Saturday, February 02, 2013      2 comments

I'm back. This time I'm using a BodyMedia Fit armband for accountability. As it turns out, I don't move enough. The machine doesn't lie to me like my brain does. January 7 was my last day of carbonated beverage. I love my Diet Coke, but... Read more
Day 286: The Miracle
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      4 comments

Two weeks ago today, I stepped on the scale and realized I'd lost 35 pounds. Wow. That very day, I binged. Self-sabotage. The next day, despite my blogging that I was recommitting, I caught myself unprepared and went over my point limi... Read more
Day 273: Success and Self-Sabotage
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I made my 10% for Weight Watchers. That was my first goal, and I figured it would take a year. Instead, I lost 35 pounds down in just under 3 months. I feel better. I have more energy, my back feels a little bit better, and t... Read more
Day 272: Not Arguing with the Scale
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      2 comments

I'm not arguing with the scale today. I weigh in every Tuesday morning at the clinic where I work. I have to assume the scale is correct, and today I weighed myself three times. It said, every time, that I lost 7.2 pounds this week. That... Read more
Day 261: Forgiving Myself
Friday, April 22, 2011      5 comments

I think most of us who are overweight are used to thinking in black and white terms when it comes to nutrition and exercise. Foods are either "good" or "bad." We are either "dieting" or "not dieting." We either exercise or don't exercise. ... Read more
Day 260: Getting the Hang of It
Thursday, April 21, 2011      1 comments

I'm almost 10 weeks into my Weight Watchers Online plan and I'm getting the hang of it. Last week I had a six day trip (business and pleasure) and I ate out almost every meal. It seemed easier to make choices from the menus, and I was much mor... Read more
Day 242: Controlled Lapse
Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Today I gave into food temptation. Because I follow the WW plan, I know that I'd finished with all of my daily points by 4 p.m. It's been a rough week, so I didn't have any weekly "anytime" points left at all. My husband returned from a... Read more
Day 238: Little Losses
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      1 comments

This is the second week in a row that I've lost 0.4 pounds. After I got off to such a great start, it is a little disheartening to see the scale inch down, but I know consistency is the key. After all, I've lost 23.2 in just over 6 weeks. Tha... Read more
Day 227: Big Cookie, Big Lessons
Friday, March 18, 2011      2 comments

Knowing that I was training my research assistants today to help me on my "scholarly project" (a.k.a. Small But Hellacious Research Project That Has Taken Over My Life), I ordered gourmet cookies for a snack-break. The university catering serv... Read more
Day 225: Shamrock Shake
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      4 comments

A small Shamrock Shake at McDonald's is 11 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. So not worth it. Last year, I had a large shamrock shake every day for about two weeks. And didn't even think about what I was doing to myself. Knowledge is po... Read more
Day 222: One Solid Month
Sunday, March 13, 2011      2 comments

February 13, 2011 was my first whole day on WeightWatchersOnline. The day before, a Saturday, I wasn't feeling particularly motivated, but for some reason I went to the site and signed up. And I started right then, at 5:30 in the evening. My ... Read more
Day 216: The Happy Zone of Routine
Monday, March 07, 2011      2 comments

With this newest adventure in my quest for health, I was on a high for the first two weeks. Now, the honeymoon is over, and now I've entered the happy zone of routine. Following WW is still relatively easy, as I get 48 daily points and fruit/v... Read more
Day 204: Naked Looks Worse Than Clothed
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      1 comments

Last night I asked my husband to take photos of me in the buff. It's a great way to really face the music. At this point, I think I'll wait until I've lost about 50 pounds before I do it again, but by then I'd better see some positive changes ... Read more
Day 199: Turned Myself In
Friday, February 18, 2011      3 comments

Today I saw my doctor. I had to admit that I've been fairly noncompliant with my statin (because it just slips my mind to take it at night) and my hydrochlorothiazide (because I already pee on myself so much, I want to avoid a diuretic). ... Read more
Day 196: Still Riding the Honeymoon High
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      0 comments

I've started and quit too many diets to count. I've fallen on innumerable "roads to wellness." These experiences make me realize that the high I feel right now as I count points and tell everyone I know that this is it, this is the real thing,... Read more

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