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The Terrifying Truth About Cheat Days
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      9 comments

Over the long weekend, I wondered why my weight loss was not as rapid as I thought it should be. As I reviewed the previous month, I was flummoxed. After all, I had hit my exercise goals on all but 1 day and had been over my calorie goal a mere ... Read more
Internal / External Motivation
Sunday, August 11, 2013      7 comments

I'm definitely someone who is internally motivated. I do better in individual sports where I compete against my own records. Even as a child, I had little interest in others' assessments. (This made me a really bizarre student, since I NEV... Read more
The Girlie Bed
Friday, July 26, 2013      7 comments

I promised myself something nice when I got into the 150s. I made it. Barely, but I'm there. I've been following this in TJ Maxx and bought it when it went on sale. ... Read more
Will Eating Healthy Keep Me from Turning into a Turnip?
Monday, June 17, 2013      4 comments

An odd question to be sure, but one that's on my mind. I come from a family with horrible eating patterns who think exercise is reaching for the remote. So, heart disease and type 2 diabetes are prevalent. I've always joked that I was ... Read more
Rituals (Part 2)
Sunday, June 09, 2013      6 comments

This is my new teacup. Have tried 6 different teas and none are exactly what I'm looking for. The search continues tomorrow.... Read more
Rituals and Weight
Saturday, June 08, 2013      6 comments

Recently, I wrote I mentioned to a team that I wanted to focus on night eating. A Spark friend suggested adding a cup of tea at the end of supper to signal that eating was over for the day. I considered this quite seriously. As I did, I rea... Read more
Moment of Silence for Fallen Soldiers
Sunday, May 26, 2013      6 comments

I seldom put my personal beliefs in the public arena, but today I am. Tomorrow, Monday, Memorial Day, Where ever you are @ 12:01 PM Moment of silence to honor the fallen. Take a minute out of your day and remember those who made the sup... Read more
2013 - The Year of NO
Sunday, January 06, 2013      12 comments

My friend Angela loaned me some inspirational weight loss/maintenance books. I'll admit that I'm only skimming the weight loss ones since the authors' stories are so different from mine that I can't relate to the behaviors. But, I did pick ... Read more
Fell Off the Horse, Gotting Back On
Saturday, December 29, 2012      10 comments

OK, it's winter and I'm bummed my leg is still in a brace and this may be another winter where outside activities are at a minimum. I thought I had accepted this and was changing up my in-house regime to make sure I got the calorie burn I n... Read more
Portion Control
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      8 comments

In the last 7 days, I spent 10 hours on mass transit and 20 hours driving. Both are situations where I tend to eat, mostly out of boredom. I packed food, but lets face it, unhealthy food looks a lot more inviting than baby carrots, apples o... Read more
Survived, Even Thrived
Monday, December 10, 2012      10 comments

I've just come back from 7 days of torture. A business trip of 3 days, that ended with me walking home from the bus at 1 am. The next morning, I took off in a rental car to get mum and head to a family wedding. On Friday, the rental got a f... Read more
Thin Is the New Happy
Friday, August 24, 2012      10 comments

I'm not a big fan of self-help weight loss books, but this one appealed to me on the shelves so I bought it. Good decision. Although the book does discuss what the author did, it focuses more on body image, why it's distorted and some hints... Read more
When Do You Stop Regressing to Childhood?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      12 comments

One definition of insanity is replicating a behavior and expecting a different outcome. I know that, just like I know being around my mother brings back all sorts of childhood angst and overeating. Over the last 18 months, I have morped int... Read more
FitBit Week 1
Monday, May 28, 2012      8 comments

Okay, just finished my first full week and, except for my issues with the battery life, I really like it. I am about to be on my third device as I keep getting batteries that don't hold the charge. Overall, I really like it. Because it adju... Read more
Gadget Junkie
Sunday, May 20, 2012      8 comments

I had a BodyBugg for nearly 2 years. It really helped me focus on getting in enough of a calorie burn to take weight off. My only challenge was the horrific customer service the company offered and the cost of the equipment (how many new armband... Read more

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