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Worse or better?

Saturday, December 20, 2014      3 comments

One strange thing I had noticed since I have lost weight is that I get headaches about once a month, which I don't remember happening as often before. For a few years this puzzled me. I wondered what could be making more more sensitive. Maybe... Read more

2 years of maintenance: The Why

Friday, December 12, 2014      5 comments

This is a symbolic day, moving from the 80%-96% likelihood of regain to 50%. One thing I've wondered throughout this is whether the change is incremental or simply reflects the statistics of attrition. What is the next level? Let me check. A... Read more

Decreasing intake for first time in 2 years

Saturday, December 06, 2014      5 comments

I guess it hasn't been fully 2 years, but other than the first couple months of calorie cycling, I've eaten 2,000 calories per day most of the time. I mentioned my weight being up and my son said "You mean you're out of maintenance?!?! No, ... Read more

Where does that get fun?

Sunday, November 30, 2014      3 comments

This is a quote from a mercenary named Jayne Cobb who is wondering what the difference is between him and a psychopathic killer. He goes on to contemplate his slippery slope of conditions where he might kill a man, and it struck me as not too d... Read more

Once a year or every year

Thursday, November 27, 2014      4 comments

I was thinking about this the other day, that Thanksgiving is only once a year. But it also happens every year. And there are special occasions like Thanksgiving around every corner. Dietary consistency is one of the most powerful predict... Read more

The hardest part about maintenance for me

Sunday, November 16, 2014      3 comments

I'm not a fan of saying maintenance is hard. But the one thing about it that really terrified me was not having anyone tell me exactly what to do. In the last couple of weeks in Abnormal Psychology I have found out why. Self-diagnosis i... Read more

Portals to discovery

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      2 comments

I have a quote on my home page from James Joyce: "Mistakes are the portals to discovery". Yesterday I was 900 calories over by the end of the day, which is a huge number for me. But my husband wanted to get his veterans appreciation meals at ... Read more

Situation Normal. How are you?

Thursday, November 06, 2014      8 comments

That's from Star Wars, when Han Solo is trying to impersonate the detention level chief. Which is to say, the situation is never normal. So right after my last blog, I got word that I hadn't made it into PA school. Not even to interviews!... Read more

Belated hello to October

Sunday, October 05, 2014      4 comments

The first weekend in October is our church general conference, which is a time of inspiration and taking stock. My weight is stable, but on top of that 1.5 pounds from summer vacation. I'm going to try the 3x2 week strength split (pushup/s... Read more

Counting calories at 20 months of maintenance

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      9 comments

In my old life, I was too willing to listen to the idea that counting calories doesn't work. Something I realized while I was on vacation this summer is that counting calories is a lot like using a timer when you cook. Now some people don't us... Read more

Where am I?

Sunday, September 21, 2014      4 comments

It's been a while since I blogged. I have a lot going on. We're still making repairs to see if we can get the refinance, is kind of the big time sink. I'm only taking 7 credits this semester, but I come home from abnormal psychology just full... Read more

Hello, Newman.

Thursday, August 28, 2014      7 comments

That was the greeting Jerry Seinfeld used to give his nemesis. I finished my vacation and could see my feet were puffy from the car ride and the salty snacks. I knew I had gone a little over most days and had more than my share of plus days (w... Read more

Ooops

Sunday, August 03, 2014      12 comments

Wow, a month goes by fast. I had no idea it had been that long since I'd updated my blog. I was already pretty busy with school, and then I was thinking of getting a job, but we decided to try for a refinance instead. So I was working a lot o... Read more

Que sera sera

Friday, July 04, 2014      8 comments

The good news is I'm scoring pretty high on my anatomy tests. The bad news is I misinterpreted something I thought I heard the teacher say and have lost some credit on homework assignments. So I guess we'll see what he meant about attendance a... Read more

June in review

Monday, June 30, 2014      8 comments

It's been a while since I've done a month in review, but I did turn 44 this month, and I guess that sort of thing does always make me think a bit. It's been a couple of months since I decided I am fine with maintaining at 160. I kind of worrie... Read more


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