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It's over

Saturday, April 25, 2015      6 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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I eat whatever I want

Sunday, March 08, 2015      50 comments

People sometimes asks the strangest questions. I like many of you, have found that people ask very silly questions in their quest to be helpful to your weightloss or just out of curiosity. One question I get a lot is "what are you allowed to eat... Read more

Improvement and observations

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      5 comments

I've manage to wrangle my calorie intake under control, it is still a little hard to keep it under control, takes more work and willpower than I am used to exerting but nothing is impossible and a little hard work never killed anyone. I've... Read more

The Struggle Is Real

Sunday, February 08, 2015      4 comments

Been struggling this week with calories and keeping carbs low, it's not because of any cravings but I've just been very hungry this week. I'm not talking crazy calories, more like 1,800 or so per day but that's a lot more than my normal 1,400. I... Read more

Decision Made

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      5 comments

So after pondering it a bit more, I've decided that I'm going to carb cycle so I'll eat very low carb for several days in a row- 5 or more- followed by a day incorporating some complex carbs but still keeping it in the 100-150 grams range. I'll ... Read more

Chugging Along, Reevaluating some things

Thursday, January 22, 2015      6 comments

Hi All, Work is busy so I don't have time to blog lately but I am still chugging along with my nutrition and exercise goals. Over the last week I've been thinking about whether I want to continue doing low-carb. Initially, I was only commit... Read more

Should I be offended?

Saturday, January 10, 2015      9 comments

I'm back, I went to Jamaica, I ate everything in sight and I didn't gain a single pound! It was awesome!!!!!! So I got back on Sunday and didn't have time/energy to go to the grocery store to pick up stuff from the grocery store for lunch for... Read more

I'm back!

Thursday, January 08, 2015      6 comments

I'll write an update blog in the next day or so... Read more

2014 In Review (a couple weeks early)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      6 comments

I started January 7, 2013 on this journey, a last attempt after getting to the brink. I even considered surgical intervention but I pulled myself together and acknowledged that I hadn't really given it my best effort. I had a fantastic year in 2... Read more

November Assessment

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      5 comments

Not using my regular format this month because I am short on time. Not too much to report, I only lost 1.2lbs last month and I didn't measure for inches. My December goals are a little different because I will be on vacation for a week in Jamaic... Read more

It adds up

Friday, December 05, 2014      5 comments

I've been plodding along for a while now but lately it seems that I'm slowing losing control. Not in a spinning wildly, crash and burn kind of way, but a in a slow leak sort of way. I've been looking over my calories for the last few weeks and n... Read more


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