Just Another Week of Learning
Monday, January 17, 2011      6 comments

Last week was all over the place. Last Monday was a very successful day. I nourished my body with healthy fruits and veggies. Tuesday, I felt like I was starving all day and I ate some pretzels with the kids at snack time. Wednesday, I found mys... Read more
Confession: Down and (busting) Out
Sunday, January 09, 2011      11 comments

I weighed myself last Sunday and I weighed 140.4 pounds. It had been 5 years since I weighed 140. It felt good. I weighed myself this morning and I was 145.6 pounds. I gained over 5 pounds in one week. Is that even possible?? I can’t blame it on... Read more
Finishing up Disasterous December (weeks 9-11, Eat to Live)
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      4 comments

I don’t know what to say about this December other than it has been one insane month. We had over seventy inches of snow in one week, my car broke down twice, I had to break into my house (literally), I had my nose broken by a child at work, and... Read more
(Painful) First Half of Week #9 on Eat To Live
Thursday, December 16, 2010      5 comments

I was hoping that after all the drama in my life last week, this week would be uneventful. Hope is a nice thing… Monday (12/13) was pretty normal. We had some really cold temperatures and a little snow (4 inches), but no big deal. Tu... Read more
Snowy Week #8 on ETL (really long!)
Saturday, December 11, 2010      5 comments

From Saturday, December 4th at 6:16am to Wednesday, December 8th at 8:10am, we had a total of 97 hours and 54 minutes of continuous snow here in Syracuse, NY. Our snow fall total during that period of time was 44.3 inches and it snowed severa... Read more
I've felt like quitting today
Friday, December 03, 2010      15 comments

Week seven into the Eat To Live Program and I almost quit today... It’s been a difficult week. I’ve been very stressed out at home and the kids at work have really been testing my patience and my love of children. My boss has been in a lous... Read more
Days #38 through #42 (and beyond): Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Monday, November 29, 2010      5 comments

Wednesday (day #38) was a marathon. I got up early to drive (45 mins) out to the health food store to buy the date sugar for my ETL Thanksgiving dessert. After my trip, I had to work the vacation childcare program and juggle the staffing issues... Read more
Days #36 and #37: Eat to Live Six Week Plan
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday (Day #36) was extremely challenging. For the first time in weeks I was craving sugar all day! I stuck to my usual plan of a green smoothie for breakfast and a huge salad for lunch and dinner, but it was difficult. I actually found myse... Read more
Day #35: Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Sunday, November 21, 2010      6 comments

Today was my thirty-fifth day on the “Eat To Live” Six Week Plan. I am officially at the end of my fifth week. One week to go and I’ve decided to repeat the ETL process- this time using Dr. Fuhrman’s weekly plan for aggressive weight loss that I... Read more
Days #32, #33 and #34: Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Saturday, November 20, 2010      3 comments

Thursday and Friday were rough! I basically worked eleven hour shifts both days minus a half hour “lunch.” I pulled through both days by bringing my fruit and salad with me. I definitely got more exercise than usual on both days by playing with... Read more
Day #31: Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      5 comments

Food-wise, I spent the day playing with the fruit in my green smoothies. I actually had one at each meal. I tried combinations of frozen sweet cherries, frozen strawberries, and frozen blueberries with my usual kale and spinach. I tried leaving ... Read more
Days #29 and #30: Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      5 comments

The past two days I’ve found myself reverting to the basics of salads with beans and green smoothies. These are my trustworthy standbys. I was extremely hungry yesterday and actually ended up eating 1500 calories. Then today I felt normal and at... Read more
Day #28: Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Sunday, November 14, 2010      5 comments

Today was my twenty-eighth day on the “Eat To Live” Six Week Plan. I can’t believe I only have two weeks left! 9am- I woke up feeling okay. I had a bunch of odd dreams about drinking diet soda and getting really sick so I didn’t sleep wel... Read more
Day #24 through Day #27:Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Saturday, November 13, 2010      4 comments

I can’t believe that I haven’t blogged in four days! Wow! I guess that I’ve been super busy. Wednesday (Day #24) was a challenge because I had a two-hour night training (6:30pm to 8:30pm) that started a half hour after my second shift ende... Read more
Day #23: Eat To Live Six Week Plan
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      6 comments

Today was my twenty-third day on the “Eat To Live” Six Week Plan! Yippee! 6am- I woke up late. Ooops! I woke up feeling stuffy, coughing, and yuck. I don’t feel sick- just off. I don’t know what my body is up to. 6:15am Breakfast- I... Read more

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