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The Things I Like About Myself
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      0 comments

There's a thread going on SparkPeople right now talking about the thing you like best about yourself. I decided to think about it. I came up with something as an answer, but I hesitated to dwell on the question very much. For me, it was lik... Read more
In Praise of the "Muffin Top"
Sunday, December 09, 2012      3 comments

The phrase "muffin top" and what it represents for a woman -- a single roll of fat just above the waistline of your pants -- is usually met with disdain. But for me, not so much. For me, having a slight muffin top is a triumph. Here's why:... Read more
Fitness Retest
Saturday, December 08, 2012      0 comments

I had what they call a "fitness retest" at the gym today. Mostly it involves taking official measurements, but there was also a quick calculation of body fat versus muscle, using the special scale they have for that. Anyway now I have a rec... Read more
On a Wave
Friday, December 07, 2012      1 comments

I am on a wave this month. Yes, I know we are only one week into December but in that week I have lost 2 pounds. I guess I am just really trying to get that weight loss in before the middle of the month hits and I enter the usual tide pool ... Read more
About My Hip
Thursday, December 06, 2012      0 comments

So, all my life I've had a problem with my hip. I was a breech birth, first child, female, born with a dislocated left hip. I have only recently researched my condition (thanks to the internet) and something like 95% of people born wi... Read more
10 Weird (and Not-So-Weird) Things I Like about Being Thinner
Monday, December 03, 2012      3 comments

Well, I am down in weight again over yesterday. Nothing too dramatic. BUT. Enough to change the number on my Start page. At 165.2, I have lost 37 pounds. Woohoo! So I wanted to make a list of some things I like about being thinner. So... Read more
November Numbers
Sunday, December 02, 2012      0 comments

In the end I managed to lose 5.8 pounds in November, which is slightly better than the 5.2 pounds I lost in October, although both months followed the same pattern, with long plateaus in the middle. It's time to take my measurements again, ... Read more
Moving (The Scale Is, I Mean)
Saturday, December 01, 2012      1 comments

After being in a long (for me) period of no weight loss in the middle of the month, I am back on a wave again. At 165.8, all of a sudden, I am within smiling distance of 163 pounds, the point at which I cross the line between "overweight" a... Read more
Halfway There!
Thursday, November 29, 2012      0 comments

At the beginning of my journey, I was losing about 6 pounds a month. The last two months have had loooong plateaus in the middle, so it's been closer to 5 pounds a month. Well, so maybe upping the calorie allowance slowed the weight loss, e... Read more
Still Fat from the Back
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      4 comments

It's not easy to see yourself from the back. You have to make a point of finding a place with the right setup of mirrors -- or you have to haul some mirrors around in your own place -- in order to do it. My gym membership includes access to... Read more
Sunday, November 25, 2012      1 comments

I've been able to accomplish as much as I have because my husband (for various reasons) also wants to lose weight and we are making this journey together. The story of our beginning is of a slow building of ideas that gradually resolved int... Read more
Progress So Far (with Pictures!)
Friday, November 23, 2012      9 comments

Before: May 16, 2012. This is the photo that cemented my desire to lose weight. In it, I am 202 pounds. I am squeezed into a size 1X top and size 18 jeans, but it should have been a 2X top, and when I bought new pants I was looking at size 20. T... Read more
Thursday, November 22, 2012      0 comments

I'm still struggling with the idea that the number on the scale isn't the whole story. I think I need to do something to help myself get beyond that, and what I have decided to do is to not wait until the end of the year to change my medium... Read more
Choices for Gym-going
Monday, November 19, 2012      0 comments

It was a bad week for gym-going last week. (By the way, "bad" means going only three times in a week instead of the more usual six.) I blame no one but myself. More times than not I made the decision to stay in and veg instead of getting out and... Read more
The Way We Eat Now
Saturday, November 17, 2012      1 comments

I've realized that, since I began this journey, I have all but given up on one of my great loves, which is to cook soups and stews. What I find is, I can easily track food items if they are made from simple ingredients, like a salad with gr... Read more

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