Man, am I glad that’s over.

This morning, I dragged myself to the gym. la-fitness

My first morning workout in – well, a long time – felt great. I rose at 5:30 a.m. and spent the next two hours faffing about, avoiding getting ready for the gym and actually going.

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Showing Some Discipline

I check my personal email often throughout the day, and yesterday afternoon’s inbox featured an email that threatened to wreak havoc on my workout plans.
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Less Than Five Months – Can I Do It?

In less than five months, Jason and I are slated to join the maternal side of his family for several days on the Frio River. Tubing, staying in a cool house, some days off work – what could be wrong with that?



My body, that’s what.

Jason comes from a family of attractive ladies. His aunts, his mom, his cousins, his sister are all small women. His sister and female cousins have great bodies. I’ve already been overweight around this family most of the time I’ve known them. Is that how I want to be memorialized in photos? Not at all.

So, what can I accomplish in less than five months?

Here’s my wishlist:

  1. a tummy I’m not ashamed to show in a bathing suit
  2. thighs that don’t send the river into a tidal wave
  3. arms I can show in tank tops

In 16 weeks, I might be able to lose 30 lbs. But to honor my wishlist, looks like I’m going to be hitting not just the treadmill, but the resistance training as well.

LA Fitness, here I come…

Secret Diet – The Way To Go?

I bought the Woman’s World tabloid again last night. I recently posted about a Woman’s World probiotics story, and began taking probiotics after reading that story. The probiotics do seem to curb my appetite (or help, at least). This week’s Woman’s World headline was a little more ambiguous than the probiotics headline – this cover story simply said the woman pictured lost 200 lbs. on a “secret diet.”

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Those Sneaky Little Scouts

I was a Girl Scout. My mom was a Cookie Mom. I sympathize with the little girls and moms who stand outside the grocery store during cookie season, desperately trying to unload their addictive merchandise on weak-willed passerby.

So I bought four boxes of Girl Scout cookies last night. I ate an entire sleeve of Thin Mints by the time I got out of the store. When do I start those 12 steps again?


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Why I Consider Myself an Overeater

As you might know, I have recently attended a couple of Overeaters Anonymous meetings. When I told some people at work that I’ve been to OA, a few shot me side-eye and demanded to know why, even going so far as adding, “Were you the smallest person at the meeting?”

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What’s Your Bliss Point?

A long read, but a good one, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss. The science behind the consumer food industry’s “bliss point” manufacturing is profoundly astounding and more than a little disturbing.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – New York Times Magazine

And for some LOLs, The Colbert Report bit on the Bliss Point: Thought for Food – Bloomberg & the Nacho Bliss Point

Hope everyone is having a good day!


Post-OA Reflections

After yesterday’s nasty nurse and my regret over breaking my Lenten sacrifice promise, last night’s Overeaters Anonymous meeting was a much-needed outlet. When the night’s featured speaker was done, I was the first to raise my hand and say, “Hi, I’m Angie, I’m a compulsive overeater.”
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The Nagging Nurse

scale-weight-surprise-348wy071910As mentioned yesterday, I made a weight management appointment at my doctor for this morning. I made the appointment because I felt remorseful about my eating behavior yesterday and in general feel down-and-out over my sluggish weight loss.

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