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The results of one month of Spark
Monday, February 01, 2010      9 comments

It's been one month since my insurance agent phoned me, absolutely horrified that she had to tell me that I couldn't get insurance because I weighed too much. In order to even be considered, she told me I had to drop 60 pounds. And keep it ... Read more
Alcohol and other substances
Saturday, January 30, 2010      5 comments

I haven't seen anyone write about this, but I'm sure that alcohol and other, illicit, substances must be an issue for some people. The only time in my life that I was actually skinny was when, in my late teens and early 20's, I had a coke a... Read more
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Friday, January 29, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday, we went out for dinner with a friend, after leaving the house at 1pm. Thanks to some of the tips I've read here, I had a plan to avoid breaking my nutrition 'budget'. 1. I made a point of eating lunch before we went, one with lot... Read more
For the first time in at least a decade
Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

I jogged today! Only 100 feet at the end of my mile walk, but at the start of January I couldn't begin to imagine being able to push myself forward into a jog. Just walking left me breathing heavily and fatigued. Tomorrow, I intend to... Read more
Who would have thought
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      4 comments

That I'd be starting to enjoy exercise? Okay, maybe just a few seconds of it during the workout, but I am having those brief moments when I realize that I have more strength or flexibility than I did three weeks ago--and it's amazing. I thi... Read more
Hitting the danger zone
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      3 comments

It's three weeks today and I can feel that I'm hitting that danger zone of diet/exercise resolution. That strong 'charge' of will power that started the process is petering out and now I'm feeling a slightly sulky resentment at the fact that I w... Read more
Not enough food equals homicidal mania
Saturday, January 23, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I discovered it's a bad, bad thing when both of us fail to eat and then get low blood sugar snarkiness. The only way we managed not to have a major fight was the simple expedient of not talking to each other (albeit not talking VERY lo... Read more
Chocolate Crisis Averted
Thursday, January 21, 2010      2 comments

Thanks for all the support and great suggestions yesterday. I got through it without a chocolate binge, although my husband might have noticed that I was a bit on the bad tempered side. I ended up being 400 calories under my minimum daily total... Read more
Damn, I want chocolate
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      5 comments

And not just two squares of bitter-sweet dark chocolate. Well, I knew there would be days like this, and I remember that they came on very strong after I've had a good day, in terms of exercise and meeting weight loss goals. Self sabotage or, mo... Read more
Meeting Goals
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      3 comments

A double hit of happiness today. I hit my exercise goal this morning, two days early, of being able to walk 1.1 km in less than 12 minutes. So now I'll 'reward' myself with an extra half km tomorrow. And it was weigh in day and I dropped 4 ... Read more
Lucky 13?
Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

Well, today marks 13 days since my poor insurance agent rang me up with dread in her voice to tell me that I was uninsurable due to my weight and age combination. I promptly headed to the grocery store and bought a tub of Hagen Daaz Rocky Road, ... Read more

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