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Why I struggle with the scale
Saturday, August 18, 2018      5 comments

My relationship with the scale is complicated to say the least. Once a week is about the max I can safely do. I got involved some 20+ years ago in a religious based weight loss cult called Weigh Down Workshop and it really messed me up for a ver... Read more
Friday, August 17, 2018      2 comments

Still at 217.4. Staying within my calories. Exercise on track. I'm feeling great. Have more energy. Blood sugar is great. I'm guessing I'm on a plateau and am just gonna keep on keeping on until the scale decides to rejoin the journey.... Read more
Screw the scale
Tuesday, August 14, 2018      4 comments

I'm finally reading "The Spark" and I just got the chapter on fitness and I really needed the reminder that "the scale doesn't know it all". I'm feeling amazing. Skating a couple of hours a week, yoga and poi and belly dance at home in between. ... Read more
217.4 but down 6 inches
Saturday, August 11, 2018      2 comments

Big increase in activity this week with two hour long skating lessons in the mix. I'm still dealing with the DOMS effects from that and it showed up on the scale today. However I'm also down a total of 6 inches since I first started to add activ... Read more
New Skates 2.0
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      4 comments

These beauties are my new new skates. The ones I bought over the weekend did not work for me at all. I felt like frankenstein in them. After my first art... Read more
My Why
Sunday, August 05, 2018      2 comments

The SparkCoach question today is what is your why... My why has a lot to do with healing. The short version is that I've finally reached a place in my healing that I can. The longer version is that I want to move beyond being merely a survi... Read more
216.3 and Roller Skates
Saturday, August 04, 2018      3 comments

Down another 1.3 pounds now that the scale is moving again. In keeping with my "play" as exercise plan I bought myself a pair of roller skates. From 4th grade on through college I lived on roller skates. Other kids brought bikes to get around ca... Read more
I don't FEEEEL like it!
Saturday, July 28, 2018      1 comments

Somehow when it comes to physical activity my inner whiny tween shows up with a vengeance. That's exactly how I picture her too. About 12 years old. The age I was when I last remember being physically active for the sheer joy of moving my body t... Read more
Friday, July 27, 2018      1 comments

Two weeks after starting to become more active I'm out of the bounce and on my way back down. Back into the teens on my way to ONEderland. I've done some form of intentional physical activity for at least 10 minutes a day 8 out of the last 10 da... Read more
Motivation When the Scale Stays Stuck (Nonscale Victories)
Thursday, July 26, 2018      1 comments

Seems like this is the subject of the month for July. It's weird to be writing about it so much but this was my Spark Coach assignment for today so I'm writing about it AGAIN. For me, this journey this time is less about the scale and way more a... Read more
Still in the bounce
Friday, July 20, 2018      1 comments

Up another half pound despite being within my calorie goals all week. Even though I know it's "normal" I do find the bounce frustrating. Still, I have done at least 10 minutes (and often 20 or more) of movement every day this week and I like the... Read more
Ah the first week of exercise bounce
Friday, July 13, 2018      1 comments

Up a pound this week. Always happens when I start adding exercise to my routine. Calories are within my range and the fact that my hands are visibly swollen this morning tells me it's just fluid. Not discouraged. Trust the process. - Non-scale v... Read more
Friday, July 06, 2018      6 comments

OMG y'all! I broke 220!!!! I seriously have not been below 220 since somewhere around my sophomore year in college! I'm within 20 pounds of ONEderland!! Sanely. Safely. This is huge! I never thought I would ever be grateful for my food allergies... Read more
Got Glutened
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      5 comments

I have celiac disease. I am scrupulously careful about gluten free eating especially while at home. Getting glutened is, thankfully, a fairly rare occurrence. That said, I have been safely eating Quorn products for the better part of the 5 years... Read more
Friday, June 29, 2018      2 comments

Started taking the stairs rather than the elevator at work this week. 13.8 pounds ago any stairs left me winded and my knees protesting. Still need to figure out some real exercise soon but that's a pretty major victory. Also blood sugar reading... Read more

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