So, after a very long hiatus, I'm back.
Last year, I got to my highest weight: 216. I lost about ten pounds over the course of a half year, just by being slightly more active and doing less binge eating.
This past month, I have start... Read more
So I recently stopped using Birth Control because I gained weight while taking it (that, and I had to get my prescription renewed in a new city with limited transportation.) And I don't know if it's hormones, but man, I feel really down and out ... Read more
First, let me get one thing straight: I am absolutely *thrilled* that my boyfriend is so successful on his diet. He started out weighing about 4-5lbs less than I and he's down over 13lbs now.
The kicker is, I've been eating super healthy, ... Read more
You know what's awesome? Having a closet packed with clothes that don't even come close to fitting you, but can't bear to throw them away since you just did a closet purge. I know, I know, everybody says that you should clear out your closet bec... Read more
One of the major premise of Eat to Live is that we should be having raw, leafy greens on a daily basis, and should comprise the bulk of what we consume for the day. Right now, I'm having a DELICIOUS smoothie with banana, blueberries, spinach, a ... Read more
As a writer I've done my fair share of "environment writing,"(or “exploring the narrative environment” if you want to get more academic about it) but most of those were confined to urban settings. *Fun fact: I once turned in a collection of essa... Read more
The past few days I've encountered writers promoting the romanticism of walking. In this post I’m going to talk briefly about recent influences, and in part two I’ll talk more about my thoughts of walking.
--I finished the pleasant "The Mo... Read more
So in the spirit of this article: http://www.sparkpeople.com/res ource/motivation_articles. asp?id=448
I've decided it's time to write down my goals. Last year, as part of the Public Allies/AmeriCorps program I was in, I had to write ... Read more
I got the best message on today from my mother. It looks like my parents are going to come and visit me for their 30th wedding anniversary. It's been over a year since I've seen them last.
This has rekindled a fire in me. The past few days... Read more
Being broke (I have a whopping $23 in my bank account at the moment) but still being blessed with means to eat (a boyfriend who is waiting for a paycheck/getting money back from his last apartment deposit) means that vegan living is surprisingly... Read more
**Sorry for the rambling nature of this post. Just jotting down some quick thoughts. **
I'd be lying if I said that the past week or so hasn't been hard. As stressful as my last job was, at least I had a wide and varied network of support. ... Read more
I think when anyone starts off any diet, there is a definite end product in mind. A new body, a slimmer way of moving about space--a strength dreamed of, maybe to almost a point of obsession.
Most self improvement books tell you to visuali... Read more
So after a week of only going to the gym once and not really tracking my calories, I bit the bullet and weighed myself this morning.
Granted, this is not terrible. This is still less than my starting weight, but I have to be hon... Read more
So a full week of eating mostly in my calorie range, lots of biking, and going to the gym.
I gained a pound and a half.
I know its just a scale number, I know I'm getting healthier and stronger, and I know it... Read more
I stumbled across this tumblr site earlier today, and I wanted to share it.
Although I was at my highest weight when I joined SP, I still had a lot more confidence than when I wa... Read more