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Building My Toolkit #1: Turn Them Off!

Friday, July 05, 2013      5 comments

As I start this journey back to my normal size, I'm going to think about the tools that are going to be the most effective for me. Simple, doable tools. And little by little because I know how taking on too much at once can end. It would ... Read more

I'm giving up

Friday, July 05, 2013      7 comments

... being obese! I have had several situations up until now that should have been tipping points and am just fortunate that none of them landed me in a hospital. Photos are getting increasingly embarrassing (and I make sure to crop any that I ... Read more

2 cm Less of Me!

Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

The first of the month is measurement day at Curves, and I was actually looking forward to it because I can feel the difference since joining in March. Sure enough - 2 cm less around both the thigh and the upper arm! It really gave me an incen... Read more

My Jeans Fit

Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

The last time I tried on my size 16 jeans, I could barely fasten them, and sitting in them was a bit of a stretch [pun intended]. Today they slipped on surprisingly easily. I could even bend over in them to tie my shoes! Of course, I wish the... Read more

Sweating It Off

Saturday, May 26, 2012      2 comments

At first the perspiration starting running down the side of my face. Some trickled into my ear and started tickling it, but I couldn't reach up to wipe it off. Then other places - my forehead, chin, top of my chest - it was dribbling everywher... Read more

Apples and Oranges

Friday, May 25, 2012      1 comments

Last I was successful in having both an apple and an orange after the concert, although I also indulged in an ice cream bar. That's *one* ice cream bar, not several as I might have had in the past. Because I had eaten very little during th... Read more

The Cookie Monster Struck

Thursday, May 24, 2012      5 comments

After being so good Wednesday and having an orange after rehearsal, yesterday (Thursday) I had no time for writing a blog and didn't set a post-rehearsal goal for yesterday evening. MISTAKE! Before rehearsal (a strenuous two-and-a-half h... Read more

Think Orange

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      3 comments

Many years ago, when I was still drinking, it had been my habit after rehearsal to go home and a “a few” glasses of wine. When I quite drinking per 13 years ago, the habit turned into one of having sweets, which I have to admit is one that cont... Read more

Sensing a Shift

Monday, May 21, 2012      3 comments

I'm happy to report that I made sensible choices in my eating today (lots of fruits and veggies) as well as getting to Curves and walking home (half an hour). It didn't take that much effort to do what was best for my body, which included climb... Read more

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, but . . .

Saturday, May 19, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday putting the chocolates out of sight helped, but it was certainly not out of mind! In fact, I almost obsessed on them more than if they had been in my room. Then the late night hungries hit, especially since I stayed up later than usu... Read more

Water for Chocolate

Friday, May 18, 2012      2 comments

The biggest improvement I could made yesterday is to drink more water, so I'll make sure to consume lots today. Fortunately I have plenty of Talking Rain on hand. I love sparkling water, which seems more filling than that from the tap. Al... Read more

Focus on Today

Thursday, May 17, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I succeeded in staying under 1500 calories, and the results showed on the scales this morning. I slept well, too. To tell the truth, I'm rather scared because I've set goals for myself so many times, only to fall short and be bac... Read more

Weighty Matters

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      5 comments

Today I'm at the heaviest I've ever been in my life, not really knowing how I got here. I just read that around 35% of Americans are obese and it's hard to believe that I'm one of them! I can't stay at this weight. Not only do most of my clot... Read more

Six-week Holiday Challenge

Sunday, November 21, 2010      5 comments

As of Nov. 20th, I started the 6-Week Holiday Challenge (initiated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who wrote Eat to Live) that I learned about through a friend. An article by Emily Boller (link attached), was particularly inspirational, including comments... Read more

Healthy Snacks

Friday, November 05, 2010      1 comments

After my fiasco of buying a “junk snack” at the subway kiosk on my way home from school yesterday, I realized how important it is to carry a nutritious one with me. In the past, I've often carried a banana with me as a snack for when I fini... Read more


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