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Day 15 -- Boo! Birthday reminder.
Monday, December 15, 2014      4 comments

Boooooo . . . After some gustatory celebration in honor my birthday, I awoke at 2:50 a.m. with searing pain from acid reflux. I should have seen this coming. My birthday pleasures included Indian food, movie theater popcorn, sea salt caramels ... Read more
Day 14 --- Birthday celebration
Sunday, December 14, 2014      5 comments

My birthday is tomorrow -- thanks for the birthday wishes I've received so far already. I decided I wanted to have a low key celebration this year, nothing fancy. Today, my husband, my sister and my brother-in-law and I are going to one of my ... Read more
Day 13 -- Wonderful weekend
Saturday, December 13, 2014      5 comments

Having a lovely, low-key weekend at home with my honey. Delicious kale smoothie for breakfast today at the farmer's market. I need to buy coconut milk and coconut water so I can recreate it at home. Homemade butternut squash for lunch. And I... Read more
Day 11 -- Using my treats
Thursday, December 11, 2014      3 comments

I'm starting to use my treat stones but it's funny, I'm not quite sure when to use them. For those who missed it earlier, my health coach has given me 5 pretty, colorful, smooth stones that I carry in my bag. Each one represents a "treat". Wh... Read more
Day 10
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      1 comments

My energy is waning a bit as TOM prepares to arrive. Still, today is a good day. I had an interview for a job that could really be an awesome opportunity for me. They are hiring 2 positions out of 5 candidates so I really have a good shot, es... Read more
Pretty picture
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      4 comments

A photo of me at my friend's wedding back in May. I'm about two pounds heavier now. In this photo I see someone who has some weight to lose but is happy, healthy and beautiful. I hope I can keep tapping into that confidence and joy through ou... Read more
Day 9 -- Non-scale victories and scale victories
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      3 comments

I have so much good news to report! Yesterday, I got my full my lab results from my doctor's visit on Friday. Everything is normal, cholesterol, blood sugar, everything! Not only that but I've made some positive strides since my last bl... Read more
Phase 3 Plans, Introducing Phase 4 and Motivational Pic (TL;DR?)
Monday, December 08, 2014      5 comments

When I started in 2009 at 245 pounds, my long term goal was to lose 90 pounds. Accordingly, I have always viewed my weight loss in 3 phases of 30 pounds. I'm changing things up, now for two reasons: 1) I'm raising my final goal by a few p... Read more
Day 8 -- Drawing from a deeper well
Monday, December 08, 2014      6 comments

I'm going to re-post part of a blog I wrote on 2/2/13 because it is equally apropos today: "Well, I'm on a positive streak which is good. I've logged in and tracked for 8 days. I've met and exceeded my water goals for 8 days. . . As we kno... Read more
Day 7 -- IT IS WORKING!!
Sunday, December 07, 2014      3 comments

December -- one of my favorite months! My birthday, Hanukkah, Christmas -- it's all coming up! I'm happy with my progress this week -- I've already achieved my goal of resetting my palate and regaining my motivation and energy eating a plant b... Read more
Day 6 -- good old clean fun
Saturday, December 06, 2014      4 comments

Last night, I went to see Stevie Wonder with my family. He was amazing as usual -- a true legend and a class act. I was super proud of myself because concerts are usually an excuse for indulgence (I have many!). But yesterday I successfully s... Read more
Day 5 -- Non-scale Victory!
Friday, December 05, 2014      6 comments

Non-scale victory: my blood pressure is 109/54! I was terrified that with my stress and weight gain this year, I would see my BP rise as high blood pressure is very common in my family. Not for me! I feel like I've been given a second chance -- ... Read more
Day 4 -- Veggie Victory
Thursday, December 04, 2014      4 comments

Day 4 has been great so far. One potential challenge is that my MIL is coming into town. We're going to eat out tonight and I was worried about how to find a restaurant that would be compatible with my currently ascetic eating habits. Fortuna... Read more
Day 3
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      4 comments

Ahhhh, yess . . . feel the micro-nutrients penetrating the cells! A few days into juicing, I feel GREAT. Bright eyed and bushy tailed. I've been having about 24 ounces of green juice a day as well as 2 meals comprised of tofu and vegetabl... Read more
Day 2
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      2 comments

I don't know how to describe the change but I'm ready now. Maybe it was my post-Thanksgiving acid reflux attack. Maybe it was how happy and well rested I was after a week of vacation -- and realizing I wanted to feel healthy, too. ... Read more

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