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New, old clothes
Sunday, January 18, 2015      2 comments

As I slowly put on weight over the years, I put my too-snug clothes on higher shelves in my closet. "I'll fit them again soon," I always told myself. And I'd have to buy new clothes, which I did mostly online in the sale or clearance pages, be... Read more
More than half-way there
Saturday, January 17, 2015      1 comments

I am being monitored by my primary care physician, a second doctor who specializes in metabolism and weight loss, and a "behavioral nutritionist" (dietician). Yesterday I saw my metabolism doctor, and she was very pleased by my progress. I thi... Read more
Pants on the ground
Friday, January 16, 2015      1 comments

Today I wore a pair of brushed cotton pants which used to be comfortably snug on me. They're loose now and a little saggy. I pulled them off without undoing the zipper or button. Pretty cool! This weekend I'm going into my closet to look for... Read more
Hiding in plain sight
Thursday, January 15, 2015      1 comments

Over the years, I stopped looking in full-length mirrors. I bought most of my clothes online since I hated going into store dressing rooms. I tried not to be caught in pictures. I knew my body was changing in ways I didn't want, and I was hid... Read more
Off balance
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      0 comments

I feel like I binged today. I was so hungry from fasting all of yesterday in preparation for today's colonoscopy, and yet not feeling genuinely empty after having to drink 4 L of polyethylene glycol goop last night in order to prepare for the p... Read more
Living vicariously
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      0 comments

There are a lot of foods I'm not permitted to eat these days. So what do I do? Live vicariously through others by looking at food pictures online. In some odd way, this partially satisfies my cravings, rather than amplifying them. I look at ... Read more
An indelicate bonus
Monday, January 12, 2015      1 comments

I have my first colonoscopy this week. The preparations are a bit ... gruesome (!). But I can't help thinking that they will also help with the caloric reduction this week, and thus contribute to the cause. Yes, it's a bit indelicate - apolog... Read more
Learning to walk on by
Sunday, January 11, 2015      1 comments

On the kitchen counter are cookies, homemade brownies, nuts and candies. Bags of chips on the living room coffee and end tables. Cheese and veggies in the fridge. Fruit in a large bowl in the kitchen. There is temptation *everywhere* in this... Read more
Water, water, everywhere
Saturday, January 10, 2015      1 comments

This is my 4th blog entry in as many days. I hadn't planned on coming here to dump out my thoughts every day but I'm finding it a bit cathartic, even when I am just babbling. Tomorrow I will have been on PSMF for 8 weeks. It's been long enoug... Read more
How to choose a target weight?
Friday, January 09, 2015      1 comments

I'm not really sure what my target weight should be. Before kids, I was ~125. Between kids, I was ~130. After kids, I slowly climbed over the years to 178, late last year. So I don't know what a realistic target should be. The BMI calculato... Read more
I think I forgot how hunger feels
Thursday, January 08, 2015      0 comments

It happened slowly over the years. Every time I went in for my annual checkup, my doctor would note my weight increase and we'd chat about exercising more. And every year I'd be motivated for a few weeks to do something and then lapse back int... Read more
7 weeks on PSMF
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      3 comments

I've been spreading gradually in my middle age, and at my annual checkup in October learned that my BMI had crossed the threshold into "obese" and my blood pressure was sky high. Since I was reluctant to go on hypertension drugs, my doctor offe... Read more

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