Week 15: 50lbs, 5 Sams, and failing

Posted in: health- Apr 04, 2014 Comments Off on Week 15: 50lbs, 5 Sams, and failing

There’s nothing like a good bit of stress to put me to the test.   Sam, my love, my little fur baby, has been sick. Honestly, as someone without children, he is really like my baby. I’ve never had a connection with an animal (or a human for that matter) like the one I have […]

Week 14: Creep

Posted in: behavior change, health, human behavior, psychology, weight loss- Mar 21, 2014 Comments Off on Week 14: Creep

I notice old habits creeping back. They do so very quietly and sneakily–or actually, they may very well be stampeding in with a battle cry of “we shall not die!” and I choose to ignore them because somewhere, not so deep inside, I welcome them back. Either way, I’ve noticed my tendency towards hoarding calories […]

Week 12: Nuts!

Posted in: health, human behavior, nutrition, psychology, weight loss- Mar 05, 2014 Comments Off on Week 12: Nuts!

I’m staring at the most complicated (perhaps convoluted?) guide to transitioning back to food ever (see above). <begin rant> It’s not just one chart, it’s not even one page! There’s the “Transition overview” which breaks things down into 4 weeks. There’s also the “Transition Servings Grid” which breaks things down to 6 days. Then there’s […]

Week 11: Jumping off the wagon…

Posted in: health, human behavior, weight loss- Feb 28, 2014 Comments Off on Week 11: Jumping off the wagon…

…and onto the vacation train I did not fall. I jumped! The difference being actually choosing to partake rather than being overwhelmed by temptation or desire. Or so I told myself… ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I had looked forward to friday night as a reprieve from this diet. I was going to join in celebrating a friend’s birthday and I […]

Week 10: Stuff is falling

Posted in: Design, health, nutrition, weight loss- Feb 19, 2014 3 Comments

Stuff is falling! Liver levels are falling*. Weight is falling. Even waffles are falling…(?) Luckily, I as a whole, am managing not to. I found out my hip pain (did I mention I had hip pain?) is bursitis which is related to, if not caused by, abnormal patella tracking (a kneecap that won’t stay in place […]

9 weeks and 21 questions

Posted in: behavior change, health, human behavior, life, nutrition, psychology, weight loss- Feb 13, 2014 2 Comments

They say it takes 21 days to form or break a habit give or take depending on who you ask. I say it’s taken 9 weeks for the cravings to subside—exactly three times as long. I have no idea of the significance but an interesting coincidence nonetheless. This begs the question, (1) can you break […]

Hearts, livers, & time travel, oh my!

Posted in: health, nutrition, weight loss- Feb 07, 2014 2 Comments

When people think of the heart, they think of a sweet, symmetrical red shape. Not only is it the only organ with a cute icon (♥), it also conjures up feelings of love, warmth, and kinship. I’m pretty sure no other organ is as lucky—most certainly not the liver.  When I think of liver, I think […]

The week of indomitable munchies

Posted in: health, human behavior- Jan 20, 2014 Comments Off on The week of indomitable munchies

Don’t worry, I didn’t actually munch but do you ever go through a period where you just want to eat and/or drink incessantly? This past week I have definitely had food on my mind. I guess this is one of the drawbacks to living alone. My inside voice can be like a spoiled brat getting all […]

Week 5: Einstein vs. Voodoo

Posted in: health, weight loss- Jan 15, 2014 Comments Off on Week 5: Einstein vs. Voodoo

I stepped on the scale this week and it was not a “wahoo” kind of feeling. Not that the weight has been my primary focus but it does feel like a kick in the gut to only lose 1.2lbs when abstaining from all food and drink (even at wine book club!!!). So my enthusiasm is a little […]

Week 4: A car tire, both my cats combined, or a 1-year old

Posted in: health, weight loss- Jan 08, 2014 1 Comment

Answer: things that weigh 20lbs. Eeyup! Any of these could have been attached to my body 4 weeks ago and no longer are (give or take a few ounces). This week brought my total weight loss to just under 20lbs but what I’m more excited about is the difference I feel in my body. I can […]