It’s Beach Time!

Hey everyone, the water’s fine! C’mon in!

Or, if you’re like me, dip your toes, boogie board for about 20 minutes, but mostly hang under the umbrella enjoying the ocean breeze, watching the kids, and snoozing catching up on reading.

Wait what?

It’s not beach season yet?

Yeah, okay, even here in balmy North Florida, […]

What? ANOTHER Weekend?

I’m a little over halfway through my self-inflicted no-rebound diet challenge and I’ve just finished a weekend that’s got me back at my original metrics. What is UP with these weekend thingies? It seems like very week, there’s another one! Boom!


No, we don’t party every single weekend but lately, it sure seems like […]

Weekend Coming

Here’s the wrap up of the first week of no-rebound diet:

Thursday: Fasted Friday: Maintenance Saturday: Out of control Sunday: Unplanned fast to balance out Saturday Monday: Maintenance Tuesday: Planned Fast #1 Wednesday: Maintenance Thursday: Planned Fast #1

And that brings us to Friday, today, the day before the weekend.

Lesson: Don’t Open the Floodgates […]

Oh No! Total Diet Fail!

I woke up this morning to the scale up 3 pounds since yesterday morning! And my belly is totally bloated.

I’ve screwed up! I’m way off track! What the heck did I do? How can I have gotten back to where I started?

(Are you buying this?)

The Goal is Fatloss, Not Scale Weight

Girl Metrics Suck

Scale Tomfoolery

It occurred to me after I took my starting metrics that sometimes, girl metrics suck. Not only had I carbed it up the night before with lasagna and 2 4 desserts at a potluck, I also had PMS bloat. The good news is that the event I’m preparing for will not be during […]

Not Crash and Burn

Why am I Dieting if I’m Already Lean?

For those of you wondering why on earth I’m doing a diet, I would like to take some time to give the background on that. The short story is I won a transformation contest and an open contest and still wanted to get leaner. I did a […]

My Not Crash Diet Plan

No-Rebound Diet

Yesterday, I posted that I am doing a short term, no rebound diet. I checked my numbers in the Reverse Taper Diet and determined that the most I can lose is 1/2 pound of fat per week. If I attempt to speed up my progress, I will rebound. This is why people think […]

No Rebound Diet – AKA Naomi’s Gonna Wear a Dress

Ruh ro. The dress doesn’t flatter.

Naomi’s gotta do a quick diet.

An event has come up and Naomi’s gotta see what can happen, realistically, by the end of the month. Naomi doesn’t wanna be seen wearing a dress with her belly pooching out.

(Okay, what’s up with the 3rd person? Maybe I don’t really […]

Lose Weight and Increase Your Metabolism

Everywhere you go, fitness gurus promise you that you can lose weight and increase your metabolism. If anything else happens, your metabolism is declared “broken”.

What is Metabolism?

Before going any further, do you stop to think what that means? For our purposes, metabolism means how many calories you burn a day, or, put another […]

Restricted Eating Leads to Binging

This post is not designed to offend anyone. I apologize in advance if it does.

So many of my friends seem to be dieting or attempting to hang on to their improvements with a set of difficult eating rules. Or they slim down and then backslide, then conclude that diets don’t work.

I do a […]