General

Fashion Magazines suck

October 30, 2008 General

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve looked at fashion magazines.  When I was growing up my mom subscribed to Vogue and Bazaar, and whenever I was sick it was always OJ, chicken soup and mom bringing in armloads of magazines.  When much younger I used to read Glamour and Cosmo (more general than fashion […]

1 comment Read more →

Sources of stress

October 19, 2008 General

My sources of stress are sort of working themselves out. For those who’ve been following me for a while, you might remember a few times I’ve talked about my current job as something I am tolerating but not loving.  I’ve been with this company for a while now (about 15 years) but took a cross-training […]

2 comments Read more →

I understand why people scrap their blog

October 12, 2008 General

I’ve been on the 3FC blogs for a while now, and during that time I’ve seen MANY people stop blogging, and several of the consistent, committed bloggers just stop blogging, often taking down their blog completely.  Other than going off their diet, obviously, I’ve never really understood why. Now I do, because for a part […]

8 comments Read more →

Status update… not much new

September 2, 2008 General

I kind of wish I was writing about something other than my ectopic pregnancy, but since it is the central issue in my life right now, and preoccupying my every waking thought, I think what I’m actually wishing for is for this to be completely behind me.  Which it is not.  Actually, even better would […]

6 comments Read more →

It’s ectopic, and hopefully it’s almost behind me

August 29, 2008 General

Well, these past few days have still been no fun. Things came to a head on Wednesday. After a test at a specialist to confirm an ectopic pregnancy (where she could see nothing) my blood tests still refused to drop. I went back to work at our offsite meeting (I’d taken the train 60 min […]

8 comments Read more →

Back and forth

August 22, 2008 General

My emotions, my motivation, my diet and my body keep going back and forth. The miscarriage seems to be largely over, except my blood test was still elevated this week, meaning things aren’t back to normal yet. My emotions seem largely under control, except when out of the blue I start to cry or just […]

3 comments Read more →

Moving on from here

August 18, 2008 General

Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support and virtual hugs.  I bled heavily over the weekend so I’m pretty sure I completed the miscarriage (I have some testing at the end of the week to confirm).  I’m sad, but also relieved to be out of the awful limbo-land.  And ready to move […]

5 comments Read more →

It’s my blog’s birthday

July 6, 2008 General

July 6 of last year I began my blog. I am really glad it’s still here, it’s been a real help to me and an aid at many times. These past few days I haven’t felt like I have much to say, but overall I’ve really enjoyed having a place to reflect and plan, share […]

7 comments Read more →

Facing the music : weight and measures

June 30, 2008 General

Well, my “think it over” phase was longer than I’d wanted and came with a small backslide (up 2 pounds), but has left me full of new ways to approach this weight-loss lifestyle with peace and enjoyment. Sandra Ahten has a great approach to falling off the wagon – that our goal should not be […]

4 comments Read more →

A new ending

June 18, 2008 General

I ran across this quote this morning and it seemed to be just what I needed to hear… “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard

3 comments Read more →

This is not good

June 16, 2008 General

This is not good – I’m up FOUR pounds. I didn’t weigh in last Monday because we were out of town celebrating our anniversary and I didn’t want the pressure of a Monday weigh-in to cut into the pleasure of the weekend. I then headed into a week that was difficult, with tons of travel […]

11 comments Read more →

Dieting is easier at home

June 1, 2008 General

My healthy diet is getting easier for me.  I have had a really good week – focused, veggie-filled, not feeling deprived. Going away for this weekend wasn’t so easy.  First there was the lunch my DH prepared just before we left.  Very sweet of him to whip up an omelette for us all, but it […]

4 comments Read more →

Reasonable Diet & Project YOU

May 8, 2008 General

I have been listening to diet and weight-loss podcasts off and on for several years now. I started not long after iTunes started including podcasts, and depending on my mood and weight loss (or gain) phase I’ve listened off and on. One of my favorites from the beginning was The Reasonable Diet by Sandra Ahten. […]

2 comments Read more →

Loving London

May 2, 2008 General

We are having a lovely time here in London for a few days.  We had a 4 day weekend in France this weekend so we came to London for a short couple’s getaway. My eating has not been really dieting, but not too outrageous and we’ve walked a ton. Today we hit one of the […]

6 comments Read more →

Did you know this is the stuff you’d miss most?

April 30, 2008 General

Oreos, Nacho Cheese Doritos, Goldfish crackers, Graham Crackers, many cold cereals, Pop Tarts, Nutter Butters, Relish, French’s Yellow Mustard, Cranberry Juice, Iced Tea, Swiss Miss, Marshmallows, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Cornbread mix, etc This is a list of what is for sale in a typical “American Specialty Foods” store in another country.  A store that […]

7 comments Read more →