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Lady Gaga, Petite and Fit
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      9 comments

I'm a petite woman at 5'0" tall. My goal weight is at about 120-125lbs. I arrived at that number because that was what I weighed in high school and college at the peak of slimness and fitness. I was very active with soccer and later martial a... Read more
Drew Carey Shows Us We Can Do it!
Friday, July 30, 2010      4 comments

Drew Carey went from 44 inch waist with type II diabetes to 33 inches with no diabetes. How did he do it? You already know the answer to this one. Diet and exercise! Apparently he reduces carbs, drinks water, and exercises 45 min... Read more
Jarod Shows Us It's Hard to Maintain
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      8 comments

Remember Jarod, the Subway spokesman who lost 245 lbs on a Subway diet? Seems Jarod has another lesson to teach us. Once the Subway endorsements slowed down, so did his diet and motivation, it seems. It's all too easy to slip back into famili... Read more
I'm Back! And a Fresh Start.
Monday, July 05, 2010      6 comments

I've had a lot of changes in my life since my last blog post. I've moved from Seattle, WA to Savannah, GA, and I'm engaged to be married! What hasn't changed is I'm still 10 pounds from my goal weight. I've come to realize it really is a ... Read more
Fatty food as addictive as cocaine or heroine?
Monday, March 29, 2010      4 comments

Food for thought. I've often said that when I got serious about weight loss, I cut out all fatty food completely and suffered through the withdrawals like a heroine addict. There may be something to it. While moderation is key to lifelong suc... Read more
Jillian Doesn't Kid Around!
Friday, February 05, 2010      10 comments

I've seen lots of comments about it on the blogs and message boards, and my curiosity couldn't take it anymore (I am half cat, I think.) I just got Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred this morning. I paid attention to the warnings, and was fully... Read more
Ski Lessons, Lesson 4
Monday, February 01, 2010      6 comments

In a word: Great! The snow was a little wet, but still pretty good. Better than in past weeks. We started off the session by reviewing the video made of us last week. My form was pretty good, I was standing up straight and tall. My inst... Read more
Ski Lessons, Lesson 3
Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

I didn't get a chance to write about my ski lessons on Saturday because of my move. I just got my desk cleared off enough so I can work and write. I went to my ski lesson in the morning, even though we were moving that day. That's the thi... Read more
2010 Goals: Week 3 Review
Monday, January 25, 2010      4 comments

I'm a little late with my weekly review because I've moved across town. Because of that, my normal schedule has been off as I've scrambled to clear my old apartment, get settled into the new apartment, and clean up. I'm glad that I've been wor... Read more
Awesome News from the Doc!
Thursday, January 21, 2010      8 comments

This morning I went in for my yearly physical. When I first started seeing this doc, I wasn't at the peak of my unhealthiness, so I don't really know how bad off I was when I started. There were hints of warning signs. I frequently experience... Read more
Who Knew I Tied My Shoes Wrong?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      2 comments

And I've been doing it my whole life! lifehacker.com/5451765/d
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e-your-shoes-more-efficiently ... Read more
Controlling Insulin to Lose Fat
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      5 comments

(Reposted from a message board reply, and modified slightly for this blog post.) When we think about controlling insulin, we usually think of diabetics. How many of us actually know what insulin does? I didn't! I hover around 130 pou... Read more
2010: Week 2 Review
Sunday, January 17, 2010      1 comments

Like with most weeks, last week was a mix of progress and not quite hitting the mark. That's ok. As a recovering perfectionist, I've learned that you don't have to hit all your targets in order to be succeeding. One week is a small part of th... Read more
Ski Lessons: Lesson 2
Sunday, January 17, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was my second ski lesson. The day didn't start off well. Somehow, the alarm clock was turned off, so I didn't get up when I should have. The SO claims he didn't do it. The cat says she's innocent. It's an unsolved mystery. I ... Read more
Good News from the Dentist!
Thursday, January 14, 2010      3 comments

Two years ago, I went to the dentist for the first time in like 10 years. My heart almost dropped out of my chest when she said I had early stages of periodontal disease and some bone loss. However, in early stages, it is a reversible conditio... Read more

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