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No more "If I can do it, anyone can!" Please!
Friday, October 22, 2010      3 comments

I just read an article and the author wrote, "If I can do it, anyone can!" I'm going to be frank...I hate that phrase. When I hear it I wonder why the speaker thinks so little of herself. Why would this person dismiss all her hard work, i... Read more
Life Changes and Staying On Track
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      7 comments

Over the last week or so, I was stressed and fearful about my impending internship. Part of my trepidation was the loss of my time to exercise and to attend the gym classes that I particularly like, which are held during the lunch hour. Also, I... Read more
Monday, August 09, 2010      8 comments

I'm feeling mellow today after a really good workout, a protein shake, a shower, and a snuggle with the kitties. So nothing deep or philosophical...just pictures! Here's my "before" picture: ... Read more
Dealing with Emotional Eating Types 1 and 2
Sunday, August 08, 2010      4 comments

I’ve read a fair amount about emotional eating, which is generally described as eating for reasons other than physiological hunger. That’s true, but I’ve found that I experience two different kinds of emotional eating. For simplicity I’ll call... Read more
To Track or Not to Track
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      8 comments

Lately, I’ve been pretty consistent tracking my food, eating within my calorie range, and predominantly eating healthful foods. One thing I noticed, however, was that if I had any calories left at the end of the day, even if I already surpassed... Read more
Slow But Steady Progress
Thursday, July 29, 2010      6 comments

The 9th week of the Biggest Loser Summer Challenged ended is weigh-in. I lost 1.5 pounds, so after last week's 1-lb gain, I'm at my lowest weight yet (since starting SP) by .5 pounds. That's pretty good! I calculated my perc... Read more
Proper Running Form
Friday, July 23, 2010      5 comments

Now that I have experience the triumphant feeling that accompanies the accomplishment of jogging longer and farther than ever before, I can see myself permanently incorporating jogging into my exercise repetoire. However, walking home after my... Read more
Biggest Loser Weekly Recap
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      6 comments

This is going to be short and non-nutritively sweetened. The week was a little rough on the eating front. Anniversary dinner plus Hubby on business added up to a higher caloric intake than was ideal. We shall see how it all works out tomo... Read more
Good News...Finally!
Friday, July 16, 2010      10 comments

I have to be honest...after yesterday's stunning disappointment I was just about ready to give up on my current job search and just start figuring out what to do with my life. Well, I don't have to do that anymore, or at least not for a little ... Read more
A Yay and Nay Day
Thursday, July 15, 2010      5 comments

I had planned to write this blog yesterday, but was way too depressed to bother, so I'm writing it today instead. Unfortunately, the nays keep coming. First, the Nays: I have been waiting to hear the outcome of a job interview I went on ... Read more
Travel Insights and Another BL Week Ends
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      2 comments

Well, I'm back to my life again. I am in my home with my two sleeping kitties and can really feel the silence after spending four days with the in-laws. I had a good time, but am glad to be home again, too. I was afraid that I gained a lo... Read more
MIA Blog
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      5 comments

I wanted to post pictures from my cousin's wedding, but the upload feature is having great difficulty right now. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I am getting ready for a trip, so I really don't have the time to mess with this, but maybe when I ... Read more
A Major Blip This Weekend
Tuesday, July 06, 2010      5 comments

The eating starting on Saturday afternoon. I got a call from my father on Friday night letting me know that he and his girlfriend were coming down for my cousin's wedding and he'd be in town for the weekend. He asked if he and his girlfriend c... Read more
A Tale of Two Tops
Thursday, July 01, 2010      8 comments

I recently wrote about two tops I've had for a year and a half or two years and have never been able to wear because they were too small. Both were purchased (one by me and one by my husband as a gift) slightly snug with the understanding that ... Read more
Weight Loss Rewards
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      6 comments

A friendly angel told me that I passed the 30-lbs lost point and, indeed, it is true! I set up a rewards plan for milestone weights, but it is based on increments of 5-lb weights, not on pounds lost, so no reward just next is due when ... Read more

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