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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday weigh in

I weighed in at 174, which is the best I could hope for starting off the week at an awful 178.5. I am pleased with my week and am planning for another good one. My calories were good, and protein was high. A couple days I went over my sugar limit but still stayed under carbs. The specific limits really help me.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Visualize Whirled Peas

One of my biggest weaknesses is wine. I had gradually slipped back into a daily glass. While it is not a ton of calories, daily booze is not a great weight loss tool. Then I realized that as much as I enjoy drinking the wine, envisioning having the glass beforehand is as big a draw for me. So now in the morning I put a giant glass of water with lemon slices in the fridge. On the way home from work, I visualize that water, and it is pretty appealing.

Monday, September 26, 2011


It is time to get back to basics and follow diet guidelines.
Calories :1200-1300
Protein : at least 80 g
Sugar: no more than 40 g
Carbs: no more than 135 g

Today went well. I finished up the day with jumping jacks-crunches-arm workout.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Who's that girl?

Tonight we went out to dinner and I overate. Nothing like in the past, but still enough to feel uncomfortable. And I hate that feeling. But quite honestly I used to like the feeling of being overly full. Now it not only means a negative impact to weight loss, but also my exercise plan. It isn't guilt that I feel, just awareness that when I overeat I am acting like a person I no longer am.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am finally acknowledging I need to post on the glacier slow computer in the playroom, if I want to make frequent updates.
Weight-wise, I have nothing great to report. My goal of 165 by Halloween seems quite out of reach now. Today I woke up to 174. My eating was fairly good this week, but no loss, instead a slight gain. I see no alternative but to keep plugging away at it.
On the plus side, I did get back to strength training, using the "100" workout I gleaned from another blog .... 100 jumping jacks, 90 crunches, 80 squats, etc. I am going to mix it up with arm/glute/chest moves and so forth. Today however, I am nearly incapacitated from the sheer number of squats I did.
I did go to the track last night as well, and pushed myself despite the soaking rain and fatigued muscles.
So at this point, rather than focusing on the scale, I am going to focus on 1) watching calorie intake, 2) clean eating and 3) a reasonably intense exercise routine. I will still weigh myself daily, it is just a habit I prefer, and I am not giving up my goal of 165, but if I stick to 1, 2 and 3, the results will follow eventually.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

weigh in

My official weigh in this week is 172.5, one pound down from last week. I am not going to f*** up my losing streak this time, i am still headed for 165 by Halloween. Typing on the Nook blows, so my typically brief posts will be even shorter.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

checking in

Just seeing if I can post from my Nook, having issues on laptop.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Weigh in

I was shooting for 173, and I am at 173.5, which makes for half pound loss.
I believe I had a good week, with both eating and exercising, but certainly there is room for improvement.
So onward!