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Agh, This is Hard, and Discouraging at Times
Saturday, December 10, 2011      4 comments

Before I start, let me say I'm "okay". I'm not wavering or anything, but I can't lie and say it's not a little discouraging. When you're doing everything "right" and it doesn't say so on the scale it's discouraging. Even when you know you s... Read more
I'm a Water Purist
Thursday, December 08, 2011      2 comments

I've read in some places that any water-based liquid can count as your daily water intake. While that may be true in the basic sense of hydration, I've always fought that assumption. I'm a purist. I really think that it's only pure, clean un-ham... Read more
Aqua Aerobics -- Wow, First timer here, and it was a blast
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

I have seen the aqua aerobics on the gym schedule before, and never tried it. For someone who loves the water so much, you'd think I'd jump on it, but I think it was the word aerobics that scared me away. I certainly can't do land aerobics, so I... Read more
No More Tears --- Woo Hoo Happy Dance!!!!
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      4 comments

Just this morning I whined about gaining 1.5 pounds overnight even though I did everything right, and even swam for 50 minutes yesterday for the first time in a long time. Well... I just measured myself for the first time in about a week, a... Read more
A Little Depressed and Venting
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      2 comments

Okay, I know this can be one of the pitfalls of weighing in every morning, and I know the scale can fluctuate a bit, but for the most part the readings have all been losses, and any gains during the week were usually in the tenths of a pound. O... Read more
Swimming Again!
Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

I did it... I went and rejoined my old health club (was Bally's, now LA Fitness) and swam 50 minutes today! On land I can't do much, but in the water I am nearly limitless. I could have done the hour I was aiming for but they keep the pool so co... Read more
Movin' Movin' Movin' Watch that Scale Movin'
Sunday, December 04, 2011      4 comments

I'm in a good mood, and I can't get the Rawhide tune out of my head. Today is my "official" weigh in day for the week and I've lost 5.2 pounds this week. I weigh myself everyday. Just once, but everyday, but I only truly count the Sunday weigh i... Read more
Goal Pics (avatars)
Saturday, December 03, 2011      1 comments

I know these are not real, and that real pictures are better, but I don't have anything of myself from my past other than my wedding picture that isn't on the computer to show a goal. Actually my wedding weight would be even more unrealistic tha... Read more
Beautiful Lunch
Saturday, December 03, 2011      3 comments

This was today's lunch and it was delicious! 1 Summer Squash (diced) 1 Zuchinni (diced) 1 tsp olive oil squash fried lightly in oil until golden brown ... Read more
7 Pounds Gone and Feeling Great
Friday, December 02, 2011      6 comments

While 7 pounds is just a drop in the bucket, it's amazing but I already feel much better. I can tell the difference in how I can get up from a chair (don't laugh now, lol) and just walking through the house is no longer a painful experience! Tha... Read more
Beating the Weather with Walking Indoors
Thursday, December 01, 2011      1 comments

After a spark friend recommended her videos (thanks KAYYVAUGHN) I just ordered Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds (Get Up and Get Started 1 Mile/ High Calorie Burn 2 Miles). I used to love walking. It's funny (not) how gaining so much weight ... Read more
How Do You Stop Scale Obsession?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      10 comments

Well, I had been dropping about a pound a day (fast I know, but not really for the first week of a new "diet"). Today, however, when I stepped on the scale I'd gained back a pound an 4 ounces. I know, that's the hazzard of weighing every day, an... Read more
Never Too Old to Begin Again
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      2 comments

As I say in my intro text, I've been down this path before. On the plus side, I know it works! On the downside, I know that my own weaknesses can destroy all the progress made, and hopefully have learned a valuable lesson. Perhaps that proves yo... Read more

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