Monthly Archives: January 2015

DietBet results

This was the happy message in my inbox this morning. After 4 weeks of sustained effort, my scale rewarded me with a total loss of 9.8lb, which means I lost 4% of my body weight in January. I am just … Continue reading

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Let’s get physical

I recently had my annual physical. This year’s exam was at 12 noon, so they asked me to come back 2 weeks’ later early in the morning for fasting bloodwork, which produced some interesting results. The good news: My glucose (97) … Continue reading

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Sick as a dog

My lovely daughter has shared her germs with me.  Around mid-afternoon on Monday, I started coughing.  Slept like the dead for 10 hours, thanks to NyQuil.  I woke up this morning with barely any voice.  It hurts to swallow and … Continue reading

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Thanks For Sharing

We watched an interesting movie last night on Netflix – ‘Thanks for Sharing”, starring Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo & Gwynneth Paltrow. It was about addiction in many forms – sex, drugs, and alcohol – and prominently featured a 12-step support … Continue reading

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My first year with Fitbit

For Christmas 2013, my husband bought me a Fitbit One.  I faithfully wore it every day in 2014 to track my steps and activity level.  Fitbit just sent me my “year in review” summary, so here are the numbers: Over … Continue reading

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Unexpected challenges

Life is full of unexpected challenges.  As the Yiddish proverb says, “We plan, God laughs.” I was looking forward to a home-based day, with plans to make it to the gym before a meeting at church, a webinar for work, and … Continue reading

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The cliché of resolutions

The predictability of recommitting to weight loss on January 1st is not lost on me. It feels so cliché that I have been reluctant to talk about it on my regular Facebook page, for fear of just seeming like one of … Continue reading

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