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No longer obese!
Monday, May 30, 2016      15 comments

Holy smoke, I was just looking at my weight goal and realized that I am now in the overweight bracket! My last weigh-in on Wednesday put me at a BMI of 29.5. So I am at the tippy-top of the range, but I am thrilled! How nice to leave the obes... Read more
Trying to not be obsessive about nutrition
Thursday, May 26, 2016      7 comments

Yesterday I chaperoned my daughter's sixth grade field trip to Cedar Point. Part of the fee we paid included lunch at the amusement park. Normally when I'm "dieting" I can get very obsessive about my nutrition. The times when it is out of my ... Read more
Healthy living is like baseball
Saturday, May 21, 2016      2 comments

My seven-year-old son is in his second season of baseball. Last year he was hitting pretty well. This year he completely lost his ability to make contact with the ball. I know he felt really bad about it. I told him to not be so hard on himse... Read more
Busy and trying to stay on plan
Saturday, May 14, 2016      6 comments

May and June are really busy months for me. With three kids and all of the sports, dance, competitions, end-of-the-school-year activities, chaperoning field trips, banquets, recitals and three birthdays - I'm losing my mind. As of right now I ... Read more
Down 2.6 pounds
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      7 comments

I am down 2.6 pounds for this week. That puts me at half-way to my goal of 85 pounds total. It is a bit odd, because I do not feel like I am half-way. Maybe that is because I am trying to do this as sensibly as possible and I don't feel like ... Read more
Small missteps do not define the journey
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      8 comments

Last week I wrote about the Great Ding Dong incident. Lol! I had an episode of emotional eating and ate a ton of crackers and two Ding Dongs when I wasn't even hungry. I exceeded my calories that day by 600-700. I was so annoyed with myself. ... Read more
Knees, Adoption, Prince & Ding Dongs
Friday, April 22, 2016      3 comments

Yesterday I ate a bunch of pita crackers and two Ding Dongs. Not one Ding Dong. No, I had to have two. Sigh. Event 1: I have been having slight knee pain for a little over a week. It is not so bad that I can't work through it, but I a... Read more
Motivation from great weather
Friday, April 15, 2016      2 comments

We finally have Spring here in Michigan. Yesterday and today I was able to get out for nice, long walks. It is amazing how much better I feel when I get some outdoor exercise. My mood is better, I am more motivated to make good food choices, ... Read more
Involving the kids
Friday, April 08, 2016      2 comments

My three kids, ages 16, 11 and 7 are all quite thin and active. Ever since they were born I have been careful to provide healthy meals. They all are good eaters, enjoying a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. They are involved in competiti... Read more
Easter week results
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      1 comments

Last week I wrote about my plans for handling my Polish/Slovak Easter celebration. I must say, I vastly underestimated the difficulty I would have dealing with two days of cooking all of that yummy food. It was almost easier to deal with the a... Read more
Easter Plans
Thursday, March 24, 2016      4 comments

I have been putting some thought into how I will handle Easter. I host the family celebration for 16 at my home. I am Polish and Slovak, so the food is delicious! I will be making fresh and smoked kielbasa, Polish Easter soup, kapusta, ham, p... Read more
Sunday, March 20, 2016      1 comments

One of my biggest hurdles is getting enough sleep. I try, I really do. My husband's work hours are a big hindrance in my quest for adequate sleep. The alarm goes off (multiple times) starting at 4am. No matter how hard I try I cannot ignore ... Read more
1-day Plateaus? Our relationship with the scale.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      5 comments

I used to be obsessive about weighing myself, sometimes multiple times a day. I am trying to decrease that. I would like to weigh once per week, but I am actually weighing about 3-4 times per week. I know for some people daily weigh-ins work,... Read more
Kids' Competition Weekend
Friday, March 04, 2016      3 comments

My kids have dance competition ALL weekend. This will involve a lot of sitting around and waiting on my part. There is nowhere to go nearby, and it is winter in Michigan so I won't be walking around outside. The food choices available for sal... Read more
25 Pounds Gone
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      13 comments

I have now lost 25 pounds and just crossed over into onederland. Not one single person has noticed that I have lost. I guess when one is big enough, 25 pounds doesn't make much of a dent. The funny thing? I am not bothered that no one has no... Read more

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