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Still Learning Important Lessons

Sunday, October 12, 2014      6 comments

Today, I'm reflecting on a major victory with the scale. After months of near panic as I watched the numbers rise on the scale, I reached a truce with myself. I would continue to focus on eating the same foods that helped me lose 50 pounds ... Read more

Reunited with my Gym

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      1 comments

About a month ago, I switched from a commercial gym back to my good old community center. I had originally changed gyms because I wanted to belong to the gym in my neighborhood. I lasted a year before I decided enough was enough. Why didn't it ... Read more

Sustainable Change versus Losing Weight

Monday, August 11, 2014      4 comments

I've read the literature and seen the reports. It's not about losing weight, it's about making sustainable, healthy changes to your lifestyle over time. Losing weight is a side effect of those healthier choices. But what if you've made sev... Read more

Don't forget your vitamins! (I love Lucy)

Monday, July 28, 2014      1 comments

As I was reading up on nutrition, I remembered one of my favorite "I Love Lucy" scenes ever. I am sharing it so you can laugh as much as I do whenever I see it. youtu.be/m-wErh2qp2o ... Read more

Preventing Exercise Boredom

Sunday, July 27, 2014      1 comments

A few days ago, I rejoined the community center gym that was a big part of me dropping 50 pounds nearly two years ago. I'm 10 pounds over goal and am determined to not only return to goal, but drop eight more pounds before the end of 2014. ... Read more

Staying Motivated

Saturday, July 26, 2014      3 comments

I put my scale away. Although I'm still celebrating yesterday's two pound weight loss, I believed I was getting too scale obsessed. I really want to focus on continuing to build on my healthier habits and doing what I need to do to remain in thi... Read more

8 pounds down; 18 to go

Friday, July 25, 2014      3 comments

Today was a fabulous day, weight-wise. I have dropped two more pounds and am thrilled that I have finally found a combination of food and activity that's getting me results. I'm keeping my food diary, working hard to be more active, getting pati... Read more

Back to the Basics

Thursday, July 24, 2014      3 comments

I recently set a goal to lose 25 pounds by the end of the year. To date, I've lost 5 pounds. I have 13 pounds to lose to return to what I weighed a year ago. A 25 pound weight loss will put me 10 pounds over my goal weight and a BMI under 25. ... Read more

Interesting time at Zumba

Monday, July 21, 2014      0 comments

Sometimes life brings you random moments of silliness that crack me up when I think about them. Saturday, it was the Zumba class I dropped in on at our suburban community center. For some reason (probably because I was in the suburbs) I expecte... Read more

Another pound gone

Thursday, July 17, 2014      3 comments

Feeling pretty good about my progress this week because I'm another pound down. I have to work harder to lose one measly pound now that I'm older, but I'm slowly making peace with it. The good news is that I am eating food that is not only... Read more

Finally!

Thursday, July 10, 2014      7 comments

Finally, I am seeing results! Today I weighed in and I've lost one pound. It reinforces to me how important it is to write down EVERYTHING I eat and track all of my activity. I've also realized that to lose weight, I need to be eating 1,2... Read more

An "A" Grade Food Day

Monday, July 07, 2014      0 comments

Today, I'm patting myself on the back for putting together a really good day food wise. I had oatmeal, berries and a banana for breakfast, snacked on pistachio nuts, ate fish, green beans, carrots and a small portion of new potatoes for lunch, a... Read more

Baby steps, baby steps

Sunday, July 06, 2014      2 comments

There's a book I read one time called "The Four Agreements". I know that three of them are "always do your best" and "don't take anything personally" and "keep your word". I really like to focus on "always do your best." Some days are going to b... Read more

Feeling impatient

Friday, July 04, 2014      3 comments

Why is it that time slows down when you are trying to lose weight? Finally, after months and months of starts and stops, I've put a consistent program together. So far, I've lost four pounds in the last two weeks. So why is that not enough... Read more

The Food Diary

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      1 comments

It's been a good week so far. I'm logging into Sparkpeople, recording my food and activity, eating more fruit and vegetables, cutting out simple carbs and cutting down my intake of diet coke. I haven't had one in two days, which is awfully good ... Read more


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