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Entries Tagged as 'fruits of my labor'

Making Gradual Changes Toward Healthy Eating Habits

January 24th, 2008 · 23 Comments

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Tags: fruits of my labor · gratitude · meal planning

Review of the Year

December 17th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Well, the bad news is that I’m still sick. This was Day of Near Silence #2 while I tried to rest my throat. Thank God for writing. But the weekend was certainly not a total wash. The good news is that I have hit a thirty pound loss this year. Early this weekend, I first […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · running just as fast as we can · winter


December 3rd, 2007 · 7 Comments

I forgot to mention that I have just barely reached 174 this week with a 174.8 weigh-in two days in a row.  Hey, I’ll take it. That loss means I’ve lost 29 pounds since January and over 50 pounds since my highest weight.  Woo-hoo!

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Tags: fruits of my labor

Weekend Baking

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Sunday morning, waking too late to attend church after not sleeping well, I took a few lazy hours to do some gluten-free, egg-free, allergen-free baking. (That’s the contrast between baking on a Sunday after a week off and baking on a normal weeknight: it felt lazy and enjoyable yesterday, not frenetic or harried.) I planned […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · fruits of my labor · meal planning · quick meals


November 25th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Yesterday was a good day.  Perhaps it’s continuing into today, actually.  First of all, I weighed in at 175.4 pounds yesterday morning. (Today it’s actually a bit lower, but I’m going with my Saturday weigh-in.)  To weigh 175 pounds has been a goal that’s been stuck in my head for some reason; 175 seems like […]

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Tags: autumn · fruits of my labor · gratitude · new activity of the month · running just as fast as we can · winter


November 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

176.4–.6 pound loss.  I’m getting down to weights that feel weird for me to type, honestly.  It’s been that long since I’ve seen them.  Mentally, I still instinctively think of myself as being ‘around 190,’ which really isn’t true anymore!  It will blow my mind when I get into the 160s.   I was reading someone’s […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

Financial Wisdom & Weight Loss

November 1st, 2007 · 9 Comments

As I’ve mentioned on here and elsewhere, several years ago, I started taking steps toward a better financial future. When I decide to do things and learn how to do them, I tend to be very gung-ho (at least at first), and getting my finances in order was no exception to that. With my husband […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories · on the soapbox

Weekly weigh-in

October 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

My weight this week has been all over the place–all. over. the. place.  Three pounds up from my last weigh-in one day, and one pound down from my last weigh-in the next.  Then two pounds up the next day, etc.  And I’m actually okay with that.  In the last two weeks, I stopped taking one […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories