Category: Weight loss

Healthy Steps – Week 3

Right off the bat… I lost 3.6 pounds this week. I’m a little surprised, but so thrilled. It wasn’t a stellar week, and my steps were absolutely tiny, but at least I’m heading in the right direction. Once again, I’m not ready to take on more, so I’m going to stick to my basic set …

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Healthy Steps – Week 2

This week I gained 2.6 pounds. Honestly, while I’m disappointed, I feel like it’s more the category of “staying the same” because I’ve been gaining and loosing that same 2 pounds for about a year.  But, I did make some healthy (small) steps. So, all is not lost. Last week I said I was going …

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Healthy Steps – Week 1

So, it’s a new year. And like millions of other people, I have resolved to go on a diet… lose weight… get in shape….  I’m going to stop myself there. Here’s my real goal: I want the pain to stop. Weight Watchers, which is a great program that focuses on healthy eating and wholesome habits, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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