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Scout’s honor, down 6.2 pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Down 6.2 pounds! Guess it must have been the two chocolate (nay, double chocolate) cupcakes I had yesterday 😐 -21.8 since starting Biggest Loser Blog Edition -28.6 since starting blog -45.6 from highest weight Of course, my first reaction was — the scale is broken! But I’d been losing steadily throughout the week, so I […]

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Sat, November 22 2008 » Progress » 7 Comments

Still a little crazy, but apparently that’s good for losing weight

My week’s been crazy, not me — well, no more than usual. 😉 However, I continue to lose weight, so apparently this is good for keeping me busy. I really haven’t been thinking much about food. (There’s a lot more time to do stuff, by the way, when one isn’t thinking about food all day. […]

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Wed, November 19 2008 » Motivation, Progress, Self image » 6 Comments

It occurs to me, that I am a different person now

You know, I was just in the kitchen, washing dishes before heading to bed (can’t stand waking up to dried up dirty dishes) and I realized — I am a different person. I have made permanent healthy changes. I’m not perfect, but I do pretty well. And I will lose this weight, in time. And […]

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Sun, November 16 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Self image » 4 Comments

Down 1.4 pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Down 1.4 pounds! I’ll take it. Rough week, unfortunate time of month, and other things I could have used as an excuse, but… I don’t make excuses any longer. No more excuses! Angie gave me a pep talk last week and said that this was my time to do this and you know what? Yes, […]

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Sat, November 15 2008 » Progress » 5 Comments

Don’t deserve an ounce of this, down 0.9: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Well, down 0.9 pounds. I procrastinated weighing for a day because I was sure I’d be up at least, like, 5 pounds or something. -14.2 since starting Biggest Loser Blog Edition -21 since starting blog -38 from highest weight I didn’t do much of anything right and I’m surprised. I was sick and stressed and […]

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Sun, November 9 2008 » Progress » Comments Off on Don’t deserve an ounce of this, down 0.9: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Down 3.6: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Well, down 3.6 more pounds for a total of 15.2 in five weeks! -15.2 since starting Biggest Loser Blog Edition -22 since starting blog -39 from highest weight Easy to do in China — healthy meals and lots of walking. Lots of (bottled) water and tea. No snacks to speak of, very few sodas. A […]

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Sun, October 26 2008 » Progress » 5 Comments

Another great Influencer quote on recovering from failure

Here’s my favorite quote from one of the Influencer blog posts on how to recover from failure by Maxfield: Did you know that successful people fail more often than losers do? It makes sense, right? They try more things, riskier things, and set their goals higher. So they fail more often, but they also succeed […]

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Tue, October 21 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy » 1 Comment

Part 4, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Finally! The final post in my Influencer series. What a great book. If you haven’t read the first three posts, here they are: One: What to change and how to want to change Two: Personal strategies to change Three: Social strategies to change Tonight is the fourth and last post, focusing on structural (organizational) strategies […]

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Thu, October 16 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 6 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

Part 3, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Hi, all! I wanted to get back to business and continue to my third post (see first here and second here) about the Influencer by Patterson, et al. So far, we talked about figuring out what to change, getting yourself to buy in to the change (for real), and the ways to actually make the […]

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Thu, October 9 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy, Support » 3 Comments