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I haven’t been checking in here on a regular basis and I should. I just get so behind on everything and it’s a struggle just to get enough sleep to get through the next work night. And the last two weeks were hard exercise wise since most of my work outs are walks in the […]

Posted at: November 28th, 2018 - 3:48 am - Number of Comments » 0

During my “walk to Rivendell” I used a Fitbit to track my mileage and it definitely helped motivate me to get out and walk more. But I hate wearing things on my wrists plus once the weather got warm I really really hated the sweaty plastic band. So the Fitbit came off. But I am […]

Posted at: October 20th, 2017 - 12:25 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The last couple months I’ve been coasting but it’s been okay! I’ve been dutifully tracking my food on My Fitness Pal but not restricting what I ate. I don’t mean to say I ate EVERYTHING that took my fancy but I didn’t stress about calories. If I was out to dinner I allowed myself to […]

Posted at: October 14th, 2017 - 10:38 am - Number of Comments » 0

Historically when i haven’t checked in for a while it’s because I’m avoiding admitting bad news or the return of bad habits. But not this time! I’m doing a good job tracking my food (over 200 days on MFP!), eating healthy, and limiting junk food. I’m not feeling deprived or crazy cravings. When i do […]

Posted at: August 4th, 2017 - 4:19 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Back on December 28th, 2010 I wrote a post with EXACTLY the same title… and then I lost another 20 pounds… And starting in July 2011 I started regaining. Slowly at first and then for a horrible 10 month period at work rather rapidly. Till I was up to 265-270 or so. I don’t even […]

Posted at: June 26th, 2017 - 2:25 am - Number of Comments » 0

I had my “annual” physical yesterday and got blood work done. When I got sick this past winter they took a lot of blood a lot of different times and got all kinds of results. My doctor asked me to come back after I was finally healthy again to get a more accurate set of […]

Posted at: June 3rd, 2017 - 12:39 pm - Number of Comments » 0

April was a good test of patience and willpower. I only lost 1.4 pounds for the entire month. It was so tempting to just chuck it all and wallow in a lovely variety of junk food. But instead I’d tried to think of it as “at goal” and what would I do if this was […]

Posted at: May 8th, 2017 - 3:17 am - Number of Comments » 0

Fifty pounds down and fifty to go. I know it is doable. And I know I can do it. But right now, mostly healed up but not quite plus with weather that makes getting out in the woods kinda tough, I’m feeling blah about the weight i’ve lost, the weight I have to lose, the […]

Posted at: March 31st, 2017 - 2:15 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Last week I got my gallbladder removed in a remarkably easy out patient procedure. First thing the surgeon said to me in recovery was “no more food restrictions!”. Totally music to my ears. However… In reality my life should always have food restrictions. Both what I eat and how much I eat. For the last […]

Posted at: March 7th, 2017 - 1:25 pm - Number of Comments » 0

So, I had the brilliant idea to go check out the Maintainers section. These are folks who lost the weight and kept it off. Three posts really clicked for me. They are quite old now, I wonder if the authors are still maintaining. (sad note: the last quote is from “Justwant2Bhealthy” aka Rosebud who passed […]

Posted at: February 23rd, 2017 - 7:26 am - Number of Comments » 0