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The snow and the fridge

It calls to you. You walk past and open it, staring blankly into the depths, wondering if there is anything new, if there is anything that calls out "Eat me."  Then you close the door, walk away, maybe to the pantry or other snacky area, looking for you-don't-know-what, walk away again. Maybe you grab that old bag of whateveritis NOW WITH 50% MORE, and you look at it and put it back, and then you walk back over to the fridge wondering if anything magicked itself into existence since 3 minutes ago. Then you close the door again, frustrated, with or without that lone pickle which has been floating in that jar for who-knows-how-long, and go back to working from home and simultaneously watching daytime TV and the snowstorm.

Oh you don't do that? Huh. That just may be me when I am stuck at home, bored but working, hungry but not really, and just a touch stir-crazy.

I woke up this morning, starving, dehydrated, and cranky as hell. I bleary consumed a handful of sesame stic…

The Basics of 6WBMO: The moving part

The moving part, the aerobic exercise, is cardio (walking as much as daily) and an 18-minute strength training routine, a few times a week. It doesn't seem like a lot at all, but it is the hardest part for me on the program.

The asthma I was working on reversing through that juice fast, has not really gone away. It is better than it was when I was at my heaviest, but it is far from a distant memory (of collapsing in middle school).

Up here in NJ, the winter is a bitch, well, a bastard. Jack Frost has this place covered in white and the chill in the air (the dry dry cold air) has stolen my breath with a walk to the car from the office. The gym's the thing, albeit the pack full of January new recruits, gym.

I am gearing up to go, really, when I get my ass out of bed in time...

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Today, however, I am on plan. I discovered this great salt-free, gluten-free steam-in-the-microwave fish that was delicious. I think it is Beacon Lights Steam Series, the Mediterranean cod…

The Basics of 6WBMO: The food part

I thought it would be good to lay out the basics of the plan (if anyone reading is interested), and later give you more about how I am working it, tweaking it, etc. I don't want to break copyright laws, so I won't post exact directions or recipes, just the drift.

The plan is about portion control, that much I told you already.  It is customized based on your body type (gained from taking a quiz which goes over your eating, energy, and hunger patterns). There are 6 body-types (so says the plan), and what you eat (and how much) is laid out via a meal planner and binder of information (lots of good research stuff and common sense stuff and all the reasons behind what the plan is about).

The gist of the program (IMHO) is no-salt, no-processed food, no-added-sugar plus portion control and scheduled eating plan.  This means no grab-and-go meals ala protein bar/shake.  Grab and go is now in the form of a chicken tenderloin and apple. It is a hydrate-till-you-float plan.  This means 1…

Mama's got a brand new bag

Long time no write.  If you have been following along all this time, you may notice that I removed the 30-days of blogging.  I regretted starting that project and not finishing it, and as I wrote on, the topics seemed primed for a grade-school SLAM book than serious retrospection and writing. I actually have a .doc file filled with posts for the whole 30 days, but when I tell you some of it was better left alone, boy I am not kidding. People don't need to know your whole life.

Ha. And so I find myself blogging again, ringing in 2011 with a single post to say I have begun a new journey into a new body, one I have been on before.

When you last left me, I was minus a gall bladder and plus an endless set of excuses to not move on with my transformation. While you were gone, I found comfort in the holidays, hosting Thanksgiving for 17 and baking and attending parties. It was such a splendid season! I also went down to Georgia as usual, getting some new ink and totally relaxing with som…