchers has been helpful, and I started incorporating cardio into my plan a week ago. I've now lost 6.5 lbs:... Read more
MT, Week 1 Part II
DISCLAIMER: My blog entries about "Die Fat or Get Tough" reflect the hard-hitting directness of the book. If you aren't ready to hear the word "fat", or don't want to take responsibility for your condition, please don’t complain if you choose to... Read more
Mental Toughness: Week 1, Part I
DISCLAIMER: My blog entries about "Die Fat or Get Tough" reflect the hard-hitting directness of the book. If you aren't ready to hear the word "fat", or don't want to take responsibility for your condition, please don’t complain if you choose ... Read more
Several months ago, I gradually walked away from all weight-loss and exercise attempts, and straight into the arms of self-neglect, gluttony, and guilt. I gained back all the weight I lost from SP a year ago, and then some. I'm coming back aro... Read more
40 in 6.5
My new goal: to lose 40 lbs. in 6 and 1/2 months. I'm aiming to reach my goal weight of 125 by Dec. 31! My new job is way busier than my old one was. This means that I don't have as much downtime to blog or soak up as much motivation from SP... Read more
Dost Mine Eyes Deceive Me?
Asian cuisine must be swimming around in my subconscious today. I got a work email about "Spring Payroll", but I read it as "Spring Roll".
Seriously? ... Read more
Coming Up for Air
As I come out of my first month in my new job, I'm finally taking my blinders off. While it was a lateral transfer, there were a lot of new responsibilites delegated to me. (So in this respect lateral move means more work = no more pay. LOL..... Read more
It recently hit me that the key to my success is grocery shopping. (Or if you really want to get back to my South Louisiana roots, we sometimes called it "Makin' Groceries".) That one activity can make or break my plan. It's not as simple as ... Read more
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I Am Thankful
Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by the major areas of life - work, home, finances, food, and fitness. There's so much I need to balance, change, and improve. It becomes all too easy to forget just how GOOD things are! Below is an email that r... Read more