With love

Posted in: life- Apr 09, 2014 Comments Off on With love

Image by ©Gary Yost  

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 13: Heavy boots

Posted in: human behavior, life, psychology- Mar 12, 2014 2 Comments

Well, poop. Just having a mild case of the bipolars over here… By all accounts, I had a stellar week. Tuesday through thursday, business as usual. Come friday evening, it was time for bookclub—one of my favorite things. Bookclub is an excuse to get together with a group of awesome women, drink, eat, and chat—about the […]

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 […]

Week 8: Oh the irony…

Posted in: behavior change, human behavior, life, weight loss- Feb 06, 2014 Comments Off on Week 8: Oh the irony…

Well hi folks! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve always thought the universe had a good sense of humor (<<it’s totally winking) so I’m not overly shocked that the very thing I am doing to become healthier is actually making me sick. Eeyup, turns out my liver is not happy with shakes, soups, and bars (frankly, I […]

Week 7: If you can…

Posted in: human behavior, life, weight loss- Jan 29, 2014 2 Comments

I don’t have much to say this week but what I do have to say is important. To my friends: please know how much you mean to me. To my family: please know how much I cherish you. To my cats: I love you!  Without each and every one of you, nothing would be possible. […]