Lobster Buoys. (quilt inspiration, me thinks)

The Travel Files: Cape Cod in Winter

Work took me to Cape Cod this month, a winter wonderland that surely wasn’t as fun for locals as it was for me coming from a warm, seasonless climate. It was remarkable to be surrounded by so much snow and cold; I felt like I was on another planet, which led to a very fulfilling […] Read more…

Ferg, quilt inspector.

The Quilt/Crafty Files: new quilt

A newly finished quilt. I will admit that my creative juices have been stopped with all my focus on the intense health regimen. However, I’m starting to settle back in to my normal routine in off-work hours (which aren’t many, by the way). I love to sew; it is my sanity check and grounding force […] Read more…

yippee!!!!

Breakthrough – 20 – nope, 25!

Updating on April 3:  Today marks a 25 pound loss milestone. Very exciting. A few other milestones: I’m enrolled in bootcamp and working with a trainer and leaving the UCLA program which was very successful for me but it’s time to part ways. Instead, am embarking on a whole food eating regime that is all […] Read more…

what a buzzkill before a victory

On losing 18 pounds and the vanity of it all.

The excitement continues! goodbye to 18. Just for context, below is an image of 10 pounds of butter. Double it (almost). ACK! Let’s just say my knees are feeling a lot better these days! I’m feeling a bit better this week as well, not as cranky (I’m sure my colleagues at work are thankful). My […] Read more…

From Plateaus to Valleys

You’ll often hear that weight loss is not linear; the typical weight loss path, if you were to graph it out, is a jagged little line that looks more like an EKG than slanted line. (FYI: I’m at 18-pound loss as of Saturday, Jan 31. Yippee! that’s 18 pounds in 28 days. I’m almost 50% […] Read more…

A pretty plateau and not the kind I'm experiencing :)

Plateaus

Today’s motivation: “If changing our bodies was easy, then everyone would be walking around with a six-pack.” Having undertaken weight loss regimens many times, I know the familiar frustration of the weight loss plateau. It sucks, people. I’m not overly surprised at it with the current scheme that I’m on, my body is simply not […] Read more…

it's a little less intimidating

24 Days and Counting

Another update: Day 24 – totally bizarre (but not so bizarre) bump in the road of the total fast diet (and by total, it is medically supervised with protein shakes, soups and an occasional 150 or less calorie protein bar) — my weight actually swung up 3 pounds in one day. The only change in […] Read more…

looks yummy. taste....yummy-esque

Massive Detox: Update

Day 9: Some interesting things: I’m getting cold more easily. Keeping sweaters around. This is quite odd because I’m always running too hot. Since my body isn’t burning food for fuel, I suppose it’s just not heating up as much I didn’t have a great day today. My tummy rebelled violently at around 1 pm. […] Read more…

Kate's Pretty Gray Dress

Visions of Sugarplums (well, fashion, actually)

Pinterest is chock full of yummy things: food, desserts, fashion, houses, etc. Funny that now that I’m on a serious not-eating regimen, the food items look even more delicious I’m turning my attention to a healthier inspiration – fashion I’d like to wear (or at least envision within the realm of possibility) – when this […] Read more…

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