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picture food log - Day 2
Saturday, November 04, 2017      4 comments

Here's Day 2 - was down a pound and a half this morning, and find I hesitate before having extra snacks or dessert when I know I have to take a picture. ... Read more
picture food log - Day 1
Friday, November 03, 2017      3 comments

I decided that as a way to hold myself accountable for what I eat, I would take pictures and post everything I consumed with calories. (I don't have to post water) I promised myself to keep it up for at least a week or so. I may go longer. I pos... Read more
All Shapes and Sizes
Thursday, March 06, 2014      3 comments

We hear it all the time. Women come in all shapes and sizes. We can all be beautiful in our own way. Part if this is true, but it's lead to a dangerous movement. Too many women are encouraged to be "proud" of their obesity, even morbid obesity. ... Read more
Friday, January 10, 2014      6 comments

I woke up this morning and was quickly disappointed. In Minnesota we were coming out of a cold snap, and finally we were getting a nice day. The plan was to hit the gym early, then go get a little work done at the coffee shop. But my stomach was... Read more
I Didn't Want to Do It
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      6 comments

So, this morning, I told myself I would brave the Minnesota cold, near -10, and head out to the Y on the 8:20 bus.... I wound up catching the 11:20. When I got there, I walked .2 miles around the track, then I ran .2 miles and I just wasn't int... Read more
Giving Up What Seems Good For What Is Good
Thursday, October 03, 2013      3 comments

I like food, if I didn't chances are I would be here. For the most part Sparkpeople is about portion control and living a healthy lifestyle through exercise and what not, and most of us are pretty familiar with what happens if we don't take tho... Read more
Embracing Plateaus
Thursday, September 19, 2013      1 comments

A long, long time ago, when I was a teenager I started gaining weight for the first time since I was little more than a toddler (aside from basic growing weight). As I found myself officially "chubby" I thought to myself if I ever weighed 200 po... Read more
Two out of Three Ain't Bad....
Monday, September 09, 2013      1 comments

Lately, I've been doing a sort of informal couch to 5K thing, meaning I'm not following an official "program" and I am not training for a specific race. In truth, I don't think I could handle the crowd at an official 5K race, but I'd like to hav... Read more
House Arrest
Saturday, August 31, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday I went out and bought a new fitbit and now I am wearing it. I've been losing REALLY slowly, but I haven't been super diligent. I go in spurts at the gym, and yesterday I actually didn't go to the gym because I went home to try and figu... Read more
It's About Me
Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

The other day I took a writing assignment about the challenges women face when they embark on a weight loss journey, and how typically it is a greater challenge for women to lose weight than men. My own children (college students) are of healthy... Read more
Setting up the next step
Monday, February 27, 2012      1 comments

Change is scary, but it's exciting too. This past weekend I gave my notice to cancel my gym membership. The gym is less than a mile from where I live, open 24 hours, even has a pool. I signed up knowing that this day would come. I figured either... Read more
Rub the tummy, pat the head
Thursday, February 16, 2012      3 comments

Remember that old childhood challenge of rubbing the tummy and patting the head at the same time? It was nearly impossible. I have a variety of vices I want to remedy. Obviously, there's the fitness and diet thing, but there's also the cleaning ... Read more
A Review of Noman's Land: The water is fine
Saturday, February 11, 2012      3 comments

A couple years ago, when I was approaching 40, I bought myself a swim suit -- the first I had in years. I was working a regular job then and had a membership to the Y. I decided I would try and learn to swim and I took the beginner class. I di... Read more
Back in my 30s (BOOYA!)
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      6 comments

Now, I haven't quite discovered the fountain of youth. I'm still 41, but when I stepped on the scale this morning it read 269.4, which not only officially puts me 100 pounds away from being in my "healthy range BMI " but also puts the actual num... Read more
Shifting target
Saturday, February 04, 2012      4 comments

The other day, during one of my increasingly rare visits to Facebook I got an invitation to a book launch of one of my former college classmates. I'm really excited for him, he was an amazing writer, even back then and after teaching college Eng... Read more

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