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Hey can you come here for a quick second?
Uhhhhhh...yeah...look, we need to talk.
No no no, it's not bad! It's not anything bad. We just need to have a quick talk.
Look, Same 5 Pounds, we've been doing this dance for 3 months now. You leave, you come back, you lea... Read more
The Universe According to Thin Erin
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.
"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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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...
*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
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!
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
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!
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
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