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Getting Better
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      0 comments

I know. Diets don't work. Only lifestyle changes work. So, I'm finally making one...and so far, I feel SO MUCH better than I have in years. More energy, glowing skin, and definitely an uplifted mood. I was really expecting the low-calorie, c... Read more
I'm Back. Kind Of.
Thursday, May 22, 2014      0 comments

At least I'm starting to get back on the wagon. Work is not nearly as stressful. I'm still very overweight, even though I don't have the heart to step back on the scale at this size (12-14). I've started to eat much better recently, because I n... Read more
Hitting Restart, AGAIN
Saturday, January 18, 2014      4 comments

Wow. What the heck? I stopped taking phentermine, which helped me lose 17 pounds, several months ago. My appetite returned with a vengeance, and I also felt like someone dropped me off the side of a mountain: BOOM. No energy, mildly dep... Read more
Why Am I Sabotaging Myself?
Monday, October 07, 2013      0 comments

156, -14 overall, up about 5 pounds from my lowest :-( :-( :-( I've been in a holding pattern for weeks now. Until this morning, that is, when the scale jumped up yet again. I'm not surprised, nor am I horrified or devastated, the way I sh... Read more
Idling... (-17 pounds)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013      2 comments

Starting weight: 170 Current weight:153 -17 total pounds lost I cannot seem to get unstuck. I'm backsliding in a major way, and the scale knows it! I'm trying not to be too hard on myself, because I know I'm going to have setbacks throu... Read more
Aha Moment! (and 15 pounds down)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      0 comments

WOW. This:
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Setback: 161.8
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      0 comments

I was able to get as low as 157, which was 13 pounds total lost. I was pretty excited, and very motivated to continue. Then, 2 things happened: The first was that I got my period (TMI, hopefully no one but me is reading this, ha!) and the secon... Read more
Squeaked into the 150s! 159.4
Friday, August 02, 2013      0 comments

Note: When I first started weighing, my scale was under-weighing by 5 pounds, so that's why things are a bit off. Today marks a full month of being on phentermine...and I am finally in the 150s! OK, so I barely squeaked in, and the scale wi... Read more
"Cheat" Day
Thursday, July 25, 2013      1 comments

Today, I said f%$@ it. ;-) One of my programs at work has been audited by the IRS for the past 2 days, and I haven't been sleeping well. This morning, I was exhausted and went to Mc Donalds for an egg Mc Muffin (no meat) and a hash brown. You ... Read more
Down 8.2, Feeling Bad
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      2 comments

I'm not feeling bad about the weight loss...I think 8 pounds in 3 weeks is much more than I'd been able to accomplish on my own. And I know it's due to the medication, so I continue (prescribed 37.5, but I only take half a pill daily). But hone... Read more
Another Pound Down: 158 (-7)
Thursday, July 18, 2013      3 comments

Down 7 pounds total, but only down 1 pound net in the past 8 DAYS. That's more than a week. :-( Phen Day 17 I was pretty excited to see 158 on the scale this morning, since I've been holding steady at 159.5...even though I was expecting ... Read more
Slow Progress: 160.5 (-4.5)
Saturday, July 13, 2013      1 comments

I think I expected things to move faster, but when I look back, I have a net loss of 4.5 pounds, including a 1-pound gain yesterday. Everything I hear, and read, and know, says that slow and steady wins the race. But at the same time, now that... Read more
Week 2 of Weight Loss Journey: 159 (-6)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      0 comments

Height: 5'4" Lowest weight (wedding, in 2002): 118, size 2 Highest weight: Approximately 175?, size 12-14 "Normal" weight: 135, size 6-8 May 2010: Graduated from a master's program while working full-time (my employer paid for the pro... Read more