It's Like Sybil Around Here
I keep shocking and amazing myself, mostly in a good way. I'm rediscovering old Jenn and I'm carving out a brand new one, too. It's kind of exciting, if you don't mind feeling like Sybil on uppers.
The best part is that I get to pick and ... Read more
The Best Kind of Peep Pressure--Thank You
You are worthy because you are born --Oprah Winfrey today, on her last show
I'm sitting here, basking in DONE girlness, feeling thankful and decidedly NOT worthy. Seriously campers? I'm a motivator? Do you have right Jenn? There are tons o... Read more
I've Had a Brain Transplant--Jenn Version 2.135
In some ways I'm becoming a new person on the inside far faster than the outside.
The outside is taking its sweet time turning into a hardbody. I mean, really, should it take more than a few weeks to lose 176 pounds? Shouldn't this be a ... Read more
Extreme Personal Makeover: The Spark Edition
I wasn't kidding when I decided I was done being frumptacular and I was going to start taking care of myself. I was, and am, sick of being dumpy and frumpy and totally lacking in style and personal care. I also am entirely lacking in patience... Read more
Greetings From Chattanooga!
I'm in sunny Tennessee for the weekend. I'm exhausted but happy to be here.
It is insanely difficult to eat a clean diet while road tripping, but I did bring 1.5 pounds of the most beautiful organic strawberries on t... Read more
The Supermodel at the Gym & Feeling Inferior... What Makes You Feel Inferior?
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who voted for my last blog and made it "popular." I feel more honored than you will ever know. Thank you all, truly, from the bottom of my heart. I am both shocked and pleased that you found my writing... Read more
I'm DONE. I'm Done Punishing Myself For Being Fat. Are You?
I have served my sentence. I committed a crime against my body and my brain has made me pay for at least fifteen years. 1996 was the year I tipped from a weight in the 100's to a weight in the 200's, and not a moment since have I cut myself so... Read more
IT FITS! It Really REALLY Truly Fits!!! Yippppeeeee!
I'm wearing my concert t-shirt from The Who.
See, this is me wearing the shirt, with the ubiquitous me, my phone and my mirror Spark shot:
The story doesn't reall... Read more
Do It Like It's Your Job...
My primary job is an amazing gig. Every time my electronic leash rings, it is because someone, somewhere, is doing the right thing and trying to save a life. It rings all day and night when I'm on call. It knows when I'm in the shower, poopin... Read more
DON'T Call me a BBW! Here is My Rant!
BBW. Big Beautiful Woman. Give me a freaking break!
Do not call me a BBW. I'm not a BBW. You know why? Because fat isn't sexy. Fat isn't beautiful. Fat is a risk factor for diabetes, stroke, heart attack, infertility, high cholesterol, s... Read more
I Have Fatmares!
What is a fatmare? It is a nightmare about being fat. Like the reality of being a fatty isn't bad enough, I get to dream about it too!
The most recent fatmare:
I'm in a sinking ship and all of the skinny people escape from the little ... Read more
5K Today... Race For The Cure
I completed a 5k today, and I have NO idea how long it took to finish. I think I started 2 blocks before the start line, and it was the most outrageous mass of pink people you can imagine. They estimated 52,000 people did the walk. This is gr... Read more
10 Good Things, 10 Bad Things... Are You Up to a Challenge?
So I went to the pool today, the first time since I had my toe thing last Friday, and I just decided that today I would swim a mile. I kept saying I wasn't going to join a Master's Swim Team until I could do a mile, and it was becoming a hurdle... Read more
Good Thing I Worked Out Yesterday...
It's looking like I will be doing a 24+ hour shift today, and that means a total fail on the exercise, because I can't exactly do the treadmill or kickboxing thing at 3am in a hospital. Good news: I packed a big lunch so I won't have to eat hosp... Read more
I Played Hooky Today and Got Sweaty With My Husband
Sounds dirty huh? It was. Very dirty. I may have ruined my favorite treadmill shoes. I even have dirt under my fingernails. WOOT WOOT!
We went hiking. When I say hiking, I don't mean we strolled down a path in the woods, I mean we scra... Read more