On January 3rd, 2012 I resolved to get my 43 year old body out of the obese BMI range and into the healthy range.  It's not easy, nor fun, but it's happening.

Nothing New, but Nothing Bad

I pulled off a 30 minute walk last night.  This morning I did a slow 1.6 mile walk with my kid.  I have plans of doing a Tai Bo video this afternoon, but we'll see what happens.Eating-wise, I'm doing fine.  All good healthy foods and decent portions I think, though maybe not small enough to show any nice plummets in weight.  My pants are looser, but they're due for a wash so it doesn't really mean that much.  ...more
Yep!  I get that and will not say much more as I work for another hour and then walk.  Routine ...more

The Power of Pecans

I made some paleo banana bread muffins today for my kids's lunch for the week.  They're easy and tasty and chock full of pecans and raisins.   I don't ever binge on the paleo baked goods.  I like them and enjoy them, but don't have a need to eat more and more.  They're good to have around the house.Pecans are a whole different story....more
FatCat elaineR.N.Geez.  I meant to say AND to dinner, because I am hungry.  Hope you are able to ...more

Just Back Away

I did okay yesterday, until.......more
elaineR.N.  Three pounds is awesome!  I've lost weight too, but I'm not sure how many.  The ...more

Working on the Work

Doing good.  Doing good.  Ish.  Still not counting my calories.  I know I said I was going to yesterday, but I never did.  It's just so much nicer NOT counting calories.  That was the thing I learned last year....more
elaineR.N.  It's such a nice feeling to put on a shirt and have it fit comfortably.  Already I ...more

Plugging Along and Singing My Song

Crock pot chicken last night with mashed cauliflower and kimchi.  Buffalo chicken egg muffins for lunch today along with a Kombucha and spinach salad.  Dinner will be bison, spinach, and sweet potatoes that the kids chose.  A friend asked me to lunch and I declined.  I went to the store and saw the donuts and passed them by.  I don't usually buy the donuts, but they were nonetheless calling my name.Two nights ago I dreamed of eating lots of cupcakes.   It's good dreams are not our real life.  I don't even really care for cupcakes....more
Your day sounds yummy, healthy and happy. Nice! Exercised vigorously for an hour and ate ...more

A Day at a Time

I got through yesterday without going off track and felt GLAD to go to bed where the constant underlying questing for tasty foods would be off limits.  It's hard trying to lose weight.   In theory it's really easy: easy less, exercise more.  But in reality, it's hard - especially with a body that rather likes to hold on to weight.  I have short squat relatives.   I'm short.  I'd rather not be as squat as I could be....more
elaineR.N.  Laughing - doesn't it seem like it's been FOREVER!   Way to go on the 10,000 steps ...more

Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking is indeed going on in my head.  "If I just have a bit of chocolate, it won't make a difference."  "If I start eating well tomorrow instead of today, then I can just really focus and not eat anything for two weeks and be ten pounds thinnner."Yeah, right....more
FatCat elaineR.N.Good for you, but it doesn't stop does it.  Only thing that changes is my will ...more

The Thrill is Gone

That's right - the thrill is indeed GONE.  I did not jump out of bed excited to exercise or determined to stick to healthy foods.  Of course, I never have jumped out of bed with that frame of mind, but I was at least pleased with finally working on the process of getting healthier....more
elaineR.N.  Smiling hugely - well, maybe it's selfish of ME that I'm back.  I'm glad you're ...more

Chocolate in My Cabinet

I thought my house was pretty free and clear of junk (aside from the remnants of cake which my husband and kids are still snacking on) until I opened my cabinet and saw that one of my baking chocolates was not 100% cacoa.  No - it was only 60%, which of course means, it's perfectly delicious.  I was tempted, but did not give in.  ...more
I like how you analyze as you go along re you and food and exercise and health.  I'm thinking ...more

No Junk Shall Pass These Lips

For one day only (today) I am trying to again eat only healthy wholesome foods.   This morning, I announced with pride to my daughter that so far I have only eaten healthy foods and then I looked at the clock and realized it was only 8:30.  ...more
Linda Anselmi  Laughing - Oh, Linda - that's TOO funny.  I busted up when I read your comment ...more