« Good Day | Main | The View from Here »

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Darla Maple

I've always heard it comes off the chest first - so you are probably just on the brink of it coming off everywhere else. And wow! you should be very proud of what you have accomplished. I walk everyday and for a couch potato like me that is climbing Mt. Everest, but what you are doing is flying to the moon. I applaud you - don't give up. darla


I would put Why We Get Fat and What to do About It by Gary Taub on your check out list. It has some interesting things to say about carbs. You may not want to go ultra low carb, but maybe a little less carbs in favor of some healthy fats will help tip the scale.

My favorite is Hagan Daz Chocolate Chocolate Chip, always bought a pint during finals.


I read somewhere in the last day or so about a gal who was exercising like crazy like you, eating all the right things, and the scale wouldn't budge. She started eating MORE, and the weight started dropping again. You might not be eating ENOUGH and with all the running, your body is trying to conserve what you're taking in!

I'm in your Writing Class, but I'm behind - just happened to check in on your blog today.



Dude! I feel the same way about myself! I've been eating very healthy and doing Kettleworx all summer and NOTHING! So I ate ice cream a few days ago, too! (Butter Pecan)

Sorry about the bras! That's a bummer!


My two thoughts are, a) your body is where it wants and needs to be, whether you like it or not, or b) you need to eat more before you lose more weight--you're not eating enough. Get more ice cream!

Colleen Lesley

I agree with Susan and Wendy. You probably need to eat a bit more!
I am like Susan, in your writing class and a bit behind. A four year old and 5 week old are competing for my time! Oh, and sleep too.


Amy, I found your blog through the Big Idea Festival and I have been meaning to comment for several days now. As an ex-English teacher myself, I am just loving your writing style and your unique voice coming through in your posts, both happy and sad.

I look forward to taking Textuality. I missed it last go 'round and am thrilled to see it return.

I do hope you find some comfy, new running bras! Been there, had that awkward chafing. Not pleasant.

Here's hoping that one of two things happens soon: (1) the scale budges or (2) you find happiness right where you are.



Can we go to lunch?
We can both order a big bowl of steam.
I am doing the same darn thing.
When you figure it out, shoot me an e-mail!

Kim D

You might need to do more strength training, but the advice that you might not be eating enough may well be the reason itself. Good luck.

Pamela K.

Kim D took my comment. I was going to mention to add some strength training in your fitness regiment. My hubby did the "Body for Life" weight-loss/fitness plan a few years ago. One thing mentioned is that you need to mix up your fitness routine in order to lose weight. But I'm sure you already know this.:-)

Melissa Kaiserman

Oh, Amy, I am completely commiserating with you. Turning 40 killed me. However, I'm not running even close to as many miles as you... I don't blame you at all for being discouraged. However, you are taking good care of your body, and you should be proud of that!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

July 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31