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  • So there was no help for it. I HAD to make my quarterly trip to the Super Walmart today because we were out of cat litter. This is the trip where I always buy stuff in bulk. Yes, I'm the person you don't want to stand behind at the checkout. That trip. Turns out even Walmart can be a source of NSV's. Here are a few: 1.) I…
  • @Frompumpkin2cinderella I saw your post right after I wrote mine, and I love the idea of not being a grumpy person in the morning anymore. Maybe I'll start taking regular morning walks like you're doing and see if it helps me. Likewise getting off of the sleep aids. I hate taking pills, but I usually take a benadryl every…
  • Today is an official rest day for me after two days straight of harder workouts than usual. But somehow, despite feeling exhausted last night, I woke up with the dawn today full of energy. (Normally I'm NOT a morning person at ALL.) So, I decided to enjoy myself with a quiet stroll through the neighborhood before it got…
  • @dougwinings What a wonderful moment!! To be able to wear those shirts again and honor the people you love. WOW!! Congratulations!!
  • Thank you @SwtHedgehog Tomorrow my husband's taking me to the bike shop to get an Osprey water pack to help me with the heat. That seemed to be the biggest issue, and he thinks drinking more water and having the ice water pack against my back will help a lot. Makes sense to me, and I'm excited at getting "real biking"…
  • I went biking today!! My husband bikes and has always wanted me to do it with him. So much so that he bought me a bike several years ago even though I didn't know how to ride. I went out a few times, but the exhaustion and panic attacks were too much for me, so I quit. Lately, though, I've been eyeing the bike in the…
  • Today the mobile vet came to the house, and we ended up doing exams on all three cats INCLUDING Sable the ninja cat who weighs 16lbs and HATES to be held. It's been three years since we were able to catch and hold her long enough to get everything done. Even the vet's assistant usually can't hold her because she's really…
  • Yesterday I finally fit back into my expensive sports bras again--the Panache ones that really give GOOD support. Now I can try some new high impact classes at the gym.
  • What worked for me today was tracking "weird" measurements. That is, keeping measurement records that go beyond the traditional ones (bust, waist, hips) including some really odd ones where I figured out ways to measure the little fat bulges that bug me the most. See, awhile back I started worrying about my progress…
  • WOW, look at you!!! I can see a LOT of change in those photos. Your mid section and abs are really showing up nicely now, and your legs look thinner with more definition. Way to go!!
  • Good for you!! It's so empowering to remember that we don't have to let food rule us, and we DON'T have to eat it just because it's there.
  • That's awesome!! You look fantastic, and it's great that you didn't let the weight keep creeping up. Good for you!
  • bump I love hearing all the different things people do to move more in normal life!
  • What a happy thing! Made my day to read that. Good for you!
  • I'm not much of an online friend because I rarely think to comment on anything, but my diary is open, and you're welcome to add me if you want to. I'm not saying that to be unfriendly. I'll be glad to answer you if you message me. I just know some people get offended if their friends don't comment on their feed, and I'm…
  • Thanks, that's good to know. I paid up front for a year because I wanted that commitment for myself, but I'll keep this in mind for when I renew. I hate ads, though, so I'll probably just renew.
  • I use the premium version because I like being able to set my own macros. The MFP defaults don't work for me at all--too high carb, not enough protein and fat. So, with the Premium version, I set mine to (30C/35P/35F). I actually shoot for thirds on everything, but this is close enough. That ratio gives me just enough…
  • I have a few from this week: 1.) The other day from my perch on a 2nd floor treadmill, I realized that I don't look out of place at the gym anymore. I'm not the most fit by a long shot, but I don't look out of place. Nor do I feel awkward and insecure there anymore. On the contrary, I love going, and these folks are…
  • What worked for me today was SLEEP....lots of it!! My scale had been stuck for a week, and so had the tape measure, and I was frustrated. My trainer suggested I might need to eat a little more, but otherwise to stay the course. I've been training hard at the gym, and this week I added an extra day, so this weekend I…
  • Nobody told me how much of this journey is about facing fear and not letting it stop you. Fear of what it will mean to be thin, fear of failure, fear of change, fear of the gym, fear of looking stupid, fear of other people's responses, fear of injury, fear of being strong, fear of saying no. All these fears I didn't even…
  • I was able to haul in the big pet food box from Chewy without asking for help from my husband or the FedEx guy. And last night I braved my first Zumba class. I knew I'd look like a dork trying to follow the choreography, but I didn't let that stop me from having a good time. Best of all, I had NO problems with the fitness…
  • 1.) To be in the 160's when my mom comes the first week in May. Right now I'm at 172.6. 2.) To swim a mile in the pool at the gym. My PR is 1000 yds, which is just over half. This may be more of an action step than a mini-goal, but I really want to develop a training plan for strength work so I can track improvements and…
  • What worked for me today was eating half portions. Like, I ate half a Jello Pudding cup with my lunch, and later I'll have the other half with my dinner. That lets me have dessert twice today for the calorie cost of one. Learning that most of the time I just crave the TASTE of something has helped me, too. The other night…
  • What a beautiful story!!! For you to turn such a painful situation into something wonderful is SO inspiring!! I hope you'll keep sharing your story as you go.
  • Wow, that is fabulous!!! And so encouraging that you've already maintained for four years. Way to go!! Thanks for sharing your story and photos.
  • So yesterday I was fasting (religious reasons, not weight loss related), and I ended up with 820 calories left. The whole time I was looking forward to going wild today, letting myself eat whatever I wanted as long as I logged it. To my great surprise, I didn't WANT more than my normal amounts of anything!! I even left…
  • When I was at the grocery this afternoon, the bakery folks were making Cinnamon Rolls, so the whole store smelled like temptation. What worked for me was going home and making myself coffee sprinkled with lots of cinnamon and a dollop of light whip cream---yum!! That gave me the cinnamon/cream fix I wanted with less than…
  • Nobody told me that I might eventually be willing to wear a bra when I don't have to. I'm genetically large-busted (34FF currently), so there's a limit to how much smaller my girls get regardless of weight, and even at my skinniest, I've NEVER stopped being eager to take my bra off the instant I got home. And that's with…