Category: Weight loss

Feb 27

Why my “why” has said good-bye

The Weight Watcher’s theme this week is “What’s Your ‘Why’: Hold your motivation close-it can be a weight-loss anchor.” I have known for some time that I have lost my “why” along this weight-loss journey. Possibly worse, I am actively afraid to try again. To recap, In April 2014 a lot of things came together …

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Jul 24

Positivity Experiment & Conclusion

The Age of Medicine Lately I have been struggling with almost every aspect of my life, including my mental health. I have been on depression and anxiety medication for 17 years and I know from all experience that: 1) Medication issues (such as not getting the correct medication on time) can take about 6 months …

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Apr 26

The random day that helps you with perspective

Warning, right up front. This post is about weight loss, medical stuff, and emotions. Stop reading now if you’re in it for the humor or the art. Daily Summary I had two doctor’s appointments today. I also had to go to work early to work around one of those appointments. A stapler in my office …

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Sep 14

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 …

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Jul 26

The book didn’t cover hyperventilation

Today was the Clackamas River float and barbeque put on by the director of our agency. It’s just a fun trip she puts on based out of her home and I’ve really been looking forward to it. I was even more excited when I learned I was going to be in my very own little …

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Jul 08

Keeping it real (about giving up)

Last week I gave up on Weight Watchers. Something just gave in me and I ate everything. This was a conscious decision. I knew I was doing it. I kept a few things from my healthy ways. I packed lunch a couple of days. I walked at lunch and took the dog for hikes. But …

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Jun 30

How to create a meltdown

1. Oversleep 2. On a Monday 3. Because you overslept, you have to use the emergency transport plan. 4. Be sure not to have much gas in the car. 5. Also helpful to be one day away from payday and have your checking account be low so putting any significant amount of gas in the …

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May 05

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 …

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Apr 01

Resolutions vs. Goals – Doing Less

Today I enjoyed my last day of unemployment / stay-cation by playing golf, getting a massage, and running a few errands. I’m now packed up for the first day of work tomorrow. The last few days have helped me take a deep breath, and here are a few of my thoughts. A couple of weeks …

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Mar 31

Stay-cation or unemployment?

I’ve been quiet on the blogging front the last week because I’ve been focused on projecting a facade of a reasonable, sensible adult. It’s hard on the best of days, but the last week truly tested me. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have accepted a new position with the State of Oregon, …

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