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Some Things to Work Towards
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      2 comments

I've been at this for nearly 9 months now, and I've learned a thing or two about myself along the way. I've learned about some limitations I didn't know I had (mostly due to my artificial hip and the results of the surgery that put it there) and... Read more
Birthday
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      0 comments

Had a great birthday today. It started off with rain, as usual. (It's rare when February 19 arrives with no precipitation. It's happened maybe four or five times in the last 48 years.) My morning DJ played a favourite song of mine that... Read more
The Pizza Debate
Saturday, February 16, 2013      1 comments

DH loves pizza, but it's been a long time since we ordered one for delivery with all the fixings we love. First, there was DH watching his cholesterol and cheese being a problem. Then I decided to give up wheat for a while. So we found alternati... Read more
A Foolish Purchase, A Foolish Man
Friday, February 15, 2013      2 comments

I made a foolish purchase yesterday. I really like fitted biker-style fake leather jackets. I have one from when I was at my highest weight which no longer fits. And I have one in size 14 which was my last ever purchase from a plus-size specialt... Read more
Together (or, Love Is in the Air)
Thursday, February 14, 2013      1 comments

It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. For me, my love for my husband is enhanced by our mutual effort to look after ourselves, live healthy lives, and generally make sure we will stick around and not be a burden to others as we age. ... Read more
It Sounds Better When You Say It In French
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday was my day with the personal trainer (PT). I go first thing in the morning, and the rest of my day was fairly open so I spent 90 minutes at the gym altogether, including the half-hour I spent with PT learning some dumbbell exercises th... Read more
Fun in the Snow
Saturday, February 09, 2013      0 comments

So, one thing that's really great about all the snow that fell yesterday in this big winter storm is that we had fresh deep snow to go snow shoeing this morning. We got up... Read more
Baby It's COLD Outside
Friday, February 08, 2013      1 comments

Well, we are in the midst of a big winter storm -- schools closed, snow deeper than the wheel wells of the car, the whole bit -- and all I can think about is that it means I can go snow shoeing again at least one more time before the snow disapp... Read more
Retail Therapy
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      2 comments

My weight has been up and down the past few days. I didn't want to jinx it by worrying about whether I was entering a long stall, but after dipping down to 156.8 one glorious morning, I got right back up into 157-158 territory for a while there.... Read more
Challenging My Weaknesses
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday I was feeling pretty thin and I got my son to take some photos of me. Except, when it comes right down to it I've only lost 11 pounds since the last "progress" photo was taken at the end of November. Bottom line, there's not much visib... Read more
January Wrap-up, February Forward
Monday, February 04, 2013      0 comments

In January I had a steady weight loss with no plateau, and ended up losing a total of 5.6 pounds. I put this down to my own mini "January Jumpstart" plan, which kept my motivation going on this long journey. (Well, it's been 8 months now, and th... Read more
Shovelling Snow is a Good Workout!
Saturday, February 02, 2013      0 comments

Struggling this week with a sluggish digestive system, but I'm not going to dwell on it. I watch my fibre and sodium, try to drink as much water as possible, and sometimes it's still not enough. It can't last forever. I really hate the short-ter... Read more
Tea
Thursday, January 31, 2013      0 comments

I wrote this a couple of years ago, but reading someone else's blog made me think about it again. The part about making tea without a kettle has changed, of course. We now have a Keurig machine. Best. Thing. Ever. ~~~~ If you are cold,... Read more
An Unexpected Side Effect
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      2 comments

Losing back fat is a VERY good thing. Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy to be getting rid of those unnecessary extra wobbly bits that I carry around in an area I can't see, but being skinnier back there comes with a small price. It is a tr... Read more
No More 'Tower of Terror'
Monday, January 28, 2013      0 comments

So, as of today I have lost 45 pounds. I am 157.4 pounds, and my BMI has gone down one whole point this month to 28.8. Kind of unfortunately, but a natural extension of success at losing weight, my basal metabolic rate is now at 1687. ... Read more

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