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OLGA18
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Setbacks and silver linings
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      1 comments

I was totally on track for a few months and even joined a Biggest Loser challenge....then I broke my ankle. Healing broken bones (3 of them) and losing weight don't work well together. At first I was so mad that my weight loss journey had to tak... Read more
The danger of stretch denim
Monday, May 16, 2016      2 comments

Stretch denim....stretches. I am finding that what it means is that a pair of jeans that is marked size 14 fits me when I am a size 16. So stretch denim jeans are a bit dangerous in that regard. On one hand, it is economical to be able to gain (... Read more
Only a pound?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      1 comments

Instant gratification is so....gratifying. A healthier lifestyle begins with the first step but weight loss takes longer. A pound a week? Hmmm, doesn't sound like much...until I picture a chunk of fat that weighs a pound. Then if I m... Read more
I could easily go off track
Thursday, September 25, 2014      2 comments

I could easily go off track here right now. After several months of feeling my cervical degeneration pain was manageable I have had another ruptured disc and am in considerable pain. They don't give out much pain medication here (Sweden) so I am... Read more
Here we go again...
Saturday, September 06, 2014      2 comments

A year has gone by and it has been a long one. After being plagued with terrible pain I was diagnosed with a ruptured disc and cervical spine degeneration. I was totally thrown off course with the pain for about 7 months before I started to feel... Read more
How can I feel like a failure?
Friday, November 15, 2013      13 comments

Why do I feel like I failed today when I shouldn't? I have exercised all but 3 days in the past month. I have stayed within my calorie range all but maybe 2 of those days. I have steadily lost pounds and inches and I have been able to fit ... Read more
Back to square one
Monday, October 14, 2013      2 comments

Grrr.....I have successfully undone all the progress I made a few months ago. But I'm back and I'm determined to stay focused. It's so frustrating but I know I am not alone. Here's to better days ahead!... Read more
Vacation damage
Monday, July 29, 2013      3 comments

After 6 weeks of vacation and not always the best food choices I am back home and back on track. I'm not going to even concern myself with the weight I gained back on vacation in fact, I am not going to weigh myself for a couple of weeks. I k... Read more
Vacation w/o SP
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      3 comments

Ok, tomorrow is the day I get on the plane for 6 weeks vacation with limited internet access. I guess I can try to use Iphone to do SP but I'm not sure how that will work....I shall see. I am going to try very hard to stay on track though I'... Read more
Housework as exercise
Monday, June 10, 2013      5 comments

I don't normally count housework as exercise but today I shall do just that. I considered the fact that I do not normally in a day walk (or run) up and down 66 stairs 4 times. I also do not normally wash and iron every item in my home, chan... Read more
Irony...
Sunday, June 09, 2013      4 comments

I really appreciate suggestions from others so if I can help someone else I do try. I was reading the "immediate help" posts and came across several where people were feeling just terrible about having gone off track with their healthy eating f... Read more
When will I learn?
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      5 comments

I woke up this morning and I was so weak and tired that I couldn't even go to school. My husband keeps telling me that I am not eating enough to sustain the amount of exercise I am doing....but the exercise feels so damn good that when I start ... Read more
Doing vacation w/o SparkPeople
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      3 comments

OK, So I'm leaving on vacation next week and will have limited access to a computer for SIX WHOLE WEEKS! I don't know if I can journal and fill in past days on SP but I will have to check it out. If anyone knows could you share that with me? Th... Read more
Bye-bye Batwings!
Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

Batwings...You know...that flabby skin under your upper arms that wiggles and jiggles and makes you very self-conscious about wearing too-short sleeves or tank tops. I am going to get rid of them. I did it once before, I am going to do it again... Read more

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