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Giving up in a good way
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      3 comments

I realized today that I haven't had a bag of chips in a couple of weeks. I was always that person that needed something crunchy in my lunch. It was always chips - potato chips, Fritos, Doritos, Cheetos. I figured it was only a hundred calorie... Read more
Talking about exercise
Thursday, April 11, 2013      0 comments

I have been hearing talk about exercise from many different sources. PBS just did a special on it... Daily Spark had an article about it... My family is talking about it. There seems to be this misconception that exercise alone will allo... Read more
Throwing food away
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      1 comments

I just finished breakfast. I don't normally eat breakfast on the Naturally Slim program I am on, but I woke up an hour early this morning and was hungry. I have mentioned before that this is not a diet. I can eat whatever I want, except f... Read more
Turning 40
Friday, March 22, 2013      4 comments

I have heard before that over the hill starts around 40. I am turning 40 tomorrow and I feel better than I did years ago. I am taking care of my body by working out and eating better. I have lost 12 pounds from my heaviest weight ever and thi... Read more
What I know about Sugar
Sunday, March 17, 2013      2 comments

For 3 weeks I mostly avoided sugars in my diet, because I am following the Naturally Slim program. I ate fruit, but no candy, sodas, ice cream, cookies, or cake. I felt pretty good. My energy felt normal to high. I was sleeping well. My wor... Read more
Finally Starting to Lose Weight
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

For about a year now, I have been trying to lose weight any amount of weight and keep it off. I started with exercise and gained 5 pounds. I was feeling better, but I wasn't losing any weight. I was stronger, so I probably converted fat into ... Read more
Let's go Baylor
Saturday, December 22, 2012      2 comments

I have been learning a lot about stress lately, and I realized that I have stopped having fun. From what I understand, when you let yourself have fun and laugh, you are telling your body that everything is ok. And then it can relax. I dec... Read more
Sweat and all that means
Sunday, December 09, 2012      2 comments

This may seem like a strange blog post, but for me this is exciting. When I was in college (a long long time ago), I stopped sweating. When it was hot outside or when I got into a sauna, I never sweat. I would do aerobics classes and no sweat... Read more
Checking in
Saturday, December 01, 2012      3 comments

So a few days ago I calculated how many calories it would take to maintain my current weight. I figured out with the calories I had eaten and the workout calories I had burned, I should have gained about half a pound. Since today is my weigh i... Read more
Play often
Friday, November 30, 2012      2 comments

SP has this deal with meQuilibrium for a free trial period. I am learning a lot about stress and how to handle it. One of things it recommends is to play often. I never thought about doing this. I think about getting work done, eating right,... Read more
Christmas comes early
Thursday, November 29, 2012      1 comments

Tonight I went to a Christmas event at work. I work at a University, so there are always events for the holidays (and for made up holidays in some cases). We were offered hot cocoa and cookies, but by the time the line got there they were out.... Read more
Working it out
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      1 comments

According to a blog post on dailySpark
in_your_weight_before_you_lose , a study was done that indicated first learning to maintain your weight helps people to keep the poun... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 22, 2012      3 comments

This was probably one of the best Thanksgiving days ever. I got to spend time with my family. I got to work on a project that is important to me and my family. We recently got a dog but couldn't afford to buy a dog house. It's not a necessit... Read more
I found another motivator...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      4 comments

My daughter has enjoyed one of the perks of my new job - free access to a rock climbing wall. This past weekend I watched her climb 50 ft in the air over and over and over again. I kept thinking - that looks like so much fun. With my weight, ... Read more
Did not want to workout this morning
Monday, November 19, 2012      3 comments

We all have those days where we just don't feel like working out. This morning I took it one step at a time. I put on my workout clothes by habit more than anything. I got all of my weight training equipment out by habit. I sat down and put ... Read more

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