Wednesday, November 28, 2012
110 Pounds and Counting – Don't Wait
Debby Weighs In – The Post/Tday Report
Fit to the Finish – Getting Up and Out on a Cold Winter's Morning
Garden Girl – Staying on track for the holidays--my holiday list 2012
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing
It Sux To Be Fat -- Thankful in 2012
Jack-Sprat.net – Paying the Price
Keeping it Off -- Enough!!
Keeping the Pounds Off! – Edible Poison
Losing 147 -- Geek out with Thanksgiving data
Myra's Journey -- Challenge
No Celery Please -- On Thankfulness
Poonapalooza -- Unrecognizable me
Prior Fat Girl -- I don't need a ride; I can run!
Refuse to Regain – Our Seasonal Mantra: No Holiday Weight Gain. Stick with me!
Roni’s Weigh -- Note to Self
Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- "Fave Five" Options!
Weight Off My Shoulders -- Variety is the Spice of Life
Monday, November 26, 2012
On another note, I saw this article today and it just made me very sad. Not sure whom is to blame but it is just sad none the less.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
110 Pounds and Counting – Weekend, Interrupted
300 Pounds Down -- The Enemy Never takes a Vacation
A Lifetime Loser -- In which this loser is married to a winner
At Goal Weight Watcher --Ghosts of Holidays Past
Believing it's Possible is Half the Battle -- Skipping...I can do that!
Fit to the Finish – Are You Mentally Prepared for the Holidays?
Fixing Myself Happy -- A little of everything
Garden Girl – Power to the graph and pedometer-Maintenance Tools
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
Happy Weight After -- 180.2...178.6
Hungry Healthy Happy -- Healthy Holiday Gift Options
It Sux To Be Fat -- The Missing Link
Jack-Sprat.net – Troubled Waters
Keeping the Pounds Off! – The Voice of my Bullsh*t Meter
Lap Band Gal - After Spending Thousands of Dollars on my Lap Band...
Losing 147 -- Revelation that most of you knew
Myra's Journey -- Start Over
Poonapalooza -- A Mountain run, free coffee, winter vegetables
Prior Fat Girl -- November Runnin'
Refuse to Regain – Meatless Fruitless Mondays
Roni’s Weigh -- Keep Track of your Weigh with Google Docs
The Anti-Jared -- BREAKING NEWS!!! Fat People Can Inspire!
The Fit Bee -- ...My Second Philadelphia Marathon
Weight Off My Shoulders -- My Back Vs. Pure Barre
Hopefully I am getting better at this; I have great plans for this page, please stay tuned!!!!
Monday, November 19, 2012
I have read so many "diet" books and countless other motivational, inspirational or as we used to call them at Borders (worked there for 9 years part-time), "self-help." Anyway, I was getting overwhelmed at how I wanted to present this here. On Tuesday evening I stopped by my local public library. I live in a wonderful village, so stepping off the bus after 6pm (it's dark outside) and seeing the library open, I was excited. I walked in to peruse the new bookshelf. I picked up "Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever" by Pete Thomas. He is a The Biggest Loser alum from Season 2. I remember his story so well. And he is definitely a Maintainer. I want to also include The Biggest Loser alums here on my blog and had been researching if the winners had blogs. Pete Thomas was not the winner of Season 2 but he was the at home $100,000 winner. He is now the brand LIF2. I mentioned here that each of the diet, weight loss books I read, I look for a section or chapter on Maintenance. Some of my thoughts with bullet points are below:
- Pete totally recommends to read all of his Steps, 1-4, a process.
- The 5 Rs of Maintenance: Review, Revise, Repeat, Reward, Reach Back--for me this is doable. I actually did the review part last night--reading over some of my materials and just regrouping.
- In his Introduction he states that there are types of dieters who should not read his book; The Perpetual Dieter, The You-Do-It-for-Me Dieter; The Pie-in-the-Sky Dieter and The Do-It-Tomorrow Dieter. His point: This book is not for these dieters because "diets are made to be followed. Life is made to be lived. Wow!!!...he does indicate that at some point in his life, he had been all these types at one time or another. I saw myself here: I am the Perpetual Dieter. I do agree with not using the "d-i-e-t" word and living, but I feel we are who we are and all of our experiences are unique. I have been changing my thought processes and being on my journey.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Debby Weighs In – I Love Exercise?
Fit to the Finish – Do Fat Acceptance Bloggers Really Believe It Does Not Matter
Fixing Myself Happy -- Looking and A Family Walk
Garden Girl – Photo Update--9 Months maintaining
Hungry Girl -- Weekly Weigh-In--I am adding her because she is a Maintainer who tries to help EVERYONE with real food and good options
Jack-Sprat.net – Apples to Oreos
Keeping the Pounds Off! – ABC Virus--A Real Malady
No Celery Please – Well Thank Goodness that's over
Prior Fat Girl -- Rest or motion?
Refuse to Regain – Board Review Factoid: Dieting To...
Roni’s Weigh -- Wednesday Weigh In: Notice Trends
The Anti-Jared -- Because Nothing Was More Important To Me Than Losing Weight
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Fast forward, 2011, I had to have major abdominal surgery and before the surgery my doctor asked me to give up caffeine and so I did and I have not touched a cup of coffee or espresso since March 2011, yep, cold turkey and for the last time. I had given it up for lent a few times and when I felt the heart go extra beats but it never stuck. I think it sort of scared me that she had to ask me to give it up before major surgery because of anesthesia and the uncertainty that comes along with that. I willingly didn't give it a second thought. Sometimes I drink a diet soda when I am out. I don't fret over it because sometimes I crave the carbonation and I can find a caffeine-free type, except when out with friends. This has maybe been 3 times over the last year and a half. I do still love the smell of coffee and when I smell it, I acknowledge it and think about something else. Giving up sugar, is not hard or difficult; I just have to be aware and ask questions. I decided that white sugar and hfcs are my triggers--so none of that, but if an iced tea needs an equal or the pink packet then it's OK. I also use natural sugar for baking, turbinado is working for me, if I do any baking, which I try not to. I also use fresh fruit as a dessert whenever needed. I learned this summer and I am sure that many know this, but all fresh fruit is not created equally. The high sugar content fruits (watermelon and pineapple for me) also interfere like white sugar for my progress. I found out this past summer when my progress stalled around the 7 month mark. My doctor decided to have me do blood work since it had been over 6 months since beginning the program. Sure enough, my glucose was 102, up from 82. I admitted to eating much more pineapple and watermelon than I should but it was a hot. I should have known something was amiss when I was craving it all the time. It wasn't that I was gaining weight but it was that I was not losing weight, which should be a sign for people. If you are doing most of things that you know are correct to do; you should be losing weight--if not something is off. I don't drink coffee or tea and only drink iced tea or a diet soda at restaurants so I don't really need a sugar substitute that often. I have been experimenting with baked goods but would like to keep this to a minimum while still on my journey. I tend to be the type of person who listens to her body, especially weight wise. I think being aware of triggers and letting go of things that don't allow you have successful weight maintenance is the way to go, again, I cannot stress enough, everyone is different.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
110 Pounds and Counting – Foods I Always Have On Hand
Fit to the Finish – The Futility of the Need for Speed in Weight Loss
Fixing Myself Happy -- Opening Old Wounds and Sitting With My Emotions**
Garden Girl – Fast Food should not be "normal"- video from Yoni Freedhoff
Happy Weight After -- A Quick Check-In and feeling bummed about NE buddies...**
hopefulandfree – november's light, cool sticker, elephants nearby
Jack-Sprat.net – Judge Not!
Keep it OFF! – I need to
Keeping the Pounds Off! – Why I am grateful I never became The Biggest Loser
No Celery Please – Goodwill outfit of the VOTING Day!!
Prior Fat Girl -- Planning my workout week
Refuse to Regain – Planning for Maintenance: What to do while you are losing
Roni’s Weigh -- Hey Weight Loss Companies: STOP SPEWING YOUR B.S.
**New Maintainer on the list found through Keeping the Pounds Off
Monday, November 5, 2012
We will all get through this, together!!!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Debby Weighs In – A Grain of Truth
Fit to the Finish – The Hardest Thing About Weight Loss Is
Garden Girl – Keep an Open Mind about Being Grain Free
hopefulandfree – made a decision
Jack-Sprat.net – Scale Fail Wail
Keep it OFF! – Amazing Vacation (except for the tick, mosquitos and food poisoning!)
Keeping the Pounds Off! – Bare Bones about Halloween
Lynn’s Weigh – Seven Times Slower
No Celery Please – Who the Heck is that Person?!
Prior Fat Girl -- 13.1 miles complete with my wings upside down
Refuse to Regain – When Carbs Look Bigger than They Really Are
Roni’s Weigh -- Wednesday Weigh In: It’s About How You FEEL
The Anti-Jared -- Unprocessed
Stay Tuned!!! This page is going to get so much better. I am trying to locate as many maintainers online as I can. If you know of any that I am missing please let me know. I am really struggling not to put up rules or exclude individuals. My emphasis is on Maintaining and my definitions and meanings have been posted. I know there can be many interpretations, trust me, I have been the spectrum and then some. Thank you in advance for your consideration.