February 5, 2018
I came across a photo of me and Richard Simmons that I haven’t seen (or shared) in years.
This was taken after one of his classes at Slimmons, and Richard was obviously in a punk rock mood. Richard would often create themed music playlists for his classes, and then dress up accordingly. It resulted in fun (and sometimes outrageous) costumes!
I’ve been thinking a lot about Richard the past couple weeks, as I always do this time of year, because Read the rest of this entry »
December 7, 2017
This post has been delayed a few days, due to the cold that I’ve been fighting, but better late than never! (I’m feeling much better, by the way!) And I’m starting this post with a picture of my scale, because it shows a number I haven’t seen in a while.
Under 250 pounds! Whoa! Time to update my weight loss chart: Read the rest of this entry »
January 9, 2017
New Year’s resolutions are a big deal, and so many of them involve losing weight. Self-improvement is always something I can get behind!
It’s the ninth day of the year, and unfortunately, studies have shown that by the end of two weeks (only five days from now!), nearly one-third of all New Year’s resolutions will have already been abandoned. And GUESS WHAT? I don’t want you to give up on your resolutions!
With that in mind, I put together three ways you can rethink or reframe your weight loss resolutions. Read the rest of this entry »
August 18, 2016
At the beginning of May, The New York Times published a lengthy article about long-term weight loss that was an absolute bummer. Scientists followed contestants from “The Biggest Loser” and concluded that their own bodies fought their efforts to keep the weight off, making long-term weight loss success nearly impossible. The article was a trending topic on social media, and so many people struggling with their weight read the article and felt defeated, overwhelmed, and hopeless.
I haven’t been on “The Biggest Loser,” but I have lost 160 pounds and kept it off for over five years. I’ve accomplished something that very few people have, and that article was terribly depressing for me, too.
I said, in a previous post, that the article Read the rest of this entry »
August 10, 2016
I don’t do official weigh-ins while traveling, since I’m away from my weight loss chart, so I missed my July weigh-in entirely, and I’m a week late for my August weigh-in. Better late than never! I stepped on the scale, nine weeks after my June 1st weigh-in, and here’s what it said:
Down two pounds! I’ll take it. A weight of 251 means I’ve lost and kept off 151 pounds for 6.5 years. That’s Read the rest of this entry »
June 4, 2016
I weighed myself a couple days ago, as I like to do when a new month arrives, and I’m pretty much the same weight I’ve been for the past few months (since two pounds isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of things).
Hey, I’m happy. Maintenance is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS a win, and I’ve maintained a huuuuuuge weight loss (do your best Trump impression while reading this sentence) for Read the rest of this entry »
June 3, 2016
I was figuring out my breakfast the other day when I realized two of the nectarines I had purchased at the farmers market had gone moldy. No bueno. So I decided to take stock of all the produce in my house, and I came to a startling conclusion: Lots of it was on the verge of going bad. I wasn’t eating it fast enough!
There was more produce in my fruit bowl and fridge than normal. I was pretty stocked up before my sister and niece came to town, and then I added to my stash at the farmers market. There was fruits and veggies everywhere.
So I took control of the situation and, Read the rest of this entry »