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 […]

Week 0: Here’s to being vulnerable

Posted in: behavior change, health, human behavior, life, nutrition, psychology, weight loss- Dec 10, 2013 11 Comments

Above: August 2008 (left) December 2013 (right) Several years ago I went on a medically-supervised diet and lost 120lbs. I got down to 172lbs and loved it! I’ve always been overweight and to feel my body light and strong, to be able to walk into normal clothing stores and buy (almost) whatever I wanted, to […]

23 and 1/2 hours.

Posted in: behavior change, habit design, health, human behavior, psychology- Jan 28, 2013 Comments Off on 23 and 1/2 hours.

Ack! Alright then! < my initial reaction to this video Backstory: I used to exercise religiously. I would wake up every morning before dawn and walk the 10 minutes to the gym and exercise for an hour and half–50 minutes cardio, the rest strength training and stretching. I lost a lot of weight and loved […]

Grateful Heart: Day 11

Posted in: life- Dec 12, 2011 Comments Off on Grateful Heart: Day 11

Today I am grateful for my health. Over the past few days, blogs by people who have cancer have been crossing my path. They are extraordinarily touching and inspiring, and a reminder to always “carpe diem”. Several years ago I had my own brush with mortality and can say without a doubt, I am one […]