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To my fellow students on the CoHP Spark team:
I haven't really been around Spark for a little while. That's certain. A lot of things have happened, and Spark seemed to fall by the wayside. But I would sometimes come back just for this team, because I loved the people I had met here and t... Read more
Not dropping the ball.
I should write a short update, since I haven't blogged since May and my last blog was full of my own self-doubt and depression.
I made it through the past couple of months, alternately skating through with out trying and giving 110% (which ... Read more
Long, confusing, and depressing. Sorry 'bout that.
I haven't been around Spark for quite a while...of course, I've been dropping in to do the exact bare minimum with my leadership position in CoHP, but I haven't really be *there* for anyone or even myself. I've been chalking it up to being extr... Read more
A visit from the bad-body issue fairy.
Okay, so I had been doing really well, body-image wise, lately. I really didn't feel fat or uncomfortable with my body...and it felt pretty awesome. I knew I was working out - hard - at least three times a week, and I was feeling pretty awesom... Read more
Kind of like a breakthrough.
Yesterday, I got to spend all afternoon with my husband and three children. We went four-wheeler riding, hiking, and exploring...it was perfect.
And there was this one moment during it all when I realized that I was having PURE FUN, not th... Read more
Charms, day 6.
Ballet. Is. Awesome.
I worked with myself today until I could do a pique turn en pointe. EN POINTE. As in, up on my pointe shoes. It was AMAZING.
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Divination and Charms day 5.
I'm going to take a slightly different tack for this assignment. I've done this particular blog so many times at this point, lol.
So...how to make Divination new and refreshing?
I guess the future is always new and refreshing, isn... Read more
Charms, day 4.
Just a quick blurb...
Today I walked for a full hour. It was tough, since I'm not used to it, and I almost gave up at the halfway mark. But I kept going by giving myself a pep talk. No, really. I just kept telling myself that it wasn't ... Read more
Charms day 3
I'm feeling pretty good about things today. Optimistic. I walked for an hour (30 minutes each for two walks), and stayed in my calorie ranges and still have plenty left over for supper. I've gotten back in touch with a few old friends, which ... Read more
History of Magic/Charms day 2
I'm gonna go ahead and knock out History of Magic right now so I can't procrastinate all week and then never get it done. It is also gonna totally count for Charms because I'm awesome like that. :D
I'm going to skip the part where I go in... Read more
Excuses and counter-excuses. AKA Parkin's Pincer for CoHP.
But it tastes good! - It will taste just as good tomorrow.
I just want one more helping. - Then be prepared for one more pound.
It's a special occasion. - One serving if you must, but the reunion is a special occasion, too!
My blo... Read more
So I'm supposed to write a blog about the healthy things I've been doing that have developed into habits. It's funny because there used to be so many more of them but I let so much of my healthy stuff fall by the wayside...and now I'm having to... Read more
Extract of the Transfigured Being to Be
Extract of the Transfigured Being to Be...
When I think of who I'd like to be, the person I want to be transfigured into, I think about a life free of addictions. Free of the addiction to food, free of the addiction to purging, free of the... Read more
16 scruples (for CoHP)
I'm going to write my scruples in the form of excuses I tell myself to get out of eating right, exercising, thinking healthy, etc.
1. I'm never going to lose weight anyway, so why deny myself this awesome pastry/fattening food/fried yummy ... Read more
Today feels more like the start of the New Year than January 1st did.
So tracking my food on Spark today has REALLY opened my eyes.
I haven't been paying much attention to calories in the past few months. And on one level, I know from experience that counting calories too obsessively is definitely a trigger... Read more