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Losing a parent- It's harder than I could ever imagine.
Thursday, April 14, 2016      6 comments

This post has nothing to do with weightloss. I've been away for a while and during the interim, my mother lost her battle with cancer and died on March 26th as I was on an airplane trying to get to her bedside. She was 74 years old and full of l... Read more
Change is necessary for growth but it is scary nonetheless
Monday, January 25, 2016      3 comments

I've been thinking about making some changes and some of them scare the bejesus out of me. My gym is being taken over by another nearby independent gym which likely means that the monthly membership fee will increase by $50 per month, assumin... Read more
Success or failure?
Sunday, January 17, 2016      6 comments

I guess it depends on whether you're a glass half full or empty kind of person when it comes to weight loss. I'm still not sure which I am yet. I started 2015 at 193lbs with high hopes and intent of hitting my goal weight in 2015. I started 2016... Read more
Vegas Baby!
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      6 comments

Totally has nothing to do with weight loss and everything to do with having a great time. Well, I guess there is some weight-loss aspect. I did a ton of walking, took over 20,000 steps each day. I skipped the gym for the 3 days I was there but I... Read more
Back to low-carb
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      6 comments

Giving it another go to try to break the deadlock on the scale. I just started on Monday so I'm still craving carbs and feeling crappy but surprisingly, the headaches only happened on day 1. I did beef up my sodium (no pun intended) so that help... Read more
Is it a good thing, a curse, progress or lack thereof? What IS IT?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

Hey all, I've been MIA for a while because my summer are crazy and I need all my little spare time to keep up with my workouts etc. Anyway, here I am at the end of another month almost and no movement on the scale. It's been 5 months. I've ... Read more
Another month draws close- the struggle is real
Monday, June 29, 2015      4 comments

Still fighting the same battle I've blogged about the few times, the dreaded plateau. I tried upping my calories, didn't work. Now I'm trying lower them to see that does anything for me. So frustrating argghhh!... Read more
Not where I want to be but grateful for where I am
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      10 comments

I've made a mention or two of being at a plateau since March. I'm continuing to work on breaking it and I am confident that change will eventually come. While the wait to see change while putting in consistent effort is frustrating, I remind mys... Read more
Plateau Hell
Monday, May 25, 2015      3 comments

That's my current situation. Scale hasn't moved since mid March. I gave up low carb, changed my workouts, varied my calories and still nothing! Any advice for me?... Read more
Anyone can do anything for X minutes
Monday, May 18, 2015      5 comments

That is a trick I use to finish up or start things when I'm not motivated or when I find them particularly difficult. For example, in a particular tough workout with an exercise move I don't particularly enjoy, I often get through that part of m... Read more
It's over
Saturday, April 25, 2015      7 comments

My experiment with low-carb is over for the moment. It last 7 months longer than initially planned. There was good benefits and I will continue to practice some of the things I learned. It certainly helped me reduce my sugar consumption and I'll... Read more
I hate Spring and Fall too for that matter
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      6 comments

The sun is shining, the warmth on your skin feels great, the flowers are blooming, the grass is turning green and I'm sneezing my head off! I love the idea of Spring but hate my actual reality. Severe allergies make this an awful time of the yea... Read more
Don't say this to someone who's lost weight
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      10 comments

Sometimes friends, family and even perfect strangers deliver backhanded compliments to a person who has lost weight and who's in the process. Here's a list of things I heard either because someone said it to me directly or to someone else who's ... Read more
Hard action or hard choice?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      4 comments

Sometimes we say a certain thing is hard to do but if we really think it through, it's not the doing that's hard, it's the choice to take or not take the action that is the hard part. For example, we may say it is hard to not eat sweets or carbs... Read more
Turning Fear into Motivation
Monday, March 09, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday I read Steph-knee's blog post about fear and conquering fear and it got me thinking. Although I've been on this weight loss journey now for over two years and have proven to myself that I can lose weight and not regain, I still fear th... Read more

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