The totally shame-free, actual-life, real-time blog where I tell all, show all--without nagging or whining (all right--maybe a little whining...)--in my attempt to stop being a fat middle-aged woman who avoids mirrors and clothing stores and start being a woman at home in her body...brought to you by a real woman, the Independent Weltha Herself. I won't give any advice, and I'm not asking for any--just companionship on my journey.

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For every woman who has ever tried to just lose the extra weight and feel good...overall and about herself...and who lived to tell the story.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day the 9th Part...


Oh, the things I have learned:
  • I think much more clearly when I haven't had a lot of sugar and salt. Yesterday at work, I was in training and my brain wasn't quite as sharp. I had had plenty of sleep--but I think it was the sugar and salt from the Choir Party. Some people are fine with sugar and salt; I'm not one of them.
  • If you are middle-aged, you know the kind of problems you can run into if you go out to eat--or worse, have fast food [it isn't called "fast" for nothing]. Let's just say that a ban on extra sugar and grease (not to mention no MSG or other food additives) + yogurt = fewer problems, and let's leave it at that. Fast food: you're not my digestive system's friend.
  • Oooooh, yummy, yummy: I had Fage yogurt + blueberries + walnuts + a bit of honey + [wait for it...] cashew butter for lunch today. It was great.
  • I think I will make a dip from Fage and spices + herbs for the carrots. Let's see how that works out. Will post after lunch tomorrow.
  • Tonight: I need to go to the library to return books and get new videos. THEN, it will be time to get on that doggone rebounder. One of my problems is the lack of balance--I just don't have the balance I once did (and will have again) right now. I have really been lazy in making time to run on it.
  • I plan to bring my new walking shoes to work because our company promotes walking and fitness. A great thing to do at lunch or at my breaks.

Looking forward to comments. I love the comments women make about what has worked for them and what hasn't; great recipes [Julie's coleslaw on Day the 5th part Deux]

Thanks, women! Comment away if any of this sounds good or doable--or if you have your own version that you have road tested (including the "I tried X; it didn't work...")




  1. This blog is so encouraging. I am so proud of you and inspired to change a little at a time. Good for you! Don't give up! I am so glad your body is responding so quickly, sometimes I feel super yucky for a few days while my body pushes the "dross" out. Your energy is up, your joints are freeing. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  2. Hey mojoandkiki! Thanks so much because every so often, I need to know if anyone is reading...I'm so glad it is encouraging. Yes, I feel super yucky at times--just as you said, as my body pushes the "dross" out (perfect word.) I am having so much fun doing this, and you--and all of you--are making it so I'm not doing this on my own. I really have needed the encouragement AND the accountability without someone shaking a finger in my face...This comment really made my morning!


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