It’s Time to Change How I Think About Weight Loss Maintenance

July 27, 2015

I’m hard on myself. Probably harder than I should be. I set high standards and goals, and I’m good at beating myself up when I don’t reach them. When it comes to my health and weight loss journey, I push myself. And the results are impressive. I’ve lost around 160 pounds, and kept it off for over four years.

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There are so many times, though, that I simply feel that this isn’t good enough. And that’s when I start beating myself up. And it’s got to stop. I need to rethink weight loss maintenance.

You know the saying Read the rest of this entry »


July Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

July 7, 2015

My weigh-in is about a week late, thanks to being in Michigan when June turned to July. Better late than never! Let’s go to the chart, shall we?

july-weight-loss-chart-update

Woohoo! I lost three of the four pounds I gained in May! Read the rest of this entry »


Chicken with Tarragon, Grapefruit, and Olives

June 23, 2015

I wanted to continue my little streak of cooking and eating citrus fruit, peel and all, so I came up with an easy, simple chicken recipe and tried it out on a couple friends who came to dinner. My recipe is inspired by a delicious meal my friend Katherine made in Sweden, which in turn was inspired by a Martha Stewart recipe. Leave it to me to mess around with Martha’s perfection!

It starts with Read the rest of this entry »


June Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

June 3, 2015

Remember the depression I mentioned last week? I’m feeling much better (thank you for all your messages and encouragement!), but I gotta address that depression one last time, because it had an effect on my weight. I do a weigh-in on the first of every month, and this one came after nearly two weeks of feeling kinda low. As a result, this is what I added to my weight loss chart the other morning:

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It’s a bummer. Two months of Read the rest of this entry »


May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

May 5, 2015

I’ve settled into a routine where I only do weigh-ins once a month. If I do them more frequently, I start to obsess over the numbers and I don’t need that particular obsession in my life. If I do them less frequently, I find myself derailing off my program, due to a lack of accountability.

My weigh-ins are on the first of the month. This one is a few days delayed, because I was up north when April turned to May, but I weighed myself when I got back. Wanna see how I updated my weight loss chart? Read the rest of this entry »


April Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

April 3, 2015

It’s been a fun couple days in my world. My modem crapped out on me, but today I got a brand-spanking-new one installed. So no more delays… time for my weigh-in results! Let’s take a look at the ol’ chart, shall we?

Weight-Loss-Chart-April

Down three pounds! OK – here’s the deal: Read the rest of this entry »


March Weigh-In Results and Workout Progess Report

March 10, 2015

Stay tuned for a Birthday Burpees update at the end!

Sorry for the delay, folks! Normally I do my monthly weigh-in at the first of the month, but I was in Michigan when March began, and I didn’t weigh myself until I returned home, a few days later. This post was further delayed due to my birthday and the enormous Birthday Burpees challenge that came along with it.

No more delays! I stepped on the scale last week, and it said… Read the rest of this entry »


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