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Back on Track

Sunday, July 19, 2015      6 comments

I've been tracking food and exercise for several weeks now, and I can't believe I ever stopped. But apparently I did, in the fall of 2013. My weight seemed fine and I was in school full time, so I guess that's how it happens. And my weight wa... Read more

July goals

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      3 comments

i've been walking with a neighbor but shes out of town for a week. My son needs to walk for a pioneer re enactment hes doing in a couple months. I'm hoping another neighbor can go today but she's had foot trouble. We've had some trouble... Read more

The wheel never stops turning

Thursday, June 25, 2015      6 comments

"But that only matters to the people on the rim" or words to that effect, is something Badger tells Mal, that one time. I still working on weight management. My husband says I'm grumpier, and I feel it. And that's why I decided to do it... Read more

Weight management

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      3 comments

So last week I decided I want to lose 5 pounds. It's funny because I can remember seeing schemes for losing 5 pounds and thinking "5 pounds won't make that much of a difference." Often these relied on water loss, like drinking some weird solut... Read more

Birthday weekend

Sunday, June 14, 2015      5 comments

We are celebrating my birthday this weekend. I got a new toaster oven, a shoe cabinet from IKEA, and special cookies from the kids, and my husband took me to see Jurassic World, which was a lot of fun. I did eat a lot for my birthday din... Read more

30 months of maintenance

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      5 comments

I just pasted all my maintenance challenges figures since November, and it's kind of sobering that I've still got the 4 pounds from Christmas hanging around. Last month was pretty stressful getting ready for carpet. We did a lot of declutterin... Read more

Goodbye May, Hello June

Sunday, May 31, 2015      5 comments

In May I had the 5K to look forward to and a visitor to prepare the house for. I feel so good now, I can hardly remember being so stressed last week. The stresses of applying to nursing school are also a faint echo. Though I think it's good t... Read more

My bad

Sunday, May 24, 2015      4 comments

It's my intent to blog weekly, but four have got past me. The biggest news is I am starting a Nursing bachelors program June 1, and the program is looking pretty cool. I have a mentor who has an MSN, and she worked Psych which is where I see m... Read more

3 weeks to 5k

Sunday, April 26, 2015      4 comments

The bummer is I've known about this for 10 days, and haven't really done much to move toward it. The 5k your way plans are for 5 weeks, but I can get out tomorrow and see where I am in the plan. I haven't been super great with cardio the last ... Read more

Insulin Resistance in Brain Cells

Thursday, April 09, 2015      4 comments

It's first important to understand what Insulin Resistance is. I've come up with a new phrase to illustrate this: cell membrane blockade. The conventional wisdom is that insulin resistance is a problem with insulin receptors, but I believe it... Read more

April Goals

Sunday, March 29, 2015      6 comments

It's not April yet, I know, but it's Sunday morning. Something new I'm going to try is reducing my intake of sweets. So we'll see how that goes. I know, we start the month off with Easter, and I'm not going cold turkey. Just trying to be mor... Read more

Future me: don't give up now

Monday, March 23, 2015      4 comments

I cannot figure out how I'm supposed to get into that middle. Or even a reasonable 3 way tie. As soon as I take down one obstacle, another one pops up. I finally got all th... Read more

We all scream

Sunday, March 15, 2015      7 comments

I have a strange history with ice cream. It was my moms comfort food of choice in the bad old days so I was actually not a fan when I was heavy. I didn't avoid it but it had this tragic connotation. But when I lost weight and started re... Read more

Possible futures

Saturday, February 28, 2015      4 comments

Some strange obstacles have fallen across my path these last few months. I've been trying to apply to two different nursing schools, and despite my careful contingency planning it doesn't look like either one will work out this year. I can app... Read more

Maintenance and Happy

Sunday, February 22, 2015      3 comments

Last night I watched "Happy", a film about positive psychology that's on Netflix right now. It didn't really emphasize the domains of positive psychology, but they're there if you know where to look for them. 1. Positive feelings, which they... Read more

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