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Still here, stable weight, much-needed computer break

Hi, everyone! I have taken a much-needed break from the computer for a bit, but will be back posting tomorrow — got some good ones coming up! Weight-wise, I’ve stayed the same, which is actually my goal for the moment. We’ve had a lot of stress, so my goal is to be human, deal with […]

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Sat, January 24 2009 » Progress, Stress eating » 5 Comments

2008 retrospective: What worked, what didn’t

Looking back, I certainly learned a bunch about what works and what doesn’t with regard to my getting fit. In no particular order… Works: Outrageous distance-based goal with deadline (Lazy Man’s Triathlon, first 5K race, first 5K continuous run, marathon, open water swim, triathlon… what else to come?) Doesn’t work: Exercising for X minutes Y […]

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Wed, December 31 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 Comments

More on Oprah’s weight gain tell-all »

I’m not going to talk about Oprah. But I do want to talk about this statement in a blog about Oprah: “For people with disordered eating or an eating disorder, weight is but a symptom of a larger, often emotional problem.” (Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting Oprah or fat people have emotional problems.) The realization that […]

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Wed, December 17 2008 » Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 3 Comments

0.1 pound gain: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

OK, this is getting ridiculous. I could blame TOM or my mother (visiting), but reality is I exercised too little and I ate too much (and not of the right stuff). Interestingly, I’ve also been getting stressed/weirded out by being in the top three of the BLBE and I suspect I’m sabotaging myself somehow around […]

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Sat, December 13 2008 » Motivation, Progress, Stress eating » 4 Comments

Turned the day around! Whee!

Yesterday morning I was feeling low. I indulged in that for a while and then had enough. Enough, I tell ya! So, I… Cracked down and got some tricky work out of the way Dealt with an unpleasant personal issue Stopped taking breaks to go stare in the kitchen cabinets (chocolate fairies never did show […]

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Thu, December 4 2008 » Persistence, Stress eating » 3 Comments

Influence of people around us; influencers, but not the decision-makers

I live with one person who bakes when she’s stressed. I live with another person (dear husband) who exercises when he’s stressed. Here’s how I feel today, under stress myself. However, the final decision is mine.

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Wed, December 3 2008 » Stress eating » 2 Comments

It’s official. I’m a freak. I’m the only person not worried about gaining over the holidays.

Hmm. OK. I think I’m a freak. (Hey, I hear you asking yourselves, “well, when did she finally figure that out?!”) I’m relieved because it’s nearly the holidays. I don’t find the holidays stressful, food-wise. I have the same freaky family issues that everyone else seems to have, but holidays aren’t when I do my […]

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Wed, November 26 2008 » Persistence, Strategy, Stress eating » Comments Off on It’s official. I’m a freak. I’m the only person not worried about gaining over the holidays.

Dealing with stress constructively

I had a moment of clarity last year in which I realized that, until I learned to deal with stress better, I would never stop overeating to deal with stress. Sounds obvious, right? So I have experimented and found several things that work for me, not necessarily in this order or in every circumstance: Support […]

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Thu, November 13 2008 » Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 Comments

Rough day, some highs, some lows. Ideas?

Well, I was ready to write yesterday off, but I pulled it together and turned it around. Learned a few things about myself. Still puzzled by a pattern of mine. Feel free to pitch in with suggestions The past week or week and a half have been truly stressful on many many levels. I turned […]

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Wed, October 15 2008 » Persistence, Strategy, Stress eating » 10 Comments

Down 3.3 more pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Well, down 3.3 more pounds for a total of 12.7 in three weeks! -12.7 since starting Biggest Loser Blog Edition -19.5 since starting blog -36.5 from highest weight I don’t feel deprived, I am enjoying (l.o.v.i.n.g.) the exercise I’m doing, and am so motivated. This week was an extremely difficult week for a number of […]

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Sat, October 11 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Stress eating » 6 Comments