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High stepping again
Thursday, September 17, 2015      4 comments

For months I was getting in some steps at work by taking two or three short breaks each day. I would walk down 5 flights of stairs, walk outside around the building, and then walk up 5 flights of stairs. It was only a few minutes each time, bu... Read more
A new tactic
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      3 comments

I'm trying a new tactic to deal with my late night munchies. We have dinner around 6 pm, and I often go to bed around 2 or 3 am, so wanting a night-time snack can get tricky for me. On good nights, I manage with some fruit. On bad nights, I w... Read more
It's contagious
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      4 comments

The hub has lost over 15 lbs since *I* started *my* weight loss adventure, and he's tickled pink. I've changed our diet in the last 10 months so he is also eating more veggies, more lean meat, less starch. He's also much more active than I am,... Read more
I think my brain is broken
Monday, September 14, 2015      3 comments

How else to explain why I make the same mistakes over and over and over.... How else to explain why I didn't get started on work "homework" until 9 pm tonight and probably won't get to bed until about 3 am? Wouldn't a healthy brain have st... Read more
These boots were made for walking
Sunday, September 13, 2015      5 comments

When I was a kid, winters were long and snow-covered, and I trekked to school every day in tall fake leather boots lined with fake fur. They kept me warm and dry but were clunky and not pretty so not my favorite things. Then I got older an... Read more
Treat day
Saturday, September 12, 2015      2 comments

I made it through an entire work week sticking to plan. A kind Sparker suggested a few days ago that perhaps it would help to allow myself one treat each weekend. Since I know going cold turkey with no end in sight is a recipe for failure, I t... Read more
Learning moderation
Friday, September 11, 2015      2 comments

For months I was cooking separately for myself and the family since on PSMF I was allowed only lean meats and small servings of low-carb veggies, and the family needed a more balanced diet. Then I had to learn to maintain and carb myself back u... Read more
Stressed and perplexed
Thursday, September 10, 2015      4 comments

Work is completely stressing me out. There's too much to do, things have been piling up, and there's always more being added to the pile. On top of it, there's a support person in the office who's become very difficult to deal with. She g... Read more
Backsliding
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      6 comments

So I started this weight loss adventure at 178 lbs. Managed, with professional guidance and big lifestyle changes, to drop down to 128. For one surprising day I reached 126. And in the last two months, I have gained slowly and steadily, and a... Read more
Hanging on
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      3 comments

I wish the weekend could have lasted another day. I'm not ready to go back to work yet! No goldfish crackers today, whew. I have four work lunches prepared for the week, nicely stacked in the fridge, and somehow having them ready makes me... Read more
One day down
Monday, September 07, 2015      3 comments

I managed to stay away from the goldfish crackers today - there were a few very tempting moments though. It's a little crazy that a person my age can barely stay away from treats designed for little kids. But seriously, they're like crack; it'... Read more
Reset
Sunday, September 06, 2015      5 comments

For months I had my eye on a target weight, and was reasonably disciplined, for the most part. Then I got to within 5 pounds of my original target, and I pushed my target further away. And then I started wavering, and now it looks like I won't... Read more
The I-Ls are coming
Saturday, September 05, 2015      5 comments

My parents-in-law are flying from overseas in three weeks so we are starting our flurry of preparations. We love having them visit, but they are getting older and the travel is very unpleasant for them, so we treat every visit here as possibly ... Read more
Baby short steps
Friday, September 04, 2015      5 comments

Or should that be "Short baby steps"? I haven't worn shorts in public for about a dozen years. For the last decade, the only times I've worn shorts are when I've snuck downstairs to go on the treadmill, when there isn't anyone in the house... Read more
Frame of reference
Thursday, September 03, 2015      5 comments

I often joke that my body ages through the processes of erosion (wrinkles) and sedimentation (sagging). And I joke easily because I have wrinkles, but not a lot (yet!), and there is some sagging, but not a lot (yet!). But this morning as I... Read more

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