Blog Posts - General Weight Loss



It’s Okay to Look Like You’re Trying

Dressing for success has been, well, a success---at least in terms of short-term results and compliments---and I'm proud of myself for sticking with it. Today I got to thinking, If I can make a change like this, there's no reason that I can'
by Turtle Progress on Feb 9, 2009

My Weight Loss Background in Brief

For about two days I worked on starting a new blog that would be entirely anonymous. Then I decided I wasn’t being true to myself and that Turtle Progress is my online home! So I’m back. I did write up a brief background of my weight issues as a...
by Turtle Progress on Feb 7, 2009

Do Something (Badly, If Need Be)

It's time to face the fact that all of the perks of being a planner ultimately become subverted when they are taken to the extreme; in other words, I have planned myself into permanent butt-groove on my couch lately. Related posts:Weigh-in: In the.
by Turtle Progress on Jan 20, 2009

Do Something (Badly, If Need Be)

It's time to face the fact that all of the perks of being a planner ultimately become subverted when they are taken to the extreme; in other words, I have planned myself into permanent butt-groove on my couch lately. Related posts:Weigh-in: In the.
by Turtle Progress on Jan 20, 2009

This Time It’s Personal

It was a doozy of a week, and I'm not embarrassed to admit I went off plan. I'll weigh myself in a bit and will have concrete proof of a several-pound weight gain, no doubt. I was not prepared for the sour notes life threw my way this week. Re
by Turtle Progress on Jan 19, 2009

This Time It’s Personal

It was a doozy of a week, and I'm not embarrassed to admit I went off plan. I'll weigh myself in a bit and will have concrete proof of a several-pound weight gain, no doubt. I was not prepared for the sour notes life threw my way this week. Re
by Turtle Progress on Jan 19, 2009

Call for Weight Watchers Bloggers

Earlier today, I wanted to submit the Turtle Progress URL to @lolitaverny's open call for Weight Watchers blogs. On the official WW MySpace page, they are going to be periodically featuring different bloggers who are working the program. It's an
by Turtle Progress on Jan 13, 2009

Call for Weight Watchers Bloggers

Earlier today, I wanted to submit the Turtle Progress URL to @lolitaverny's open call for Weight Watchers blogs. On the official WW MySpace page, they are going to be periodically featuring different bloggers who are working the program. It's an
by Turtle Progress on Jan 13, 2009

Who Owns the Problem?

Most problems in our day-to-day lives belong to one person and one person only. When we try to assume responsibility for a loved one's problem, for example, we are trying to own someone else's problem. In adult relationships (whether romantic or
by Turtle Progress on Jan 9, 2009

Who Owns the Problem?

Most problems in our day-to-day lives belong to one person and one person only. When we try to assume responsibility for a loved one's problem, for example, we are trying to own someone else's problem. In adult relationships (whether romantic or
by Turtle Progress on Jan 9, 2009

Why I Bought a LESS Accurate Scale

Bigger, better, faster, stronger! More widgets! And blinking buttons! Greater accuracy! No thanks. Last weekend I deliberately downgraded my bathroom-scale technology. Related posts:Weigh-in 1: Wheezing into the Glorious FutureWeigh-in: Being a Die...
by Turtle Progress on Jan 8, 2009

Why I Bought a LESS Accurate Scale

Bigger, better, faster, stronger! More widgets! And blinking buttons! Greater accuracy! No thanks. Last weekend I deliberately downgraded my bathroom-scale technology. Related posts:Weigh-in 1: Wheezing into the Glorious FutureWeigh-in: Being a Die...
by Turtle Progress on Jan 8, 2009

How to Become Part of the Weight-Loss Blogger Community

There are a number of great ways to get plugged into a great online community of weight-loss bloggers: Create your blog, allow comments, publicly share your specific goal and your progress, visit and comment on other fitness and weight-loss blogs, si...
by Turtle Progress on Jan 6, 2009

How to Become Part of the Weight-Loss Blogger Community

There are a number of great ways to get plugged into a great online community of weight-loss bloggers: Create your blog, allow comments, publicly share your specific goal and your progress, visit and comment on other fitness and weight-loss blogs, si...
by Turtle Progress on Jan 6, 2009

Weigh-in: The Big Picture

My first Weight Watchers meeting of 2009 was packed. I got there early, weighed in, and sat down to watch the line form and the new members fill out their enrollment forms. Although I gained 0.6 lbs this week, over the holidays I still netted a weigh...
by Turtle Progress on Jan 5, 2009

No One Is Coming

No one is coming to save me. Or you. Deus ex machina is in the shop for repairs. Permanently! And that's good news. It's good news because it means we can take action and build our own bridge to our goals. We don't have to sit around wait
by Turtle Progress on Jan 4, 2009

16 Weight Loss Advantages

I created this list as part of my Beck Diet Solution program, but I absolutely think this exercise is helpful no matter what plan you're following or what goal you're pursuing. Don't procrastinate: Make an Advantages list right now! Open up
by Turtle Progress on Jan 4, 2009

Weight Loss Sabotaging Thought and Response #1

I created my first Response Card as part of the Beck Diet for Life program today. More to come, my friends. Do you have any sabotaging thoughts that you need help formulating constructive responses to? Drop a line in the Comments and maybe we can hel...
by Turtle Progress on Jan 2, 2009

Weigh-in: Being a Diet Mercenary

As a diet mercenary, I have the luxury of looting and plundering various strategies from the plans that work best for me. (Within reason: You can't rock a low-carb diet and the ice-cream diet at the same time. Believe me.) It's time to take the
by Turtle Progress on Dec 31, 2008


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