I am a liar. I am a damn good liar, if I may say so myself. I've had a lot of practice, and the more I've done it, the easier it is. I don't necessarily think I lie that much... Read more
I am an addict...
There are two kinds of people: those who can moderate themselves and those who can't. After months of success, staying on track, keeping myself from slipping up too badly, ... Read more
I love eating. I think most of us feel the same way, or else we wouldn't be here. So losing weight has been an interesting challenge for me.
I love eating, so doing l... Read more
I Found Some Old Photos....
I've not been feeling the best about myself for the past few weeks. Over the course of my weight loss, it's never been a proportionate shrinking. Some goes from my arms for a week, then my legs shrink for two weeks, then my chest, my belly, my l... Read more
Typically, the fact that I have a gluten intolerance makes it very easy to wriggle my way out of eating "obligation foods," which we eat to be polite. Your friend made cookies? Not a problem! "Oh, those look sooooo delicious, but I can't eat any... Read more
Eating Here and Now...
For years, I have been involved in practices that teach mindfulness: martial arts, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture, qi gong, yoga... And yet, I've had an awfully hard... Read more
I Have a Personal Trainer... Because I Suck at Math...
So I finally used the free personal training session that my gym offers with my membership. I liked my trainer immediately, and for some reason, being told what to do made strength training really bearable... almost fun....
So when she sug... Read more
My M&M Punishment...
I can't believe how many M&M's I just ate. I had tried not to let it come to this. When my brain was asking for something sweet, I had some juice with my morning snack.
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Dance Like Nobody's Watching...
Like many people who have been overweight their entire lives, I've never danced. At least not since I was old enough to develop negative body image. At school dances, I mil... Read more
My "lie" weight... a success story
I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale this morning. I've reached (and am actually below) my "lie" weight of 180 pounds. This is the weight I've used since high school whenever anyone asked. I've used it on applications that required ... Read more
Done with Moping Around...
Apparently, exercising is a huge motivator for me. After almost a week of not being able to get to a zumba class, all of my other good habits fell to the wayside: no motivation to do any other real exercise, not drinking enough water, lapsing ba... Read more
The Power of Now...
I am a procrastinator. I always have been. In high school, if I wasn't up until 3 am the night before a paper was due, something was wrong.
I procrastinated in getting my weight under control and working toward the life I wanted. It was jus... Read more
A Letter to My Body...
To you, I apologize.
I acknowledge that I have knowingly hurt you.
I have ignored you, neglected you, given you hardly a thought.
I have never given you a kind word; only harsh, abusive language thrown at you day in and day out.
I have d... Read more
My boss was wearing a new dress today. She looked gorgeous in it and I told her so. She then told me about another dress that she had just bought for herself that she decided she didn't like, she offered it to me. (It's definitely my style.)
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What do you mean, "sedentary"?!?!?!
I'm a little peeved and need to vent. I went to a weight loss coach today because the consultation comes free with my gym membership. I told her that I had been tracking my food intake and fitness on spark people, and said that the site suggeste... Read more