26 September 2010

quote of the day

To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times.  - Mark Twain

Not true with dieting. Stopping that was tough. I'm so glad I did though! heck, I've lost 45 lbs since then!
Eating sensibly is working so well for me. I'm feeling reflective but don't have a lot new to blog about today, just chugging along, eating light and moving a bit every day. 45 lbs down, 34 since I started blogging. Back at 289 lbs  I didn't even know who Geneen Roth was, nor had I heard the term "intuitive eating."  Instead, I realized that I knew what I needed to do to get healthy, that I had known for a long time, and that I head to deal with the mental side of eating before I could getin anything accomplished in that direction. One of my greatest friends at that time mentioned the book she was reading (Women, Food, and God) which I avoided reading for weeks. Finally, I gave in and read it. It supported everything that I knew already AND helped me with some tools to sort out some of the mental stuff. It led me to lots and lots of excellent references. Soon after, my bil shared his blog with me and here I am.
Tomorrow is coming soon, and I'll be ready for it. Lots of phone calls to make and things to take care of, small road trip in the am but home sweet home most of the day. There will be sweating and there will be fruit consumed.


  1. I read the book and it did not hit home for me. But now I am reading one that is more directly about intuitive eating and find it interesting. Some day I will post about it.

  2. I am intrigued by that book title. Hmm... I may have to go get a copy.

  3. I just wanted to say congrats on the 45 pounds lost, that is awesome!

  4. Congrats on your loss. You sound like you're really on the right track.

    Although I said in my blog that the Roth book doesn't really interest me, I may get it out of the library one day (on your recommendation-lol).

  5. I'm so glad that you did start blogging.

    I love yours. :)

  6. Lanie, you are soooo inspiring! I am really working on that same path. The hot 100 challenge was one of the first times I articulated it, but I want have healthy habits that I can keep for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing your journey and inspiring me!


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