I never had much clarity about why I was so heavy to begin with until I had gotten pretty far into losing weight, but now I feel like I understand it pretty well, so here it is. The short answer is that I ate more food than my body required for my activity level. Now… Continue reading Why I Was Obese
Any kind of chips really, but my absolute favorite was Grandma UTZ kettle chips. The UTZ factory was the next town over from where I grew up, in Hanover, PA. I never visited, but I imagined the inside of that factory was like some kind of Willy Wonka potato chip laden heaven where the chips… Continue reading How I Triumphed Over Potato Chips
Two years ago, I was half way through my weight loss journey. I had lost 60 lb. The way I did that was to count calories and exercise. It worked slowly, but steadily. I felt pleased with my success. A big part of that success was a website called Fatsecret. Not only did I find… Continue reading Why I Started This is Not a Diet
Last week I traveled back to the East Coast for the first time since I moved to Phoenix, Arizona almost three years ago and 125 pounds ago. It was a wonderful trip. I saw many old and dear friends, former coworkers, drinking buddies, and schoolmates. I accepted many compliments on my weight loss as graciously… Continue reading Revisiting the Past & Reprioritizing
Q: How did you get started? I mean the motivation. -Kristi, on my Facebook page A: First of all I love questions, so if you have one, ask! It helps me think of things to write about. I’ve heard a lot of different reasons people give for why they decided to make a lifestyle change… Continue reading The Motivation to Get Started
One year ago today, I started this blog. (Happy Birthday, Blog!) One of my first posts summed up my prior weight struggles: I lost 100+ pounds and gained it all back Here I am, exactly one year later and I have undone the damage that I previously did and undid and did again. So today… Continue reading I lost 100+ pounds, gained it all back, lost it again, and I will never gain it back.
When what you see in the mirror doesn’t match what the numbers say, get a second opinion.