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Doctors are frustrating, to say the least

Thursday, August 15, 2013      17 comments

I'm back from vacation and I'll be resuming the 100 days of weight loss soon but today I need to vent. I had a doctor's appointment today. After the slew of tests that ran the gamut, the diagnosis is that I'm fat and lazy. There's nothing wro... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 24

Monday, July 29, 2013      9 comments

It has been longer than I thought since I did my last "day"! It seems each day blurs into the next and pretty soon "oh my gosh, it's been a few days" turns into 9 days. It seriously feels like only about 4. Part of it was lingering fatigue an... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Days 20, 21, 22, 23

Saturday, July 20, 2013      7 comments

I've been sick with some sort of summer flu and spent most of the day Thursday and Friday sleeping. I thought I was feeling better today but then I decided to go grocery shopping and that didn't go so well. The upside is that the nausea is mak... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 19

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      7 comments

Today we are focusing on measuring serving sizes. After measuring for awhile I thought I could tell what the appropriate serving sizes looked like, and I probably did fine for awhile but then they started getting a little bigger and bigger. So... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 18

Monday, July 15, 2013      8 comments

Today is about retraining my eating habits. They want me to start leaving small amounts of food on my plate each day to retrain myself from the "clean your plate" idea. I'm not going to do this as a rule because I am often very careful to only... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 17

Sunday, July 14, 2013      15 comments

Today is about the idea of wasting food. The key concept to internalize is that eating something to save it from being thrown away is still wasting it. Every time you eat food your body doesn't need, you are wasting it! Many of us were ... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 16

Saturday, July 13, 2013      11 comments

Today is a carry over of the two bite concept with the emphasis on getting your emotional needs met with just two bites. Now, I am very skeptical of allowing myself to benefit emotionally from food at all, even just two bites. I've been using ... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 15

Saturday, July 13, 2013      15 comments

Today is about the first two bites. Have you ever noticed that the first two bites of anything taste the best? As you keep eating the flavor loses that little something that makes you go YUM!! It's true. The moral to that story is if you're ... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 14

Thursday, July 11, 2013      11 comments

Today is about eating breakfast every day. One of my earliest memories as a kid is my grandma emphasizing the importance of breakfast. I guess it stuck with me because I've never been a breakfast-skipper. For those who need to get in th... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 13

Thursday, July 11, 2013      3 comments

Today is the "I forgot to eat" day. This rarely happens. When I'm extremely busy, I've put it off a bit but it was practically all I could think about so I definitely didn't forget. Today I am to write down the times of day when I plan to e... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 12

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      8 comments

Thank you to those cheering me along! I usually lose interest on things like this after awhile but this is relatively painless so far. It also really helps posting it here knowing that people will notice if I don't do it. Today, I am to w... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 11 and 12

Tuesday, July 09, 2013      7 comments

I honestly forgot to do Day 11 yesterday. Boo! And I didn't read ahead to see that it's something I have to do throughout the day. So is Day 12. So I will do both today. Day 11 says that from now on, I will eat for only two reasons: 1.... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 10

Sunday, July 07, 2013      5 comments

Today is basically about how to accept a compliment. The book directs me to use my response to affirm the complimenter by saying something like, "You can't imagine how much it means to hear you say that." It also wants me to solicit a complime... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Day 9

Saturday, July 06, 2013      8 comments

Today includes a quiz which I am supposed to provide answers to and then give to the supportive people in my life so that they know what I want. Here are the questions with my answers (these were multiple choice). 1. If you see me eating s... Read more

100 days of weight loss, Days 7 and 8

Friday, July 05, 2013      3 comments

Day 7 is all about telling myself "I can do it!" The book instructs me to put post-it notes everywhere that say "I can do it!" I'm not too sure about that but I suppose I could put up a few in key places like on the fridge and the bathroom mir... Read more


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