Winter coats

January 28, 2010 Motivate

Gosh, I am so glad I started losing weight in 2009.  I feel huge these days and I’d be feeling even worse if I had let my weight stay up (or more likely, pile up even further). As I’m losing weight, some clothes I’ve worn constantly for the past few years are starting to feel […]

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An un-motivating quote

January 26, 2010 Motivate

I’m not trying to be a RockStar with my weight loss nor my exercise. I don’t want to run a marathon, and I the idea of a “30 pounds in 30 days” challenge leaves me cold. I want to live my life.  Enjoy it even.  And lose some weight.  Permanently. I guess the weight loss […]

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It bears repeating : PROGRESS, not Perfection

January 20, 2010 Motivate

“PROGRESS, not Perfection” has been my signature line for many years and what I call my Motto, at least in the domain of my weight, although honestly I wonder if it’s not my motto for Life period. I recently was commenting to Shana who I consider to be one of my big-time inspirations.  I mean […]

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Feeling pretty good

December 17, 2009 Motivate

It’s a snowy day in Paris — the first I remember seeing in December, in fact.  We don’t usually get much snow but there’s probably about an inch out there now, and the temp is warmer than it has been in days.  I’ve been wearing my big bulky long down coat this week – and […]

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Holding steady

November 30, 2009 Motivate

My mindset & my weight have been holding steady this week.  That’s pretty good & I’ll count it as a victory.  I’ve lost weight steadily every week for quite a while now, so a flat week doesn’t freak me out, I actually think it’s a bit more normal. I also headed back to exercise last […]

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The scale is wimpering!

October 19, 2009 Motivate

That scale was beaten into submission these past few days. Seriously, I beat that scale senseless this week. Finally the time of month bloating passed — it was not normal timing nor normal bloating (which of course makes sense, since I was doing IVF and they pumped me full of hormones). Finally late last week […]

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October 16, 2009 Motivate

I was reading a bunch of posts this morning and it seems like there is a blogger’s virus of Bleh going around.  A lot of people seem stalled, or de-motivated, or somehow off track. Of course there are a few machines that just keep on keeping on, and of course that’s impressive. For the rest […]

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Winter clothes, and a choice

October 14, 2009 Motivate

As regular readers might remember, my previous “stable” weight was around 195 for several years before I ballooned up to around 220 about 2 years ago.  I have TONS of clothes that fit at 195, and even more at 180 (where I was when I moved to France 6 years ago).  For a long time […]

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The Black Pants

September 24, 2009 Motivate

The weight where I stabilized for most of the 6 years I’ve been in Paris is 195.  If I was being really honest I’d admit that I was +/- a few pounds of 195 in fact. I had one pair of great-fitting excellent black pants that fit better at 190 than they did at 195 […]

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I’ve lost 10% of my body weight

September 23, 2009 Motivate

I’m not very focused on the numbers these days, but somehow I couldn’t let this one slip by without some celebration.  As my weight has slipped down pretty solidly into the 197 range I can safely say that I’ve now lost 10% of my body weight. This was one of my Big Milestones. I found […]

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Still hanging in there

September 22, 2009 Motivate

Well, my weight has bounced around a fair amount this week, as I expected with stopping one kind of hormones and then starting another. Still, Monday to Monday I’m flat at 197 but I’m not changing the ticker until mid October when all of this medical stuff is behind me. Did you know that it’s […]

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New goals in sight

August 28, 2009 Motivate

As I was typing this title I realized this is in fact true in many areas of my life, but I actually meant my weight when the title first occured to me. But there will be new goals for other areas too – building a family, managing my weight, simplifying my life, being happy in […]

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I gained on vacation

August 25, 2009 Motivate

Well, despite a one-week serious focus, the scale is telling me that for sure I gained 2 stupid pounds on vacation, putting me back over the damn 200 mark (at 201) several days running (it was worse when I first got back). But, I’ve been seriously back on track for over a week now, and […]

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hard to stop once you start

August 17, 2009 Motivate

Well, eating carbs when you’re on a low carb diet is like heroin – it’s hard to stop once you start. I have plenty of excuses (see prior post), and a husband who is such a pleasure-seeker that he can’t deny anyone else (“Oh, go ahead, you’ve been so good recently” “Oh, don’t you just […]

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It’s peeking at me! Onederland is coming!

July 22, 2009 Motivate

Okay, 2 days in a row I’ve seen glimpses of Onederland on the scale.  My offical weigh in days are Mondays but this week if the One number holds Friday morning I’m moving my ticker. I’m really happy about it, and I can see the difference in my face too.  My husband has been quietly […]

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