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Sliding into maintenance - a massive blog
Wednesday, July 24, 2019      5 comments

I don't really feel like I deserve to be even thinking about maintenance yet, but a wise person once said that we should actually be thinking about maintenance from Day 1. So, I'm going to work on getting over my weird hang-ups and DO THIS! I am... Read more
School's Out!!
Sunday, July 14, 2019      10 comments

OK, I know this pose looks like I'm throwing shade at before me, but I was just pretending to pose like an Instagram person. I was happy then and I'm happy now, even though In Progress Me has a terrible cold. ... Read more
Why I'm committed to this journey
Saturday, May 18, 2019      5 comments

So far my SMART goals are going pretty well. I have 3 pounds before hitting the 170's (a girl can dream, right). I did wind up with a small wrench in my plans - I caught some crazy virus that has left me coughing tons. I haven't been using the m... Read more
SMART Goal Attempt
Friday, May 03, 2019      6 comments

So, I wanted to set a SMART Goal for May. But I'm having a hard time thinking of one! So, I'm just going to try a weight loss goal and see what happens. It's based on this PDF. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/SMARTgoalsWS-NN.pdf ... Read more
Welcome to Reiwa!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      2 comments

Today begins a new era in Japan! Last night, the emperor abdicated (it's been in process for a very long time), which meant the end of the Heisei era. ... Read more
The next step
Friday, April 05, 2019      4 comments

Change is hard, even good change! Even though things are going well (new low weight this morning), I'm still feeling the effect of changes. The ne... Read more
Greetings from the long slog
Saturday, March 16, 2019      2 comments

Welp, the long slog continues. I reset on Wednesday after realizing I was getting a bit careless in my choices. I was so excited to weigh, but apparently it takes a little longer than a day to see results. ... Read more
When the going gets tough
Friday, February 22, 2019      5 comments

This is me, and me a few weeks ago. I'm feeling a little stuck. Also, very pale. Lately, I've been feeling a little discouraged because of how muc... Read more
BLC Challenge - what's going well
Friday, February 08, 2019      1 comments

Here I am again! It's a chilly morning in Japan, so I'm tucked under a cozy cover. This week's challenge is to blog and reflect about what's going well... Read more
Why I started and why I won't quit
Friday, February 01, 2019      6 comments

Well, here I am again! A part of me feels a bit cheeky writing about why I won't quit. ... Read more
Day 2 of Experiments
Monday, March 05, 2018      5 comments

Today I tried listening to what my body wanted to eat for dinner. It wanted a huge salad. OK with me! I had a nice relaxing dinner with my salad and no TV, and now I don't really want anything else! I have some yummy grapes to eat for dessert, b... Read more
Sunday, March 04, 2018      7 comments

Today I looked up a motivational quote to post in group chat for the BLC. It affected me more than usual. It said, "If your plan doesn't work, change ... Read more
Food, food, food
Sunday, October 08, 2017      2 comments

After feeling so stressed about food on Saturday, I got on Pinterest and started browsing. I soon realized that the most appealing recipes for me are P... Read more
Food...why are you so complicated?
Friday, October 06, 2017      3 comments

I've just been thinking about some stuff lately, and I kind of feel like working through it here. Things aren't going all that well in relation to food. My thoughts around food are not happy ones. I rarely feel positive about what I eat. I strug... Read more
Week 2 Plan
Friday, January 27, 2017      4 comments

I LOVED having my plan last week! I had a few meals outside the plan, but overall, it was so easy to have a prepped fridge and list of available foods. And I lost weight...woohoo! So, here we go again! Breakfast list: Overnight oats ... Read more

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