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Geeking out
Friday, April 17, 2015      2 comments

I've always been a bit confused about the definitions of a nerd and a geek, but I think I'm a bit of both so my confusion hasn't hampered my self-identification much. I like numbers and analysis, and thinking in circles until I think I understa... Read more
Carbing it up
Thursday, April 16, 2015      5 comments

During my 4+ months of PSMF, my dietician had me aiming for 20 grams of carb/day, in the form of two small servings of vegetables. During the re-feeding process, she had me at 50 grams/day for the first two weeks, and my target these second two... Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015      1 comments

There's an open bag of wasabi-ginger flavored kettle potato chips in the kitchen. I've been hearing its siren call since the weekend. We were so excited to see it in the store - it hasn't been available since last summer - that I couldn't resi... Read more
Exceeding my grasp
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      2 comments

I've re-set my weight target lower, to 125 lbs. I don't have any realistic expectations of getting there, so this new number is more mirage than actual target. The way my brain works, having a goal to reach for seems more motivating than aimin... Read more
Mommy dearest
Monday, April 13, 2015      4 comments

I have lots of fond memories of a happy childhood, but my family was of modest means and we didn't have much extra of anything. I was hungry a lot as a kid. So I feel myself very lucky to keep a well-stocked kitchen for our family. Our dinner... Read more
Something certain
Sunday, April 12, 2015      1 comments

Ugh. I have procrastinated and procrastinated and can no longer put it off - I have to get our taxes done. I spent half the afternoon on our federal tax return. I just finished our state return. Now I have to work on our city return. And af... Read more
How I got here
Saturday, April 11, 2015      1 comments

I grew up in an immigrant family of very modest means. All meals were home-cooked. Most of the backyard was a vegetable garden to keep food costs down. Rice was the staple of our meals. Breakfast and lunch were often a rice gruel; break... Read more
Getting reacquainted
Friday, April 10, 2015      2 comments

This may read weirder than I mean it to, but I'm touching myself a lot now. My body's changed a bit, and I can't help checking out parts of it. This week, I'm finding my wrist kind of fascinating. It's smaller now - I can encircle it wi... Read more
Thursday, April 09, 2015      3 comments

I've had to buy a few pairs of pants as I've under-grown my old ones - that's been a happy outcome of the last few months. But I am still wearing my old tops; while they are loose, they don't sag and threaten to fall to the ground, like my old ... Read more
The power of one
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      3 comments

I love chips. And cookies. And cake. And just about anything loaded with calories and precious little nutritive value. Six months ago, I'd often sit down with a family-sized bag of chips after dinner and polish off at least half of it wi... Read more
Belly busted
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      4 comments

I spent half the evening lying on the sofa, trying to relieve my stomach ache. Today is the last day of spring break for the kid so I let her choose dinner, and of course she asked for hole-in-the-wall Chinese fast food. I behaved myself... Read more
Navel gazing
Monday, April 06, 2015      1 comments

I think this is my 91st consecutive daily blog. I want to thank the Sparkers who have visited here, especially those kind enough to leave an encouraging message. Most of the time I am just dumping out whatever weight-related thought is in my h... Read more
Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

In addition to my primary care physician, I had an endocrinologist/metabolism doctor and a dietician advising and monitoring my PSMF. Last week I met with my dietician and she instructed me on the re-feeding process. I'll continue to meet with... Read more
Coming clean
Saturday, April 04, 2015      2 comments

I love my husband dearly, but I haven't wanted to tell him how much weight I've lost. He has asked me a couple of times, and I promised to tell him "when this is all over" but I didn't really want to. And several people at work have asked, an... Read more
Svelte feet
Friday, April 03, 2015      5 comments

It's finally thawed here - I think winter is finally over. Today it was finally warm enough to ditch my jeans and clunky leather winter shoes, and to wear spring capris and light slip-ons instead. I'm in the comfortable shoes stage of my... Read more

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