A great many things have happened since my last post. The short and sweet version: I did get a second opinion about my symptoms, and a wonderful doctor was able to diagnose a cardiac condition I had been unaware of that had been causing my symptoms all along. I then applied for and was granted […]

Intermittent Fasting

It has been a while since I have written. Things have been busy, but here is a re-cap from my recent post at 3FC. I promise I will explain more later. ūüėČ ———————————————————————————– Hi all! I guess I will stop lurking now and say hi. ūüôā I kept meaning to drop in, but things have […]

More Fiber?

IE has been challenging for me lately. I visited my doctor again during my last trip to town to follow up¬†concerning dizziness, brain fog, low energy, occasional insomnia, and a fainting episode I had at work last month. I have been monitoring my glucose levels and it seems to be correlated with low blood sugar. […]


Bad restaurant experience today. ūüôĀ So, I drove a couple hours to the nearest rural town for groceries today. They have a small grocery store with usually-not-the-very-freshest produce, a couple gas stations, and a “hometown” type of restaurant with burgers and steaks. I usually try to wait and drive to a real city for groceries […]

Declaring Maintenance

I am declaring maintenance! After¬†much consideration and a recent re-evaluation¬†of my goals,¬†I have decided that I am happy with my weight loss.¬†I aim to continue¬†Intuitive Eating¬†as usual, but without such¬†focus on my scale. My original goal was 145 lbs, but I have steadily weighed in between 147-153 lbs. during the past year. I have given […]

Perfect Goal or Natural Ideal?

I have been thinking about my¬†initial goal weight, which¬†I had set at¬†145 lbs. when I started IE. I now realize have been a¬†too hard on myself these past few months. I was upset¬†because I¬†started weighing in around 151-153 after getting a new scale and a long summer of weighing in at 147-149. I felt like […]

Halfsies and Other Alien Habits

So, I have been experimenting with sandwiches cut in half in my lunches at work. PB & J, salmon salad, tuna salad, breaded chicken, hamburgers, you name it. And just like the results in my first experiment, the “halfsies” are very satisfying one at a time, and I now find that I need less food […]

My Dear Brother

Several days ago, I read yet another thread on 3FC with an obvious slant against IE. I started writing a response, but I didn’t finish since I had to work that morning. So I saved it to my hard drive. Then things got busy and I never did respond to the thread. While¬†I don’t feel […]

Straight Ahead

I had a good day today. Lunch was a good ol’ fashioned PB&J. I haven’t had one in quite a while, but that’s what my taste buds wanted this morning. I remembered a line in the Weigh Down Diet where the author commented on how filling half a sandwich could be. Ten years ago when […]

The “New Scale” Follies

So, my nearly one year old cane corso pup decided to snack on my bathroom scale a couple weeks ago. Apparently the rubber pads on the bottom looked like enticing morsels to him. Unfortunately, they were attached to metal weight calibrators which (surprisingly!) don’t work when completely detached, chewed, slobbered on,¬†and flung around the room. […]