Multnomah Falls Hike

This weekend my Weight Watchers group hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls. This is something I would never have thought I could do. A moderate, 2.2-mile hike with 700 feet of elevation gain to the top of Multnomah Falls. I have to be honest. If they think this is “moderate” I don’t even want

Memes to keep me going

I’ve been on Weight Watchers now for a year and two weeks. In that time I have lost 82 lbs. All that is great. But for the last six months I have been stalled. Since about when my dad died, it’s been up and down. While a lot of good habits have stuck (exercising, eating

Making progress

Happy Thanksgiving! This year I’m having a bit of a non-traditional Thanksgiving. Neither my mom or me felt like really “doing” Thanksgiving this year, and It didn’t make a lot of sense to go see my mom for less than a day, so I’m staying at home for the day. But it’s been a busy

I was afraid of this

I am just entering the extremely busy season at work. This is my second year going through the “year end” process (Multnomah County, like most governments, has a fiscal year calendar that goes from July 1-June 30) and while this year is going more smoothly than last, it’s no walk in the park. Today I


macte, int. [‘ Expressing approval, encouragement, or good will: ‘all praise to you!’, ‘well done!’, ‘bravo!’; ‘good luck!’.’] Tonight at Weight Watchers I hit my 10% goal; I have now lost 10% of my total body weight when I started! On one hand, I am thrilled. In my three previous attempts at Weight Watchers, I

Why I won’t let one up get me down

Today was weigh in day and for the first time since starting my lifestyle change endeavor I was up. Now, last week was not a bad week for me, so this was a little surprising. I didn’t go over my points and I exercised every day. However, it was also not a great week for

I’m not weighing my soul

Today is weigh-in day. Last week I lost a good chunk of weight for my first weigh-in, and that has helped make this week easier—that and not having a caffeine withdrawal headache all week. Not that this week has been easy; I went grocery shopping yesterday and at one point found myself in the candy