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Back on Track!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      1 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      0 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

My (food) landscape has changed!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      0 comments

Oh my gosh, you guys. I mentioned this in my previous post, but I am astonished at how much dairy I eat. After only three days of almost no animal products (the exception being I ate some fancy granola that had honey in the ingredients list--who... Read more

Vegan Before 6

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      2 comments

I'm giving Mark Bittman's book, "VB6," a try. The idea is that you eat vegan before dinnertime, then can eat whatever you'd like (within reason, of course!), in terms of meat, dairy, whatever. Yesterday was my first full day, and it was pretty e... Read more

Here's to a great weekend!

Monday, June 17, 2013      2 comments

What a great weekend! Not much happened, but I'm working on actively seeking more positive things in my life, and this weekend bore that out. A couple visits with friends, some good walking in my local park and, yes, more healthful food choices!... Read more

The Good Parts

Friday, June 14, 2013      2 comments

My last two posts were entirely too mopey, or at least existential, for my taste! Heading into a long weekend (YAY!), I'd like to post about a few really positive things happening right now. My friends are not judging me for my weight gain.... Read more

Fake it 'til you make it

Thursday, June 13, 2013      3 comments

I had a boss once who told me "Fake it 'til you make it" when I was learning public speaking. Even if you don't feel like an expert, or even very confident, just go out there, and act like you are, regardless of what you actually believe about y... Read more

Itty bitty baby steps

Wednesday, June 12, 2013      2 comments

Okay. I made one choice today that will sound Not Impressive to some, but reflects my being a little more conscious about my food intake. Finally having my sink back (yay!), I was really wanting to cook. Who knew the prospect of washing dishes c... Read more

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