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Training Telenovela and .6 Pounds Down
Friday, March 26, 2010      6 comments

I have been training enumerators for the census down the coast everyday since Wednesday and there were some incidents that I had to report to my supervisor. Also, one of my fellow trainers was vibing me and being rude to the extent that at least... Read more
Ninja Toenails and Flame-Grilled Chicken Orgies
Sunday, March 21, 2010      10 comments

Bet I got your attention with that one. It all started last night when I went to the gym and couldn't stay because a piercing alarm was going off. Somebody had tried to steal the flat screen TVs. About three hours later another alarm went off. I... Read more
The Rumors of my 10 Pound Weight Loss Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Friday, March 19, 2010      8 comments

This morning I was so excited about my .9 pound weight loss that I entered 233.5 instead of 223.5. When I went back and fixed my weight loss this triggered a congratulations from SparkPeople on my ten pound weight loss which people have been con... Read more
Up at 4:30 am Cannot Sleep
Thursday, March 18, 2010      3 comments

I was inside an office all day including lunch because we had a potluck. I am working for the census right now and I am a field person so I am used to being a relatively free agent out in the world, alone in my car, driving in the sunshine. I re... Read more
I Unintentionally SPARKED Someone!
Friday, March 12, 2010      12 comments

I have been talking to my mom about my success on SparkPeople even though it is slow compared to the 500 calorie a day diet she was doing (she was losing on average .3 pounds a day). She is super concerned about her health because she takes meds... Read more
5.6 Pounds in 56 Days
Friday, March 12, 2010      3 comments

I am very excited about my weigh-in this morning. For one thing, I get to go find the icon for five pounds lost. Also, I haven't weighed this little (groan) for over a year. My three-year low is 217 after a stint with Weight Watchers so that wil... Read more
A Slippery Slope
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      8 comments

I have been looking over my nutrition tracker and trying to be brutally honest. I am not liking what I am seeing. This all came to a head last night when for the first time since I began tracking I did not even enter in all my calories. Also, la... Read more
Steadily Downward
Friday, March 05, 2010      4 comments

I got on the scale this morning fearing the worst because of my horrible, terrible, no good, very bad nutrition day on Wednesday. I was pleased to see that I am down .7 pound. This is funny because I did the math and that is the exact average of... Read more
1000 Calories Over My Goal
Thursday, March 04, 2010      3 comments

Tonight I made a very nice dinner for my husband-champagne sauteed scallops, pasta, spinach salad with pecans, and garlic bread. I spent about an hour and set the table. Then I looked down and thought hell if I am NOT going to eat this. To make ... Read more
Surprising Weigh-In, Then TERRIBLE Day
Friday, February 26, 2010      2 comments

I woke up at 7 am to weigh myself very nervous that I might have gained back everything I lost. I almost can't believe this is real. Honestly, it almost feels way too easy. In a way, of course, it is not easy at all, and it seems like it takes e... Read more
Numbers Improving! Movement from Pre-Hypertensive to Optimum Range!
Saturday, February 20, 2010      2 comments

This week was lackluster on weight loss. In fact, I was up.1 pound on Friday. HOWEVER, my husband wanted me to take my blood pressure this morning for some reason. Some history--I had a physical in late November and I was 133/97 and 238 pounds (... Read more
Hmmph-Up .1 Pound!
Friday, February 19, 2010      2 comments

I was so excited to weigh myself this morning it was like Christmas morning. Visions of under 225 danced in my head. Instead, I am up by .1 pound. I am trying to think of what might be the culprit. I was pretty bad about salt this week. Also, I ... Read more
Weight Loss Is Starting For Real!
Friday, February 12, 2010      2 comments

I am down 2.2 pounds this week! That is after being down 2.7 pounds last week! Could I actually be losing weight? I am so excited to be learning about living a healthier lifestyle. I am noticing that all my favorites still fit in in moderation. ... Read more
When You Fall Off the Track--Get Back On!
Friday, February 05, 2010      3 comments

SO, after three weeks I am back at 229, one pound down from where I started and 2.7 pounds down from last week's quantum leap UP. I scanned my eating last week and I see that I was within my calorie goal everyday. I worked out everyday. I drank ... Read more
On Track
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      3 comments

I just put in my food on the nutrition tracker and I am right on target for calories, fat, carbs, and protein! That is the first time in my life! I also haven't missed a single day of exercise (and I don't plan to start today!) Meanwhile I am fi... Read more

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