Category: Weight loss

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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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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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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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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Remember the knitting when loosing weight: Volume 2

A few of you might remember my original post “Remember the knitting when loosing weight.” Last week I finished my sweater “Zora” and I have been prancing around showing it off; last night at Weight Watchers was no exception. I showed it off and bragged about how all the stitches represented the many (MANY) changes …

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The obligatory year end post

In the last year I’ve spent a lot of time looking at other people’s blogs, getting ideas about what I’m doing right, wrong, and everything in between. If you read a lot of blogs, this time of year you’ll notice a pattern: EVERYONE is recapping their year and planning for the next. To be fair, …

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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 …

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