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DARTHLAURIE
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Weekly Blog Prompt: Does the size of your clothing...
Monday, December 22, 2008      10 comments

Does the size of your clothing affect your self-esteem? If so, how? For years I let my body size/shape dictate how I felt about myself...and it always dictated that I should feel horrible about myself. I was raised to believe that a woman sho... Read more
Happiness and Weight Loss
Monday, December 15, 2008      3 comments

Last night I was hanging out with my belly dance sisters. One of these beautiful ladies I haven't seen since September. She is one of my favorite people, and an inspiration to me. Her inner and outer strength always amazes me. She commented abou... Read more
Weekly Blog Prompt: Do you think organic food is healthier?
Monday, December 15, 2008      1 comments

Do you think organic food is healthier? Why or why not? For the most part, I think organic food is a bit of a scam. I'd like to believe organic food is worth the extra cost, but an organic apple tastes pretty much like any other apple, at leas... Read more
If you had to stay at your current weight for the rest of your life, could you be happy with yoursel
Friday, December 12, 2008      4 comments

I read something on someone else's Sparkpage this morning that got me thinking: If you had to stay at your current weight for the rest of your life, could you be happy with yourself? A lot of us aren't all that close to our "goal weights." I'm ... Read more
Weekly Blog: What will you do differently to prevent the holiday weight gain of years past?
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      1 comments

Actually, last year I maintained my weight. That's kind of my plan for this year. I also plan to enjoy the tasty food in moderation. I save most of the goodies for the weekends when I'm with Craig. He is buying eggnog about once a week. I've had... Read more
Turning crap into lemonade
Monday, December 08, 2008      1 comments

Catchy title, isn't it? Working for a university means putting up with some really asinine administrative BS. Here's one that takes the cake and I'm actually pretty angry about it. The library has a special entrance for morning people who ge... Read more
How do you find ways to fit exercise into your busy schedule?
Monday, December 01, 2008      1 comments

This week's blog prompt: How do you find ways to fit exercise into your busy schedule? I'm not a morning person. I hate mornings and I'd prefer to sleep right through them. But... I also have a job and I have to be at work at 7am. That means I... Read more
Weekly Blog: How do your friends and/or family members help motivate you?
Thursday, November 27, 2008      1 comments

I've modified this week's SP blog prompt because for me weight loss really isn't the reason I'm working on being healthier. I believe in health at every size and I believe that we can't pigeonhole everyone into simplistic categories like thin=he... Read more
The Holiday Blues
Tuesday, November 18, 2008      1 comments

SONNET 29 When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries And look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featu... Read more
When I exercise, I feel...
Monday, November 17, 2008      0 comments

This week's SP blog prompt is a complete this sentence entry: When I exercise, I feel... I feel powerful and strong. Sometimes it's so hard to get through a workout, especially when you're in pain. I remember not too long ago I was hurting a... Read more
Changes
Thursday, November 13, 2008      2 comments

Change is a funny thing. Most of the time it happens at an imperceptibly slow rate; occasionally cataclysmic events happen that change a person's life forever; a natural disaster, house fire, rape, winning a lottery, pregnancy. I was thinking... Read more
What time-savers help you eat healthy when you're busy?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      1 comments

I like the idea of weekly prompts for blogs. So...let's try this out. What time-savers help you eat healthy when you're busy? I wasn't sure I had any, but then I looked at what some of the other people blogged:) I buy prepackaged baby carr... Read more
Ruminations on a plateau- part 2
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      0 comments

I can't be entirely certain, but I think I'm approaching the end of the plateau. As I suspected, my body has been readjusting itself and shifting weight around. In September after the Belly Dance Intensive I tried on a pair of black pants that I... Read more
Permission to Move
Thursday, November 06, 2008      3 comments

On Tuesday my personal trainer was having me do a move reminiscent of the crab walk, only no walking. I was talking about how I used to like doing that back in elementary school during P.E. and she told me that as a kid she didn't like any physi... Read more
Holiday Survival Challenge
Monday, November 03, 2008      3 comments

I think I'm going to go for the Holiday Survival Challenge. I'm not much for challenges, but I need a little oomph. I've been so busy the last couple weeks trying to pull together Halloween costumes, that I really haven't been getting as much ph... Read more

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