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No pizza = 2 pounds down!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      9 comments

Week two of no pizza or takeout allowed and week two of dropping two pounds! We were busy and tired and it was easy to order in. Each night, we'd look at each other and each night, neither one of us wanted to cook dinner. And so we'd say--... Read more
288 or 307. The battle of the scales continue!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      9 comments

WW weigh-in today and the scale read 307.5 while this morning's home scale weigh-in gave me 288 (just 20 pounds out from my Spark People low of 2010). I'm happy that one simple change - no ordering take-out - has helped the scale start goi... Read more
The Brutal Truth = 3 lbs
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      10 comments

My WW weigh-in today saw a 3 pound gain from last week. The brutal truth is that I didn't track my food and I made some very unhealthy choices last week. Like thinking it would be safe to buy a box of Oreos for the house. All gone in one d... Read more
My chest is now bigger than my gut!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013      19 comments

I glanced down this morning and realized that I could see my chest, but not my gut! It's a slow journey. Last week I put on a pound, this week I took it off. And I really wanted it to be a couple of pounds, so that I felt like I had made u... Read more
When Up is Down
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday's official weigh-in was not happy-making. I went up 0.8 of a pound. Here's why: I didn't track my food last week and I ate things absent mindedly. I haven't gone to the bathroom for 3 days. I'm wearing my fall clothes now, whi... Read more
Knee highs not rolling down!
Thursday, September 05, 2013      10 comments

With a frost warning last night, I pulled out my autumn clothes bin. There were a bunch of knee highs to transition me from bare legs to full on nylons or leggings and socks...except that last year, they didn't work. I could get them on and they... Read more
A tale of two scales
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      13 comments

Scale number 1, the one I have at home, says I weigh 293 pounds. Or 25 pounds heavier than my best Spark weight back in 2010, when I discovered the joys of Sparking and dropped over 60 pounds. Scale number 2, the one that I get on every Tue... Read more
A healthy feast
Monday, August 19, 2013      8 comments

I'm really happy with my last week of exercise and eating. A month back, I read a great book by Chip and Dan Heath about making decisions and how to work around our tendencies to make unhealthy decisions. Here's how I got through a VERY busy and... Read more
Damn you, pizza!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      8 comments

Okay. Not really. I had pizza for dinner last night. I ate it pretty late. I stayed within my calories all week, including last night. And, blessed by the high sodium content of the pizza, I didn't have to get up and pee a couple of times during... Read more
YoYo beats NoYo+
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      10 comments

I had a good scale week and dropped 5 pounds. Funny thing was that I did the same amount of exercise and ate the same calories as the week before, when I dropped less than 2 pounds, or the week where I dropped .2 of a pound! And really, it... Read more
6 month progress report
Thursday, August 01, 2013      6 comments

How am I feeling? Healthy. Even with the remnant of a sprained ankle! I'm so much stronger than I was. Now I get up and down from even low chairs and couches quite easily. Actually bruised my husband because he isn't used to me popping up s... Read more
How I lost 6 pounds over vacation week - eating out the whole time!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      23 comments

I just weighed in after a week in Vancouver (foodie heaven) and after eating almost entirely in restaurants. I lost six pounds -- and I never felt deprived!!! Here is what I think contributed to some success: 1) I always kept an apple on m... Read more
30 pound gain in 5 minutes! But 1.8 down this week
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      10 comments

Yes. I did gain 30 pounds in 5 minutes. All it took was stepping on my new, more accurate scale. I went from 298 pounds to 328 pounds in less than 5 minutes. Arghh! On the good side: -I get to celebrate going below 300 pounds again at som... Read more
Swimming away the pounds
Friday, April 12, 2013      14 comments

For the last 4 months I have been taking my 300 lb plus body to the pool. I didn't want to. I was horrified at the thought of putting on a swimsuit and getting into a pool -- I assumed that everyone would judge me. The first day I put... Read more
Wanted to binge--cut my hair off instead
Saturday, March 16, 2013      12 comments

Okay--yesterday I was heading home, exhausted and my husband off on a business trip, and I wanted to binge eat. Why? Because I was tired and a bit lonely, and binge eating is one of the behaviours that "helps" me through those feelings. So,... Read more

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