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GWF (Bodymedia Fit) Eerily Accurate
Sunday, November 22, 2009      8 comments

I bought a GoWear Fit (now renamed Bodymedia Fit) about a month ago because I heard it can track your calories burned with about 90% accuracy. I've always been curious about how much my body really burns during exercise. I'm a bit of math nerd... Read more
Skiing (and Commando Crawling) Down Snoqualmie
Thursday, November 19, 2009      6 comments

Last Saturday, my boyfriend and I took advantage of the early ski slope opening in Washington. The past couple of years the skiing has been terrible. No snow. This year, lots of snow before Thanksgiving! Snoqualmie Summit opened their lifts ... Read more
My Story, Part 8 In Conclusion: Final Reflections
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      4 comments

My Story, Part 8 In Conclusion: Final Reflections It's been very hard work, dedication and a revamp of my life to get where I am, and I'm not done yet. My goal is to be 120 pounds with 22% body fat. This means I need 93.6 lbs of lean mass... Read more
Interlude: My Eating Disorder - Portion Distortion
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      3 comments

In writing my blog posts about my weight loss story, I don't think I mentioned in great detail what my eating disorder is. Portion distortion. If you put it in front of me, I will eat it. All of it. Like a starving alley cat, I wil... Read more
My Story, Part 7 History Threatens to Repeat
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      5 comments

I lost 30 pounds, found a new love of fitness and adventure, and a new love to share it with. My life was back together. Old demons lie sleeping, though. They never really die or go away. Humans are creatures of habits, and each of us ha... Read more
My Story, Part 6 Finding Love Again
Monday, November 16, 2009      3 comments

If you've been following my tale from the beginning, you know that when I first had a serious weight problem, I was obese at 160lbs on my 5'0" frame. This was brought on by bad eating habits mostly due to eating at restaurants and supersized fa... Read more
My Story, Part 5 How I Changed My Habits
Friday, November 13, 2009      4 comments

I got rid of my size 14-12 clothes after buying new clothes because I was determined never to rebound back. If clothes were a little uncomfortable, I hoped that would be a trigger to remind me it was time to do something about it. I did not wa... Read more
My Story, Part 4 Busting the Plateau
Thursday, November 12, 2009      3 comments

I became more active after moving to Seattle, and while I had lost about 15-20 pounds, I could not seem to get below 140. We all have our reasons for wanting to lose weight. Some do it for their health. Some for their vanity. I wish I co... Read more
My Story, Part 3 Reborn in the Rain
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      2 comments

After moving to Seattle in debt and the heaviest I've ever been in my life, it was time to start over clean. I found Seattle to be a very friendly city for walking to the store for groceries instead of driving, and it was chock full of used boo... Read more
My Story, Part 2 Reality Bites
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      3 comments

In part 1 I described how I came to be 160 pounds at 5'0". My BMI was approximately 31, which is obese. However, I went into denial about it. I thought that I just had a few extra pounds, and wasn't willing to do anything about it. Sure ... Read more
My Story, Part 1 How Did it Happen?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      4 comments

Who am I? How did I get here? Where am I going? Ahh these existential questions are not about life and the universe, but about me and my journey with weight issues. I haven't always been overweight. In high school, I was the typical... Read more
Peanut Butter, Save Me!
Friday, August 24, 2007      0 comments

I'm a little hungrier than normal today. I'm not sure why. I ate my usual high protein breakfast of cottage cheese and fruit. But by 10, I was almost completely starved. I ate a tuna salad kit and felt better until lunch. At lunch I ate a r... Read more

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