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The Travel Reckoning
Friday, July 10, 2015      2 comments

Whew! Back home after a short, busy trip. I had a great time, reconnecting with colleagues from around the country, and attending sessions that were fun and informative. Part of the trip included eating and drinking, as it always does with ... Read more
Turbulence and the Scarf of Terror
Tuesday, July 07, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday was a travel day; it was no big deal, except for a couple instances of turbulence throughout the flight. Me being me, the slightest bump convinces me that the plane is about to plummet from the sky! It didn't, of course, and here I am ... Read more
Cake, beer, and airplanes
Sunday, July 05, 2015      4 comments

I did it! I made it through the Fourth, managing to indulge a bit, have fun, and stay in my calorie range. It took more planning than I usually do (pre-entering the evening's cake into my tracker in the AM), and I was probably a bit neurotic wit... Read more
Motivation, Marbles, and "Supernatural"
Saturday, July 04, 2015      3 comments

First and most importantly, tracking food is working really well for me! For the first time, I can say having all these ridiculous devices (phone, Kindle, Chromebook, work computer) is a benefit. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, there wil... Read more
Hard time lifting my dog--ugh!
Friday, July 03, 2015      4 comments

Whew, hello 3 day weekend! It got off to a bit of a rough start around here--my dog, Jimmy, broke a toenail, which can apparently be quite a big deal for dogs. He spent a few hours at the vet, and when I picked him up he was *very* heavily sedat... Read more
Successes and stresses!
Thursday, July 02, 2015      1 comments

Just a quick check-in this AM... Success! My weight is down today! I'm trying to actively reference my SP Nutrition Reports, and replicate meals/days that worked. My last two days were identical in what I ate, and I'm enjoying finding foods... Read more
Back on Track!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      2 comments

Yes! Yesterday was great, food-wise. I'm back down, a few ounces below where I was after my insane salt/sugar/fat orgy, in fact. I'm trying to look at major "lapses" as an important part of all this, as that can help me develop resiliency. I me... Read more
My Television Binge Binge
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      1 comments

Ugh. Well, there it is, my first bona fide binge since restarting this journey. Last evening I binge watched some tv ("Jane the VIrgin," if you were wondering--cute show!), and binge ate some food. It started with dinner, pork cutlets, when I ha... Read more
Living and Losing, Losing and Living
Monday, June 29, 2015      1 comments

Living my life and losing my weight do not need to be mutually exclusive! This is such a struggle for so many of us, me included--how easy it would be to stick to our regimented eating and workout schedules, portions, pre-tracked foods, and gen... Read more
My Weight Loss Vision Statement
Sunday, June 28, 2015      1 comments

Browsing through SP this morning, I came across the Mind Over Body series--such good stuff in there! I read the article on writing your own weight loss vision statement, and it resonated with me. I'm not super-prepared to do this, but I'm feelin... Read more
What Food Is (and isn't)
Saturday, June 27, 2015      1 comments

I'm working hard to get back on my health journey! A huge part is changing my relationship with food, which has become a destructive one these past couple of years. Food is: Fuel Food is not: Comfort Courage Entertainment Saf... Read more
18 minutes
Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming! Well, sort of. Made it to the gym just now, for the first time in several days. The last couple weeks have been hectic, but mostly in a good way. After I posted last time, a good friend a... Read more
14 Minutes
Monday, June 24, 2013      3 comments

Made it to the gym this morning, and did two more minutes on the elliptical than yesterday, plus crunches and a plank hold. It's only Day Two, but I feel like I might get somewhere! I'll only post my minute increment increases until I hit t... Read more
My Motivation Marbles
Sunday, June 23, 2013      4 comments

There are my Motivation Marbles. The one on the left, with the green marbles? It says, "Pounds Here" and has 73 green marbles, one for each pound to lose, plus special cle... Read more
12 Minutes
Sunday, June 23, 2013      3 comments

Yep, 12 minutes. That's what I did on the elliptical today, plus 25 crunches and a 30-second plank hold. That's it, that's all I could manage at the gym. And that is freakin' awesome! Why? Because I went to the gym, that's why! I ... Read more

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