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The false positivity promise

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      5 comments

The greatest myth I am told over and over again is "just to be positive'. You see, as a pragmatist and I confronted time and time again with the notion that if I simply am positive things will go my way. The cold hard truth? Just being positive ... Read more

What have I been up to since the big loss (wedding pic)

Monday, April 25, 2016      14 comments

In a tale as old as time I regained all of the weight I lost with SP 5 years ago. I wish I had some amazing reason but a death, emotional eating and a sense of a loss of control led to apathy and denial. It is sadly not a unique story. Along the... Read more

Third time's a charm

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      14 comments

The first few weeks of a mammoth undertaking (no pun intended) usually involves a significant amount of self reflection. A comment on my post yesterday spurred the realization that this will be the third time in my life I have attempted a large ... Read more

How did I get back here?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014      26 comments

Haven't we all asked ourselves this question? It doesn't just apply to health. Bad relationships, bad job situations, bad mental states it goes on and on. Three years ago I lost almost 100 lbs. I felt good, I looked good. I felt... Read more

Big promotion at work!

Thursday, August 29, 2013      25 comments

My broker asked me to come in for a meeting today. I was hoping it wasn't something bad as she rarely asked me to come in for unidentified meetings. Well it was anything but bad. I was asked to a member of the governing board of our office. It i... Read more

Dyed my hair red today (pic)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013      35 comments

I needed a change and as a natural blonde my options were platinum or go darker. Thank goodness for my amazing hairdresser who gave me the perfect color ! It feels like this me was always hiding in there. New hair, new life, new start. Rather sy... Read more

Start Stop Start Stop....Start

Tuesday, August 20, 2013      22 comments

This is the last 2 years of my life with SP after the lose of 94 lbs and regain of close 60. The great baby convo coincided with my first week back to tracking. I have decided to let go and move on from the pain of the regain. Enough punishing m... Read more

Honey, I want to have a baby

Monday, August 19, 2013      23 comments

That sentence came out during a rather intense discuss about something entirely different. My fiancÚ is not a big communicator. He tends to think of things on his own for a long time and then just blurts them out mid conversation just like this.... Read more

The positive side

Thursday, June 27, 2013      18 comments

After feeling sad yesterday I thought a lot about the positive people in my life. I am lucky to have several amazing people who are true friends and are very excited to help me with anything in my life and are thrilled to help me with the weddin... Read more

Feeling sad

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      21 comments

I finally started planning our wedding. Ordered his ring. Two days ago I am pretty sure I found my dress. Started talking to vendors. So why am I sad? Because neither of my parents are being supportive. They actually acted like they had no idea ... Read more

I am happy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      23 comments

A big part of my regain was feeling out of control. My fiancÚ and I came very close to splitting up. I was starting a business. I was eating to compensate for great sadness and frustration. So I made a lot of changes. We worked on our relationsh... Read more

Taking charge

Monday, April 15, 2013      15 comments

I had an enough is enough moment last week. I feel like crap. I look like crap. I can accept it or change it. I choose to change it. SOOOOO I gave up pretty much all alcohol. Now I was never a heavy drinker. A couple of beers on Friday and ... Read more

Are you training to win or just showing up?

Thursday, March 21, 2013      18 comments

I arranged with the manager at my firm to get one on one career coaching as my new business hasn't taken off the way I need or want it too. I have been feeling very down about myself and eating like it is a full time job. The manager offered to ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes the universe gives you a sign

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      344 comments

I have been doing a lot of baking. All kinds of baking. Grew my own sourdough starter and baked my first loaves of bread last night. Started working on my brownie recipe for my business I dream of opening. Well to avoid eating all of said browni... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What is Your Victim Story?

Monday, April 16, 2012      31 comments

I was watching a show the other night about a young man who lost 320 with lapband surgery. He was sure when he lost the weight he would be happy, but he wasn't. Then it was the huge amount of saggy skin. He made excuse after excuse to not have t... Read more

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