Talking myself off the ledge
I've had some problems lately staying on track and not going over. I had a few days on and off where I'd eat something sweet or high-calorie, then at the end of the day I'd want something else and not have enough calories. A few times I compromi... Read more
Losing weight is like quitting smoking
I've realized something over the past 25 days I've been tracking. Losing weight is a lot like when I quit smoking back in 2007.
It took me many, many tries. I'd go a day. A few days. Then I'd find a reason I "needed" to have a cigarette. An... Read more
Slow and steady
Having two kids, I'm very familiar with the Tortoise and the Hare story. We all know the tortoise wins in the end.
But it is crazy-making at times to be the tortoise when it comes to weight loss.
All around you, people are saying they... Read more
Aside from back in June when I had a stomach virus, I've hit my lowest weight since recommitting to giving a damn. Also, it is my pre-pregnancy weight.
I'm very happy about this, but still find it hard to believe it's real. I have been tra... Read more
Arguing with myself
I've been weighing consistently at my lowest since I decided to track and give this thing a try again.
Of course, I see that number repeatedly and my brain says "You've gotten nowhere! You haven't lost anything yet." This is what happens af... Read more
If you asked me...
If you asked me to carry 100 lbs around the block or up the stairs, I'd tell you I can't do it. Too heavy! I'll hurt myself.
It occurred to me this morning that I am doing it, every day, and have been for over a year now.
A friend als... Read more
I had a health check today, and my numbers were actually good. My cholesterol was high for me, but since I'm nursing, the nurse told me that was fine. BP and sugar were OK too. Surprising for someone my size, I guess.
I set some small goal... Read more
Six meals a day
For the past week I've been writing down everything I eat, trying to eat at fairly regular times, and eating 6x a day: three meals and three snacks.
It seems to be working! I don't get too hungry or go crazy when it is time to eat. I reali... Read more
Highest weight ever! Need to do something new
I hit my highest weight ever with my 2nd pregnancy. I'm now over 200lbs and while I don't give a crap about body image, really, it's affecting my health. Feet hurting...clothes fitting not-right...harder to get up and down...and I know based on ... Read more
Since my latest restart...
I'm down 5 lbs since my latest restart, and 3 weeks into the 5 week C25K program.
My next challenge is taking out the 1 min. walk intervals (I've been doing 40 min. of 1 min walk, 4 min run) and running for 35 minutes straight. It sounds d... Read more
Starting over for the millionth billionth time
I have been a pile of stress lately, and I let it totally derail me. I'm pretty much back where I started. I topped off at 200 and am working my way back down, but it's time to eat like a friggin' adult again and have some self control.
Fir... Read more
Motivation is flagging!
The closer it gets to Easter, the more my motivation is dropping off. I did OK most of last week then I had a sugar binge. This week it's been sort of on and off again with tracking and being motivated.
I did get back to the gym so that's a... Read more
Back on track.
I did fine over the weekend, and tonight I have my class again, so another weigh-in. I'm not sure I can top last week's (I was down nearly 2lbs! yay!). But I'll be happy with anything other than a gain.
It's finally feeling like spring, so ... Read more
Fell off the wagon today. Argh.
I have been doing really, really well the past 3 weeks! But today I was at a conference and by the afternoon I was bored and tired. There were sweets everywhere. EVERYWHERE. At lunch there was a dessert buffet and during breaks, the coffee bar w... Read more
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We went on an outing today that included lunch, at our local museum. In that past I've either gotten a sandwich and fries, or the side plate with fries, some mayonaisy salad, mac n cheese, etc.
Today I ordered the black bean burger and toma... Read more