Monday, January 23, 2017

Weight Loss Challenge!!

I'm running a little contest for the next few weeks on my Support Board. We are having a weight loss challenge that is open to all Cambridge users who would like to join in. You can read how to enter and what the rules are here:

Be sure to get your beginning weight in to me tomorrow! Good luck to all who enter!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Day #6!

Happy New Year to you all. I began my New Year by having a gall bladder attack last night. I had been feeling colicky the past couple of weeks, no doubt due to my reckless holiday eating. It started getting really bad yesterday and I was wondering if I was having a heart episode. My BP was climbing and the discomfort was centrally square over my sternum. As my symptoms developed I realized is was gall bladder. It made sense. I was familiar with what it felt like because I'd had two about 13 years ago. It was after I had lost my weight and had been eating pretty clean. I had gone out to dinner two nights in a row for friends birthdays and had two high calorie fatty meals. That night I was WALLOPED! I went in to my doc and had an ultrasound. I chose not to have surgery and just went back to my clean eating and haven't had any problem since...until last night after a month and a half of eating like a fool. I took some ibuprofen, some digestive enzymes, went to bed and laid on my left side to hopefully encourage the stone to fall back in to the gall bladder. I also gave myself some firm thumps to jostle it a bit. I woke up this morning feeling fine. Whew!

Now on to Day #6 and 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

DAY #1!

Hello blog readers! Today is the day I start getting myself back on track from my major holiday detour. I am now normally a very consistent and careful eater. Nothing like my days of the past when I ate mindlessly, not realizing how everything I was putting in my mouth was causing me so many health problems and serious limitations not to mention over 120 lbs of excess body fat. For some reason, I kind of went off the rails the past month with all the holiday foods. I can't believe how awful I feel! Bloated, sluggish, foggy headed, depressed. All of it. Blah!! So this morning I got on the scale and took a picture of the number without actually looking at it. I didn't want to start off my holiday recovery plan by feeling bad. I'll look at it in a few weeks after I've lost and then be happy at seeing what I've accomplished! Brilliant, right?

In a few more days it will be 2017. If you are wanting to set a goal of weight loss, why wait another 5 days to do it? Start now with me and we can go in to the New Year already feeling better then we do now. Go to and place your order. If you already have your supply ready to go, start now if you can. If you are obligated to New Year celebrating, then be ready to hit the ground running come Jan 1st. With commitment and consistency, you can reach your weight loss goal early in the year and then have the rest of it to enjoy the results.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ok 2017..I'm ready for ya!

It's been a while since I posted anything to my blog. My apologies  for that. I do write quit a bit for my Support Board and my FaceBook page, so I hope you all take time to visit there. But being as how this is a blog, and they tend to be a little more personal at times, I decided to come here to share what my plan is for this new year that is rapidly approaching.

Like most everyone, I have overdone it with the holiday eating. Yes, I know better, but I also know it's not a death sentence because I have my beloved Cambridge to rescue me! My son and his lovely girlfriend have temporarily moved in with us and their eating habits are typical for most 20 something's. Lots of sugar, fried fast foods, pizza, get the idea. My son likes to cook and bake and I've been lax in my normally strict eating habits. all of you, I will be beginning my Cambridge Diet damage control come January. Well...I'm actually going to start right after Christmas. I feel sluggish and uncomfortable with the weight I've gained. I have a very small window with extra weight and I feel it right away. Not good.

Will you join me?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

I know this is mostly a kids event, but it does signal the beginning of the Holiday season. The challenge for each of us is to get through the next 61 days (Jan 1st 2017) without backsliding in our weight loss and abandoning all hope of ever reaching our goals. Halloween is the first day of feeling obligated to have sugary treats in the house "for the kids" and the same in abundance at the workplace. Parties start being thrown and 2 months of celebrating with food, alcohol, and lots and lots of sugar is the hurdle.

I don't expect anyone to be perfect until 2017. If you can be, WOW~! I'm impressed! But it is likely you will have a slip here and there, or maybe even take a diet vacation for each actual holiday, but NEVER use this time of year as an excuse to abuse your body through unhealthy and harmful food choices, justifying it because it's tradition or expected of you by friends and family. No one has the right to challenge you about what you put in your mouth. They can chatter all they want trying to nag or influence you in to diving in, but you alone make that choice.

Each time you say "No" to a food temptation, don't dwell on it, lamenting how sad you feel or deprived. Instead, give yourself a mental "High Five" for being strong and in charge! Food is the catalyst of your obesity. If you don't abuse your body with it, your body has a fighting chance to restore health and balance and well being to you both physically and mentally.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Have you checked out my Cambridge Facebook page?

If you haven't yet, you need to do that now! I post lots of fun and interesting things there every day. Things to encourage and inspire you on your weight loss journey. Go take a look and feel free to post comments!