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Monday, February 02, 2015      0 comments

Being snowed in on Sunday gave me too much time and opportunity to be tempted to snack. It was nice to cuddle with the kid, but I'm tired from talking myself out of snacking, and I'm all swooshy from drinking nearly 3L of fluid. I'm glad Monda... Read more
A Super Menu
Sunday, February 01, 2015      2 comments

We're not big football fans but that's no excuse not to indulge on Super Bowl Sunday, is it? I got the ingredients to make the husband's decadent chili (bacon and 3 other meats!) during our weekly grocery shopping, because the kid asked for chi... Read more
My favorite NSV
Saturday, January 31, 2015      1 comments

My doctor put me on this PSMF because when I went in for my annual checkup last October, my blood pressure was measured at ~170/110. It was either this or start taking hypertension drugs, which I wanted to avoid if possible. Since I've started... Read more
A little bit stalled
Friday, January 30, 2015      0 comments

This week the scale readings have barely dropped, not sure what the problem is. My sleep is irregular and my breakfasts have been last minute rushes so not as reliable as usual. It's hard to be patient, but I just have to keep reminding myself... Read more
Perspective, again
Thursday, January 29, 2015      0 comments

I have been reading the blog of a Sparker with terminal cancer. It's sobering, to say the least. And illuminating, and strangely beautiful, the thoughts of a person who has to daily make decisions to maximize the quality of her life. I want t... Read more
Virtual support
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      0 comments

I am here doing three things: - posting to my blog each day to help keep me focused and motivated - checking some threads on the message boards for diet/nutrition info - reading other blogs for inspiration Since my diet is so restrict... Read more
Even my feet are happier now
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      0 comments

I'm in the comfortable shoes stage of my life. For years I've been buying clog-style shoes from a company which originally specialized in women's equestrian shoes. The styles have evolved slightly over the years, but the shoes fit perfectly an... Read more
Tired of not snacking
Monday, January 26, 2015      3 comments

So I have finished 10 weeks of PSMF. I haven't had a real snack in that whole time, other than two single peanuts eaten a week apart, and two small chips eaten weeks apart. Some nights it takes near superhuman effort not to scavenge in the kit... Read more
Torn between envy and horror
Sunday, January 25, 2015      2 comments

My kid and I are sitting here watching an episode of Man vs Food on netflix. He's about to eat a 5 lb "knucklehead" chili dog challenge. On the one hand, I would love to have a chili dog with fries right now, and on the other hand, 5 lbs of fo... Read more
Dear diary
Saturday, January 24, 2015      0 comments

I kept a diary for spurts when I was a kid, until I ran out of things to write. I kept a diary when I was a teenager/young adult, but only had entries when I was angsting or fighting with my parents. It's been a long time, but these blogs feel... Read more
No longer under the radar
Friday, January 23, 2015      4 comments

Okay, so people are not as clueless as I thought/hoped. Just as they were being polite by not mentioning my weight gain over the years, they have been being polite about my weight loss. No more - several people at work have mentioned that I lo... Read more
Improved visibility
Thursday, January 22, 2015      1 comments

I've been avoiding mirrors for so long that I stopped knowing what I looked like. In my head, I kept the memory of a thin me, and not looking in mirrors meant I had no contradictory data. And while I knew I was gaining weight, I was only remin... Read more
Springing a surprise
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      0 comments

My family's sweet but clueless. They know I'm on this crazy PSMF, which I told them was to deal with my high blood pressure. That certainly was the original motivation, but now that my blood pressure is improving, losing weight has become as i... Read more
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      0 comments

My former boss/mentor emailed today that the prognosis for his metastasized cancer is 6-12 months. He'd been keeping his friends informed about diagnosis and treatment, but this was the first time he told us what to expect. It's brutally sobe... Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015      0 comments

This is the 13th day in a row that I've blogged here. I didn't know at the beginning that I'd be posting something every day; I just thought it might help my resolve to write something down once in a while. I didn't know what I'd type, and it'... Read more

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