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RMR & Extreme Weight Loss

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      6 comments

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

Monday, February 03, 2014      4 comments

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

Sunday, October 06, 2013      3 comments

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

Sunday, October 06, 2013      1 comments

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 Iíd make! There are a number of factors that have influenced, accelerated, or helped change my... Read more

Another Pity Party

Tuesday, August 27, 2013      3 comments

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

Can we get some consistency in sizing, please?!

Thursday, June 06, 2013      1 comments

Over the last month or so, I've bought four shirts from three different stores -- the tri-top a month ago and the other three were purchased four days apart. My weight/size has not changed in that timeframe. Check out the sizes: - A triathlon ... Read more

Three Years of Sparking

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday was my three year anniversary since I started tracking my diet, exercise, measurements, and weight. Iím very proud of the weight Iíve lost, how much better I feel, and how much stronger Iíve gotten. Here are some statistics: Measu... Read more

Hypothyroid and Gaining Weight

Saturday, March 30, 2013      2 comments

This month I've gained 4 pounds. The only times I've gained 4 pounds in one month is when I've needed an increase in my thyroid meds (I'm hypothyroid). A month ago, my lab tests were "normal" (TSH 1.26) although I was symptomatic (in many m... Read more

Fiber, or Reaching the Impossible Goal

Monday, February 18, 2013      2 comments

I know fiber is really important and most Americans donít get even close to the recommended daily amount, which is generally considered to be 25g or more per day. However, Iíve been having a lot of trouble getting to 25g per day without su... Read more

A Light Bulb Moment

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      3 comments

You know how it goes. You lose weight but you still envision yourself in your old body. The first time I lost weight, I lost 30+ pounds in about 4 months. This time, I'm not quite to 30 pounds, and it has taken a glacial 33 months to do it. The ... Read more

I'm feeling miserable.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      3 comments

Miserable is the word of the week. I've got muscle aches and pains -- no fever (in fact, my temp is below normal), so it's apparently not the flu. Couple that with fairly extreme fatigue, and I have no desire to do much of anything that requires... Read more

Need to Vent

Friday, December 07, 2012      0 comments

Eight weeks ago, I joined a gym so I could attempt to break this now 14 month plateau. "Strength training will SURELY break it, since you're doing such a good job with keeping your calories and cardio in the right range," my doctor said. So... Read more

Clothes Shopping

Saturday, November 17, 2012      1 comments

It's been over a year since I've bought new pants. It's a process I've always dreaded, so I don't do it often. But it's time to get new ones, as the size 14 jeans I have are now loose. Whether that's from being stretched out for so long or from ... Read more

After 6 Weeks of Intense Exercise, I feel GOOD!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      0 comments

At the beginning of October, my husband and I joined the gym. I figured I'd tag along with him and burn some calories on the treadmill or stationary bike. I thought I'd take a class here and there, too. Included with the membership was a fi... Read more

How much to eat, how much to exercise?

Sunday, September 30, 2012      8 comments

This plateau is driving me nuts. It's been six months since my weight has budged. On 3/14, I set a goal to go from 155 to 151 by my daughter's wedding on 6/23. That's 1.3 pounds per MONTH. Should be doable, particularly when my BMI is 26.8... Read more


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