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Calorie free Chocolate Chip Cookies!!
Sunday, September 04, 2016      5 comments

I'm not even completely off sugar yet, but I am feeling a major benefit: being able to manage my appetite. I also apparently have started dreaming about food. Last night I dreamed that it was the first day of school and I was walking my kids. On... Read more
No skinny doctor! Maybe no sugar too!
Saturday, August 27, 2016      11 comments

Finally scheduled a physical and there are 2 reasons I'm not going back to the last doctor. One reason is rational (long wait times) and the other reason is admittedly nutty-she was a different scale from me (think size 0) and it was uncomfortab... Read more
Anyone else obsessed with food texture lately?
Thursday, August 25, 2016      3 comments

I'm like a baby, I want smooth soft food for my healthy snacks. Maybe it's the heat? I was sick of vegetables, so I decided to try purees. I mix roasted cauliflower and garlic with chicken-broth a little olive oil and spices all in the blender. ... Read more
Please invent a metabolism pill!!
Friday, August 19, 2016      2 comments

I have had stomach bugs several times since the "death of my metabolism" and even when sick, unable to eat and unable to hold anything down...I maybe lose a pound if I'm lucky. It is what it is. I had a fast metabolism as a kid. I could eat EVER... Read more
To Carb or not to Carb...that is the question
Friday, August 12, 2016      5 comments

Many months ago I tried significantly reducing carbs and only eating the healthiest of carbs. I lost weight. I felt full. I also, after a few days, felt like crap and I was above the "low carb diet" limits for net carbs. With each day my nausea,... Read more
Feeding myself WITHOUT food
Sunday, August 07, 2016      4 comments

I am trying to be more mindful of feeding myself (my emotional needs) without food. Ideally, I try to do this without spending anything, but sometimes it does cost me, but worth it. Got a haircut yesterday from someone new and amazing. It... Read more
What body am I fighting for or against?
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      8 comments

When I look at almost all the women on both sides of my family, once they hit middle age their body changes were pretty apparent. The slender pear morphed into an overweight apple. They all exercised and are healthy. None of them belonged to gym... Read more
That overweight woman in the mirror at Zumba looks a lot like me!
Sunday, July 24, 2016      7 comments

Oh $hit, it is me and I am even larger than I thought :(. Took Zumba today and I kept looking in the mirror trying to make peace with the fact the overweight woman flailing around is me. Back in my more fit days, if I noticed someone ove... Read more
A Tale of 2 Photos:Chunky and Skinny me
Friday, July 08, 2016      3 comments

I usually hide from the camera and just take photos of everyone else, but I do try to get a family photo once a year on vacation. From this summer's vacation I have a chunky photo of me and a trim athletic looking photo of me (or so I'd like to... Read more
Lost weight on vacation! Whoop whoop!
Thursday, July 07, 2016      1 comments

I often complain about how impossible it is to lose weight with my thyroid issues and slowing metabolism, but truth is there is one place I seem to consistently lose weight-at the beach. Once a year, we go away for less than a week and a few pou... Read more
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      2 comments

This is my new "mantra" and even though it doesn't sound positive, it is. Whenever I contemplate exercising at home I think too much. I may actually want to do a particular DVD, but I did it yesterday and they say you should keep working differe... Read more
Back on track
Sunday, June 26, 2016      3 comments

Taking it day by day. Got in a 30 minute workout at the gym today and a 25 minute walk earlier this evening. I am within my ww points and can even afford an evening snack! I'm obsessed with having fresh berries with my breakfast latel... Read more
Note to self: Shut up and pick up a kettlebell!
Friday, June 17, 2016      5 comments

I have this nutty idea in my head about what exercise should look like. It goes something like this....All the stars are aligned and I am full of energy and eager to do some intense exercise. I have allotted the perfect amount. I target all prob... Read more
Exercise really is a coping skill
Monday, June 13, 2016      4 comments

It's one of the best coping tools I have. Today was one of those days where everything that could go wrong did and then some. On a positive note, due to a crazy situation I got to leave work early so I exercised a little at home before school pi... Read more
FINALLY weightloss:Scale is Sabotaging me!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      5 comments

The scale doesn't want me to exercise. (OK I know my scale isn't human even though I have written angry letters to it). This happens every time I get really into increasing exercise and mixing things up. I gain and can't lose. I've read about it... Read more

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