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Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Happy Healthy Life

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

I met with Polymath on the lovely downtown square. She asked me to tell her about my weight loss journey. I have discussed this topic a little bit with my daughters, and of course ad nauseum here at my blog, but this was the first time I’ve actually had this conversation with anyone else. It […]

Body Love

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

I’ve been listening to Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever by Kelly LeVeque. I’ve been successful with lasting weight loss and I think I know how it’s done, but reading an inspiring book now and then helps me stay on track. This book instructs us […]

Wardrobe and Weight Loss

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Last time I published a picture of my closet, it was full of drab,  swampy colors. They were hanging neatly, but the overall look was sober. That picture is shown below. The picture above shows my current wardrobe, mostly in pretty, soft colors, not as neatly arranged. I now wear size 10 jeans and size […]

Halfway through the Year

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

July has begun, so we’re halfway through the year. I’ve made good progress on some of the things I planned for this year: travel, weight loss, making a layette for the forthcoming grandchild, spending more time with other people, planting a garden, dressing like a grownup, streamlining business systems. Some things I’ve hardly begun: adding […]

Wii Fit Reunion

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

I get way more steps in. I don’t snack.

Goals Are for Losers?

Friday, March 10th, 2017

I’m reading the new book from Scott Adams, the creator of the “Dilbert” comic book. He’s a bit of an odd duck, which makes his books interesting. This book says that goals are for losers. Indeed, Adams claims, simply having goals puts you in a position of failure. I just met another weight loss goal. […]

Sugar Revisited

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Yes, that’s my wastebasket, with evidence of my sweet tooth. We all know that sugar is bad for us, and there is mounting evidence that it has addictive qualities. I think that the fact that I continue to eat sweets is the source of my lack of progress toward weight loss this year. Since I […]

New Habits

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The skinny rules: the simple, nonnegotiable principles for getting to thinBob Harper; Ballantine Books 2012WorldCat•LibraryThing•Google Books•BookFinder  I have been trying to use the fitness journal to reach my fitness and weight loss goals for the year. I haven’t been successful. But the maker of the journal sent me an email — that making two emails […]

No Decision Meals

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Some research suggests that eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch keeps people from overeating and can encourage weight loss. For one thing, eating the same thing habituates us to it and makes it less exciting. For another, we don’t have the decision making moment when we think, “Oooh — I’ll go out for […]

Fitness Planner?

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Almost two weeks after my bold pronouncement, I’ve made no progress, either in improving my habits or in weight loss. Here are the things that have interfered with my plans: I’ve been sick. I’m having one last day of rest in hopes of getting completely recovered before WordCamp and my vacation. We had a holiday, […]

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