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I felt skinny today!
Friday, October 09, 2020      7 comments

It's been several years now that when I "suck it in", my belly didn't look like it changed much. Well, today I "sucked it in" and it went in!! ... Read more
10% down
Sunday, September 27, 2020      3 comments

Officially at 10% loss from my highest (non-pregnant) weight. Also my lowest since 2014. It's a big milestone, although I don't quite see it yet when I look in the mirror, probably because it's been happening so slowly (averaging about 1/2 pound... Read more
Thank you Intermittent Fasting!
Monday, August 31, 2020      1 comments

This summer has been rough on everyone, but particularly my daughter. To give her something approximating a summer vacation, we spent the last 2.5 weeks at my parents' house near the water. She had a ball. I had been doing really well on m... Read more
school, stress, and sleep
Wednesday, August 05, 2020      1 comments

Next week is a big milestone for me: my PhD comprehensive exams. They are 2 days, 4 hours each day, open ended questions covering literally every course I've taken over the past 3 years, plus topics related to my dissertation. I've never b... Read more
musings on the SP website vs app
Monday, August 03, 2020      1 comments

I feel guilty every time I start Spark and say "this time I'm really gonna stick with it". I join new groups, get excited about blogging again, and think everything will go smoothly. Of course it doesn't go smoothly. I forget to check-in o... Read more
my 10-year mountain
Sunday, August 02, 2020      1 comments

A little while ago, I took the idea from my screen name of flipping my weight-over-time graph. Now, as I lose weight, I go UP the graph, rather than down. The little orange star is my current status, with the future line being a projection of th... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 20
Tuesday, February 04, 2020      1 comments

So, I messed my schedule up a bit. I had planned to fast in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but tonight I have promised to make one of my favorite meals (daughter has friend coming over) and i know it will be essentially impossible for m... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 15
Thursday, January 30, 2020      4 comments

After two weeks of doing IF in the mornings (i.e., not eating until 11 or 12) I looked back at my eating habits and decided they were much worse than they were before. I think a big part of it is being so hungry by lunch that I'm just shoving ev... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 12
Monday, January 27, 2020      6 comments

Woke up to a scale that read heavier than it has in a few weeks. Not surprising given all the junk I've been eating over the past few days. But I resolved to turn it around today. Throwing out the leftover cookies (oh gods that hurts) and tracki... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 9
Friday, January 24, 2020      1 comments

Today was not a great day. Stress at work combined with stress in my ovaries led to lots of cookies being consumed. I'm not proud of it, but I'm not going to pretend it didn't happen. To top it off, dinner was McDonald's at 8pm on the way back f... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 8
Thursday, January 23, 2020      2 comments

Into my third fast day. I had dinner a little late last night (hubby didn't have food ready until after 7) but since I won't get a chance to eat this morning until closer to 12, I think it balances out. Had trouble waking up this morning, ... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 7
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      1 comments

Yesterday was my second fasting day. Was a little bit hungrier this time, but again distracting myself in my work definitely helped and I got through it. I'm trying not to overindulge once I can eat - I imagine that urge will decrease as time go... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 5
Monday, January 20, 2020      4 comments

Back from the wedding weekend, those always throw everything out of whack. Did my best to make healthy-ish choices, but especially while driving there arent too many good options. Have been pushing back breakfast until 9 or 10 every day which ha... Read more
Intermittent Fasting Day 2
Friday, January 17, 2020      0 comments

Today was not a fast day but I figured I'd push back breakfast to help transition. That wasn't a problem (are about 2 hours later than usual) but after that I just ate too much all day long. Not sure why, probably just because I was home, not wo... Read more
Intermittent Fasting, Day 1
Thursday, January 16, 2020      2 comments

So, I've heard about IF for a while but wasn't sure if it works be right for me. But after being frustrated with falling back into old habits time and again, I thought it was time to give it a try. I found a program for easing into it over 28 da... Read more

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