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Is Anyone Sugar Free?
Monday, March 11, 2019      3 comments

I am really thinking about cutting out sugar. I think it would be better for me not to have it in my diet, and it certainly isn't necessary for health. Really just stopping it, like I have dairy and eggs. It seems like a simple decision. ... Read more
50# down! Self-hypnosis
Saturday, March 09, 2019      2 comments

Since I started paying attention in August of this past year, I have lost 50 pounds! So from 312, I am down to 262. Here are some of the perks: My clothes fit better, I can tie my shoes without making noises, and I have more energy. I feel ho... Read more
Still Vegan--just one regret.
Monday, March 04, 2019      2 comments

I am still eating gluten-free and vegan, and I absolutely love it. My only regret is that I did not do this sooner. It has not been nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I now weigh 265, so that is ten pounds off since New Year's and I feel... Read more
New Year's Goals
Saturday, January 05, 2019      2 comments

For the first time in my adult life, I lost weight over the Christmas break. I weighed 277 before school let out, and I weighed 275 when I got back to school. We had a contest, weighed by the school nurse, put in $10 and if you did not gain wei... Read more
Pillar of Salt
Wednesday, July 18, 2018      5 comments

Okay, I have put back on almost all the weight. I was 305 this morning, which is actually down a few pounds. I got derailed at Christmas, and then my husband got a new job that has us living apart a few days out of the week. I miss him, and it i... Read more
Snowy Day
Saturday, December 09, 2017      1 comments

I am down a few pounds again, after a Thanksgiving weight gain spike. Last time this year, I ate more than I should through the whole holiday season with the thought I could get back on the wagon any time, and that just is not how it went down!... Read more
One Year Later--Weighing In
Saturday, October 21, 2017      1 comments

It has been over a year since I posted here, and I am happy to say that I weigh a little less than I did. I am at 277 (270 by my bathroom scale, which is what I go by in my head!), so that is 5 pounds less in a year. That might not sound like mu... Read more
Making Time for What Matters Most
Saturday, September 10, 2016      0 comments

I am working hard to fit in the things that matter most to me. Right now, that's my family and my health, but of course my job is also a high priority. Back to school time is so intense--everything has a deadline, all the procedures need to be p... Read more
Planning for Success
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      3 comments

I am forcing myself to take the time out and PLAN -- it's been very helpful to chop up veggies and have them in containers. Then I am ready to roll! When I get them home from the store, I wash and chop them right away. It is working for me!... Read more
Back to School
Monday, August 29, 2016      2 comments

Exhausting day today--first official day back and feeling overwhelmed. So many meetings! I feel behind, and I don't like that feeling. I have three preps this year, with one new content so it's a lot and I am feeling it. But I am taking care of ... Read more
Pokeman Go
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      0 comments

My 15 year old son and I are playing Pokeman Go--I am a level 15 and he is much higher. I have no innate interest in the game, but a great interest in sharing enjoyable time with my son. It has certainly made me get off the couch, and we have ha... Read more
Building Better Habits
Sunday, August 21, 2016      3 comments

I joined a farm co-op this summer. I paid a lump sum up front, and once a week, I drive over to the farm and pick up a bag of produce. It has been fun getting different types of veggies than I might normally try (except okra--just can't do it), ... Read more
Still Here!
Sunday, August 14, 2016      3 comments

I am still plugging away at weight loss--unfortunately my metabolic syndrome crossed the line to diabetes, but I am now on Metformin and working to reverse that diagnosis. I am seeing a new doctor in Richmond, and he is optimistic that I can rev... Read more
New Year's resolutions
Sunday, January 20, 2013      6 comments

Well, tomorrow the New Year will be 3 weeks old. I am taking stock of my resolutions. A big one was to log my food. I've done better than I ever have, but I am starting to slip. But I have finally figured out why. I HATE BEING INACCURATE! It's l... Read more
Invisible Elephant
Sunday, January 13, 2013      5 comments

I am so tired of being conspicuous because of my weight--and yet invisible at the same time! My normal-weight daughter, who is in a wheelchair due to a sports injury, says it is the same way for her in the wheelchair. I guess it makes people unc... Read more

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