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Compulsive vs Binge Eating Group/Support/Buddy?
6/12/2013 1:42:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I'm looking for support concerning eating compulsively - this is different than binge eating. It's more like constant grazing. Can't seem t...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Weight Gain & Suicide
6/11/2013 1:47:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Until yesterday, it hadn't really dawned on me before that I eat as a way to keep from thinking about killing myself. WOW! Interesting to see that I'v...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Row, row, row your boat...
9/25/2011 2:02:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

O.k., I did NOT manage to walk in the 5K "Heart Walk" yesterday, which was really disappointing as it was a goal that I set for myself back in April....  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Losing Weight "On Purpose"...
7/28/2011 9:22:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

In 2002, I lived in Mexico for 6 months. On one ranch, there was no running water. On another ranch, there was no electricity. I weighed 306 lbs when...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Post Thyroid Cancer Surgery Weightloss SUCCESS!
7/20/2011 10:48:01 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Hallelujah, now 4 years after surgery for thyroid cancer, the combo of having my medication dose in the correct amount and my finally doing my part wi...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Want to get moving? ~Walk for Charity!
7/6/2011 8:06:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

311 O.k., so I'm not a fan of walking. In fact, I don't like to go outside. However, I'm a BIG fan of helping out local charities. So, here's wh...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Ohhh, Freedom...
7/4/2011 8:51:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

283 What I am especially grateful for on this 4th of July is freedom from feeling held captive by my appetite. So far, the insanity of binging has sub...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Body's Balancing Act
6/24/2011 12:20:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

When I first started this most recent weight loss journey 3 months ago, I couldn't imagine eating under 1,800 calories a day. But, strangely, as I've...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Increasing Intensity
6/20/2011 11:26:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This week, I'm increasing the intensity of my workouts. I've graduated from 1 - 2 lb weights and will be adding 2 different "Chair Dancing" workouts i...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Magic Formula (Fiber=FULL)
5/15/2011 1:29:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

When I was talking w/ my fiance tonight about the fact that when I entered my most recent weight loss (a total of 15.6 lbs- WooHoo!), the nutrition tr...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

The Big Secret
5/12/2011 10:41:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

For the past few months, I've been coasting. I thought about my fitness, about how I wanted to lose weight, almost constantly but... I wasn't hon...  Read more

LILMISS_O

Royal Wedding & Patting Myself on the Back!
4/29/2011 4:23:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Knowing that I was going to head to bed @ 8:30 p.m. last night in order to wake up @ 1:50 a.m. to watch the Royal wedding until 6 a.m., I logged in ev...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Venturing out of the cave (mi cueva) - Oh NO!
4/27/2011 1:46:19 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Am on my way to California Pizza Kitchen to join a group of my former classmates from a year-long leadership course that I took in 2009. We're having...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Alternate Universe!
4/26/2011 11:15:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Something completely WEIRD happened this morning! For breakfast, I was making steel-cut oatmeal w/ cinnamon, a whole chopped apple, & a tablespoon of...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Calm...I can do this!
4/25/2011 10:30:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

After checking on "Calorie Control.org," www.caloriecontrol.org/healthy-weight-tool
-kit/weight-maintenance-calculator-women I discovered that to...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Headway
4/21/2011 3:03:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It feels like progress is being made - Hallelujah! Am now into a routine and feeling more comfortable with both figuring out what to eat and, surprisi...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Hollow Victories, hmmm...
4/18/2011 12:43:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

O.k., so I'm down 10 lbs from when I started SP on March 22nd, nearly a month ago. And, that was my goal for the first month - 10 lbs. Why am I not ex...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Support...
4/16/2011 1:38:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm so extremely blessed to have the love & support of my fiance (BabyBear369) along this journey of creating a "healthier lifestyle." Despite...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

How the heck did THIS happen?!
4/15/2011 6:04:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Somewhere along this 3 week journey with SP, while I've been exercising nearly every day, I've discovered that I feel better and have decided to incre...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

X-Country Trip...
4/14/2011 5:54:18 PM,  0 COMMENTS

One of my goals is to fly across the U.S. to visit my son & his wife in October. Today's cardio/strength "Chair Workout" made me feel like I am...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Salt...
4/12/2011 2:50:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As I never use any added salt, I'm kind of wondering if the recent increase in salt (thanks to a box of seasoned crackers & lemon/pepper, which also h...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Cholesterol Check
4/11/2011 10:52:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I got some good news from the doctor today: Cholesterol = 173 (this has always been good) 200 is normal Tryclicerides = 118 (under 150 is good) ...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

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4/11/2011 3:07:26 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I was up REALLY early this morning to catch a bus on my way to the lab for fasting bloodwork. Now I'm exhausted. Guess I'll try to catch a little nap...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Ta DA! The scale has finally moved!!!
4/10/2011 12:02:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Couldn't be more delighted to report that I am FINALLY down another pound - YIPPEE! 236 Last week was quite the adventure in experimenting with m...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

New Goal
4/9/2011 12:49:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Instead of looking so far down the road to my ultimate goal, I've decided to make a midway goal of the first 50 lbs by October 1st. My idea being to b...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Scans, etc...
4/8/2011 12:08:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Oh JOY! Am off to have scans (throat & mammogram) & bloodwork (cholesterol/thyroid medication levels/cancer marker). Planning to stay on track w/...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Farmer's Market
4/7/2011 5:37:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Am supposed to be heading down to the Farmer's Market this evening to set up a table for my nonprofit for National Volunteer Week. Its been raining al...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

One small step...
4/6/2011 6:01:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ta DA! I completed the American Heart Associations 1/2 mile Start Walk @ noon today - YIPPEE!!! And, then I also walked home - probably another 3/4 mi...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Status Quo
4/6/2011 11:46:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Even though my weight is static despite my best efforts right now, uncharacteristically, instead of throwing in the towel & binging, I'm reminding mys...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Ta DA!
4/5/2011 3:01:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Just finished my Cardio/Strength workout for today. Now I'm heading to Trader Joe's to buy groceries for the next 10 days. I LOVE the SP grocery lists...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Say it isn't so!
4/4/2011 1:31:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm up 1 lb since yesterday - oh NO! I know that my thyroid medication dose goes down over the weekend & that could be the culprit, as I have been dev...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Let the Training BEGIN!
4/3/2011 2:53:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here's the plan to get ready for the 5K (3 miles) Heart Walk on September 24th: On Sundays I will walk (right now that means a seated version of a...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Back Pat
4/3/2011 12:43:04 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Am patting myself on the back for doing my strength exercises today. I did not want to do them - I was busy with other things. But then, strangely, I...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Chair Workout Video Calorie Count
4/2/2011 1:04:12 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Am having difficulty w/ tracking the calories I'm burning w/ my Chair Workouts. HELP! 198...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

1/2 Mile Walk Turns Into 5K - EGAD!!!
3/31/2011 5:45:12 PM,  0 COMMENTS

198 When I thought I was signing up for a relatively easy peasy 1/2 mile walk w/ the American Heart Association for next Wednesday, it turns out tha...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

HOLY Smokes!
3/31/2011 4:16:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, NOW I've done it! This morning I signed up to participate in a 1/2 mile walk next week for the American Heart Association! So, now I'm in traini...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

Dumbells
3/30/2011 2:55:13 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I ordered lovely pink dumbells from Amazon.com. The package arrived today w/ ONE dumbell in it, WHAT?! I never heard of such a thing - don't these usu...  Read more

CARPEDIEM369

"SlimDownSLO" Support Group
3/29/2011 10:55:19 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday I started creating a support group for folks in San Luis Obispo, California (along the Central Coast), who want to improve their healt...  Read more

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