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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Diet News

The Atkins diet wins!!! That's the latest news from a study of three popular diets.

I love the thought of losing the 12 pounds the study speaks of, but I just don't know if I can do it without bread and potatoes. Sigh...

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Get It in Writing

Many thanks to Goaled Girl for the link to this morning's MSNBC article: Writing down every morsel doubles weight loss.

I totally agree that keeping track -- either with pen and paper or online -- is a great way to stay accountable. But I also agree with Goaled Girl: It can lead to obsession. At least it has for me in the past.

There have been times lately that I feel like the obsession is getting unhealthy. Like seeing a therapist before I fall head-first into an eating disorder would be a good idea. (I'm sure my mother's heart just skipped a beat as she read that.) It's hard. If you've ever struggled -- with 10 pounds or 100 pounds -- you know that. There are times I feel out of control, powerless, defeated.

I was keeping track here. Until I started thinking about it for what felt like 23 hours a day. So I just stopped everything. Stopped tracking, stopped blogging, stopped thinking, stopped losing. In fact gaining pounds back that I was so proud and happy to lose.

But on a positive note: I have my health. I'm still well under my highest weight. I know I have the tools and the knowledge to make it all work. My plan at this point is to get back from Vegas next week and get into some sort of activity routine and eat better. Maybe the treadmill can be my therapist...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Bloody Good Time

If you're in Austin Thursday, July 3, and you'd like to share your health with those in need, join us for the first-ever Austin Tweetup Blood Drive. Michelle Greer, David Neff and some other fine folks are reaching out to fellow Twitterers to have a meetup with a bigger purpose. Of course this one will allow us to meet new folks, share great food and talk shop, but it will also give us the opportunity to help those in our community with life-saving blood.

I've signed up for 1:30 p.m. Join us!!!
  1. Register or log into the Blood Center of Central Texas’s website.
  2. Choose the location at 4300 North Lamar.
  3. Be sure to pick a time slot from 10 am-4 pm on Thursday, July 3.
  4. Show up at the appropriate time.
  5. Give blood. Eat a piece of the sammichometer. Give thanks that you are healthy and can offer health to someone else who needs it.
  6. Make new friends through Twitter!
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook as well.

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