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Sandbag love (my fitness program)
Friday, July 27, 2012      14 comments

Even though I firmly believe that weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% everything else, exercise has been a crucial part of my overall program. I don't know if it burns fat, but in my case it does help with water retention and of course, buil... Read more
Groan.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      5 comments

Woke up this morning with a rager of a sinus headache. Have a weird sort of minty taste in my mouth. There's a huge slab of leftover cake in the break room. It's going to be that kind of day.... Read more
Low carb pride!
Sunday, July 22, 2012      6 comments

I was (and still am) going to write an entry about how I'm doing on low carb/no wheat today. Instead, I want to brag on some acquaintances of mine, "Roy" and "Becki". When I met them in 2010 they each had a good 50 pounds to lose and generally l... Read more
Details/FAQ for my low-carb plan
Saturday, July 21, 2012      6 comments

Here is the text of a facebook note I wrote last September. Feel free to use/repost as you wish. ***** I got some compliments last weekend on my new physique and thought that maybe some of you might be interested to know how I did it. The... Read more
How I'm Doing All This Pt. 2
Friday, July 20, 2012      2 comments

So when we left off last time, I had been steadily but incrementally cutting down carbs sources until all of them came from vegetables (mostly green and a few starchy because most leafy greens taste muddy to me no matter how they're prepared). I... Read more
How I'm Doing All This
Thursday, July 19, 2012      6 comments

It occurred to me after yesterday's blog entry that maybe I should go into more detail about my way of eating and how I got where I am today (such as it is). So here goes: Height: 5'6" Early Feb 2011 - Weight=199*. I go to a relative's ba... Read more
I am a BIG DUMMY
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      6 comments

Something happened to me today that's going to be slightly embarrassing to relate, being a LOW CARB PRINCESS and all, but it's worth telling as a cautionary tale. Even experienced low carbers like myself can have forehead-smacking worthy moments... Read more
I see what you did there
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      7 comments

First off, an update on my progress in changing up my body composition. After getting kinda slack for a few months everything is back on track now. It all started when we went on vacation last October (although I didn't gain nearly as much weigh... Read more
831. EIGHT HUNDERED THIRTY ONE.
Sunday, July 15, 2012      3 comments

That is the number of people, my friend D included, who went to yesterday's Biggest Loser open casting call in Raleigh NC. According to the BL casting schedule, that was one of three open calls held just that day. Nearly a thousand people who ne... Read more
Bad news, Pollyanna.
Thursday, November 10, 2011      3 comments

Breaking the long silence with - what else? - another rant. As before, this is not aimed at any one person in particular. It's a global sort of thing. Now that I got that out of the way, let's continue, shall we? Ahem. To the people who lov... Read more
Good Company for Bad Choices
Sunday, September 04, 2011      5 comments

I am endlessly amused and yet slightly annoyed at all the posts on the SP Diet & Nutrition board where people basically ask for permission to ingest all kinds of garbage. "Ooh! Ooh! Can I eat popcorn? It's a whole grain, after all!" "It's OK to ... Read more
Against the Grain?
Friday, September 02, 2011      8 comments

I've been seeing some debates in the SP forums on the pros and cons of grain consumption, especially wheat. Many of the pro-wheat people talk down about grain-shunning plans like Paleo/Primal etc. They call them "fad diets" and claim that they'r... Read more
Don't Poke the Monster
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

A very simplified explanation of my success: I picture insulin as a monster sleeping inside me. Eating too many carbs (more than 15-20g) in one sitting wakes it up and causes it to get busy storing fat. Don't wake up the monster!... Read more
Taking the Crossfit plunge
Monday, August 29, 2011      8 comments

I'm signing up for introductory Crossfit classes this week. The nearest XF box is very close to work and not too busy. Class sizes are small. Ready to take my fitness to the next level!... Read more
35lb gone...how I did it
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      5 comments

Since February 2011 I have slowly but steadily lost 36 pounds and gone from a size 12/14 to 8/10. I didn't follow any named diets like Atkins or South Beach, Jenny Craig did not become my best friend and I didn't join a gym. The "secret" to my s... Read more

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