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Down 30 pounds, here's to another 30
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      1 comments

Earlier this year, I lost 30 pounds by practicing portion control and using phentermine as an appetite suppressant. I used phen for 2 months before needing to take a break due to it losing effectiveness. I was able to maintain my new weight wel... Read more
Its a challenge
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      3 comments

Its a challenge to find a way of eating that works for me and doesn't lead to me having mini-binges on sugary foods. I had an excellent first half of the day yesterday, but as soon as I got home from work I was ravenous and ate an entire large b... Read more
Fresh start
Monday, August 26, 2013      5 comments

A new week has started, which means it's time for a fresh start! I'm trying to remember that whatever happened previously doesn't matter, and that nothing is unfixable. Here's to a great week!... Read more
Starting Anew
Friday, August 23, 2013      5 comments

After a very busy first 2/3 of the year, I'm ready to start anew. I finished graduate school, left Las Vegas for the Boise, Idaho area, and am now working as a school psychologist in a small, rural school district. My job is very sedentary, and ... Read more
Tough day yesterday....
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      2 comments

And I fell of track. With finals and having my own school (with a rather intense caseload), I fell into old patterns and did some stress eating. Emotional eating is a very hard habit to break, but I didn't eat nearly as much yesterday as I have ... Read more
I put the scale away...
Monday, December 10, 2012      1 comments

It was too inconsistent, and was driving me crazy. I know I won't lose weight quickly. I know its better to lose weight slowly. Having a scale around made me almost obsessive about whether the numbers were going down...and that wasn't helping me... Read more
Making progress!
Thursday, December 06, 2012      4 comments

I've lost another pound since I last weighed. Down to 205.6 now. Definitely making progress! I can't attribute that to simply water loss, as I've never been one to hold more than 3-4 pounds of water and I have lost 7 pounds. My next big health g... Read more
Not the best weekend....but also a step forward
Monday, December 03, 2012      3 comments

Saturday was a rough day for me in regards to my nutrition. My husband wanted to go out to eat for his birthday, and we went to barbeque restaurant. I went about 700 over on calories on Saturday. In the past, one day like that would have derail... Read more
A new day
Friday, November 30, 2012      3 comments

My weight seems to be staying stable, but my clothes are starting to fit better. Slight nonscale victory today, which I'm finding is just as motivating as seeing the numbers go down. I'm still sore from my first work-out the other day, but not s... Read more
Let's begin at the beginning
Thursday, November 29, 2012      6 comments

I was a healthy weight in high school. Not thin, but healthy. As I entered college and got married, the weight crept on, seemingly without me noticing. One day I woke up and realized instead of a healthy 135 pounds, I now weighed 212. At first, ... Read more