Half Way There!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9 comments
When I started really trying to lose weight in September 2009, my totally outrageous, unbelievable and obviously impossible (in my mind) goal was to lose 90 pounds. That would put me squarely in the mid to high 20's BMI-wise and while it is st... Read more
Weight Loss Ambivalence
Monday, February 25, 2013 7 comments
I've lost 45 pounds and I'm so proud and happy. But if I'm completely honest with myself, there's a small note of ambivalence about going further. Consciously, I want very much to move forward towards my goal. Practically, I need to get to my... Read more
Chocolate on My Mind
Sunday, February 24, 2013 5 comments
Chocolate is a definite binge trigger for me. I prefer milk chocolate. I don't eat it every day but it is normal for me to have some every week or, in the past, a few times a week. There are definitely times when I used to eat it every day (el... Read more
I did it!
Saturday, February 23, 2013 13 comments
I performed last night! I did a belly dance solo at my dance studio's "Open Carpet Night"! There were only about 20 people in the audience but that wasn't important. Once I got started, I felt like I could have danced endlessly before a crowd... Read more
The Eater's Agreement
Friday, February 22, 2013 4 comments
This was posted on the Emotional Eating team. It is wonderfully written! Enjoy! The Eater’s Agreement I hereby agree, from this day forward, to fully participate in life on earth. I agree to inhabit the appropriate vehicle for such par... Read more
I never thought this would happen to me!
Thursday, February 21, 2013 19 comments
I got a round of applause from my doctor today! Since I saw him last, I have lost 35 pounds. My blood pressure is great and all my numbers (cholesterol, blood sugar) are within the normal ranges! He says the best thing I can do for my health ... Read more
There's Nothing Standing in My Way
Thursday, February 21, 2013 9 comments
I was scared that I was going to plateau at 40 pounds down. But that hasn't happened and I've now lost 42 pounds! I've previously always plateaued almost immediately upon reaching a new low. I now wonder if this had less to do with a "plateau... Read more
Irresistible Foods and their Substitutes
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6 comments
I've made a list of the foods that I just can't seem to say no to. My goal is to think of healthier "replacement foods" that offer similar satisfaction without being entirely too irresistible. I haven't figured out substitutions for all of the... Read more
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6 comments
So, I have come to the conclusion that I have an addictive relationship with certain foods, especially the usual suspects, white flour and sugar. I'm trying to figure out how to proceed with this knowledge. Eliminate them entirely? Keep a tig... Read more
My Husband, the Chef: Valentine's Day Recap and Pics!
Friday, February 15, 2013 12 comments
Thursday, February 14, 2013 6 comments
Man, the food pushers are out in full force today, as expected! I'm glad I gave some thought to my strategy for handling the holiday. Sure, I could have a cookie, or a piece of cake. But I'm doing my best to avoid those foods for the time bei... Read more
FINALLY 40 POUNDS DOWN! Pics!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10 comments
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