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Following South Beach Week 1
Sunday, April 11, 2010      8 comments

This is my first week following the South Beach Diet phase I, and I can't believe how easy it has been. I feel full and satisfied - a complete contrast to before when I was always starving, and never felt full. Following the plan, my eating p... Read more
Feb blogs- reason 9 to lose weight- diabetes
Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

Diabetes is one disease that really scares me. It is a very nasty disease indeed that is intimately associated with obesity. For me, being obese means always living in fear of this disease. I do crazy things like avoid sugar at any cost. I ... Read more
Feb blog reason 8 to lose weight -dh can get a good nights sleep
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      4 comments

Being overweight means that I have extra chin and a thick throat so I snore worse than many sawmills. I have woken up the kids for years with my snoring, and now it's just my poor long suffering dh who gets woken up several times each night. ... Read more
Feb7Blog - I want to lose weight to feel like I look good
Sunday, February 07, 2010      3 comments

Let's face it, it isn't really about the clothes. It's more the fact that no matter what you wear when you're overweight, you look overweight. That's just reality. Ultimately to really look good, you need to shed the weight and be the body yo... Read more
Feb 6 blog - I want to lose weight so I don't always feel so stuffed.
Saturday, February 06, 2010      4 comments

I am sick of feeling like some kind of stuffed fish. Between the big belly and the GERD, things are bad enough....sometimes I think that people are the only things that run better on close to empty. No one that I know feels like running aro... Read more
Feb blogs - day 5 -reasons to lose weight
Friday, February 05, 2010      2 comments

I want to reduce wear and tear on my knees. Human knees were just not meant to take the weight that my poor knees are taking. And my knees are so important for me because without them I can't do my WATP. I just feel much happier and healthier... Read more
Feb blogs - day 4 - reasons to lose weight - sit anywhere
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      2 comments

Today at work I won two tickets to go see our city's hockey team. One thing I always worry about "tight" seats be they bus, airplane, or arena, is will I fit in them? I'm tired of worrying about whether or not I'm gonna fit in a seat. It's... Read more
Feb blogs -day 3 - reasons to lose weight - lose the belly
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      4 comments

I definitely want to lose the belly. It is just so big that it hinders me from doing a lot of the exercises I want to do because it just gets in the way. It's like holding a beach ball on your belly and then trying to do exercises - it just ai... Read more
Feb blogs - day 2 reasons to lose weight - Get a job
Monday, February 01, 2010      4 comments

I have been noticing when I go to workshops and presentations that those who are employed in running the workshops and presentatons are thinner, "prettier" women and those of us who are unemployed tend to be larger. I want a job, I need a job,... Read more
Feb blogs - day 1 reasons to lose the weight
Sunday, January 31, 2010      4 comments

To eliminate GERD GERD is mainly caused by being overweight. I am tired of feeling like I have a big lump in my throat. It's time to get rid of it. Eat healthy. Weigh and measure my portions and it's goodbye lump in the throat. Makes s... Read more
Woohoo! I accomplished my monthly fitness goal
Saturday, January 30, 2010      14 comments

I did it! I actually got in 800 fitness minutes in the month of January! I am so happy I could bust! I was not happy with myself in 2009 and I am determined to do better in 2010. So I wanted to start over with baby steps. I choose to rec... Read more
My PowerPoint Presentatin on Diet and Exercise
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      3 comments

Today I gave a PowerPoint presentation on diet and exercise at our practice office as part of our re-entering the workforce. It was titled "The Poor Man's Guide to Diet and Exercise". Naturally most of the presentation dealt with SparkPeople an... Read more
My New Years Resolution is to cave in.
Monday, December 28, 2009      9 comments

Ok, it's not quite as bad as it sounds. What I mean is that I will face reality and accept the fact that I exercise better in the morning than at night. I am going to "cave in" to this realization and start setting my alarm clock to 6 am rathe... Read more
The interview went well
Thursday, October 29, 2009      5 comments

Today I had an interview for a position in a government programme that has been designed to help people re-enter the work force. The interview went well, and I have been accepted and will begin on Nov 17. I am so excited, a little scared, but... Read more
More fruits and veggies
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      4 comments

What I am doing now is just not working. Looking over my journal I realize that I am not getting in my fruits and veggies. I need to train myself to get the fruits and veggies in first....and worry about other things later. I know that I hav... Read more

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