When I first started eating low carb, I was at a bit of a loss on how to eat. The main thing I did was just to stop eating a lot of starches. Gone were my evening mashed potatoes with my supper. It still took me a few months of trial and erro... Read more
An update on the sewing projects.
I bought a dressform because I will not be able to fit my dresses correctly without it. I don't have friends or relatives nearby who can help me. So it is either a dressform, or I buy a dress from David's... Read more
I thought I'd always have to count calories. I struggled so much with weight loss and maintaining, I thought it would be impossible to live life without a calorie counter.
I haven't counted a single calorie in a couple of weeks. I've main... Read more
I was going to write this as a comment in my last blog, but decided to make a separate blog for it.
Here is what I had in mind for my wedding dress. It is a Vogue pattern with an asymmetrical twist. I really like asymmetrical styles, and ... Read more
In my last blog, I commented that I was going to try an experiment this weekend. I was going to try and see if it was within the realm of possibility for me to make my own wedding dress.
This is pretty ambitious, to be sure. This is a hug... Read more
A couple of my hobbies are sewing and jewelry making. My German grandmother was a master seamstress. My dad had a few work shirts that she made that would rival anything Armani. Her lines were perfect, cutting and edges crisp and neat. And s... Read more
I need to buy new work clothes. My work pants don't fit!
I'll never have the really dramatic before and after pic like Subway Jarrod. I donated all my size 12-14 clothes as soon as they were too big. I wanted them out as fast as possible... Read more
I love chocolate. I've lived the last 6 years without sweets like cakes, cookies and pies. The one sweet indulgence I refuse to live without is chocolate. I eat mostly dark chocolates. I think dark chocolates have a complexity that I have le... Read more
From yesterday's blog, I reported that I have gained about 5.59lbs of muscle in 2 months. I have not done a lot of heavy weight lifting, I've just done my normal activities.
I should note that this result is not typical. The reason that I... Read more
Yesterday morning I hit my original goal weight I set 4 years ago - 125.0lbs!
I didn't log it yesterday because I wanted to wait until today in case it was a fluke. This morning also 125.0! YAY
Goal weight accomplished! Read more
I didn't use to like grapefruits. I thought they were too sour. If I ate them, I would usually coat them with brown sugar or honey.
Over the years, I've adjusted my palate to less sugar. I eat refined sugars once in a blue moon. I use s... Read more
I just read this testimonial on Mark's Daily Apple and I had to write.
www.marksdailyapple.com/ when-eating-healthy-is-mak ing-you-fat/
This story sounds so much like mine, my pulse quickened. I read it thinkin... Read more
Despite the new USDA Food Plate and aggressive campaigning, obesity rates have not fallen in a single US State. In fact, obesity rates are still climbing.
Yesterday I t... Read more
I'm still battling my sinus infection. I'm not sure if I'm getting better or not. I have been able to stave off an ear infection, which is my main worry. I have a malformed sinus duct that keeps my eustachian tube from opening and closing pro... Read more