Joined October 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
150.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
150.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 15.0 lb

Kaybee's Weight History


last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.7 lb a week Down

Kaybee's Latest Posts

Cooking up a storm and loving it.
I have neglected this blog for too long. I've just been enjoying cooking healthy meals so much that I started another blog called Test Drive Kitchen. You can view it at:


Another tip I would add to "A Lifestyle, Not a Diet" is to try a wide range of proteins, fruits, vegetables and grains. It's only recently that I started to including and enjoying things like tofu, cauliflower and yes, even blueberries (not all in the same meal of course!) I've also found that meal planning in the beginning of the week and writing a shopping list helps me fly through the grocery store and spend much, much less money. Also, by keeping my fridge organized, I can see what's there and food doesn't go bad.

I'm feeling better than ever these days. I owe it all to cooking healthy. My energy level is sky high, I'm sleeping really well and another curious effect is that my skin and nails look great. Who knew? I think you will find that weight loss is a nice thing, but there's so many other wonderful side benefits to changing your lifestyle and treating yourself really terrific by eating food that is good for you.
posted 07 Jan 2008, 13:21
Nuturing yourself
Time and time again when I went on "diets", I became obsessed with the losing weight. I even looked at a calendar and would mark a note on the date that was ten weeks from my starting point and write "Goal Weight". Of course, "life is what happens when you're making other plans." I finally get it. No matter how perfect we are when trying to lose weight, our bodies will ultimately change in their own time. And in my experience, how I felt about myself became less about what number was on the scale and more about how I treated myself every day of my life. Did I move today? Dance a bit? Take a needed and well deserved rest? Did I sleep well and not wake up because of a bloated stomach?

It finally dawned on me this year that life does not begin when my "diet" is over. Life is what happens every moment and I'm not going to hide because my pants are too tight!!

This year I've nutured myself in ways that had nothing to do with eating or excercise. I've taken two classes at a local comedy club and became part of an improv comedy troupe. I took up oil painting again and have spent this fall outside painting the beautiful neighborhoods of Washington, DC. I've started to volunteer my time on planning committees. And yes, I've taken a cooking class here and there to work on my techniques. All of these things have helped me to sustain a well rounded lifestyle. I don't define myself by what size pants I wear. I am the girl who makes people snort and laugh while on stage. I'm the girl who mixes cobalt blue with titanium white to create a brilliant sky on my canvas. And I'm the girl who takes care of me. Not just the body, but the soul.

And guess what? I'm no longer looking at the calendar and looking at what dress I'll fit into at holiday parties in December. It feels so good to LIVE and not wait to live.
posted 25 Oct 2007, 13:12
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