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Poor Hygiene at the Gym

Sunday, November 29, 2009      4 comments

I'm always amazed by the gym rats who religiously exercise for hours miss one of the most basic tenants of good health - good hygiene. How can they exercise for good health and yet not wipe down their exercise machines when finished sweating on... Read more

The Day After Review: Not as Bad as I Thought

Friday, November 27, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday was a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends. I enjoyed sharing food and stories, and spending time with great people. While yesterday I wrote my goals that I wasn't going to worry about calories and dieting, it would be dishonest f... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2009      2 comments

While I am on a continuing journey to better health, I reflect on this day that Thanksgiving is about sharing with friends and family. On this day, - I shall relax and enjoy my four day weekend. Yay! - I shall cherish that sharing f... Read more

Eating More, Losing Weight, and Thanksgiving Feasts

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      2 comments

Last week, I seemed to be at a plateau. My weight stabilized. My GoWear Fit showed that I was burning more calories than I was consuming. However, no inches lost, and no change in the scale either up or down. I ate a couple of large meal... Read more

The Biggest Loser and Pondering Success

Wednesday, November 25, 2009      2 comments

I know, I know. It threatens to set unrealistic expectations. It's basically a game show. But I still kind of like it. I haven't seen the show in the past couple of weeks. Tonight I caught the tail end of the weigh in. They looked amaz... Read more

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

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