Ketosis Day 1 Part 1
I told myself this weekend that, for lack of a better option, I would begin looking into ketogenics. It isn't something I've looked forward to, but after having my daily walking program completely undone thanks to my kids being out of school and... Read more
Yes, the big letters are necessary because I am doing it. I AM DOING IT! The last time I tried to make this happen I royally messed up and totally set myself up for failure. I didn't get support or help and I didn't ask anybody to support me. I ... Read more
Things that must change.
I will NOT:
*Drink anything other than water (unless I am having milk with cereal).
*Have more than two servings of sweets per day (so whatever the recommended serving size is).
*Be lazy during work anymore!
*Make excuses to NOT be activ... Read more
I just don't even.
I was doing fairly well on my previous regimine - but then again it has been nearly a year since I last posted. I ended up giving up the phentermine after several months, not only because it was an extra expense at the ti... Read more
Is this an improvement?
I went to see a nurse practitioner in Canton, MO the other day (that's about 20 minutes away, for those of you who are not familiar with the area). She and I discussed my diet and exercise habits, and the fact that despite my best efforts I'm no... Read more
It is nearly midnight.
As I wander about the house, preparing for a too-early morning, my legs wobble and nearly give out on me - but this is to be expected. Tomorrow, they will be worse. Much worse. But their reaction tonight does not surp... Read more
I was bad today.
I expect to hear myself saying those words a lot throughout my journey; they're true, as for lunch I had a terrible amount of pasta and a breadstick and a muffin I know has more calories than I probably want to acknowledge, all of which I'm not ... Read more
The difference a day makes
A lot can happen in a minute. Even more can happen in an hour - and oh, imagine what can happen in a day! People enter and leave this existence, jobs are gained and lost, education is gathered and we all grow and change. Sometimes we make choice... Read more
Starting from scratch
Not gonna lie: It's a huge pain in the ass. Literally and figuratively.
My backside may not necessarily hurt tonight, but I expect it to tomorrow. Maybe not even so much my backside, but my everything else - likely my abs especially. Tonigh... Read more
Back on the bandwagon
It's an easy thing to fall off of. The wagon tends to move rather quickly once you're on it, and for a while you're struggling to stay on, to learn to balance and keep a tight hold on the reigns. It feels massively overwhelming at first, and whi... Read more
They don't teach you how to cope with tragedy in school.
On September 11, 2001 I was sitting in my Spanish class, learning how to conjugate some verb that has been long since forgotten. I had just begun high school, I was a sophomore, and q... Read more
How times change
Things have changed tenfold since I last posted; we are in the midst of moving AGAIN, out of our rented home that we adore and in with my mother because we can simply no longer afford to live on our own right now. It's an emotional journey, as i... Read more
When is enough, enough?
Is it when you become so overweight that you are no longer able to shop at local stores (mom and pop or big-box) to buy clothing? Is it when you tell someone your weight in confidence and their first reaction is a wide-eyed stare? Perhaps it's w... Read more
Nothing to do with weightloss
It might seem a little odd, out of place, or even downright inappropriate to deviate from the common theme of overall health and weight loss when I've focused so heavily on it before, but I feel this is necessary. Part of being healthy, after al... Read more
Holidays: Not About "Me" But They Should Be!
Ah, the holiday season has begun. Thanksgiving is over and for the majority of us who celebrate the major winter holidays, that means starting to put out decorations and preparing for big feasts and having lots of family over. It's the one time ... Read more
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