LYNNABEL's CalorieKing Blog

In childhood and high school I was always a healthy weight. After graduating from college, my weight fluctuated (mostly in the up-direction). I got to an all time high of 158 in 2000, and joined weight watchers (the in-home version - I've always been private about my weight) and lost about 28 pounds. I was able to maintain that loss through several major live challenges, but at the 28th major issue to hit me in the space of 1 year (a slight exaggeration), the pounds came back along with loneline... Read more

Saturday, June 25th 2016

Making progress, TYJ. Part of my issue with trying to lose weight is that I often feel like my body responds erratically at best to reduced calories - so, more often than not I end up feeling helpless and frustrated and deprived and a failure. I suspect - especially the last year or so - my hormones are always on some sort of rollercoaster so it makes figuring what my body responds to difficult. One thing that has worked for me several times is to do a 3-day fruit/veggie smoothie "cleanse....

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Friday, June 17th 2016

This is awful. I've gained over 10 lbs since Thanksgiving. That a TON of weight for someone as short as I am. I don't think that there is any one smoking gun. Combination of a horrible school schedule during the spring, poor eating habits, lack of sleep, a few too many beers, hormones, restlessness at work, maybe a little depression / anxiety. Ugh. I need and want to turn it around beginning today.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

At the risk of jinxing it, I have had 3 nights of good sleep. What a difference it makes.

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Saturday morning disjointed and random thoughts:
ē Iím struggling to take good care of myself. Most women find themselves doing too much for other people and not for themselves. I donít fall into that category, at least not neatly. Yes, Iím in law school, and work full time. But Ė I donít have the home/kid obligations that many working moms do because my husband does so much in that department.
ē What I am doing is not exercising the way I should, not eating the way I should, and not findin...

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Friday, February 5th 2016

I haven't battled an appetite like this in years. :scream2: I know it is connected to me doing more cardio. Its as if I simply cannot get enough carbs. It has lasted for a month now. I have to figure something out. My normal breakfast and lunch are just not cutting it. For a while I held it at bay by eating nuts ( :hi: patti and :hi: jay) mid morning, but that wasn't enough. I think I need to bring in a huge bag of raw veggies to crunch on. I need something that I don't have to watch the portions on. That jus...

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