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The Universe According to Thin Erin

Friday, June 24, 2011      11 comments

June 20th was the anniversary of the car accident that had killed my older brother, and I had blogged a bit about that event a few times earlier this week. The ensuing aftermath of the accident ultimately shaped who I am today, for better or wor... Read more

I don't regret being fat.

Thursday, June 23, 2011      22 comments

"When we lose twenty pounds, we may be losing the best twenty pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty." - Woody Allen Weight loss journeys seem to be riddled with so much... Read more

Tea Time in the Garden

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      8 comments

Green tea with fresh rose-aromatherapy heaven! One of my favorite places is right in my back--and front--yard. Every year people flock to far away places to "get aw... Read more

Breathing Life Into the Notes: Picking Up the Sax Again

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      9 comments

My trusty saxophone I played the alto saxophone from the time I was 8 years old until I was 20 years old, when I decided I didn't have time for frivolous activit... Read more

What Kind of Man Would My Brother Have Been?...A Letter to My Brother Brian

Monday, June 20, 2011      2 comments

Today is the 27th anniversary of the car accident that killed my older brother Brian. He was 8 years old, and I was 5 years old. I have spent a lot of my life remembering his death and the aftermath of the accident, but today I want to remember ... Read more

My Brother's Death Anniversary--a Father's Day Reflection

Sunday, June 19, 2011      5 comments

I just got off the phone with my dad wishing him a happy Father's Day. We chatted, and both said "I love you" before hanging up. He was not able to get together today, but we are meeting later this week. I meet with my dad for coffee or dinner e... Read more

My Brother's Death Anniversary (and the day the binging started)

Saturday, June 18, 2011      11 comments

Many people have been overweight for as long as they remember, and some of us may not know what started this battle with our bodies, while some of us do. I remember the day my battle started. June 20th, 1984, started as a normal summer day. My m... Read more

Put chocolate on your face--chocolate skin facial! (w/ pics)

Sunday, June 12, 2011      7 comments

Nom nom nom! I started making homemade skin care products a few months ago, after years of battling my sensitive/dry/oily, acne-prone skin with conventional product... Read more

The Fat Girl in Gym Class--Revisited...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      12 comments

*WARNING--Some strong language* I was the fattest kid in my elementary school. I weighed more than even the largest boy. My job was to play The Fat Girl. I was supposed to waddle around and move awkwardly. I chuckled halfheartedly at jabs a... Read more

100-Points-a-Day Challenge

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      2 comments

I had been slacking on my Sparktime a little bit during May, so I have been trying to earn at least 100 Sparkpoints per day. Yesterday I reached 93 points, and I realized the only way I would get to 100 would be to do at least 35 minutes of acti... Read more

Respiratory illness resolved--time to get back to work!

Sunday, May 22, 2011      4 comments

Ahhhhhh...I can breathe again without coughing, and talk without losing my voice...and I can return to my normal exercise routine! I have missed boxing over the past 2 weeks, but it was truly best to avoid such intense activity. Over the pa... Read more

Sidetracked, but not derailed

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      5 comments

Ugh, so I have not had the most stellar eating over the past 2 weeks. I've been bad about tracking, too. I've also had some respiratory illness and because it's in my chest, I have been avoiding intense exercise. I was looking through my old blo... Read more

Updated Pics--27 pounds down!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      9 comments

I posted some pics a few days ago, but my friend just took progress pics to show April's weight loss. February 2011--first progress pic Taken on May 5th, 20... Read more

KNOWING that I will reach my goal

Sunday, May 01, 2011      5 comments

I think everyone can relate to approaching a weight loss plan with some apprehension and doubt, being surprised to step on the scale and seeing a loss, hearing the quiet (or not-so-quiet) voice in the back of our heads saying that we will probab... Read more

4 Months, 27 Pounds GONE (with pics--eeek!)

Saturday, April 30, 2011      10 comments

I have lost a little over 25 pounds since January, when I really focusing on weight loss. I have been taking progress pictures, and I finally looked at them. The difference is not that noticeable, but there is a difference! Beginning of Fe... Read more

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