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I'm an hourglass?
Saturday, July 30, 2011      7 comments

I always thought I was a 'pear' shape because my lower body is very Jennifer Lopez. I'm not very busty, definitely not a Jessica Rabbit. When in top form, I have more of an athletic profile rather than runway model. Since I have been doin... Read more
Bodyfat is Still Falling!
Friday, July 29, 2011      5 comments

I just got a new bodyfat monitor. It's one of the handheld types. I know it's not the most 100% accurate method, but it is good enough. The newer bodyfat measurers have actually improved quite a bit. If doctors are using them, then that's go... Read more
Salads instead of Sandwiches
Friday, July 29, 2011      8 comments

When I first started eating low carb, I was at a bit of a loss on how to eat. The main thing I did was just to stop eating a lot of starches. Gone were my evening mashed potatoes with my supper. It still took me a few months of trial and erro... Read more
Sewing Project Updates
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      11 comments

An update on the sewing projects. I bought a dressform because I will not be able to fit my dresses correctly without it. I don't have friends or relatives nearby who can help me. So it is either a dressform, or I buy a dress from David's... Read more
Life Without Calorie Counting
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      14 comments

I thought I'd always have to count calories. I struggled so much with weight loss and maintaining, I thought it would be impossible to live life without a calorie counter. I haven't counted a single calorie in a couple of weeks. I've main... Read more
The Dress Patterns
Monday, July 25, 2011      16 comments

I was going to write this as a comment in my last blog, but decided to make a separate blog for it. Here is what I had in mind for my wedding dress. It is a Vogue pattern with an asymmetrical twist. I really like asymmetrical styles, and ... Read more
Adventures in Sewing
Sunday, July 24, 2011      13 comments

In my last blog, I commented that I was going to try an experiment this weekend. I was going to try and see if it was within the realm of possibility for me to make my own wedding dress. This is pretty ambitious, to be sure. This is a hug... Read more
Makeup Brush Roll for Travel
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      12 comments

A couple of my hobbies are sewing and jewelry making. My German grandmother was a master seamstress. My dad had a few work shirts that she made that would rival anything Armani. Her lines were perfect, cutting and edges crisp and neat. And s... Read more
Yep, I'm Still Shrinking!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      16 comments

I need to buy new work clothes. My work pants don't fit! I'll never have the really dramatic before and after pic like Subway Jarrod. I donated all my size 12-14 clothes as soon as they were too big. I wanted them out as fast as possible... Read more
Sinless Raw Chocolate - Choco Lovers, Rejoice!
Monday, July 18, 2011      13 comments

I love chocolate. I've lived the last 6 years without sweets like cakes, cookies and pies. The one sweet indulgence I refuse to live without is chocolate. I eat mostly dark chocolates. I think dark chocolates have a complexity that I have le... Read more
Our Bodies Remember
Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

From yesterday's blog, I reported that I have gained about 5.59lbs of muscle in 2 months. I have not done a lot of heavy weight lifting, I've just done my normal activities. I should note that this result is not typical. The reason that I... Read more
Mile marker 125.0 - Complete!
Thursday, July 14, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday morning I hit my original goal weight I set 4 years ago - 125.0lbs! I didn't log it yesterday because I wanted to wait until today in case it was a fluke. This morning also 125.0! YAY Goal weight accomplished! ... Read more
The Greatness of Grapefruit
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      12 comments

I didn't use to like grapefruits. I thought they were too sour. If I ate them, I would usually coat them with brown sugar or honey. Over the years, I've adjusted my palate to less sugar. I eat refined sugars once in a blue moon. I use s... Read more
Unveiling the Athlete
Monday, July 11, 2011      11 comments

I just read this testimonial on Mark's Daily Apple and I had to write. www.marksdailyapple.com/
ing-you-fat/ This story sounds so much like mine, my pulse quickened. I read it thinkin... Read more
A Base Protein Shake
Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

I've been experimenting more with protein shakes. What I've come up with is a base shake that I can add things to, mix and match. 3 cups SO Delicious Coconut Milk, u... Read more

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