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It's a cinch
Thursday, April 02, 2015      5 comments

I haven't worn a belt in over a decade. There was a time when all my shirts were tucked in, and my pants always belted. But then my waist expanded, and I outgrew my pants and belts. I replaced my pants, and I stopped tucking in my shirts, and... Read more
Better than laughs
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      3 comments

It's April Fools', which has to be one of the best days of the year because there are treats to be found everywhere online. The google home page must have something quirky; news sites might have joke stories; funny tales will show up in my emai... Read more
Snack pellets
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

My nutritionist told me that as I slowly re-carb, I should bring in healthy fiber. She suggested Fiber One cereal: "It's only 80 calories per serving! You can even eat it dry!" So I searched it out in the grocery store today, and bought ... Read more
Stark reality
Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

We spent two nights in motel rooms over the weekend. The scariest thing in motel/hotel rooms for me is the large mirror in the bathroom. Over the years I learned to avoid looking in mirrors, and the ones in motel bathrooms are the worst. They... Read more
Against all odds
Sunday, March 29, 2015      3 comments

We are traveling this weekend so eating out most meals. The husband is fit as a fiddle and very active, so he can eat whatever he wants, the kid is a soccer player with the metabolism of a champ. I am the only one who has to watch my consumpti... Read more
On the road again
Saturday, March 28, 2015      5 comments

Long drive today - only time for a fast food dinner. Wendy's Asian cashew chicken salad without dressing saved the night. Breakfast might be a challenge!... Read more
An extravagance of veggies
Friday, March 27, 2015      3 comments

Day 4 of re-feeding and I feel like I'm recovering from the initial euphoria of carb madness and settling into relative calm. During PSMF, I was restricted to no starch, no fruit, and two small servings of veggies each day, along with a generou... Read more
The bingeing of the bull
Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

When I was on PSMF, I used my doctors as a shield: “My doctor says I can’t eat that.” It protected me from my Mom trying to stuff me over the holidays, from co-workers and their indulgent celebrations, and from myself and the hoard of treats t... Read more
Like a drunken sailor
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday my nutritionist gave me the go-ahead to start re-feeding by slowly adding carbs to my very restrictive diet. The plan is to slowly ramp up every two weeks until I reach a healthy maintenance diet with an appropriate carb component. ... Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      2 comments

I was going to write a trivial, self-indulgent blog about my first day on the first phase of re-feeding, and eating my first piece of fruit in four months - the banana was delish! - until I received two disturbing emails. One email was fr... Read more
Lessons learned
Monday, March 23, 2015      3 comments

I see my nutritionist tomorrow. The last time I saw her, she asked me what I thought were the most important of the changes I had made in my eating habits. So I've been thinking about these: 1. I eat breakfast every day now. I used to s... Read more
Food factory
Sunday, March 22, 2015      5 comments

I don't know how it happened, but over the years we settled into a routine where the husband makes our lunches and I make our dinners. Until the last few months on PSMF, when I've started making my own lunches since my husband's lunches are far ... Read more
Finally a budge
Saturday, March 21, 2015      2 comments

When my doctor first suggested I go on PSMF, I had nearly catastrophically high blood pressure and my BMI had risen into the obesity range. Our fuzzy goal was to see if I could lose enough to make it close to, or into the normal BMI range, and ... Read more
Homework assignment
Friday, March 20, 2015      5 comments

When I see my nutritionist in a few days, my homework will be due. At our last meeting, she described to me the first step of the re-feeding process: adding 2 servings of carbs to my daily diet. Since mid-November, I've been taking in 2 servi... Read more
Honestly, the best policy
Thursday, March 19, 2015      4 comments

I started tracking a few days ago, and already learned a few things. First, it's important to be accurate and meticulous, because small morsels can be quite significant. That tiny piece of chocolate-covered caramel I had today? Which I savore... Read more

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