Reasons Why I'm Happy Today :)
1. Since I've decided I'm ok just the way I am, that means I'm already in my goal weight range! (Just thinking that way makes me feel more confident.)
2. Despite #1, losing weight still makes me very happy! I finally saw something lower o... Read more
A funny thing has started happening....
My weight has been steady at exactly 164.6 for at least a week now. And yet, I'm feeling more at peace with the whole weight thing now. I'm looking thinner, probably from being less bloated, especially in my face and stomach. Maybe I'll lose... Read more
What 135 to 180 Pounds Really Looks Like
(on a 5'6" person!)
150ish lb, April 2004 (I am on the left, Miami):
180ish lb, 4/22/05 (inside Duomo's tower in Florence, Italy):
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Four Days' Worth of Reading!
I just finished reading my entire SP blog - from 2006 to now. It took me four days to read the whole thing!
I have gone through many, many ups and downs and come up with revelations - sometimes multiple times, forgetting I'd already figure... Read more
How am I Going to Lose Weight?
Yesterday I wrote that my weight had been sitting at around 168lbs since I've started my Eat Whatever I Want And Track It experiment, and I wrote that if I wanted to lose weight I was going to have to cut calories somehow.
Wellllll....today... Read more
I Just Feel Like Writing
I forgot to mention in my last post that I've started taking fish oil supplements. This decision came after I read an article that suggested fish oil can actually REVERSE heart damage. If it's powerful enough to do that, imagine what it can do... Read more
I've now been Eating Whatever I Want and Tracking It for over a week, and it's going better than I ever could have expected. I'm not sure if it's just the act of tracking what I eat, changes with my cycle, or something else, but suddenly someth... Read more
Vegetables and other High-Volume, L0w-Cal Foods: My Solution?!
First, a huge thank you to those who took the time after reading my last post to write me some really thoughtful advice tailored just to me. The bulk (pun intended) of the advice seemed to be pointing me toward one direction: eating high-volume... Read more
Hi, I'm into Day 4 now of my experimental Eating Whatever I Want And Tracking It. Here's what I've found so far:
*Just as I'd suspected, I'm having to guess at amounts so I could be really off in my tracking.
*So f... Read more
So I guesstimated my calories for yesterday to be around 2,700. That's lower than I had guessed a day of eating whatever I want would be, but it was still enough to put me up at 170.6lbs today after being 167 a few days ago.
I told my husb... Read more
Feeling Good vs. Looking Good
I think we're taught to believe that any lifestyle change that makes us look good will also make us feel good, and I think there are some lucky people for whom this is true. Some people feel great eating a calorie level that has them maintainin... Read more
Learning from my mistakes..
Okay, I'm a bit embarrassed about what I'm about to disclose here - I've already failed my new plan. Monday was a total success, both in terms of sticking to my 2,000 calorie nutrition plan, and having an AWESOME 65-min, 7 mile, 1,000 calorie w... Read more
Day 1 - Quick Check-in
As I mentioned yesterday, today is the first day of my renewed efforts to eat according to plan. It's hard, especially for the 2nd half of the day! At least work has been very busy so there wasn't a lot of time to think about eating off plan, ... Read more
I hate limiting my calorie intake. I love allowing myself to eat whatever I want, in any quantity. I usually choose items that are relatively healthy, but I eat too much. And so, I'm fat.
I don't want to go back to tracking, but I'm goin... Read more
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For the past 7 years, after home and work, the place where I've spent the most time has been my gym. It only takes two minutes to walk from my front door to the gym's front door, and it's open fabulous hours and has a fabulous class schedule. ... Read more