I'm tired of them! I'm tired of thinking about food all of the freaking time! How many of this have I had, how many of that............do I have a snack, can I eat brown rice if I had whole wheat pasta for lunch, is that 23 almonds?!?! Sheeeeeee... Read more
Perfectionism and Deep Thoughts
I have a tendency towards perfectionism. At first glance it doesn't seem like a bad thing. Trying to do your best is what it sounds like. That's not what it is. The quest for perfection has kept me from trying new things, going new places, stepp... Read more
Feeling A Little Better
I'm feeling a little more in control this week. We're having a "Biggest Loser" competition at work that I joined. The nurse measured my height and it came to 5'5". I always thought I was 5'8" so I was a bit shocked! It made my body fat % come to... Read more
First Week of School
Wow, I always forget how hectic and stressful the first week is! I haven't tracked much at all this week, and I only exercised Monday and Tuesday. I will improve that next week for sure!
We're starting a Biggest Loser competition at work Tu... Read more
The Umbrella of Positivity
Monday when we went back to school I was standing in the hallway talking with a group of my friends and fellow teachers. I mentioned that I was going to really work on staying positive this school year. Off the top of my head I said, "I'm going ... Read more
Pay It Forward!
Hubby and I had too much wine last night (we're both teachers and on vacation) and we felt pretty rough today. We started our day with eggs, hash browns, and toast for breakfast. Then, we had double cheeseburgers with bacon and onion rings for l... Read more
Thoughts on Being Sad
Last night DH and I were talking about how I'm coping with Mom's death. I said that I think I've been trying to ignore or mask the sadness, just waiting for it to be over. Maybe I just need to FEEL it. Maybe that's the key. I've been phasing out... Read more
Wow, I am struggling so much right nw. I know what to do, I just won't do it. I wanted to write "can't" there but I read somewhere years ago that when you say "can't" you really mean "won't". I believe that.
We got the autopsy results for ... Read more
I have always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific.
- Lily Tomlin, actress
Oh. My. God.
Simple yet profound........... Read more
Starting a Streak!
OK, my goal for the week is to stay within my calorie range and to not have alcohol until Friday night. My reward will be a phone download. I feel good about this. I think it will help me get back on track for a long(er) time. I'm quite competit... Read more
Taking Control Once Again
Just for today, I will eat within my calorie range.
Just for today I will have at least 3 fruits and 7 vegetables.
Just for today I will refrain from bingeing, whether on healthy foods or unhealthy ones.
Just for today........
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I've been doing pretty well with the emotional eating for quite some time now. Then our A/C quit Saturday morning. We live in Houston, Texas, so this is a big deal. As I write (Tuesday afternoon) I'm waiting on the repair guy to come with the pa... Read more
South Beach Success!
We will be transitioning to phase 2 beginning tomorrow. I have lost 10 pounds as of this morning and DH has lost 7. We are very happy with the results so far and with the way we feel. We are also excited to have a carb with out eggplant, mushroo... Read more
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott, author
That's all I can say about th... Read more
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Hubby and I have had a great week! We began South Beach again. This time we vowed to NOT eat chicken breasts and broccoli every night! Tonight was the first time all week we've had chicken. The variety seems to have helped. We are not feeling li... Read more