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All Shapes and Sizes

Thursday, March 06, 2014      3 comments

We hear it all the time. Women come in all shapes and sizes. We can all be beautiful in our own way. Part if this is true, but it's lead to a dangerous movement. Too many women are encouraged to be "proud" of their obesity, even morbid obesity. ... Read more

Onederland

Friday, January 10, 2014      6 comments

I woke up this morning and was quickly disappointed. In Minnesota we were coming out of a cold snap, and finally we were getting a nice day. The plan was to hit the gym early, then go get a little work done at the coffee shop. But my stomach was... Read more

I Didn't Want to Do It

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      6 comments

So, this morning, I told myself I would brave the Minnesota cold, near -10, and head out to the Y on the 8:20 bus.... I wound up catching the 11:20. When I got there, I walked .2 miles around the track, then I ran .2 miles and I just wasn't int... Read more

Giving Up What Seems Good For What Is Good

Thursday, October 03, 2013      3 comments

I like food, if I didn't chances are I would be here. For the most part Sparkpeople is about portion control and living a healthy lifestyle through exercise and what not, and most of us are pretty familiar with what happens if we don't take tho... Read more

Embracing Plateaus

Thursday, September 19, 2013      1 comments

A long, long time ago, when I was a teenager I started gaining weight for the first time since I was little more than a toddler (aside from basic growing weight). As I found myself officially "chubby" I thought to myself if I ever weighed 200 po... Read more

Two out of Three Ain't Bad....

Monday, September 09, 2013      1 comments

Lately, I've been doing a sort of informal couch to 5K thing, meaning I'm not following an official "program" and I am not training for a specific race. In truth, I don't think I could handle the crowd at an official 5K race, but I'd like to hav... Read more

House Arrest

Saturday, August 31, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday I went out and bought a new fitbit and now I am wearing it. I've been losing REALLY slowly, but I haven't been super diligent. I go in spurts at the gym, and yesterday I actually didn't go to the gym because I went home to try and figu... Read more

It's About Me

Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

The other day I took a writing assignment about the challenges women face when they embark on a weight loss journey, and how typically it is a greater challenge for women to lose weight than men. My own children (college students) are of healthy... Read more

Setting up the next step

Monday, February 27, 2012      1 comments

Change is scary, but it's exciting too. This past weekend I gave my notice to cancel my gym membership. The gym is less than a mile from where I live, open 24 hours, even has a pool. I signed up knowing that this day would come. I figured either... Read more

Rub the tummy, pat the head

Thursday, February 16, 2012      3 comments

Remember that old childhood challenge of rubbing the tummy and patting the head at the same time? It was nearly impossible. I have a variety of vices I want to remedy. Obviously, there's the fitness and diet thing, but there's also the cleaning ... Read more

A Review of Noman's Land: The water is fine

Saturday, February 11, 2012      3 comments

A couple years ago, when I was approaching 40, I bought myself a swim suit -- the first I had in years. I was working a regular job then and had a membership to the Y. I decided I would try and learn to swim and I took the beginner class. I di... Read more

Back in my 30s (BOOYA!)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      6 comments

Now, I haven't quite discovered the fountain of youth. I'm still 41, but when I stepped on the scale this morning it read 269.4, which not only officially puts me 100 pounds away from being in my "healthy range BMI " but also puts the actual num... Read more

Shifting target

Saturday, February 04, 2012      4 comments

The other day, during one of my increasingly rare visits to Facebook I got an invitation to a book launch of one of my former college classmates. I'm really excited for him, he was an amazing writer, even back then and after teaching college Eng... Read more

This is who I am now

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      5 comments

"This is who I am now" -- I repeat this to myself every day, and every day I believe it a little more. Since that Monday after Thanksgiving when I joined the gym near my apartment, I've lost about 24 pounds. I go every day, but I still have to p... Read more

Walking the Walk

Monday, January 30, 2012      3 comments

Last Friday was hard. My morning weigh in showed a gain instead of a loss, I've been having problems with my laptop, I'm not making enough money to the point where things like making rent may become a serious issue, and my left hip has been both... Read more


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