I’ve heard this infuriating statement or something similar too many times not to respond: “I’ve tried many diets, I even tried the lifestyle change once. Nothing works.” I think there are a lot of people who aren’t sure what the difference is between a diet and a lifestyle change. Eating healthier foods, eating less, counting… Continue reading Is Lifestyle Change just another Diet?
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.
One challenge many of us have is finding the time in our busy lives for home cooking. It isn’t necessarily that we don’t have the time, it’s just that we aren’t used to devoting a portion of it to cooking. When I first started making an effort to cook more often, I would tell myself … Continue reading Finding Time for Cooking
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?
There is an article in the New York Times today about the quest to increase the number of people who qualify for Lap-Band surgery by lowering the BMI requirement. The hero of our quest? Why the manufacturer of the Lap-Band, of course: Allergan. The change being sought would more than double the number of potential… Continue reading Lap-Band for Those with Smaller Laps
Average calorie deficit per day for November: 632 Number of “treats” (cookies, candy, etc) eaten in break room at work: 0 Number of planned days at the gym skipped: 0 Days over RDI: 1 (Thanksgiving, +162 calories) Weight lost in November: 4 pounds Total weight lost: 114 pounds Take that Holiday Season.
The more I change on the outside, the closer my inside feels to the surface, and there is something very vulnerable about this. Even though being encased in fat hurts both physically and mentally, it can also be a thing of comfort. Something to blame when things go wrong. Something to hide behind. Something to… Continue reading insecurity blanket