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30 pounds down - it's been a while
Tuesday, May 05, 2020      5 comments

The one constant during this uncertainty is my ability to control my food. I have no control over anything else. I am an educator, finding my way through these days, trying to meet the needs of my students. My own children are self educating at ... Read more
I can't control everything but THIS I can control
Thursday, March 26, 2020      2 comments

I like my life to be arranged in neat little rows. I work in a profession with oodles of policies and procedures and handbooks and laws and in the past two weeks that has all flown out the window. I have managed to stay on plan about 98% of the ... Read more
When the Scale Moves...in the Wrong Direction
Monday, March 02, 2020      5 comments

So it happened. The scale moved in the wrong direction. Two pounds worth. At cursory glance I call BS because I have stayed within calories for the past two months. I could through up my hands or excuse it away... or I could give ... Read more
Self assessment and just an update
Sunday, February 23, 2020      3 comments

I am still hanging in here. I have stayed in my calorie range since January 1 with the exception of one day where I was over by 500 calories...I made up for it by reducing net calories the rest of the week. No weigh in results on Friday as it wa... Read more
I'm feeling good...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      2 comments

I have a tremendous sense of peace that comes with following a plan for 50 days. I also have a tremendous sense of peace knowing that I can handle what life throws at me without turning to food or alcohol. With that peace has come increasing con... Read more
Another Milestone
Friday, February 14, 2020      3 comments

Happy Valentines Day. It is a pretty anti-climactic day in my world. My husband and I love each other dearly but we have never been into the hype. On the other hand, I am loving myself more lately than I have in the past. Old habits are dyi... Read more
Mind Over Matter
Sunday, February 09, 2020      5 comments

The first 5 weeks were easy peasy...too easy peasy. I have not gone over calories but I have major cravings and am feeling quite hormonal. So far I have conquered the cravings but I am feeling the saying "pride goes before a fall" deep with... Read more
My Energy Is Picking Up
Thursday, February 06, 2020      2 comments

I have lost 16.5 pounds since January 1st. Not sure why my body is dumping it like this and I am concerned I need to eat more but for now I will bask in the feeling of more bounce in my step and more energy. God is good!... Read more
Encouragement from Outside Doesn't Always Work When You've Stumbled
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      2 comments

Food like many other addictions comes with a lot of baggage and shame. "I shouldn't have eaten that cake. I'm 1000 calories over for the day. I have put back on 20lbs"....you get the picture. Or at least I do. As I deliberately try to exami... Read more
Feeling Good
Tuesday, February 04, 2020      3 comments

For whatever reason, 2020 is going well and I feel good and motivated and encouraged to change. The scale was kind to me today but more importantly I don't feel like I am a slug crawling down the hallway at work leaving a trail of my own mental ... Read more
Learning to Cope with the Triggers
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      2 comments

So much of my adult life has been filled with stuffing my emotions. I was raised to be a good little girl. Inconvenience me? It's okay. Hurt me? It's okay. Betray me? It's okay. All negative thoughts, all emotions, all anxiety shoved down with c... Read more
Sometimes the Road is Bumpy
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      4 comments

You can do everything in your power to move forward and make progress and sometimes the road has a pot hole no matter how great your vehicle is. I am extremely proud of myself that I have managed to stay the course for 27 days. Eating has remain... Read more
My Coat Was Begging for Mercy
Thursday, January 23, 2020      3 comments

I do car duty every morning at my school. I smile broadly, open doors and help children greet the new day. Right before Christmas I noticed my coat was begging for mercy. I could zip it but it fit much like a sausage casing fits around ground po... Read more
Doing Okay as Far as Resolutions Go - I Think I'm Going to Make It
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      1 comments

This is not my first rodeo. I have yo-yoed since I was about 8 years old. 14 years ago I lost 65 pounds having started at 210. I have spent the time since then with weight fluctuation in smaller increments topping out at 243.2 several years ago.... Read more
An elusive mojo spotting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      0 comments

This mojo of mine has been missing for weeks maybe months. Often I catch a glimpse of him for a day or two but then he runs or gets scared and hides from me again. At the end of school, back up to 233, I decided I would hunt Mojo down and captur... Read more

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