Day 43 - Progress - Spring 5% Challenge
Today we start on Week 7 of the Spring 5% Challenge.
Official weigh in this morning gave me a 1/2 pound drop in weight. Happy with that.
Two more weigh-ins, 14 more days to reach my 5% -- that's another 7.5 lbs to go. Can it be don... Read more
Day 36 - 5% Spring Challenge
Official weigh-in this morning: 260.5 -- that's a 1.5 lb drop. WOOHOOO!!
That's 5 lbs down since week one, and leaves 8 lbs to go to meet my 5%.
I know it is quite possible for me to drop that 8 lbs in three weeks, at 2.66 lbs per we... Read more
I forgot to take a "before" photo of myself at my heaviest, back in November, when I decided to take control of my eating. I couldn't find any photos of myself that showed how big I had gotten. I didn't have any 'before' pictures of me at 303 l... Read more
I am off work again today, due to flooding in the area. My immediate neighbourhood is not affected, however, just five minutes up the highway, there is a neighbourhood that is submersed in river water.
Only two roads leading out of that pa... Read more
Day 29 - Spring 5% Challenge Update
This was a tough week for me. Realized yesterday why I was getting so many cravings and felt like I was starving all the time... a late, unscheduled and unexpected arrival of TOM.
Peri-menopause is not fun. I had a cycle that had run like... Read more
My Buddy, Zeus
Started off my day today with a good breakfast, then Zeus and I went for our usual morning walk.
Zeus is a dog that I adopted from the local SPCA three years ago. He was picked up as a stray, and when his owner was located she surrendered... Read more
Non-Scale Victory: Compliments Day
Today was a day full of compliments - from colleagues, from neighbours. Definitely a motivator.
From the moment I took off my jacket at the office and got myself ready for work, I started getting comments,
"You look really good today"... Read more
It's a beautiful day!
Today was a really busy day for me.
I started off my day early, had a good breakfast, and then headed down to the basement.
My sister-in-law asked me to make a couple of pairs of jeans for her 4 year old grandson, she was planning on... Read more
Day 15 - Spring 5% Challenge
This morning's official weigh-in showed another 0.5 lb drop in weight. I'm on track, and happy about this! (Started at 303.5 lbs on November 4, and I'm down to 264.5 today! That's 39 lbs!)
I'm still tracking everything that I eat, I'm stil... Read more
How a purple dress diverted me from a bread binge....
I have a nice fresh loaf of bread in the cupboard. Today, I have repeatedly gone over to that cupboard, opened it, pulled the bread out, eyeballed the bag, fondled the bag, and have even opened the bag. Each time, I put the bread back into the c... Read more
Another half pound kicked to the curb!!
Not a huge drop in weight, but, still a drop. Happy about this!
Went out for dinner three nights this week, and didn't do as much walking as usual.
What did I do right? I made good choices for my meals when we went out to eat. I dr... Read more
36 lbs down, and not done yet!
Between November 4, 2016 and April 8, 2017, I have managed to drop 36 lbs. YAY ME!!!
I haven’t really followed any specific “diet”. I have tracked EVERYTHING that I’ve consumed. Yes, I’ve had chocolate, and cake, and doughnuts, and wine,... Read more
Day 1 - Spring 5% Challenge
Going to try posting this again... recorded it yesterday, tried to post it twice, but it didn't seem to work..
Edit (April 10)
Sorry about the quality of this.. or if it doesn't work for you... Here's what I say, not word for word):
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Progress to date and getting ready for the Spring 5% Challenge
TIme for an update.
On November 24, 2016, I decided that it was time to start taking care of myself again. I weighed in at 303.5 lbs -- the highest I have ever reached (that I know of -- I stayed off the scale for some time because I was ... Read more
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Getting back in the groove
I've said it before, I see more success when I blog and post on the team pages on a regular basis.
Did great with food today. Stayed on track. Didn't do as much walking as I wanted to, but still got in the bare minimum for the day. Real... Read more