FERN97's Blogs

Food is On My Mind
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      2 comments

Today, I'm focusing on noticing my moods around food. For the last week things have been going well for me in body, mind, and spirit. I have really started to understand my ... Read more
Beautiful. Resilient. Inspirational.
Saturday, March 02, 2013      1 comments

I feel old. Rather, my body feels old, which makes me feel generally, old. I looked at myself in the mirror tonight and didn't really recognize what was presented before me. Awkward, staring into the eyes of someone you don't know well. All I kn... Read more
Keep Going
Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

I've changed the name of this blog several times - I may do it several more before I find the right one. A few days ago I saw this image, and I've been thinking about it e... Read more
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      1 comments

Today is Day 2 after a wild month of scary health problems, which are finally (mostly) resolved. I wasn't allowed to work out during this time, and I definitely comforted myself with food. Lots of it. Last week I had the idea that when my h... Read more
Oh the Temptations of the Holidays..
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      2 comments

Today is the first day of my third week trying to be healthy and lose weight. I was doing well - i lost 2 lbs the first week and thought I was doing well the second week, then today, weigh-in day, I gained the 2 lbs back! I was good with working... Read more
Getting Grounded
Saturday, December 15, 2012      2 comments

Like so many, when I have emotional days - be they happy, sad, or heart-breaking - I am drawn to unhealthy habits. I want to eat sugar and not exercise, watch TV, or something else that is equally wasteful. Today is one of those days. It f... Read more
100 lbs. of Pressure
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      1 comments

I've had four knee surgeries in my life, three of which occured about a decade ago. Both knees have been bugging me lately, so I went to the bone & joint clinic today to get them x-rayed. It was kind of cool to see the x-rays...I still have a sc... Read more
Self-Medicating with Sugar
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      3 comments

It's what I do. I self-medicate with sugar. When I'm down, stressed, disappointed, etc. It's where I go - to whatever sugar I could find. I've been mostly uninterested in sugar lately, but then today, I had a job interview. It was a game-changer... Read more
Next Up: Beating My Record
Monday, December 10, 2012      2 comments

Well, I was on Day 7 of my hooping, exercising, and tracking streak, and blew it. I worked all day, then straight to a birthday party, then home for my kid's bedtime, then had to prep for a job interview, etc., etc., etc.. Yes, those are ex... Read more
Day 5 Streak
Saturday, December 08, 2012      4 comments

It's not much, but it's better than I've done IN YEARS. Ridiculous, right? At any rate I'm feeling good! Day 5 of exercising, hooping, and tracking. Now I just need to stop stepping on the scale every morning... When this becomes very ... Read more