Sound familiar? This is one of those lines of thought that I think so many people have when trying to lose weight or change eating and exercise habits. No matter what I do, it’s never good enough. The first question to ask yourself is “Good enough for whom?” Who are you trying to please? Who… Continue reading No Matter What I Do It Will Never Be Good Enough So I May as Well Give Up.
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
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.
1/1/11 If you like numbers, like I do, the coming New Year seems to be an ideal day for new beginnings. Pause. Reset. Start back up on a different path. I think New Year’s Resolutions work, if you make them work. They have worked for me. Last year, I resolved not to smoke cigarettes. I… Continue reading Will Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick This Year?
As 2010 comes to an end, I find myself thinking about changes I’ve made in my life in the last two years. Lost 114 pounds, went from size 22/24 to size 10. Quit smoking cigarettes Cut way back on drinking Made exercise a priority and a habit Went back to being vegetarian Stopped eating out… Continue reading Proof Positive, People Can Change
I recently decided to lose 5-10 more pounds from my initial goal of 180, and this week I lost 3 pounds! This is interesting. Before now I had been maintaining my weight at 180 with surprising ease, not counting calories but probably eating about 2000-2200 calories a day. And before that, I was eating about… Continue reading 177
I am adamant you can lose weight without spending a dime, especially if you have access to the Internet. There are numerous free online resources that can help you. Free calorie counting sites and support sites like Fatsecret.com or Sparkpeople.com can help you gain control over what you eat and provide spaces for people to… Continue reading A Healthy Lifestyle Money Can Buy