I lost my bowling ball!
I've done it!
Four years ago, I joined Spark on July 3, 2007. I weighed 135.
12 weeks ago on April 20, 2011, I weighed 135.
Today, I weigh 125! 10lbs! That's like losing the equivalent of my bowling ball! I'm no longer carryin... Read more
Group Classes at the YMCA
Since my fiance and I moved to Georgia, I've been a bit isolated. I work from home, which means I haven't had much opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. As an introvert, meeting new people and being a social isn't exactly my str... Read more
Good, Bad, and Ugly
The Good: Cellulite is shrinking! In particular, there's a dimple on my thigh that is smoothing out. While I doubt that I will have the super smooth skin of my teenage years, at least it is improving with weight loss.
The Bad: Stretch mar... Read more
The fiance and I have been at odds the past few months. I've done tons of research, and I've determined that low carb diets are not the dietary villians I've been lead to believe they are. A long time ago, I scoffed at Atkins because I didn't ... Read more
Thai Coconut Chicken
I'm coco for coconuts!
I used half a can of coconut milk for the almond milk coconut shake from yesterday. I used the rest of the coconut milk to make a Thai coconut chicken.
In a marinading dish, mix together the following:
1 cu... Read more
Another Take at Protein Shake
Just another idea on how to formulate a protein shake to your individual tastes and needs.
This is a protein shake using almond milk, coconut, and protein powder.
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Indulging without Derailing
Americans get so few vacation days. My European friends are always trotting off to fabulous places for weeks at a time. I would love to go some place like Australian one day, but with only 10 days of vacation, it's so hard to think about. My ... Read more
Coconut Protein Shake Followup
Ok, judging from the comments, people don't seem to enjoy the coconut as much as I do. ;) So just a couple of points of clarification.
I should have mentioned the reason why I chose coconut milk. It is not so much for the aesthetics or t... Read more
DIY Protein Shake
Anyone remember when the Coca-Cola company tried to sell the idea that a can of Coke would be great for breakfast? All that sugar! Just think of the pure, high energy, rush you'll get in the morning!
You'll promptly bulldoze through 4 of ... Read more
Exercise for Living, not Losing
I used to believe exercise was the key to weight loss. I would spend hours at the gym, peddling away furiously. When I didn't lose weight, I'd rationalize that I wasn't spending enough time at the gym. An hour a day 5 days per week. Gyms sho... Read more
Obesity and Malnutrition
Contrary to what we have been lead to believe, obesity is not due to the sins of gluttony or sloth. Obesity is a state of malnutrition and biochemical imbalance.
Our bodies want to be lean and healthy. They do not want to be overweight or... Read more
There are some women who are beautiful and sexy no matter what their size. They have curves in all the right places, and are head turners. They put extra weight on their breasts and thighs while maintaining an hourglass, even though they are o... Read more
Doing What is Necessary
If you're eating the things your body loves, your body will let you know.
For those of us who are overweight and obese, we are in a state of imbalance. We have done something that caused our normal metabolic mechanisms to short circuit. B... Read more
Why, Dr. Oz, Why?
How many of you watch Dr. Oz? I would guess most of us. He's a cardiologist, he's entertaining, Oprah made him a star, oh, and he's cute!
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For the first time in 10 years, my BMI is in the normal range! I'm no longer overweight!
Ok, ok. I know BMI is a terrible standard. But still, this is huge!
As a much better yardstick, my bodyfat is below 30% for the first time in 1... Read more