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March update
3/30/2014 4:12:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Just a quick update. No, I haven't given up again (yet). :D I am swamped this time of year with end-of-semester work and also beginning-of-season farm...  Read more

SHIRE33

Scale victories or losses are meaningless, as a measure
3/4/2014 6:39:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, just going on record here to establish my determination. An entire week of staying on track with my eating plan. I walked or ran 5 days out of 7...  Read more

SHIRE33

Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D
2/22/2014 12:36:09 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D I'm afraid that if my a$$ hears about it, I won't be able t...  Read more

SHIRE33

Spark doesn't like brackets. Ate my blog post. }:/
2/20/2014 1:12:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Great. I write a blog post about dealing with a stressful morning that ran counter to all plans. But I coped. And then I hit post. Spark tells me I ha...  Read more

SHIRE33

Wait a minute. I think I did do this.
2/20/2014 8:08:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I was thinking about my "addiction" framework, and how people say that you should never ban certain foods because it just feeds cravings. But it occur...  Read more

SHIRE33

Grandma did it. So can I.
2/19/2014 1:25:04 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm so excited! Finally. Big woo-hoo when I stepped on the scale today and met my weekly goal. But even more exciting is the fact that for 7 days I ke...  Read more

SHIRE33

When it's your attitude
2/14/2014 6:37:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

You don't know you're at the bottom until after you leave. So I don't know if I'm at the bottom. Yet. Been feeling so negative about my weig...  Read more

SHIRE33

What you can't face
2/13/2014 6:38:17 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've about come to the conclusion that I'm a food addict. I honestly didn't think I was. But there really isn't much else to explain the weight...  Read more

SHIRE33

Week 1 reboot -- I'm happy with it
1/31/2014 7:19:42 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I've lost 3 pounds this week, so I'm happy. I always drop faster the first two weeks of getting back on it. Probably mostly water. But whatever it is,...  Read more

SHIRE33

Day 20 - back on the wagon after a rough weekend
1/28/2014 2:03:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yeah, this weekend wasn't pretty. I ate way too much and realized that I can't be trusted (yet!!) around large quantities of tasty looking food. This...  Read more

OKOBOJII

Well, I'm still here at least. Climbing out of the hole.
1/28/2014 11:44:59 AM,  11 COMMENTS

So, back at it. I've joined a 10-week program at work. I do a weekly food discussion, check in activity for 3 days per week. Log food. Weekly weigh-in...  Read more

SHIRE33

Day 15 - It's working! It's working! (Why am I always so surprised?)
1/23/2014 1:53:52 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What's that you say? TWO weeks of consistency? Second week in a row of losing weight (2lbs this week, Hooray!)? WIIIIIN Still hating waking up in...  Read more

OKOBOJII

Day 8
1/16/2014 2:40:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I smashed through week one. 6lbs down - granted, that's mostly water weight and won't be repeated, but it let's me know I'm on the right track....  Read more

OKOBOJII

Day 6!
1/14/2014 12:06:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been a long time since I've had any form of consistency. It's sad, really. Last time I was focused and, though I had rough days, I knew my goal a...  Read more

OKOBOJII

Things weigh on us
10/13/2013 8:58:07 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Things are weighing on my mind. Finishing taxes today (major). Finishing a set of papers to grade (important). Missing two meetings because I need to...  Read more

SHIRE33

The NSV vs. the MST -- Missing Slim Things. Still good.
10/11/2013 2:50:56 PM,  6 COMMENTS

People love reading NSVs. I have another list to post. I thought of it while driving the other day, past the bike trail where I used to run. See...  Read more

SHIRE33

Little measures of progress
10/10/2013 7:51:54 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When you weigh once per week, you rely a lot more on how your clothes fit to measure progress. The shorts that were almost too tight to wear are now l...  Read more

SHIRE33

Skewed by the Scale - NO! Not this time.
10/6/2013 10:07:58 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Left the keys in the car and Hub took the car to church because he had to be there early. Looks like I'm going to have a morning off. :D I'm tryi...  Read more

SHIRE33

I may be converted to weekly weighing
9/29/2013 8:52:35 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I think I like this weekly weighing thing. I am not preoccupied with every little up and down on the scale. When I reach my goal, I will probably go b...  Read more

SHIRE33

Wow, I figured it out -- eat to lose, to find and keep The Spark
9/23/2013 8:12:44 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So tonight I wanted a piece of zucchini bread (chocolate, with chocolate chips), and I ate it. It took me within 3 calories of my daily range. L...  Read more

SHIRE33

New motivator
9/22/2013 8:38:29 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I do not like that picture. The one that shows up beside my name when I post stuff on SP. (Yes, that one up there.) I liked it when it was taken,...  Read more

SHIRE33

Reviewing the first week back
9/21/2013 3:44:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

First weekly weigh in is tomorrow. I'm kinda nervous. I know I lost, because my pants already fit better, but weighing weekly is new for me, and I don...  Read more

SHIRE33

Start slow
9/17/2013 7:13:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Day 2. Good breakfast again. Another mean green smoothie and a hard-boiled egg. The wonder is that I got up in time to MAKE these things before dashin...  Read more

SHIRE33

Well, no, I wasn't back. But maybe this time.
9/15/2013 6:54:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Joined a new gym, with a 6 a.m. appointment tomorrow with the trainer. Sign of commitment. I am ready to try again. I have to get that way. I am...  Read more

SHIRE33

Am I really back on track now?
6/30/2013 9:24:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

After two solid weeks of eating well and exercising regularly, I'm starting to be cautiously optimistic that maybe this is it, I'm really back on trac...  Read more

SHIRE33

Some NSVs -- what are yours?
6/25/2013 6:28:14 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I commented on another Sparker's page about NSV's, so I thought I'd share them here. Some of them I am still enjoying, having lost 36 pounds, though s...  Read more

SHIRE33

Bitten by running
6/24/2013 4:30:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning I was going a bit late, but made it to the bike trail. Walking for my warm up. MOSQUITOS!!!! They were awful! I actually had to stop and...  Read more

SHIRE33

You don't have to hit a goal to feel good. You can do it now.
6/19/2013 9:05:21 AM,  15 COMMENTS

You may weight 427 pounds. Your exercise plan might be to walk to the mailbox or to do a chair workout. You don't have to be 140 and run a 10K. When y...  Read more

SHIRE33

Mom's open heart surgery is our open door
6/14/2013 3:57:12 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Mom has had her open heart surgery set for July 1. The doc thinks she'll do great. She's among the very lucky - first, she's not one of the 6 billion...  Read more

SHIRE33

Yikes and a wasted morning
5/2/2013 2:18:23 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So, do I get work done outside or take an hour and walk? This used to be a no-brainer question. I'd get out and walk, and then eventually I was runnin...  Read more

SHIRE33

Busy all day. That's got to burn a lot of calories, right?
4/23/2013 8:21:08 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Busy busy today. Graded the last of a set of literature papers. Then I went outside. Too nice to sit in here grading. Measured and secured the drip ta...  Read more

SHIRE33

Sunday and trying again
4/21/2013 8:28:57 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The next morning. The back-at-it morning. Baby steps. So far, a good breakfast of oat cereal and blueberries. DHA organic milk. Whole, though. I think...  Read more

SHIRE33

Tomorrow is day 1
4/20/2013 9:42:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

School is out next week. I'm going to post some short blogs more often, just to have a reason to come here and do something. I'm doing okay, but...  Read more

SHIRE33

Day 2: Reflection
4/3/2013 11:32:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's late so this will be short. Yesterday wasn't terrible, but I ran into the same issues again. I did well until dinner and then it all fell apart w...  Read more

OKOBOJII

Day 1 - Reflection Journal
4/2/2013 2:48:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So yesterday was my first day back. I'd decided that, after the stress of Kingdom A&S I would give myself a week off and then rebound with a vengeance...  Read more

OKOBOJII

Clarifying lists
3/4/2013 7:41:20 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Sometimes it's good to list things and clear your head. Good things this past week: 1. Getting accepted into a big new farmers market for the s...  Read more

SHIRE33

5:2 fasting - worth a shot
2/26/2013 10:19:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9480451/The-
52-diet-can-it-help-you-lose-weight-an
d-live-longer.html I wanted to write about something I'm...  Read more

SHIRE33

Morning munchies
2/25/2013 6:13:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Gah, I thought I'd never get through the morning. I had a lot of reading to do to prepare for my class lectures, and when I am tied to my desk, it's a...  Read more

SHIRE33

Day 2, 5% challenge
2/24/2013 5:02:20 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Well, without the challenge, I don't think I would have moved myself to exercise two days in a row. Even when I was working out regularly, I usually t...  Read more

SHIRE33

Light my fire!
2/23/2013 8:57:30 AM,  11 COMMENTS

5% challenge starts today! So my biggest ambition isn't the 5% loss, it's the 60 minutes of exercise per day. I've not been good at this lately. But t...  Read more

SHIRE33

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