Goals, And A Plan To Reach Them

January 10, 2012 My journey

A Weight Goal I have an actual goal weight in mind for myself right now.  It’s weird for me to be working towards a number, because all the visions I have for myself at “Goal” aren’t about numbers, they are about how I will feel, what I’ll be able to do, how I’ll look, what […]

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Follow Through

January 5, 2012 Follow Through

Today I read something that resonated with me more deeply than anything I’ve come across regarding weight loss in the past year or more. That the problem with failing to meet your goals is probably not your motivation, but rather your follow through. Of course, as a person who has lost and regained many times […]

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New Starts, Renewed Hope

January 3, 2012 General

I love new starts, because they come with renewed hope. A new year, a new month, week, day. We can create our own new starts at any time, but there is something particularly hopeful about the momentum of January, the new month in a new year, and the antidote to the weeks of holiday excesses […]

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No Gain Holidays, 2011 Edition

December 20, 2011 Plan

My holiday weight plan for the past several years has been to hold the line.  To set a date before the holidays, weigh in and set that as the limit of what to maintain during the holiday season.  That’s my plan again this year.  I crossed over into the 100’s this past week, and my […]

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Losing Weight Takes Attention

November 21, 2011 Low Stress Weight Loss

I’ve wished and wished that I could be someone who could manage my weight without paying much attention to it, but I’ve come to realize that’s just a wish. If I don’t pay attention, I’m actively gaining.  If I pay a little attention but not too much I can maintain without much effort, which is […]

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The Cycle of Dieting : Steady State Blahs

October 31, 2011 Motivate

I think there is a cycle to dieting.  We start out all revved up for the new plan (in my case, usually with several false starts before one sticks).  Then the early days of struggle, followed by a whoosh on the scale that makes us stick it out for a few weeks.  After that, gradually, […]

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Another Excuse for Not Blogging : I Was Hacked

October 11, 2011 Uncategorized

Since May 17th my priorities have clearly been on the baby – and for even longer than that my priorities were not on this blog (and unfortunately, were not on losing weight either). Not only did the inattention lead to a big regain of weight, but I also didn’t even realize that my site had […]

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Weekly Check Ins

September 26, 2011 Uncategorized

Slow build up back on track Since I’m back on track, I’m trying to add back the things that have worked for me in the past.  I’m doing the slow build up approach, where I’m adding the good habits back in one after another instead of the deep-end dive approach where I try to do […]

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Starting Over And Believing I Can Do It Again

September 21, 2011 My journey

This is a hard post to write. photo credit: Jeffpro57 I failed. In order to move forward I have to acknowledge how much I failed.  Like many a diet blogger, blog silence meant bad news as far as my weight is concerned. I could try to explain but wouldn’t that just be making excuses?  In […]

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Need To Back Down

August 2, 2011 Uncategorized

Just jumping in to what I “know I know how to do” isn’t really working. I’ve lost 3 pounds, but I’m not focused, not motivated, and mostly I’m constantly fighting myself. I need to back down to an easier approach for a while, and then build it back up to something that will really work, […]

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No, Seriously, This Time I Really Am Starting Again

July 18, 2011 My journey

The last time I posted I fuly intended to start back losing weight. I even did start back, but the problem was it lasted only a few days. One thing is still true – I do start on Mondays, and I’vebeen planning this restart since I failed my last one. We came home to Paris […]

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No, Seriously, This Time I Really Am Starting Again

July 18, 2011 My journey

The last time I posted I fuly intended to start back losing weight. I even did start back, but the problem was it lasted only a few days. One thing is still true – I do start on Mondays, and I’vebeen planning this restart since I failed my last one. We came home to Paris […]

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I Start On Mondays

June 9, 2011 Low Stress Weight Loss

For years I have had my weigh in day on Mondays. I also almost always “start over” on Mondays. This past Monday I stepped on the scale to assess the damage (ugh) and sucked it up and tried to work on getting some control of what I’m eating. Each day it’s getting easier and closer […]

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It’s a Boy! Welcome to Oscar!

May 24, 2011 about me

It’s been a long, long journey, but I am beyond thrilled that I can announce the birth of our son here! We are overjoyed to present our son, Oscar, who was born on May 17th at 5:06 p.m.. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. at birth and measured 20 3/4 inches long. The birth was […]

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Numbers 71-80 of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy

March 11, 2011 Relax

I’m thrilled to be back with the next installment of  “100+ Things That Make Me Happy“.  The fact that I’m back to writing this up means my life is largely back to normal. 71. Hearing birds singing to each other in the morning I live in Paris, and I love it here, but I especially […]

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