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A new life plan
Friday, January 31, 2014      18 comments

I'm working on a new life plan that I've put off for... years. It's amazing how many excuses we can make to put something off. Further, our weight can be tied in with life. It gets stuck when we get stuck. When we can clean out the closets, let ... Read more
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      16 comments

Betcha never ate a sweet potato like this before! As I mentioned I'll be posting tidbits of various books from the library and a discount bookstore. Here is a recipe from, "Juice!" by Pippa Cuthbert & Lindsay Cameron Wilson: " Terrac... Read more
How to avoid snacking while snowed in!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      15 comments

Another snow emergency! A $2500 fine for driving plus -15 degrees means another indoor day. But I find that staying at home all day makes me want to snack! I'm also staying with my food hoarding Mom, so I'm boxed in with LOTS of junk food! So wh... Read more
The return of 5-HTP
Monday, January 27, 2014      12 comments

Hey all, I'm still hanging in there. Despite doing light therapy twice a day, the seasonal depression (SAD) is hitting me hard with all the grey weather. So I've struck back with an over the counter supplement called 5-HTP. As some of you may re... Read more
To lose weight, you have to...
Saturday, January 18, 2014      16 comments

EAT LESS!!! But many don't want to hear/do that!! And if you’re not weighing food, are just “estimating” portions, you’re probably not eating as little as you think you are! Secondarily, many people overestimate their activity level. ... Read more
A diagnosis...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      15 comments

The doctor gave a probable diagnosis on the severe pain I've been having: Endometriosis, but he said my case is mild. The pain can be severe when I have it, but I have it a few days a month. He said other women can be in severe pain every day as... Read more
Still around... ups and downs
Sunday, January 12, 2014      17 comments

Hey all, just a quick update. I'm still around, but have had some health problems that may be obstructing my weight loss to race weight of 116. I made it to 120.2 but then it stalled out. Since last July, I have gotten pain in my lower abd... Read more
I MADE MY WEIGHT GOAL :) :) :) 40-45 LBS LOST!!!!
Saturday, November 09, 2013      27 comments

My off-season weight goal was 124 and as of today I am 123.8! I have so far lost around 40-45lbs! THANKS ALL for your support!!! Mine is a story about not giving up: I'd estimate that I've been trying to lose weight for about 12 YEARS!!! ... Read more
Day 3 of Road Trip... just over 4 lbs to goal!
Sunday, October 20, 2013      10 comments

Wow you guys, I am now just over 4 lbs to my off-season weight goal of 124! I am going to make my goal VERY soon. In my mind, I am now already at my race weight goal of 116. Before, I was mentally at 124 and wavered about 116. Was I being ... Read more
Made it to the 120's!
Thursday, October 17, 2013      15 comments

... 129.8 as of today! Goal is 124 and my body is progressing nicely towards it. My goal is my "initial" or "maintenance" goal that I'll have in my off-season. Race weight I want 5ish pounds lower than that. According to height/weight/BMI tables... Read more
Graphical Example of Cheat Day Results
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      19 comments

"Cheat Day" or "Free Day" or "Day off from diet" or whatever you want to call it: it's a day where you either eat one meal off, or all day, but my version of the cheat day is I eat what I want and don't track. As long as my calories in are highe... Read more
I've hit my lowest weight since 2001! Some things I've learned.
Friday, October 04, 2013      14 comments

I thought I'd share some things I've learned after finally getting over my long plateau. What have you learned that works? Technically, I was lower back in 2007, but was on medications, so I am not counting that. Now, due to lifestyle chang... Read more
More Progress.
Monday, September 30, 2013      12 comments

After following my plan of not correcting the Fitbit for underestimating the miles I am running, things went as predicted and I had a 1.1 lb average weight loss last week, the most so far in 5 weeks since refocusing. My bodyfat% is also going do... Read more
Progress after a month.
Sunday, September 22, 2013      8 comments

Hey all! So, I have been using Spark and a FitBit. I stopped using the Fitbit before because I felt it was not picking up my renovation work, but now the work is not as strenuous so I'm trying it again. I've also been posting to the Sparkpe... Read more
Seems like it's working!
Sunday, September 01, 2013      15 comments

Last time I wrote about finding a sodium balance. I've seen results already since I've increased the sodium and electrolytes in the fluids I take with me to run/workout and in my daily diet. My performance has increased. I get less tired a... Read more

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