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Riding the Wave
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      0 comments

So in the same week I post about "acceptance" and join the Spark Coach plateau buster program, I have one of my huge jumps down on the scale and show a 1.5 pound weight loss overnight, completely skipping from 40 pounds lost down to 42 pounds lo... Read more
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      0 comments

It's kind of funny that in my last post I referred to myself as a "lightweight" when it came to using the weight equipment in the gym. My personal trainer (PT) has me doing a lot of different exercises on all kinds of equipment -- stuff I ... Read more
Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

Okay, so I've wrapped my head around the fact that the weight loss from this point forward is going to happen sloooowly. My BMR is now down another dozen points to 1713. When I started out it was up over 1900 and I barely did any exercise (... Read more
Size 12, and Shrinking
Saturday, January 05, 2013      0 comments

I shopped in the store Aeropostale today. It's not a store I've ever seriously shopped in before. I don't have (or know) any kids who shop there, and I never really thought of it as a store *I* could shop in for me. Well, I mean, of course I cou... Read more
A Mind Boggling Achievement
Thursday, January 03, 2013      0 comments

I guess I can now say that switching my strength training from "muscle building" (3 x 12 reps at a high weight) to "fat burning" (3 x 15-20 reps at a lower weight) has had some results. Despite only minimal changes on the scale, the inches ... Read more
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      0 comments

When I was young, my parents, who were very active, used to take us on a hike or a picnic every Sunday. Sunday shopping was not allowed back then. All the stores were closed and we were not church-goers, so our Sunday activity was to visit God i... Read more
Celebrate the New Year!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

December was a long hard slog. After weeks of telling people I'd lost "almost 40 pounds" (because it sounds better that way than saying "I've lost 38 pounds and I seem to be stuck here"), finally I can drop the "almost". So, while I di... Read more
Reflections on 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012      1 comments

Some good things to reflect on that happened in 2012: The only acquaintance (by which I mean someone who is not family) who has commented publicly on my weight loss is a lady I had a "falling out" with a while ago -- I guess it's a couple o... Read more
What the Scale Said
Friday, December 28, 2012      1 comments

Well, the damage report is in. And, omigosh, I finally broke my plateau! Even with the overeating I did on Christmas Day (400 calories over). And I overate a bit (100 calories) on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas, December 26), which is ... Read more
Home Again
Thursday, December 27, 2012      1 comments

We are home now after five days away, relying on restaurant food but still with access to fitness equipment and, best of all, the great outdoors. So it worked out great (well, I think it did -- I haven't stepped on the scale yet). We discov... Read more
Christmas Dinner Challenge
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      0 comments

Typing quickly on a borrowed computer with slow wi-fi.... It's Christmas Day and I knew I would be challenged to stay on track today, so I allowed myself this one day to go over budget. What I decided to do was to see if I could stick to a... Read more
The Dawning of a New Age
Saturday, December 22, 2012      1 comments

I'm not sure how the Christmas to New Year's interval will go this year. I am already maintaining -- only it's not my choice. If I could, I would still be losing. I am following the plan, but it's mid-month and I am enjoying the view from a... Read more
Waiting It Out
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      2 comments

On December 7, I came within less than a pound of my next milestone, which is 163 pounds, the weight at which I say good-bye to obesity and enter the new state of being merely "overweight". I don't know how my body does it. Or my mind. Or w... Read more
Food, Glorious Food!
Sunday, December 16, 2012      2 comments

This is my attempt to document everything I ate at the buffet brunch today: Mimosa, 6 oz Light Cream (coffee cream or table cream), 1 tbsp Roasted Aubergine Moussaka, 50 gram(s) Spring Mix Salad, 1 cup Goat Cheese, Soft, 0.13 ... Read more
Winter Sun is Rare Here (We Are Not Used to It)
Friday, December 14, 2012      2 comments

Well, I haven't been blogging as much lately. It's a busy time of year, and I haven't hit any happy milestones for a while. For my weight training I've switched from muscle-building sets (3 x 12 reps at the highest weight I can handle) to f... Read more

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