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This photo is from Memorial Day weekend 2012. Two years later:
Memorial Day weekend 2014.
I actual... Read more
ch ch ch changes
Yes... things are a-changing. I bought new undies in a size smaller and they fit perfectly. Life is so much better with well-fitting undies. You just don't know until you have them.
I bought a bathroom scale and my weight Saturday was 160.2... Read more
time to go shopping
I need new undies. I put on a pair the other morning, pulled them all the way up over my waist, and my belly kind of drooped out the leg openings. I felt like I needed suspenders. I put on my scrubs and I didn't have to drop trou like the gan... Read more
I've been having a big problem with running and needing suddenly to use the bathroom RIGHT THIS SECOND. No matter what I eat or when I eat it, I get the uncontrollable urge every time and now I can't even run a mile without having to turn aroun... Read more
Okay. I'm back to 166 lbs. Progress is so sloooooow... but once again I'm finding that my body continues to change more than the scale shows.
I bought MEDIUM men's shorts for running. I generally avoid women's technical clothing because the... Read more
How to spread the message
What has happened to people in America? What is with this obsession over food?
I don't mean just thinking about it, but also the guarantee that Americans will continue to obsess over food 24/7. Listen, people, all that weighing and measuri... Read more
So far, so good. I'm doing really well on the McDougall diet. I have not gained more than one pound in any given week, which is then lost again the next week, but I am consistently losing weight. IF, and that's a huge IF I limited my portions... Read more
Licorice jelly beans
I ate a bag of licorice jelly beans in two days. My poo was bright green from them. I mean, black-light fluorescent green.
Thank goodness the bag is finished and thrown away, and that's all for jelly beans for a few years.
I was complainin... Read more
Ads getting worse
Originally I wanted to post something more upbeat but upon logging in I was bombarded with non-sparker-related ads, such as for adult-content anime with a steroidal-breasted young thang bustin' out all over from her skimpy anime outfit, to H&RBl... Read more
lost another pound, never to be found again!
Wednesday this week I ate two packages of girl scout cookies, the cranberry citrus ones, because they were the lowest fat and vegan. At 4g fat per serving, however, they were NOT low fat; not one bit. But because I am who I am, once they came ... Read more
I haven't shown a weight loss for a couple of weeks now, although I didn't weigh myself last week. Kind of a waste of hope, so I plan to go another week before weighing myself.
I'm still increasing my run distances, so each week is at least 1... Read more
Dr. Walter Kempner, back in the 1930's, developed the rice diet to help patients who were grossly overweight, had diabetes, and heart disease, and were basically at death's door. The rice diet was white rice (easier to digest than brown whole g... Read more
McDougall diet part 2
I ordered two books, the Maximum Weight Loss and the 2nd cookbook for the McDougall diet.
The MWL book has a lot of great information about how the body works and why people on low carb diets don't keep weight off and crave carbs.
I knew, ... Read more
The McDougall Diet
Yesterday was day 10 of the McDougall ten-day diet. I ate like no tomorrow. When I got hungry, or started to panic, I ate starch. You know... potatoes. Rice. Hot cereal. I ate beans, all kinds of beans. I ate a lot of all of that. I was ... Read more
From the research I've done, it looks like no one ever died from having high cholesterol. On the other hand, high triglycerides (over 150 mg/dl) is a first-hand warning of heart disease and its associated risks. That's sobering. I have high t... Read more