A new life plan
I'm working on a new life plan that I've put off for... years. It's amazing how many excuses we can make to put something off. Further, our weight can be tied in with life. It gets stuck when we get stuck. When we can clean out the closets, let ... Read more
Betcha never ate a sweet potato like this before!
As I mentioned I'll be posting tidbits of various books from the library and a discount bookstore. Here is a recipe from, "Juice!" by Pippa Cuthbert & Lindsay Cameron Wilson:
Terrac... Read more
How to avoid snacking while snowed in!
Another snow emergency! A $2500 fine for driving plus -15 degrees means another indoor day. But I find that staying at home all day makes me want to snack! I'm also staying with my food hoarding Mom, so I'm boxed in with LOTS of junk food! So wh... Read more
The return of 5-HTP
Hey all, I'm still hanging in there. Despite doing light therapy twice a day, the seasonal depression (SAD) is hitting me hard with all the grey weather. So I've struck back with an over the counter supplement called 5-HTP. As some of you may re... Read more
To lose weight, you have to...
But many don't want to hear/do that!! And if you’re not weighing food, are just “estimating” portions, you’re probably not eating as little as you think you are! Secondarily, many people overestimate their activity level.
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The doctor gave a probable diagnosis on the severe pain I've been having: Endometriosis, but he said my case is mild. The pain can be severe when I have it, but I have it a few days a month. He said other women can be in severe pain every day as... Read more
Still around... ups and downs
Hey all, just a quick update. I'm still around, but have had some health problems that may be obstructing my weight loss to race weight of 116. I made it to 120.2 but then it stalled out.
Since last July, I have gotten pain in my lower abd... Read more
I MADE MY WEIGHT GOAL :) :) :) 40-45 LBS LOST!!!!
My off-season weight goal was 124 and as of today I am 123.8! I have so far lost around 40-45lbs! THANKS ALL for your support!!!
Mine is a story about not giving up: I'd estimate that I've been trying to lose weight for about 12 YEARS!!! ... Read more
Day 3 of Road Trip... just over 4 lbs to goal!
Wow you guys, I am now just over 4 lbs to my off-season weight goal of 124! I am going to make my goal VERY soon. In my mind, I am now already at my race weight goal of 116.
Before, I was mentally at 124 and wavered about 116. Was I being ... Read more
Made it to the 120's!
... 129.8 as of today! Goal is 124 and my body is progressing nicely towards it. My goal is my "initial" or "maintenance" goal that I'll have in my off-season. Race weight I want 5ish pounds lower than that. According to height/weight/BMI tables... Read more
Graphical Example of Cheat Day Results
"Cheat Day" or "Free Day" or "Day off from diet" or whatever you want to call it: it's a day where you either eat one meal off, or all day, but my version of the cheat day is I eat what I want and don't track. As long as my calories in are highe... Read more
I've hit my lowest weight since 2001! Some things I've learned.
I thought I'd share some things I've learned after finally getting over my long plateau. What have you learned that works?
Technically, I was lower back in 2007, but was on medications, so I am not counting that. Now, due to lifestyle chang... Read more
After following my plan of not correcting the Fitbit for underestimating the miles I am running, things went as predicted and I had a 1.1 lb average weight loss last week, the most so far in 5 weeks since refocusing. My bodyfat% is also going do... Read more
Progress after a month.
Hey all! So, I have been using Spark and a FitBit. I stopped using the Fitbit before because I felt it was not picking up my renovation work, but now the work is not as strenuous so I'm trying it again.
I've also been posting to the Sparkpe... Read more
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Seems like it's working!
Last time I wrote about finding a sodium balance. I've seen results already since I've increased the sodium and electrolytes in the fluids I take with me to run/workout and in my daily diet.
My performance has increased. I get less tired a... Read more