Me, only better

A week of walking

17 January 2013 Me, only better

I mentioned last week that I’ve got a new gadget: a fancy little pedometer called a FitBit. I’ve spent the last week walking around with it tucked in my pocket to get an idea of exactly how many steps I take in an average day, and then I’ll try to figure out a reasonable plan […]

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Reinvention 2013, and a new gizmo

8 January 2013 Me, only better

I have never been a fan of new year’s resolutions, but I am a sucker for a seasonal re-adjustment and reinvention. Something about January begs for a little bit of belt-tightening and clean living after the excesses and chaos of the holiday season. You might remember back in 2008, just after Lucas was born, over […]

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Still haven’t found that weight I lost

21 April 2009 Me, only better

I got a really nice comment last week from Carolynn, saying she’s lost a couple of pounds after reading about Calorie Counter online here, and she asked for a Plan B update. Then yesterday, a friend said she’d just called Dr Bishop to make an appointment for herself. Actual requests for topics and the need […]

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Plan B, six months later

23 February 2009 It IS all about me

Wow, it’s hard to believe that it’s been just over six months since I started my “Plan B” weight-loss plan. (And, for goodness sake, did none of you think to mention at the time that “Plan B” is a morning after pill as well? It took me months to figure out the google traffic!) Anyway, […]

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Yummy, spicy soup!

6 February 2009 Consumer culture

I’m trying hard to bring my lunch to work AND to continue my healthy-eating kick. Must recommend PC Spicy Black Bean Blue Menu soup from Loblaws! Lots of beans for fibre and protein, and reasonable levels of calories and sodium for a prepared soup. Plus a spicy kick to warm you up on a cold […]

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Hey, guess what? I’m normal!

24 January 2009 It IS all about me

Now, I know y’all are standing in line to disagree with that statement, but it’s true! According at least to this definition, I’m normal!! Some time in the last week or so, I’ve lost just enough weight to trip me down to a body mass index (BMI) of 24.9, which is no longer overweight but […]

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Holy crap, I actually did it!

3 December 2008 Me, only better

Remember Plan B? The plan to lose 20 lbs in 20 weeks, to drop back down from 192 pounds to my pre-pregnancy weight before January of 2009? I did it!! Yay me, I did it!! I lost 23.5 lbs in 15 weeks, and now I’m a couple of pounds under 170. From a tight size […]

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Plan B update: 8 weeks in

14 October 2008 Me, only better

I’m still plodding along on my Plan B diet lifestyle makeover, and I’m still doing well. The first month was great. The results (losing around 2 lbs a week) were rather intoxicating, and it was easy to more or less stay on plan. I hit a bit of a slump a couple of weeks ago, […]

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Ten-pages-in book review: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

7 October 2008 10-pages-in

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve written a 10-pages-in book review. This is largely because I am in the year of the series, working my way through all seven Harry Potter books, the His Dark Materials trilogy, Stephen King’s Dark Tower books, and I’m currently in the middle of re-reading one of my […]

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Food week: leftovers

18 September 2008 Life, the Universe and Everything

(Sorry, this post would have been up two days ago, but I keep getting sucked into Twitter. I can either blog or play on Facebook or follow Twitter, but have yet mastered the art of staying current on all three. Laundry is also optional.) Found a few new food faves lately, and thought I’d share. […]

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