Day 20 -- Turning back the clock
I won't tell you guys just how much I've lost in December because: 1) I don't want to jinx myself or rest on my laurels and 2) I want to say the number with pride on January 1 and hear y'all gasp. Let's just say I'm making more progress in Dece... Read more
Day 18 -- Back to Juicing
I had to take a break from my juicing due to my acid reflux -- it was pretty much just white rice for a few days there. I'm feeling a lot better today and decided to segue back into juicing with a little bit of carrot and persimmon this morning... Read more
Day 17 -- Good news (Keep on burnin'!)
Tons of good news -- I got offers for both of the jobs I interviewed for last week! That means I'll have a tough but excellent decision ahead of me this week. It ALSO means that soon -- in January, most likely -- I'll be kissing my horrendous ... Read more
Day 15 -- Boo! Birthday reminder.
Boooooo . . . After some gustatory celebration in honor my birthday, I awoke at 2:50 a.m. with searing pain from acid reflux. I should have seen this coming. My birthday pleasures included Indian food, movie theater popcorn, sea salt caramels ... Read more
Day 14 --- Birthday celebration
My birthday is tomorrow -- thanks for the birthday wishes I've received so far already. I decided I wanted to have a low key celebration this year, nothing fancy. Today, my husband, my sister and my brother-in-law and I are going to one of my ... Read more
Day 13 -- Wonderful weekend
Having a lovely, low-key weekend at home with my honey. Delicious kale smoothie for breakfast today at the farmer's market. I need to buy coconut milk and coconut water so I can recreate it at home. Homemade butternut squash for lunch. And I... Read more
Day 11 -- Using my treats
I'm starting to use my treat stones but it's funny, I'm not quite sure when to use them. For those who missed it earlier, my health coach has given me 5 pretty, colorful, smooth stones that I carry in my bag. Each one represents a "treat". Wh... Read more
My energy is waning a bit as TOM prepares to arrive. Still, today is a good day. I had an interview for a job that could really be an awesome opportunity for me. They are hiring 2 positions out of 5 candidates so I really have a good shot, es... Read more
A photo of me at my friend's wedding back in May. I'm about two pounds heavier now. In this photo I see someone who has some weight to lose but is happy, healthy and beautiful. I hope I can keep tapping into that confidence and joy through ou... Read more
Day 9 -- Non-scale victories and scale victories
I have so much good news to report!
Yesterday, I got my full my lab results from my doctor's visit on Friday. Everything is normal, cholesterol, blood sugar, everything! Not only that but I've made some positive strides since my last bl... Read more
Phase 3 Plans, Introducing Phase 4 and Motivational Pic (TL;DR?)
When I started in 2009 at 245 pounds, my long term goal was to lose 90 pounds. Accordingly, I have always viewed my weight loss in 3 phases of 30 pounds. I'm changing things up, now for two reasons:
1) I'm raising my final goal by a few p... Read more
Day 8 -- Drawing from a deeper well
I'm going to re-post part of a blog I wrote on 2/2/13 because it is equally apropos today:
"Well, I'm on a positive streak which is good. I've logged in and tracked for 8 days. I've met and exceeded my water goals for 8 days. . . As we kno... Read more
Day 7 -- IT IS WORKING!!
December -- one of my favorite months! My birthday, Hanukkah, Christmas -- it's all coming up! I'm happy with my progress this week -- I've already achieved my goal of resetting my palate and regaining my motivation and energy eating a plant b... Read more
Day 6 -- good old clean fun
Last night, I went to see Stevie Wonder with my family. He was amazing as usual -- a true legend and a class act. I was super proud of myself because concerts are usually an excuse for indulgence (I have many!). But yesterday I successfully s... Read more
Day 5 -- Non-scale Victory!
Non-scale victory: my blood pressure is 109/54! I was terrified that with my stress and weight gain this year, I would see my BP rise as high blood pressure is very common in my family. Not for me! I feel like I've been given a second chance -- ... Read more
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