It’s working!

But it is working really slowly.
Weight watchers has helped me to break my 215lb plateau and I am slowly creeping towards 199lbs.  I’m not going to meet my goal of reaching Onederland before my Disney vacation (in 1 week! Eep!), but I came pretty darn close and I am proud of myself.  I’m hoping to [...]

Hello Weight Watchers

I am determined not to turn this into an undated once a year type blog! 
I have stayed around 215 lbs for almost a year.  I was doing a relaxed form of calorie counting which consisted of counting for some days and not counting for others.  And as any serious Calorie Counter will say, you have [...]

Calorie Counting

I started calorie counting on 4/10/10.  I have been following a whole foods lifestyle for a little over a year and while the scale wasn’t creeping back up dramatically, it wasn’t creeping down either.  So after having a conversation with my doctor, I decided that I needed to seriously start monitoring my food intake and [...]

The Cost of Eating Well?

I was poking around the 3FC forums and came across an old NY Times article about how nutrient rich foods cost more per gram than processed junk foods.  While I understand the general premises behind the article, I feel that they overlooked a large portion of the data.  Whole foods like fruits, veggies, and unprocessed [...]

So many months lost…

I guess that it happens to the best of us… We start off full of vigor and we eventually fall back into our old lives and forget about our previous resolutions.  However, I cannot let that happen this time.  It has been almost one full year since I started my weight loss journey and although [...]

Doctor’s Visit

I went back to the doctor today and their scale showed a definite 12lbs loss from when I was their previously a month ago. So, go me! My blood pressure was also almost back to normal. It registered at 120/70. Last month is was at about 140/something..I can’t remember the last [...]

A small victory.

Today I went to a family function. *insert dramatic music here*
In my family, functions almost always mean food…and lots of food. This worried me because I have been doing really well in the comfort zone of my house and favorite restaurants. I’ve stayed on track by eating whole grains, plenty of fruits [...]

Why am I obese?

I have been chubby for most of my life. I have one picture of me as a skinny child when I was about three or four years old. From that point forward, I have always had reasons for why my weight skyrocketed to the point of me being ‘obese’ in my 20s. [...]