Two pounds is two pounds.
Anyone else ever get discouraged by a small weight loss? Although my goal for this week was to lose 2 pounds, and I did, I still can't help but think, 'why only 2?' I met my goal so why isn't that good enough? You know what? It is... althoug... Read more
I picked up my mostly empty journal from my nightstand drawer tonight... thought maybe I'd try to start journaling again. The first entry was from August 10th, 2010, and I'd written my weight was 178. WhooOOOOAAAAHHH. What the hell has happen... Read more
I'm Going in Reverse
If my goal was to gain weight, I'd be "Winning!" As it's not, I feel like a big, fat failure. I lost 81 pounds, turned 40 and then everything stopped working. Despite my continued workout and diet routine, the pounds began creeping back on. ... Read more
Help! I have an addiction!
I have decided I have an addictive personality. If it's not cupcakes, it's glazed walnuts. If it's not diet vanilla Pepsi, it's Twizzlers. At this point, it's cookie dough. Chocolate chip, white chocolate chip, butterscotch chip, oatmeal...a... Read more
I'm Not Impressed
So yesterday marked my two year anniversary. 1/1/09 was the start date for my healthier lifestyle and I started at 257 pounds. Two years later, I should be at my goal weight of 155, right? WRONG. I'm not impressed.
Have I never indulged... Read more
I Feel Like a Yo-Yo
I wonder if my scale gets as frustrated as I do? I'm sure it has to get tired of measuring the same three pound weight loss and gain for months on end. Good grief! I have to admit that I probably know what to do about it... I need to recommit... Read more
The Joy of Eating?
I don't know about you all, but I don't even enjoy food anymore. When I look at food, I don't see flavors, aromas, textures...instead I see numbers. Calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sodium and on and on! Even while I'm eating, I... Read more
I'm visiting family and while I'm loving the time with my siblings, parents and niece/nephews, I'm feeling so unhealthy. I haven't been exercising like I do at home although I having been walking and doing walk/run combinations. I'm eating mos... Read more
Since starting my weight loss and healthier lifestyle journey, I have lost 72 pounds, 74 inches and reduced my BMI from 40.2 to 29. Not too bad for 16 months' work.
I had hoped to be closer to my goal of 145 by now...in fact, I had hoped t... Read more
Going It On My Own
...for a while. I've become completely obsessed with numbers...calories in, calories out, 1/2 cup this 1/4 cup that and if I miss entering one food or one exercise, I feel guilty and horrible and incomplete in some way. SO, I'm taking the tool... Read more
Happy One Year Anniversary to Me!!
Today marks the one year milestone for my new healthier lifestyle! And while I'm on vacation and can't give the exact inch and pound loss amounts, I CAN say I've lost about 60 pounds and about as many inches in the past year!
This isn't ... Read more
Big Goal #1 Achieved!!
I'm happy to announce that I have finally achieved my first big goal....I'm now UNDER 200 POUNDS!!! For the first time in almost 20 years, my weight does not start with a "2"! How amazing is that? It's a little bittersweet however since I'm h... Read more
Switchin' it up!
I've decided my body has gotten used to the same old elliptical routine so I'm trying to switch it up. At the gym, I use the treadmill and vary the incline, speed, etc. I'm also considering taking a Mixed Martial Arts class. I think it would ... Read more
Crap, A Plateau!
I'm once again battling the same 1-2 pounds I battled about 20 pounds ago. Lose one, gain two, lose two, gain one, etc and blah blah. I've started switching up my workout in hopes that will help. I'm doing 65 minutes per morning on the ellipt... Read more
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Whew, I'm Tired.
I've been logging anywhere from 2 to 3 hours per day on exercise and I'm tired! That's not a bad thing...I hope my scale agrees.... Read more