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Ahhhhhhhhhn Vacation!
Friday, February 24, 2017      9 comments

Back in Vieques, Puerto Rico for the fourth year in a row. Beautiful. Wonderful. Perfect. Worth the scrimping and saving we do to make it here every year... Read more
The Skinny on a Conundrum
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      5 comments

I have struggled with my weight all my life. I have binged, purged, starved, adopted fad diets, gotten fat, and thin, and fat so many times I lost c... Read more
Every Day, All Day, and Nightime Too
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      1 comments

Following a healthy path is not a one time act of redirection and volition. It's not an explosion that levels the flawed past indiscriminately in favor... Read more
In Which I Realize My Durability Has Increased Significantly
Saturday, February 04, 2017      3 comments

Today on the road, the driver of the car behind me passed out and rammed into the back of my vehicle at full speed. Twice. It was terrifying, but other... Read more
Motivation!
Monday, January 30, 2017      0 comments

I had a day where I could not track what I ate yesterday. It was a pre vacation meeting slash party that went on for half the day. Tried to be careful,... Read more
Under 200
Thursday, January 19, 2017      5 comments

Today the scale showed that I had made it under 200 pounds (199.6). I greet this milestone with a mixture of pleasure and trepidation. This was the first milestone I wanted to reach. It means I've gotten back to where I started about a year ago,... Read more
Breaking the Law! Breaking the Law!
Friday, January 13, 2017      4 comments

I read a number of articles over the past few days that encourage their readers to concentrate on making one lifestyle change at a time rather than ... Read more
21 Days
Sunday, January 08, 2017      3 comments

On December 19, I saw an advertisement for MediThin and thought "Maybe that's the answer. It says here they give you appetite suppressants and vitam... Read more
A Good Quote
Thursday, January 05, 2017      3 comments

"Weight loss isn't something you work super hard to achieve and then go back to your old habits. It has to be a complete lifestyle change, a 24/7 commitment, not just a one-hour workout a few days a week." --Seth Kaufmann I found this qu... Read more
Ran!
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      0 comments

Yesterday I did something I haven't done in years. I was picking the kids up from school, and as we were making our way through the icy wind, I sprinted to the car. Me. I ran. "Look at me! I'm running!" I shouted to the kids. I fe... Read more
The Great Eight
Monday, January 02, 2017      2 comments

Why oh why oh why is it so very hard to drink eight glasses of water a day? Six seems to be the best I can do, even with fanatical trying. At around fi... Read more
The Breakup
Sunday, January 01, 2017      6 comments

So, I broke up with my couch a couple of days ago. Oh, we'll still be friends; but, it was really time for me to start seeing other places. I loved ... Read more
A Tale of Two Meals
Friday, December 30, 2016      3 comments

Yesterday was a study in contrasts in how friends relate to my altered dining preferences. First I had lunch with a pal at a restaurant. Before we ordered, I shared my weight loss and lifestyle change goals with her, then proceeded to order a qu... Read more
Sparks
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      1 comments

I read an interesting SparkPeople article about what ignites and sustains people's desire to strive for a healthy weight and lifestyle. Others' answers to this question are as varied and individual as they are, of course. In common with many peo... Read more
8,102
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      0 comments

Yesterday I logged 8,102 steps, walking through a heavy, biting wind and sloppy sidewalks while listening to Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Quite frankly, I thought I was going to die. You know what amazes me? How formidable a task it is to reach ... Read more

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