The first time I made a real effort to lose weight, I didn't track anything. I just started going to the gym regularly and eating 'better' for whatever definition of better I knew at the time. It was slow, but it worked. I think it partially wor... Read more
Good news! Week four has me down another 1.8 pounds, bringing the 4-week total to 8 pounds. It might be a bit start-and-stop, but averaging 2 pounds per week is juuuuuuuuuust fine with me. I know this is going to take a long time, but I'll be he... Read more
Which is much better than the other way around, no?
For some reason, the last three days I have been fantasizing about ice cream. I resisted at first, but I firmly believe in the all things in moderation attitude, so yesterday I finally ca... Read more
I knew three pounds per week would not be sustainable. I knew seven pounds in two weeks was a freaking miracle. I knew it would slow down. I know how my body is, and how it reacts, and that there would be a pause and that's when I always get fru... Read more
It's been a long time since I've gone three weeks solid without going off the rails. And the best part is, I have gone out and gone out to dinner and had a glass of wine even,... Read more
What's the standard advice for losing weight?
1. Track your food.
2. Up your exercise.
3. Lower your calories.
And whaddya know, it works!
Some people can get away with not tracking. I ... am apparently not one of them. ... Read more
I have officially completed the Turbo10 portion - the first week - of Nutrisystem. I'm feeling pretty good! I started the program on Wednesday but I started eating right the Sunday before that. Sundays are my weigh-in days. I'm down 3 pounds, wh... Read more
I knew the weekends would be the hardest, because I am a creature of habit and weekends aren't nearly as structured. This weekend was no different, but the big news is I proved that i can roll with the punches and not screw it all up.
Yest... Read more
I have to admit, it's getting a little easier. I'm halfway through week one of Nutrisystem! I get to eat more after the first week, and get 'flex meals' so I'm really looking forward to Wednesday. :)
Breakfast: Cinna... Read more
Isn't there a thing they say about AA, like "you gotta work the program?" That's pretty much how I'm feeling about Nutrisystem. Day 2 is in the books, and to give myself a little added push I've printed out and posted some motivational signs aro... Read more
I have been gaining and losing the same 15 pounds or so since around 2005. I feel good when I get to the bottom of the 15, and then sabotage myself and end up at the top of the 15, and then I see that number and kick it back into gear. I have be... Read more
Let's start by saying that I have generally been against things like Nutrisystem because I always felt like it didn't teach you anything. Sure, eat their food and follow the plan exactly and you're likely to lose weight, but then what? You'll be... Read more
Oh hey, strangers! Sup?
The day of reckoning has come. I'm at my highest weight in a long time. I'm unhappy about it. And I'm ready to do something about it.
How did I get here? I let some old habits come crawling back into my life. ... Read more
How many times have I done this? The mea culpa blog entry. I've gained weight, but this time I mean it! I'm going to exercise 97 times per week and only eat kale and tofu! And I do. For like 2 weeks. And then things go back to normal.
This... Read more
I haven't run all winter. At least not outside, or more than about a mile and a half. I bought a treadmill but it turns out I don't like running on it so the only running I've done is circles around the boot camp warehouse. But spring is about t... Read more