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feel so humiliated
Monday, June 11, 2012      12 comments

Yesterday I fainted at the gym after I felt extremely dizzy, nauseated, and had the worst headache in my life. It was a 90 degree day outside but I was clammy and in a cold sweat all the time. (The gym was nicely air conditioned.) My husband kne... Read more
A doctor noticed!
Friday, June 08, 2012      4 comments

I had an annual visit to one of my many doctors, and he did a quick calculation when he saw my chart. He praised me for my weight loss from a year ago to the day. Sure made my day! There is a different doctor I need to go to in a few months; ... Read more
I Can’t Believe I Had Just One Dessert!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      1 comments

This is the FIRST time since I started my first diet at age 12 that I attended a function with dreamy desserts (pretty tartlets, cheesecakes, and brownies drive me wild) and managed to take only one dessert; a chocolate chip cookie! I publicly a... Read more
Still Hanging On
Thursday, May 31, 2012      1 comments

It is certainly a lot harder for me to stick to disciplined eating when the seas of life are rough out there. So far, I am hanging on, by the tips of my fingers anyway. The coming weeks will be full of dealing with funeral related affairs, and... Read more
Strategy Time
Monday, May 28, 2012      1 comments

My stress level continues to be sky-high so it is time to develop a strategy to keep on track to my weight and fitness goals. Temperatures this Memorial Day are going to be in the 90s here, so I am revamping my eating and drinking choices. I ha... Read more
God help me through this tragedy
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      8 comments

I am praying for strength. A horrible tragedy has happened in my family to a loved one; something like this could lead me to abandon all my work on achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle. All I can do is pray and hope I can get over this ini... Read more
On a positive note
Saturday, May 19, 2012      0 comments

I have been down over the pants destruction incident, but to be positive, I am now wearing regular size slacks and the plus size ones are way too big. Yes, it looks like clothes are made so much more flimsier these days. The fabric seems quite... Read more
What Being Fat Does to Clothes
Saturday, May 19, 2012      4 comments

I had to buy a new pair of slacks for my trip, and I was dismayed at how expensive clothes have gotten (I have not bought clothes in quite a while because I feel depressed scouring plus size catalogs). A scant few hours into wearing them on a h... Read more
Stuff I sort of want to do
Friday, April 27, 2012      3 comments

My biggest interests in life are travel, volunteer work and wild animal encounters. I work hard to combine the three things and have had incredible opportunities. But sometimes I start to think about smaller things in life that I am not famili... Read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      3 comments

I am too old to be up on current hot topics, but I did get a copy of “Hunger Games” after the hype because I sure was intrigued by the title. Why, I have been hungry almost all my life because my appetite thermostat keeps telling me I am starvi... Read more
Eight Days to Travel Time
Monday, April 23, 2012      0 comments

I will have to leave the comfort of my house, my gym, Spark friends and trackers, and normal routines in just eight days! I doubt I will have access to a computer or scale. I am not sure I am 100% ready to deal with foreign foods and a countr... Read more
Reality Checks
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      1 comments

When I look into the mirror, I see that I am beginning to look like a regular human woman! But I cannot let myself slip into former eating habits. I found one way to do a reality check is to try clothes on that I think I fit in to; only to find... Read more
Are There Clothing Styles You Do Not Dare Wear?
Monday, April 16, 2012      2 comments

I am envious of people who are heavier than I and wear certain clothes beautifully that I have censored myself from. I do not have a self-concept high enough to wear strapless tops or exercise wear. I see overweight women who look fabulous and... Read more
Easter Pigout
Sunday, April 08, 2012      1 comments

The past two days were eating disasters for me. Tomorrow is my weigh in day, too. I am looking for positive things to say about myself; at least I am recording everything I ate and am committed to facing the scale tomorrow. I just can't bear ... Read more
Stress Eating is My Biggest Enemy
Monday, April 02, 2012      0 comments

So far so good; I read some inspiring blog posts here and have been able to resist an eating binge. I have been thinking about what my biggest obstacles have been throughout the years as far as controlling my weight goes, and have reached the c... Read more

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