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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My maintenance post, that is:


Things are good. Life is good. Please feel free to seek me out on Facebook (quidditchgrrl).


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MAGIK0731 11/6/2014 11:13AM


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JO11YMON 10/29/2014 9:53AM

    Your story is fantastic. Thanks for the update.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/29/2014 9:25AM

    You look great - and happy!

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JOPAPGH 10/28/2014 10:38PM


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Oh, That Sneaky Hate Spiral

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

If you don't know what I'm referring to, here ya go: hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/

I've been clawing myself out of mine for the past couple of weeks, only to find myself back in the darn thing.

For example: Catching my reflection in the mirror - hm, is my melasma getting worse? Maybe I should research how to get rid of it. Then getting a) super-depressed about the fact that it can't be cured and treatments are $$$$ and b) super-PO'd that I should have to give a *hoot* about it anyway. (Yeah, go ahead and stare - you got $4,000 for ruby refraction laser treatments? BITE ME.)

Or: Having to listen for the 1,000th time about so-and-so's magical "diet," or their lament that they lost 60+ lbs using HCG but it's all come back - and silently gritting my teeth because promoting healthy weight loss to folks like this is like banging your head against the wall. REPEATEDLY.

And, as an anthropology major, you can imagine my impotent rage at the whole "Paleo" fad. Also - buttered coffee.


HOWEVER. I'm leveling off again, but at a loss as to what my issue was! Other than the usual, not really feeling stressed or overwhelmed...but maybe there is some subconscious thing going on. Must ponder.

Once I'm out of the spiral. Maybe just enjoy the swirl? :)

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JOPAPGH 5/15/2014 1:16PM

    Buttered coffee??

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BILLALEX70 5/15/2014 12:35PM

    That blog was spot on for many recent feelings. It never helps when people constantly pick at the "scab"

How about drinks!

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CALIDREAMER76 5/14/2014 11:29PM

    OMG- I didn't know what it was called - other than for me, I think the darn hormones - mine low estrogen. Seriously, that little cartoon just hit it right on.

Wish I could give you a hug, much like our Canadian friend Trish - the kind that would help us both! And squeeze the hate away!

Until then emoticon

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STEVEN_D 5/14/2014 8:56PM

    The 3:20 am was me the other day. I will have to search melisma and see. Vacation time??

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LMREED3 5/14/2014 1:08PM

  Loved the blog post. This comment may add to your spiral, but look for something positive to grab hold of and help you climb out.

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What DOES NOT Work.

Friday, February 21, 2014

I subscribe to quite a few workout/training/therapy/rehab blogs, and today's email from Mike Whitfield (who has lost 100# lbs and still works out so he can eat pancakes) really struck a chord with me.

(Full disclosure: This person advocates "intermittent fasting," which I do NOT. If it works for you, great. But starving yourself is never a good idea.)

Some of you know how much side-eye I give to ANYONE who thinks you can "just" and see results. Mike feels the same way. His site: trainwithfinishers.com/

The excerpt:

Dr. Oz, you are sadly mistaken. The next big "breakthrough" drug, pill or miracle liquid will never, EVER transform the health, inside and out, of ANYONE.

I would love to say I took some magic potion or miracle pill to lose over 100 pounds.

But for anyone that happens to read this, I'll tell you the truth. My hands got dirty. I sweated. I made sacrifices. I had to drastically reduce my favorite foods. I had to make tough choices.

It was extremely painful at first. I remember to this day the feeling of doubt and fear I had after being exhausted just a few minutes into my first workout.

Heck, I'll admit it. I cried. That's right. I cried. There were times when I cried out of frustration and sometimes, the tears were all about a milestone.

Thousands of reps, thousands of "no thank yous" and thousands of minutes of commitment and never giving up is what got me here, 105 pounds lighter and keeping it off.

The only breakthrough "fat loss supplement" that helped was one that most people aren't willing to take... and it's a combination of ingredients like attitude, working with tenacity, being uncomfortable, discipline, faith and hard work.

It's simple. You blend all that up and drink it daily. And you know what? It's FREE.

I know, I know. "But that doesn't sell."

But don't worry, many people aren't willing to accept this freebie, so they spend their hard-earned money on the next new "breakthrough" fat loss supplement (AKA CRAP).


I don't sell fairy tales and you shouldn't either.

Mike Whitfield,
Loser of 105 pounds
Boom goes the truth dynamite.

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/28/2014 10:48PM

    Love it! And it's so very true! I've been working on proving to myself that I can do this all week, and it's all what he said :) Thanks for sharing!

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MNCYCLIST 2/22/2014 7:26AM

    I agree, so lifestyle transformation, hard work, and consistency are the keys. The "magic pill" is lifestyle change, not drugs. Thanks much for sharing!

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CHERIJ16 2/21/2014 8:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

Comment edited on: 2/21/2014 8:26:35 PM

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STEVEN_D 2/21/2014 1:54PM

    It does take a lot of hard work. And I think you can be a testamony to that. Loosing 50 pounds for me has been done the hard way. I don't know of a healthy easy way, do you?

I see you are from Columbus-me too, but moved to TX in '79, was up to see dad in October. Hope the weather is getting better, thanks for sharing you information on Mike Whitfield.

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The Picture of Happiness

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Since I'm here and posting before work...July 31,2013:

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This Will Never Stop Being Funny to Me!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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LKEITHO 2/6/2014 8:15AM

    Good one! Thanks for the chuckle.

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BILLALEX70 2/6/2014 7:55AM

    LMAO! Definitely more "fun"to get fat!

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RIDLEYRIDER 1/30/2014 8:32AM

  Love it! emoticon

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