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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 we... 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. w... Read more

Meal planner

Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

Does anyone use the automatic meal planner? I was looking for a forum here that discussed it, but I struck out. I am on the heart healthy one and I usually use it to come up with how many carb and veggies, etc I should have in a meal, this week ... Read more

Europe was terrific.

Thursday, August 08, 2013      8 comments

We snacked and walked our way through amsterdam, paris, paderborn (germany) and berlin. (my caps isnt working) we ate almost everything in sight. raw herring, local beers, moule, croissants, afro-caribean, portuguese, dutch, german, french,... Read more

Dusting myself off again...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      5 comments

Maybe I am being too hard on myself. Today was a good day, tracked and exercised. My pants felt a little snug which was a bummer, but I also was gassy. Hopefully that will all fart out. Did I really say that? Going on vacation in a few wee... Read more

Dust myself off...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      6 comments

It seems I spend about 75% of my time here on a plateau or getting back on the wagon. Yesterday I went nuts with my husband's not-so-secret stash of chocolate and which sent into a food coma (not really a coma, but an insulin over-abundance that... Read more

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