BRIAEL's Blogs

Second 5K under my belt!
Saturday, April 04, 2015      2 comments

The inaugural Run for the Fallen at Fort Bliss, TX. I wasn't sure I would be able to do it at all, as my knee has been playing up, I didn't eat anything after lunch yesterday (hubby insisted on enchiladas and sopapillas at our favourite ... Read more
Two Thirds of the woman I was
Friday, March 20, 2015      5 comments

I am exactly 1/3rd lighter now. I can't tell you how much better that feels - physically, mentally AND emotionally. Changing our eating and exercise habits is not an easy thing to do - if it was, nobody would be obese or inactive - but it I... Read more
Pictorial Update
Sunday, March 15, 2015      4 comments

Had a few days off the "diet" while my brother-in-law was visiting from England, gained some glycogen store weight and sodium bloat and have lost it all in 3 days back on IP. Weight loss is a strange thing. We have this mental image o... Read more
I am a runner!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      4 comments

It's official. I completed my first 5k run - the Susan G Komen Run for the Cure in El Paso. Running a road race is so very different to running on an indoor track. It's both harder AND easier at the same time. It's definitely bette... Read more
How do YOU approach a challenge?
Sunday, February 15, 2015      1 comments

I have started paying a good deal more attention to everyone I know. Not in a personal manner, but what makes them tick, how is it that they are successful, that they maintain a healthy diet, happiness and all the trappings that we associate wi... Read more
Motivation and all its foibles
Saturday, February 14, 2015      4 comments

The joy of following a site like SP is that you see the entire range of the spectrum when it comes to success and failure to adhere to principles of a diet. At least, so it would appear from reading the blogs. I suspect the reality is th... Read more
Progress, Determination, Integration and Change
Thursday, February 05, 2015      5 comments

Weird title, huh? It pretty much sums up where I'm at in this moment. Weight loss is progress, but my goals are slowly changing to reflect the new me that I'm becoming. The starting me just wanted to get slimmer, to see an end to dietin... Read more
Do you know that feeling when .....
Saturday, January 24, 2015      3 comments

You fit into something very unexpected and you could be blown over with a feather? It happened to me today. After our Bod Pod and Resting Metabolic Rate testing at the Army Wellness Center on Wednesday, we had to attend the "Upping Your ... Read more
Surviving eating out on a low carb diet
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday was an interesting experience for me. Hubby decided to take me to Cattle Baron Steakhouse for a late birthday lunch. This isn't anything new, we do it every couple of weeks or so, but it was the first time in nearly 5 months that ... Read more
70 lbs down in 146 days - and the big 5-0 has arrived
Monday, January 19, 2015      2 comments

What an absolutely glorious day to have a special birthday. Clear blue skies, gorgeous sunshine and not a cloud to be seen. 17C/63F makes me want to get up and go. Of course, Monday is a gym day and now that I'm addicted to my dumbbell e... Read more
Four months - 60lbs
Monday, December 29, 2014      9 comments

I am over halfway through my/our weight loss journey, and looking forward to losing the rest in 2015. Just thought I'd update with two photos for comparative purposes. Left - June 2014 - probably close to 265-270lbs. I was scared of the s... Read more
How quickly things change
Monday, December 15, 2014      0 comments

While it seems alien to me now, there was a time when I'd wake up on a gym day and groan, not wanting to go. Now, I am disappointed when it's not a gym day because I've got my days muddled up. I guess that's progress. I also now prefer d... Read more
Almost 53lbs gone, almost Onederland
Saturday, December 06, 2014      2 comments

Sitting at 202.2lbs and I still have a long way to go, but a progress picture was requested by my sister-in-law and so I decided to take a more "revealing" set of photos that show the bumps that will take much longer to smooth out. ... Read more
Confused over vitamins and supplements?
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      0 comments

Join the club. I find myself spending way too many hours doing some research on RDA's and ingredients. One of the things that truly shocks me is the market value of unregulated products that are marketed as beneficial to health. Truly. ... Read more
Several small steps for one woman
Sunday, November 30, 2014      2 comments

Today was the first morning in a week that I haven't had to get up at Early'o'clock to go round and feed my friend's cat - 18 miles away - so I had a much needed 30 minutes extra in bed. It wasn't until I was standing outside the back do... Read more

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