How I Discovered That I Am Perfect Just The Way I Am

How I Discovered That I Am Perfect Just The Way I Am

Good news!  The vestibular neuritis is getting better each day.  I'm almost – almost – feeling normal again.  I still have a bit of a lag and when I'm tired, like today, I can tell my brain gets a little dizzy.

I'm off to enjoy my home, Seattle, and spend some amazing times with my cousins, soak up the cool weather, breathe in the fresh air, hike some mountain trails, and take in the views of green mountains, blue water, and all the nature the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

It's been 10 months since I've been back home since my move to Scottsdale, Arizona.  I miss it so much! (more…)

My Evolution of Dieting, Falling, and Getting Back Up

My Evolution of Dieting, Falling, and Getting Back Up

Here I am, writing another post about how long it's been since I've written “another post”.

My blog has always been about my experience with eating, dieting, weight loss, what works for me and what doesn't.  However, over the last 6 months, I haven't been sharing what's been going on in my life.

It's not because I haven't wanted to share, but more that I hit a wall again where I turn inward – everything is dark, I get depressed and angry with myself.  Sharing with you would mean that I would have to face what was going on – the struggle I found myself in once again. I just wanted to numb. (more…)

Phase 3 Ideal Protein Big Breakfast – Day 2

Phase 3 Ideal Protein Big Breakfast – Day 2

This is so worth all the lbs I've lost to look at this healthy food in a new light and love it!  I mean, I even like the Greek yogurt plain with no sweetener.  The berries have a natural sweetness that just goes so well with the Greek yogurt.

My taste buds have definitely changed since I haven't been eating sugar in so long! (more…)

Start of Phase 3 Ideal Protein Big Breakfast – Day 1

Start of Phase 3 Ideal Protein Big Breakfast – Day 1

Today was my first day of Phase 3 Big Breakfast on the Ideal Protein Diet.

I have to admit, I was so looking forward to this moment!!!  I mean adding complex carbs like fruit, dairy and grains seems so sensual to me and an absolute treat!  Funny how when you are in the throws of eating like crap you don't think about fruit and grains as being a treat.  How times have changed! (more…)

Week 39 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Week 39 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Well I didn't make my goal this week of being under 170 lbs, but I still lost weight – albeit only .4 lbs, but hey – it's moving in the right direction!

I'm headed out for a bike ride today for a couple of hours and I'm finally able to fit in my bicycling shirt without my rolls spilling over.  (more…)

Week 36 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Week 36 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

You may – or may not – have noticed that I didn't post Week 34 and 35 weight loss results and skipped right to Week 36.  Well, I was in a bit of a funk with my plateau.  I should have posted even during the plateau, but I just was feeling up to it.

So here I am at Week 36.  Can't believe that I've been doing this for 36 weeks now.   (more…)

Switching from Ideal Protein to the Atkins Diet

Switching from Ideal Protein to the Atkins Diet

I've officially decided to move on over to the Atkins Diet with a hybrid of IP. It's essentially the same diet, just eating my own foods. I'll stay away from processed foods and eat whole foods.

This came about from another visit to my doctor yesterday. Nothing is wrong with IP and I could probably stay on it for the remaining 40 lbs I need to lose, but my body isn't used to the packaged foods and I'm not getting enough nutrients even with taking extra supplements. My hair is still falling out, (more…)

Week 33 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Week 33 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Well – this is going to be one of those weeks where I tell you how my weight loss has plateaued.  I've only lost 5 lbs in the last 4 weeks – half of my normal loss.  I could be upset – but I'm not – I'm actually thankful that this is the first time I've really plateaued since losing almost 80 lbs.  It's actually pretty incredible!

So – to get myself out of the plateau I needed to change it up.  Some diets call for a cheat meal or day once a week, but I'm not willing to cheat so instead I went out and ran two days in a row and ate an extra 2-3 small meals each day. (more…)

Week 32 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Week 32 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

I had a tearful moment this last week.  It was tears of joy. I desperately needed clothes and I own one shorts, one capri pants (that are falling off of my hips…speaking of hips I can see my hip bone now when I lay down…lol) and needed just a few shorts for the summer.

So at the store today I tried on a size 12 for grins and it fit…all of the size 12s fit!!! I was shocked and couldn't believe it. (more…)

Week 31 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

Week 31 Ideal Protein Diet Weight Loss Weigh-In

This last weekend, I went to a wedding where there was food all around and specifically two wedding cakes. I won't go into specifics, but let's just say people's faces showed how amazing it was when they would take a bite and then close their eyes and purr like a kitten. “Orgasmic” was a word that a woman in her 60s used to describe how good it taste. (more…)