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Dragging myself onto the wagon

Thursday, October 08, 2015      5 comments

Thank God the Sparkpeople bandwagon is so low to the ground and slow-moving. It means even with my hands full of treats and my body slick with grease I can still camber into the back and catch my breath around mouthfuls of pie. I'm trying this ... Read more

Paleo diet: the stupid and the saving

Sunday, March 02, 2014      1 comments

The philosophy behind Paleo is a load of bull. The idea is that if we revert to a lifestyle similar to our cavemen brethren (except with iPads, coconut butter and sunscreen) we will be living The Most Natural Life Possible. This is a load of cro... Read more

Primal (paleo) living, the first days

Saturday, December 28, 2013      5 comments

This week I've given myself a low bar: make water go up, sugar go down, and ensure a paleo breakfast. That is plenty of leeway to nibble breads, sweets, and less-than-paelo treats throughout the day so long as I keep my sugar in check and wash i... Read more

A three month depression challenge

Sunday, December 22, 2013      3 comments

Today I had a moment where I realized, if things keep going on like this I will need to talk about medication with my doctor. I lay face-down on my bed, sobbing and wailing. I was spitting and disgusting, a gross mess of grief and depression. I ... Read more

Preparing for the holidays

Saturday, October 19, 2013      3 comments

The non-stop feasting is coming. I love baking and cooking for these holidays, I love hosting meals for people. I love drinking and laughing and tasting. But I have other goals in mind, too. I joined a fitness group that will meet regularly... Read more

Now for bribery

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      2 comments

It's my favorite part of Sparkpeople, the so-called "rewards" which, yes, are celebratory but c'mon. We're bribing ourselves. My classic struggle is follow-through. I think "I cheated" or "I've still got so far to go". Well no more! This is... Read more

When you're "trying to lose weight" and you find you've gained weight

Sunday, October 06, 2013      1 comments

It could be any number of things. It could be that I'm still overeating, choosing high-sugar foods, simple carbs, etc. It could be that things are getting stressful around here. It could be that I've amped up my exercise and my body is responsiv... Read more

Steps to ending emotional eating

Thursday, October 03, 2013      1 comments
urce/mind_over_body_fat.asp I've been reading this resource on ending emotional eating and the first step is to take control and responsibility. They recommend doing this through using "I" statem... Read more

What it means to feel fat

Thursday, September 26, 2013      1 comments

The truth is, it's in your head. The truth is, you *should* be paranoid. Because They *are* trying to brainwash you. Read more

Watching 365 days of weight loss

Friday, September 06, 2013      0 comments
ing-88-pounds-o This girl's journey is amazing. She follows a paleo diet and 80+ lbs fall off! I'm not ready to go paleo (read: bread, ... Read more

thought exercise

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      1 comments

Take a moment and write down or upon all the thoughts that come to mind when you think about dieting or losing weight. " I'm an eater" " I'll never be thin so I have to be happy with who I am" " dieting is for schmucks" " I'm not a dieter" ... Read more

You are already beautiful

Saturday, August 17, 2013      4 comments

Let me start by saying that I'm glad there's a shift from thin bodies to fit bodies in our beauty culture. I'm glad we have new goals of playing with our kids or running your first 5k without stopping. But I think that we still are striving to... Read more

Strong Fat

Thursday, August 08, 2013      1 comments

I'm an eater. I work hard and I eat hard. I bike six miles to work every day. Sometimes, if I can pull over for thirty minutes, I'll pop into my basement gym and... Read more

Technology on my side

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      1 comments

Wins of the morning: First day in a week that I didn't wake up to my cat leaving me a dead bug in the living room (or a hairball!) Perfect weather outside Not regretting the "impulse" purchase of flowers (try to reward yourself with inedib... Read more

Make good art

Thursday, May 02, 2013      1 comments

Last night I had congee which I wish was better which I wish was a sweet date with my husband where we laughed and touched hands and asked about each other's day and lingered too late at the restaurant. Instead we had congealed ... Read more

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