MOLLYJ's Jul 2009 CalorieKing Blog

Losing weight can be its own reward

Saturday, July 25th 2009

Well, I am down about 30 pounds and the extremely vain part of me cannot wait to go back to school so I can hear people ask me if I lost weight over summer!!!:y: Oh, yes, just a little! Yeah right. anyhow, I'm excited but at the same time being back at school will make it much more challenging to exercise.

Today DS wanted to go to IHOP for heaven's sake. But he's a teenager so we went. He's eaten a lot of funky diet food so it was time for a little reciprocity. IHOP is one of those resta...

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Getting sucked into stupid discussions and thoughts on behavior change

Thursday, July 23rd 2009

Well I got a little sucked in to the forum topic on whether or not the Surgeon General should be overweight.

And from a lot of folks who are struggling to lose weight right now, some rather mean and judgemental things were said about whether a fat person would/should be fit to be surgeon general. A general concensus seemed to be that to be fat was a choice and someone who made those choices shouldn't be in a visible policy position. A POLICY position. She's not running for Miss America. ...

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Tuesday, July 14th 2009

Well, I am working on two new ways of exercising, yoga and swimming. I love the water but have never been much of a lap swimmer. So I'm doing some laps and some water walking. Today was so hot outside and to go to the pool was a good idea. First day I went it was 6 laps (25 yard pool). Today, I made 8. Not bad. I got a yoga video. I am not good at prescribed movement. I tried aerobics once and felt like an idiot. So my idea is to get a little familiar with some of the poses and of the ...

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Summertime weight loss

Friday, July 10th 2009

Well, I am getting within swiping distance of my goal. You know there are, I read, two huge predictors of success in behavior change. One is knowing the change is necessary. The other is believing that you can achieve the change. I had serious, serious doubts about my ability to do weight loss. But I have actually lost over 25 pounds. And I know the challenge of maintenance looms. But wow! I can do it. So I am happy to be here, right now.

I've made it through some company visits. ...

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Friday, July 3rd 2009

I think the last time I blogged my weight had plateaued. I'm losing again, not great guns but enough to see progress. But I'm exercising a LOT! I know that it will be hard to do that much when I go back to school but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. My goal weight, 160, is in sight. I'll see how I feel when I get there but I may re-set my goal to 155. I like exercise now and that's good. My goals are to try to put some yoga and some swimming in the mix. Just to keep things mix...

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