Living with a New Knee, but ...
I thought I'd be walking miles by now. The knee replacement surgery I had in February was actually successful, and it this point I can walk without my knee hurting and even stand on one leg!
However, another problem emerged, also connecte... Read more
Building My Toolkit #1: Turn Them Off!
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
... 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 . . .
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
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
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
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
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