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Saturday, January 26, 2013      2 comments

Quick blog entry. I want to get to the gym early today. It opens at 7:00 on a Saturday morning. Last night I finally had another acquaintance (a woman I hadn't seen in months) mention my weight loss. She asked, "How?" and I didn't want to g... Read more
Contemplating Victories and Rewards
Thursday, January 24, 2013      0 comments

Today I have another scale-based victory to celebrate (157.6 pounds), though I know the scale is not the only measure of my journey. I am currently transitioning from a size 12 down to a 10 in jeans, and I'm now wearing a size 36DD bra, dow... Read more
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013      10 comments

The first blog post I wrote today was a really big rant. But I know there are many people who -- quite rightly -- do not wish to read blogs that are negative. And I try to be as positive as possible myself. So, with that in mind, I am writing a ... Read more
Smokescreen
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      0 comments

Well, it's very cold here and it's January and the gym will be full so I want to go for a walk instead but it's minus-freaking-freezing out so what am I going to do? Morning classes geared to women who stay home (I am one) ensure the parking lot... Read more
The Importance of Working Your Upper Body (For Women)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      3 comments

Working out with weights is important, especially for us women of a certain age. See, having lost 43 pounds means that I have, as well as going down several pants sizes, also gone down two bra (band) sizes. So with that in mind, I went to a... Read more
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

Today we had a family event at a restaurant with the most delicious Sunday brunch buffet. I was hungry when we arrived, so I immediately went to the table of hot dishes and put the following on my plate: vegetables (broccolini, carrots, and onio... Read more
Plateau or No Plateau?
Saturday, January 19, 2013      0 comments

This morning I felt certain I was heading into my usual plateau. The scale looked like it would stop on a '.2' but then it did a big jump to '.6' before locking in my weight. I weigh myself first thing in the morning, right out of bed. Some... Read more
It's Not Vanity
Thursday, January 17, 2013      1 comments

I have always been a person who changes her appearance. I like to colour my hair. I've had it shaved short and grown it past my shoulders. Both DH and I wear glasses, and we change the style -- sometimes dramatically -- every couple of year... Read more
January Strategies
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      0 comments

Well, I skipped the gym on Monday and it does make a difference, even if only a small one. The good news is that I am still eating below 1400 calories every day. (Today will be a challenge because Wednesday is the day for my weekly sushi lunch. ... Read more
New Exercises and Little Victories
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      0 comments

Today in my half-hour session with the personal trainer (PT) at the gym, I discovered a couple of new exercises that I am going to do for myself now. One is a kind of reverse sit-up, where you are actually leaning over a padded frame that s... Read more
Weight Loss Culture Shock
Monday, January 14, 2013      0 comments

I know this weight loss thing is a journey, but do you ever look in the mirror and think that what you see does not count for anything because it is not the way you will look when you are finished? It is a strange feeling I had today as I s... Read more
Keep 'Em Coming
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

DH and I were cleaning out the closets and drawers again. I find in the sizes I am in now, there is a wide range of what will fit and what will not. I know that Old Navy "Rock Star" jeans are sized one size up. So fitting into a size 12 is ... Read more
Tracking Challenges
Saturday, January 12, 2013      1 comments

WARNING: This entry contains detailed descriptions of delicious, calorie-loaded food. If that's something you don't need to see right now, skip reading. --- Yesterday was crazy in terms of eating. DH and I went out to dinner with The... Read more
Changing the Routine
Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

So, the gym is getting pretty crowded with what I hope are only the New Year's resolution people who will stop coming, maybe, by mid-February. DH and I are trying to add different things to our exercise routines so we are not always fighting for... Read more
Get Moving, Now
Thursday, January 10, 2013      0 comments

Well, the good news is today I am still the same weight as when I stepped on the scale yesterday, which means my big drop was not an anomaly. We are having a span of mild temperatures here, and the snow is disappearing quickly. Of course th... Read more

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