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Fear of Falling!

I have many supportive people in my life and I am truly blessed.  On occasion I do get comments (especially from people who have never been obese or people who are currently obese) about why I'm so 'crazy' about these last few lbs.  Why do I have to continue to write everything/log all my food everyday?  

My Answer:  I will gain weight like you've never seen! 

For anyone who has lost weight it doesn't take but a few bites here and there to pack on a pound.  Now let's just say I replaced one healthy dinner with four pieces of pizza; one snack with two cup cakes and another snack with a hot fudge sundae.  - Going beyond my calorie expenditure for the week (eating more than my body burns in that same time period).  For me that could add up to anywhere from 2 - 4lbs.  And that's with eating and exercising well the rest of the time.  I have to eat fewer calories to maintain my weight than someone who is the same height and weight.  Why?  Because my body thinks …

Accountability + .2lbs - Ouch!

+ .2lbs what can I say.  At least it's a . and not a full +2 :-) Those 'nibbles' and decreased activity can add up!  Calories in vs. Calories out :-)

PS -

My shoulder is feeling better and now I'm feeling it in my right shoulder????  Today I'm taking the day off from exercise and popping a liquid Advil.

Had my first of 5 exams last night for my nutrition class and I'm starting to work on my research paper.  Not sure how I'm fitting it all in but I'm doing it!

Update and Ouch!

It has been a busy time for me lately.  Right now I'm taking a break from studying to post some updates. (My first exam is tomorrow - It's been 12 years since I've taken a college exam - Yikes!).

I started my Intro to Nutrition Class a couple weeks ago and I love the class so far (I've been reading and studying while on the treadmill or recumbent bike at the gym).  I find it however makes for Monday to be a long day as my class is almost three hours on Monday nights and it starts at 7pm.  To help recharge my batteries for class I've been able to squeeze in a 15minute nap at some point during the day and I have a cup of coffee in the afternoon.  For an energy boost on my way to class I usually drink a protein and fruit smoothie.  To make the smoothie I mix the following in my blender: 1/2 banana, 2/3c fat free Greek yogurt, 1/2c berries (or other fruit), 1/2c unsweetened plain almond milk, PB2, splash of vanilla and a few drops of organic liquid stevia and some ice…