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Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming! Well, sort of. Made it to the gym just now, for the first time in several days. The last couple weeks have been hectic, but mostly in a good way. After I posted last time, a good friend a... Read more

14 Minutes

Monday, June 24, 2013      3 comments

Made it to the gym this morning, and did two more minutes on the elliptical than yesterday, plus crunches and a plank hold. It's only Day Two, but I feel like I might get somewhere! I'll only post my minute increment increases until I hit t... Read more

My Motivation Marbles

Sunday, June 23, 2013      4 comments

There are my Motivation Marbles. The one on the left, with the green marbles? It says, "Pounds Here" and has 73 green marbles, one for each pound to lose, plus special cle... Read more

12 Minutes

Sunday, June 23, 2013      3 comments

Yep, 12 minutes. That's what I did on the elliptical today, plus 25 crunches and a 30-second plank hold. That's it, that's all I could manage at the gym. And that is freakin' awesome! Why? Because I went to the gym, that's why! I ... Read more

My (food) landscape has changed!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      0 comments

Oh my gosh, you guys. I mentioned this in my previous post, but I am astonished at how much dairy I eat. After only three days of almost no animal products (the exception being I ate some fancy granola that had honey in the ingredients list--who... Read more

Vegan Before 6

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      2 comments

I'm giving Mark Bittman's book, "VB6," a try. The idea is that you eat vegan before dinnertime, then can eat whatever you'd like (within reason, of course!), in terms of meat, dairy, whatever. Yesterday was my first full day, and it was pretty e... Read more

Here's to a great weekend!

Monday, June 17, 2013      2 comments

What a great weekend! Not much happened, but I'm working on actively seeking more positive things in my life, and this weekend bore that out. A couple visits with friends, some good walking in my local park and, yes, more healthful food choices!... Read more

The Good Parts

Friday, June 14, 2013      2 comments

My last two posts were entirely too mopey, or at least existential, for my taste! Heading into a long weekend (YAY!), I'd like to post about a few really positive things happening right now. My friends are not judging me for my weight gain.... Read more

Fake it 'til you make it

Thursday, June 13, 2013      3 comments

I had a boss once who told me "Fake it 'til you make it" when I was learning public speaking. Even if you don't feel like an expert, or even very confident, just go out there, and act like you are, regardless of what you actually believe about y... Read more

Itty bitty baby steps

Wednesday, June 12, 2013      2 comments

Okay. I made one choice today that will sound Not Impressive to some, but reflects my being a little more conscious about my food intake. Finally having my sink back (yay!), I was really wanting to cook. Who knew the prospect of washing dishes c... Read more

It's been too long when you forget your password!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      2 comments

So, it's been about a month since I've logged on here. I don't have any overwhelming feelings of shame or embarrassment, but neither do I feel ambivalent, and certainly not defiant, like this doesn't matter or anything. I'm not sure what I feel,... Read more

When Predictability is a GOOD Thing

Saturday, May 04, 2013      1 comments

Predictability is good when: * I know my workouts will be safe, and I won't be tripping over shadows or rolling my ankle (ouch) * I know about what's going on inside my body, and I don't have any surprise gastrointestinal "events" ... Read more

"MAY" I share my goals with you?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      2 comments

I was going to start a challenge thread in one of my team forums, but I suddenly got shy and self-conscious or something, and decided to keep my sudden burst of enthusiasm contained to my page! My Marvelous May Challenge: 16 gym worko... Read more

Freedom, Death, Rice Cakes

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      3 comments

I'm taking a couple days off work, so I'm in the middle of a 4-day weekend--heaven! First things first: I've been eating like a maniac. A really, really hungry maniac. I'm still processing the stuff I wrote about in my last post, as well a... Read more

A painful conversation

Friday, April 26, 2013      8 comments

Tonight I took a friend out for her birthday drinks, and we had a moment talking about my weight that was terrible, wonderful, and absolutely necessary. Her name is Michelle, and she has been a professional mentor of sorts for me, and is a great... Read more

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