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Back on the horse!
Sunday, August 25, 2013      1 comments

After another back injury, I decided I'd had it and would try Beck Diet Solution again. That was seven weeks ago, and I've lost almost ten pounds. I think this is actually doable! I'd started BDS about two years ago, and just wasn't ready... Read more
Checking In
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      0 comments

Good afternoon, everyone! Not much to say, really, but felt like I should check in. Simply Filling is awesome. Just for the record. And Hacker's Diet Online is awesome too. Using the pretty graph that Hacker's Diet gives me, I can s... Read more
Zero-Point Coffee
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      1 comments

I'm on Weight Watchers' Simply Filling diet now, and don't want to spend any of my weekly points (49 of them in all) on coffee, so I wanted to make my daily coffee zero points. There's a nice cafe at work, and the prices and quality are rea... Read more
Olive Oil Dispenser
Thursday, August 16, 2012      0 comments

I am trying out the canned olive oil used for cooking spray. I have been using a Misto olive oil sprayer/dispenser for years, but might be liking this one a lot more. Unfortunately, that just creates more waste, using a bunch of canned olive o... Read more
Bringing Lunch to Work
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      2 comments

So far, bringing lunch to work this week has been pretty great. The great things about it are: The containers are great. ************************* They are flat, 3-ounce (or so) vented plastic containers from IKEA. They refuse to l... Read more
Beverages at Work
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      6 comments

I was allowing myself two large soy mistos and two 20oz diet sodas at work. However, in trying to save money, increase water consumption, and reduce unnecessary caffeine, I'm trying eliminating the sodas.... Read more
New Diet, New Exercise
Monday, August 13, 2012      1 comments

I'm trying Simply Filling, from Weight Watchers. In the morning, I'm still having a handful of nuts. For lunch, I'm bringing my own food. Today's menu is quinoa with salsa, chopped onion, garbanzo beans . . . I think that's it. About 2.5... Read more
Workday treats
Friday, March 16, 2012      0 comments

***For better or worse***, I'm trying to go super lo-cal during the workday. I had been drinking two venti soy mistos, but switched to Diet Coke. I'm finding that the diet soda leaves me wanting a lot more than I thought it would. Particularl... Read more
Been trying this again!
Friday, March 02, 2012      0 comments

Since about November, I've been making a renewed effort to lose some weight, and improve my overall health. I've been going to physical therapy for shoulder and back issues, watching calories, increasing my activity, tracking weight and calorie... Read more
New plan starts today!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      5 comments

I'm very excited about my new plan. In some ways, it's a lot different than any I've had before. The last time I had significant weight loss, it accompanied many other big changes, including: the death of my mother; moving into a new city;... Read more
Ethical questions about pet food and fish as pets
Sunday, November 15, 2009      12 comments

Hi, all. These issues have been bothering me for a long time. I think it's almost time for me to deal with them. To that end, I'd like to hear some opinions. The first issue is cat food. I should start by saying that I think I've re... Read more
Breaking the Pizza Habit
Saturday, August 22, 2009      4 comments

I am startled by how often I can order delivery food, most often pizza, and how much of it I can eat. I am startled by how much I can spend on delivery food. Oh, and I definitely don't waste the money. No, that would be wrong. I eat every bi... Read more
Back to work!
Monday, August 17, 2009      2 comments

I fell off the wagon and then fell off the road, off the cliff, and into a canyon. emoticon Well, it wasn't so bad... Read more
Big Train Wreck
Saturday, April 25, 2009      0 comments

Well, yesterday was sort of a diet disaster, as well as a few other things. First, I went with some friends for lunch to a big cookout type thing at a university. I ate some food whose calories I didn't feel like I could calculate. This w... Read more
Thursday, April 23, 2009      2 comments

I went out to my first happy hour since tracking calories on SparkPeople. Beer has a lot of calories!!! So do waffle fries with Old Bay. I decided that I can still go to a work happy hour as long as I A) prepare myself by saving calories ... Read more

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