A Lightbulb Moment
It's spring cleaning time here in the heart of Appalachia, and some of my chores just inspired this blog entry.
Some time ago, I'd posted that I re-enrolled in my insurance-underwritten "weight management" program. I'd thought I would add ... Read more
still here - mind over matter in reverse
This was originally written as a message to a friend, but I'm editing a little bit to make it make sense for this space.
I haven't gone anywhere - have been entering my nutrition and exercise in the database daily as always. But I'm newl... Read more
On Methods of Accountability
Am doing some more reflection on this year’s retreat, which was as I said before, a totally different experience for me than 2013, but awesome in its own ways. One thing that happened was that DDP himself picked me up in a golf cart and we rode... Read more
Shadowing Stacey - Keep Private Things Private?
I really thought when about a month ago I "came out" regarding my disordered eating, that it would be a pivotal moment in which everything I needed motivationally would culminate and I'd start being one of the super success stories you read abou... Read more
Shadowing Stacey - Results Not Typical
I really thought "coming out" about things such as disordered eating and depression would spearhead a new beginning or fresh start for me in my weight loss journey. As Dr. Phil says, "You can't fix what you don't acknowledge." I don't know if ... Read more
Shadowing Stacey - Introduction Part II
I compulsively overeat.
Again, I don't have a "story" per se that can't be summed up in that sentence. I compulsively overeat, and I did so as recently as 1:00 a.m. today. I haven't plumbed the psychological depths that Stacey recommends... Read more
Shadowing Stacey -- Introduction
This will probably be all over the place because my thoughts aren't organized yet - I'll come back and edit at some point. But if you're reading this, chances are, Stacey Morris has been a big inspiration to you. She certainly has been for me.... Read more
So according to sparkpeople, if I stay on program and don't exceed their daily calorie recommendation, I can attain a long-term weight-loss goal by the time I go to my yoga retreat in July. So I'm gonna do this, along with the goals I already w... Read more
reporting in from aquageddon
I just noticed that my last blog entry started, "the new year started out great!" I'm starting this one by saying this has been the weirdest start to a new year I can remember, ever. With snowstorms reaching subzero temperatures sandwiching a ... Read more
here's to fresh starts
The new year started out great. I went to Raleigh to spend time with one of my life-long friends and her husband: on New Year's Day, we started out with a yoga class, "ran" four miles, and then did a restorative yoga class. I'd never done the... Read more
2014 is going to be awesome!
I'm excited about the upcoming year. I have a lot of travel scheduled already: trips to Houston, Savannah, Flagstaff, AZ, and a stay at the Greenbrier, and the absolute best part will be returning to Mexico for my second 'go round' at my yoga ... Read more
This Just In: Smaller Dress Size Affects Local Woman's Happiness
I always journal here about my "downer" times, so I thought it was only fair to counter it in this space with a really happy moment I had this weekend.
I was going to a local concert event that I'd really been looking forward to, and I was ... Read more
Living Life at 90%
I got up and worked out this morning and faced this day with a resolve I didn't know I was capable of. Am taking a few moments away from work to journal about it here.
Am going through some s$%^. Some of it is of my own doing, but mostly ... Read more
jumping off this plateau
My friend Leslie and I were discussing this week how we've both been stagnant for the same amount of time (three months.) I lost four pounds on my yoga retreat but have stayed on a weight-loss plateau since, and I totally know why. Prior to th... Read more
First 5k experience
Baby girl and I did the Color Vibe 5k today where you run through stations getting dye packs thrown on you. It was fun, and I surprised myself a little bit. Of course I'd had all my usual concerns, not being able to run enough of it, being the... Read more
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