carmen327's Blogs

I am back
Friday, July 01, 2016      5 comments

Since it's summer vacation, I have been able to get in a near-daily workout. And now that I have some extra time, I have been able to plan my meals better and I am 5 days in to whole30! Also, I looked up my BMI, and I am morbidly obese. All I ... Read more
I quit
Sunday, February 07, 2016      8 comments

Yup, the low fat thing totally backfired. I kept it up for 2 weeks, saw a little progress, went back to work and gained twice as much as I lost. I need a diet that can flex with me, that is sustainable, that doesn't require me to track every bi... Read more
I love Christmas
Saturday, December 26, 2015      2 comments

I do. And the food is awesome. And I didn't eat all of it. Yay me!... Read more
One year later...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      6 comments

So much has happened since I posted last. It's been a busy year. I returned to work, eldest child started kindergarten, and I have even less time than ever. Since my son is now weaned, I can think about weight loss. I have tried dieting while... Read more
Life at 200
Saturday, December 27, 2014      2 comments

Its been 13 joyous years since I last weighed 200 lbs. The feeling of déjà vu is hitting me like the proverbial ton of bricks. The chub rub, the difficulty getting out of low chairs. Suddenly my rump has got the gravity and girth of a piece o... Read more
Blood Pressure Crackpot Theory
Monday, November 24, 2014      3 comments

My blood pressure cuff arrived this week. I want to find out if there is any connection between how much refined carbs I eat and how much I snore and my blood pressure. My husband reports that I have been sleeping quietly. Another non-scale vi... Read more
Non-Scale Victories
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      5 comments

I had to go see my GP today at the clinic. I was dreading the "you need to lose weight" conversation. The weigh-in was predictably awful. The first BP the nurse took was 148/98, which was terrible. She took it a second time after I exp... Read more
The Plan
Friday, November 14, 2014      2 comments

First, some baby love. The Goal: Maintain until Baby Gabey is weened. Strengthen back and core. Improve mood and energy. Lower BP. Icing-on-the-Cake goals: Lose w... Read more
Thursday, November 13, 2014      4 comments

This last year has been a wild ride. My son, G, was born August 2nd, after a rough pregnancy. I threw out my back September 27 (at a wedding) dancing, perhaps too energetically. The last few months I have been trying to heal my back, which is... Read more
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      6 comments

I did well this morning at the work holiday party, but I couldn't resist the bag of cookies my sister left. I feel so fat right now. I did my workout this morning and I felt really jiggly. I love the idea of low-carb, but the execution is a d... Read more
Depressing Moment on the scales.
Monday, December 02, 2013      7 comments

I had a great Thanksgiving~ lots of family and pecan pie. I love pecan pie, and its easy to forget that all that butter and sugar have to end up somewhere. I finally got on the scales and I was up nearly 4 kgs! That is my worst gain in... Read more
Saying good-bye to the Little Bean
Thursday, November 07, 2013      7 comments

Nov 5th, morning. I had some mild cramping, some spotting and a brown discharge. I was late for work and I had a prenatal appointment that afternoon. I figured whatever it was, it could wait. Had a sh*tty day at work. Went to the cli... Read more
Saturday, October 05, 2013      7 comments

I love my she-body. I have been putting a lot of energy and love into her this past year and I am already reaping the benefits. I am in the 7th week of a new pregnancy and I feel great. This is my third pregnancy, and so far it has been the... Read more
5 AM
Saturday, August 31, 2013      7 comments

A few weeks ago I was freaking out. Summer was coming to an brupt halt, I was returning to work and I was going to be having a new responsibility~ I would be babysitting my niece on Weds, Thurs and Friday afternoons. Additionally, every other We... Read more
A few Europe Pictures
Saturday, August 17, 2013      4 comments

Enjoying a seat in the Eiffel Tower. Selfie at an interactive exhibit at the Louvre. ... Read more

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