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Day 33 -- What next?

Thursday, June 11, 2015      6 comments

I've actually had a lot on my mind lately with regards to what, exactly, I am trying to accomplish with my weight loss goals. Basically, what is my "why?" I'm finding that my "why" is really abstract these days. I want to maintain my h... Read more

Day 24 -- Great news!!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      3 comments

Great news! I went to my dance class last night, stood in the back row and took it REALLY EASY. This morning, my back is a little sore but I did not reinjure myself like last time -- yay!!! I plan to rest it today and then take another cl... Read more

May Results + June Goals

Sunday, May 31, 2015      4 comments

Here were my goals for May: 1) Track every bite emoticon 2) Track overeating/binge episodes with an eye to... Read more

Day 21 -- Crafting My Own Solution

Saturday, May 30, 2015      4 comments

I'm finally starting to get a peek at what a balanced lifestyle might look like. Like, a lot of women, I've been dieting almost my entire life. I've spent more time theoretically on diets than off of them. I've had varying degrees of succ... Read more

Day 20 -- Okay

Friday, May 29, 2015      5 comments

I experienced a gain this week. I was prepared for this because in the last two weeks I have exceeded my calorie goal by a significant margin 5 times. Three of those times I significantly exceeded my TDEE. And, though I managed to get back on... Read more

Day 19 -- "If you can lift a fork, you can lose weight."

Thursday, May 28, 2015      4 comments

Even though my eating was off track for most of last week, there were a few interesting developments. First of all, I had a number of restaurant meals where I exercised willpower, control and mindful eating. I had dim sum with my siste... Read more

Day 18 -- Moving forward

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      5 comments

Things are going okay. I'm a bit bummed about my back but trying not to let it get me down. I've been fortunate enough to avoid injury up to this point so this is my first time dealing with it. I realize I can't just jump back into it full th... Read more

Day 9 -- NSV's

Monday, May 18, 2015      3 comments

I was looking back through my old blogs. I found one on July 9, 2014 that said I wanted to achieve the following non-scale victories: 1) No longer feeling pain in my foot 2) Fitting comfortably into my new school boy blazer 3) Fittin... Read more

Day 8 -- Treat day!

Sunday, May 17, 2015      2 comments

Man, I am loving my treat days. Yesterday was a good one. It was my nephew's 10th birthday party. I had pizza and cupcakes! And later in the evening, my husband and I had fancy grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. Yum. My calories were hi... Read more

Day 6 -- Lots of Success

Friday, May 15, 2015      2 comments

I'm feeling very successful today. I've lost another 1.3 pounds. I'm very excited because I have not been dieting, just measuring my food, packing a healthy lunch with lots of healthy snacks and eating a light dinner. Breakfast is usually smo... Read more

Day 4 -- Problems + Solutions

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      5 comments

My log-in streak died! Of course, streaks were meant to be broken . . . and outdone. :-D Here are a few things I've been working on this week. I've finally adjusted my perspective to think about weight in terms of healthy habits. Whe... Read more

Day 159 -- Touching the Void

Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

Well, I haven't blogged for a solid week so you know it can't be good. I haven't been on a disastrous binge streak but I've been experiencing the Great Interrupter -- that is, my period. I decided to be "gentle with myself" this month, which b... Read more

Day 152 -- WooHoo! Success! + April Results and May Goals.

Friday, May 01, 2015      5 comments

YAY!! I did it. I am finally out of the 190's and into the 180's for the first time in over a year. In fact, I haven't weighed in this low since January 2014!! Last week, I didn't lose any weight In fact, I "gained" .3 pounds. I refuse... Read more

Day 151 -- A few NSV's to start off the day . . . And brainstorming my May goals

Thursday, April 30, 2015      2 comments

Do you ever buy a dress that's just a little bit too tight on the premise that you'll lose weight and it'll fit better in a few weeks? Then it just sits in your closet unworn? Maybe you even gain weight and the dress gets depressingly further ... Read more

Day 150 -- The Sexy Path

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      5 comments

I've been thinking a lot about willpower lately. It seems like sometimes a herculean amount of willpower is required to lose weight. But I'm increasingly finding that the best plan is one that does not REQUIRE that you exercise a lot of willpo... Read more


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