"Something I thought I'd never see in my refrigerator: a "salad bar". I'm coming up on 1 year of changing my diet and working on my health. Also coming up on 60 lbs lost. I'm still struggling some days, and in some months change is slower than others. But I've learned that commitment doesn't mean… Continue reading Mastering the Salad
Tomorrow I'm supposed to hit the ground running because Rogue Festival is literally eight short weeks away and January is when my schedule becomes overwhelmingly busy. But in terms of the diet and exercise, I've been in maintenance mode since Thanksgiving. The Win: I've actually lost 3 lbs since Thanksgiving. That's about .5 lbs per… Continue reading Food Prep 1/1/18, this week’s menu, and how to make juicy chicken breasts
Well, it has been a couple of months since my last update, so I thought I'd catch up tonight. First, the past month has been a slog as far as my eating is concerned. I had a five days at a conference in San Diego with a foodie companion just before Thanksgiving and ever since… Continue reading Fridge Clean-Out Food Prep 12/17/17 + Maintaining during the holidays + Fruit Bake
Finally had my follow up labs done to see how the weight loss and “re-balance” of my diet has affected my health. Weight: 240 lbs (down 37 lbs) Blood Pressure: 120/70 (down from 135/90 in May) Cholesterol - 235 (down to borderline range from high range) LDL: 161 (down from 205 - significant improvement, but… Continue reading Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites
September 10, 2017: Current weight 247. Reached my first goal, losing 10% of my weight. Total: 27 lbs down. As of last week, my calorie goals are 1440 per day during the week and 1600 on the weekends. The last two weeks' food plan looks like this: And yes, I do write this stuff out.… Continue reading Food Prep 9/10/17 and How to Make Balsamic Chicken Thighs
7/30/17 Current weight: 252 lbs. 5 lbs away from first goal. 22 lbs lost. When mom died on the 18th, I was 3 lbs away from my first goal (10% of my weight lost, or 27 lbs). But in the two weeks after mom’s death, I gained back two pounds. Not so bad considering I… Continue reading Food Prep and Week’s Journal 7/30/17: Rehearsal foods, TJ’s in the freezer, & How to make a Farmer’s Sandwich
After I announced my first 20 lbs lost in 11 weeks, I had several people ask me what I was doing to see that result. The next five sections are what I sent in reply. But I also emphasize GREATLY the importance of judging the calorie and macronutrient intakes on a 7-10 day average instead… Continue reading HP’s Lose the Buddha Belly: Diet Approach after 3 months.
The following were my notes after my first three days of research and beginning to make changes to my eating. I had always said that I probably wasn't the type of person to tackle my weight issues until a health issue came up, and boy-howdy did it! I am *THIS CLOSE* to being diabetic and… Continue reading Weekend 1 of Lose the Buddha Belly: Getting a handle on the new diet