I Should Be Happy
I've finally been discharged from physical therapy and cleared to return to exercise. I should be excited, right? I mean, all this PT has been to get back to triathlon training, so I should be thrilled.
Here's the problem: I've been sedenta... Read more
2 Months Gluten Free
So a few weeks ago, I hit two months gluten free. I didn't feel any different going gluten free. I had bloodwork drawn at the start of the trial, then at the two month mark, I had more tests done. Since I need them drawn again in another two mon... Read more
Gluten Free Day 50: Sigh.
I'm still averaging 1350 calories, some days are very low (1000 or less), some days are horrific binges (1800 calories), but most stick around 1200-1300. I'm almost a natural calorie cycler, with a really low day, a high day, and mostly middle d... Read more
Gluten Free: Day 42
So far, gluten free eating isn't bad. I'm not feeling deprived at all, except for the inability to get quick meals out. There are plenty of options for a sit-down restaurants at $20+/plate, but there are extremely few options for a quick meal on... Read more
Gluten Free: Day 30
It has gotten a lot easier and less scary to eat gluten free. I've learned to read every single label. I've replaced all my old cutting boards, spatulas, and other kitchen items that can harbor residual gluten. I've cleaned out my pantries, draw... Read more
Gluten Free: Day 24. Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day. A day where one shares a meal and sweets with their loved ones. It's usually a special meal (translation: high calorie) with desserts and sweets (translation: even more calories). Share is a keyword. And sharing implies some sor... Read more
Gluten Free: Day 14.
Now is a time full of gluten distractions, what with the Superbowl and Girl Scout cookies. Or maybe it's a good thing, since the additional calories are bundled with gluten. More reason not to eat them.
I'm actually not craving the deliciou... Read more
Beginning Again, This Time Gluten-Free
I noticed my last blog entry was 9/18/15, just 2 days before my last sprint triathlon -- where I proudly came in second in my age group! My hip was SO painful that I walked the majority of the run. I'd have handily won if I could have run.
... Read more
Activity Tracker Observation on Distance
Many of us have some sort of step or activity tracker attached to us. We look at the number of steps and are either motivated to take more or shrug and wonder how we can possibly meet that 10,000 step goal.
One fairly common way to increase... Read more
Listen to yourself
It's been five years since I changed my lifestyle. First I just changed my eating -- the continued weight gain meant I added running. Still gaining weight, I found out I'm hypothyroid (and, due to a hysterectomy, I didn't have enough estrogen). ... Read more
RMR & Extreme Weight Loss
I'm watching Extreme Weight Loss, the episode with Sara, who is 4'5" and started her journey at 265 pounds. She's a dynamo! She did fantastic through the first 3 months and has been inspiring.
One thing they said was that her RMR started at... Read more
Cleaning out my closet
Yesterday I spent the day cleaning out my closet. I had a couple of reasons for doing this. The most important one is that my husband and I want to remodel the master bedroom/bathroom/closet, so step 1 is to prepare the area. Because it's a larg... Read more
14 Lessons Learned from Compulsive Tracking and an Unexpected Data Point
This is a corollary to my other blog entry today, called "42 Months and Counting," which is a positive spin on my very long journey to very slow weight loss. It has some revelations that I learned along the way.
This blog entry covers the... Read more
42 Months and Counting
Today is exactly 42 months since I changed my lifestyle. That's 1025 days of meticulous tracking my diet and exercise. Who knew what a dramatic change I’d make! There are a number of factors that have influenced, accelerated, or helped change my... Read more
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Another Pity Party
I need to vent. I'm so frustrated. I'm just not losing weight or inches! I am getting more fit, which is great, but when do I get to change the physical appearance of my body?
Almost 11 months ago, I reluctantly joined a gym with my husband... Read more