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Grilled Lime Cilantro Chicken and Cauliflower "Rice"
Monday, July 25, 2016      7 comments

Last night I made grilled lime cilantro chicken and cauliflower "rice". The cauliflower "rice" was surprisingly good! My skeptical husband ate all the leftovers I was planning on saving for tomorrow's meal! ... Read more
Finding What Fits
Sunday, July 24, 2016      4 comments

This morning my husband and I got up early and took a 10 mile bike loop around our neighborhood. Going for a 7am ride is the only way we can get any exercise in the southeast during the height of summer. It gets way too hot, even past 9am at t... Read more
End of Week Recap #2
Saturday, July 23, 2016      4 comments

It's been a good week! I am 7 pounds down, and approximately 23 pounds left until goal weight. Here is the graph of my weight over the past 2 weeks. ... Read more
Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad
Friday, July 22, 2016      8 comments

One of my krytonites in maintenance is potatoes. I really like potatoes. Unfortunately, my waist and hips really don't like them. ... Read more
The Past is Back There Behind Me
Thursday, July 21, 2016      3 comments

It's too early to report on my results, so I'll reserve analysis until my weekly report in a few days. But I'm liking what I'm seeing. I've lost about 6 points, so I have about 20 pounds left til my goal weight. I fell from maintenance, b... Read more
If This Cat Can Get in A Workout, So Can You!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      7 comments

Happy Hump Day! emoticon www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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Diet Control Freak
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      8 comments

About 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to be a vegetarian. During this time, I also decided I would eliminate processed foods from my diet. I went to the store, and loaded up my cart with veggies and fruit. I knew I needed some protein, so I w... Read more
Past is Past, Now is Now
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      4 comments

In 2011, I finally reached my maintenance weight, and I successfully maintained it for 3 years. Then in 2014, things started going wrong. What happened? It's hard to say definitively. I know that I became sedentary due to life change... Read more
Bundles of Energy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday's Meals: Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 avocado Lunch: Romaine Lettuce salad with assorted veggies, olive oil and balsamic vinegar Smoked salmon Dinner: Eggplant "lasagna" Rainier cherries for "dessert" My appetite... Read more
Too Much Fuel in the Tank
Monday, July 18, 2016      2 comments

One week down, and I'm already starting to get metabolic control back. I've been thinking about my weight gain. My working hypothesis is I was undereating calories while also being inactive. Calorie restriction does not work. R... Read more
Can A Low-Carb Diet Be Restarted? Let's Find out.
Sunday, July 17, 2016      6 comments

Edit: This blog got double posted somehow. Sorry about that. Duplicate deleted. Some people say losing weight on low-carb is harder after a rebound. Is it true? Is it harder to restart a low-carb weight loss? I aim to find out. A... Read more
Low Carb Reboot, Weekly Recap #1
Saturday, July 16, 2016      4 comments

It's been a little over a week since I rebooted my fitness goals. Is it working? Yes, it is. I've lost 4 pounds and 1% bodyfat so far. Yay! ... Read more
Always Hungry? Book Review
Friday, July 15, 2016      6 comments

I finished reading "Always Hungry?" by Dr. David Ludwig. I'm not going to recap my journey all the way from the beginning because my old blogs have the whole story on how I came to Spark, how I struggled for years to lose weight and get fit... Read more
Can-Do Girl Returns
Thursday, July 14, 2016      4 comments

This morning I woke up, and I knew it had happened. After a week of light to moderate exercise, pushing healthy fats, and skipping my glass of wine at dinner, my body has switched over to fat burning mode. Over the week I had the typical h... Read more
The Road Back
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      4 comments

In my quest to lose fat (again), I've been digging up old research to see what's new in low carb dieting. The main question that has puzzled me is why I gained weight during my inactivity. I've been searching articles and books to gain insight... Read more

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