This morning my husband and I got up early and took a 10 mile loop around our neighborhood. Going for a 7am ride is the only way we can get any exercise in the southeast during the height of summer. It gets way too hot, even past 9am at this t... Read more
It's too early to report on my results, so I'll reserve analysis until my weekly report in a few days. But I'm liking what I'm seeing.
I've lost about 6 points, so I have about 20 pounds left til my goal weight. I fell from maintenance, b... Read more
About 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to be a vegetarian. During this time, I also decided I would eliminate processed foods from my diet. I went to the store, and loaded up my cart with veggies and fruit. I knew I needed some protein, so I w... Read more
In 2011, I finally reached my maintenance weight, and I successfully maintained it for 3 years. Then in 2014, things started going wrong.
It's hard to say definitively. I know that I became sedentary due to life change... Read more
One week down, and I'm already starting to get metabolic control back.
I've been thinking about my weight gain. My working hypothesis is I was undereating calories while also being inactive.
Calorie restriction does not work.
R... Read more
Edit: This blog got double posted somehow. Sorry about that. Duplicate deleted.
Some people say losing weight on low-carb is harder after a rebound. Is it true? Is it harder to restart a low-carb weight loss?
I aim to find out. A... Read more
I finished reading "Always Hungry?" by Dr. David Ludwig.
I'm not going to recap my journey all the way from the beginning because my old blogs have the whole story on how I came to Spark, how I struggled for years to lose weight and get fit... Read more
This morning I woke up, and I knew it had happened.
After a week of light to moderate exercise, pushing healthy fats, and skipping my glass of wine at dinner, my body has switched over to fat burning mode. Over the week I had the typical h... Read more
In my quest to lose fat (again), I've been digging up old research to see what's new in low carb dieting. The main question that has puzzled me is why I gained weight during my inactivity. I've been searching articles and books to gain insight... Read more
When something goes wrong, the first thing that needs to be done is analysis.
Despite my setbacks, I have a few advantages. I already cleaned up my diet long ago. I don't have to break any bad habits with eating junk food, ice cream, or u... Read more