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Haven't found the groove yet
Wednesday, February 26, 2020      0 comments

I have become that annoying person. That one who looks at my phone after tracking dinner, lets out a big sigh, disappointment on my face. Not because I went over my range, but because I am still terribly under. Then I have a decision to make. Do... Read more
Amazing what a difference one little pill makes.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018      2 comments

Note: None of the below is meant as medical advice. It's just my story, and I wanted a place to share it. As you may have guessed from my user name, I have fibromyalgia. I've had acute symptoms since I was 11 years old, I was diagnosed at ... Read more
Back at it again
Saturday, January 13, 2018      2 comments

For me losing weight was easy. Maintenance is hard. Not because I don't know the right things to do, mostly because I let myself slide down that slippery slope. If I'm working toward a goal it's easier to make good decisions and prioritize that ... Read more
It's been a while (Musings on maintenance)
Friday, August 18, 2017      2 comments

To start out I'm going to make a socially taboo statement... Losing weight was easy. It wasn't a monumental task. It didn't take loads of willpower. It didn't stress me out daily. I didn't feel deprived. Sure, I put some effort into it, and... Read more
Tough month
Saturday, April 15, 2017      1 comments

I have been having a difficult month. I have spent 12 months being fairly successful with this lifestyle change and even reached my major goal on time. 135lbs by 30 years old. But this month I have just been incredibly hungry. I haven't changed ... Read more
March end of month reconciliation
Friday, March 31, 2017      3 comments

Time for another look back at my month. It's a day late because I was ill on Wednesday and didn't want dehydration to give me a false weigh in, so I postponed a day. The truth is I don't quite trust my weigh in as is, I have a feeling I won't be... Read more
February end of month reconciliation
Thursday, February 23, 2017      2 comments

This month I thought I was stuck in a plateau. My scale read 144.2 lbs every time I weighed in. I really thought that was it, it was my body's happy place, and I would stay there despite my consistent deficit and upping my physical activity. But... Read more
The big plateau
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      3 comments

I have a confession to make. Losing weight was easy. Once I started tracking my food and making conscious choices, I pretty steadily lost 4-6 lbs every month. Each month I would wonder about my ultimate goal. Was it good? Could I reasonably go l... Read more
January end of month reconciliation
Thursday, January 26, 2017      1 comments

Well, it's January 2017. What a month it has been. What a week it has been. So much going on in the world. Some of it has pushed me outside of my comfort zone, some of it has me working on self-care. There have been some days where I binged, but... Read more
Saturday, December 31, 2016      2 comments

Today I got my clear aligners (similar to invisalign) in the mail. I start using them tonight. 10 months til straight teeth. But it is definitely going to cut into my snacking because they have to be removed before eating then brush before putti... Read more
December end of month reconciliation
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      1 comments

December wasn't a great month for me. I got way off track with my fitness. Part of it was due to a busier work schedule than usual, part of it was fibromyalgia issues, and part of it was just pure laziness. I had a good 8 days of eating poorly, ... Read more
December slip
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      2 comments

I really wish I could claim that after 8 months I've got this thing down, that my habits are ingrained and I no longer struggle. But that's not true. Most of the time it really is fairly easy. But this week is hard. I had a Christmas party on Su... Read more
A journey to find my "why"
Sunday, December 04, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday I got together with some ladies from my crafting group whom I haven't seen in about 3 years. 2 have since had surgery to jumpstart weight loss and have lost 80 and 120 lbs respectively. A 3rd has been trying every pyramid scheme under ... Read more
November end of month reconciliation
Thursday, November 24, 2016      4 comments

Happy Thanksgiving for all in the U.S, and happy almost weekend to those around the world. It seems almost fitting that I am doing this on Thanksgiving. This year I have become very thankful for myself. That I can love and accept myself, be happ... Read more
October end of month reconciliation
Thursday, October 27, 2016      0 comments

I can't believe it's already the end of October! Today was my last weigh in of the month, so time to look through my reports and see how I really did. -This month I lost 6.2 lbs, which is a bit astonishing for me. I surpassed my goal of 5 l... Read more

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