SELF Magazine, showed us what being a bully looks like?
My oldest is 26, the youngest 11. I have sat through endless school meetings on anti-bullying. Bullying is simple really, making someone feel bad about themselves just because you can.
Self Magazine recently ran a picture that they solicit... Read more
Burning 262,500 calories...
If 3500 calories burned equals a pound of fat lost, how long will it take to "burn" off these pounds? After seeing social media explode over the BL season 15 winner, I watched the finale this morning.. I've never watched the show before so it wa... Read more
The Witch Doctor, when modern medicine fails you?
I'm married to a doctor, trauma anesthesiologist, so to say he's good at pharmacology is akin to saying Michael Phelps is a "good" swimmer. My mother was a nurse for 47 years so I have been indoctrinated into conventional medicine.
I blew ... Read more
Induction: Day One, Meal One...
So after becoming gluten intolerant, soy intolerant and hypothyroid-weightloss has taken on even more challenges. Soy is in SO much, ditto wheat gluten, aka modified food starch. The scale bounced around, down, up, down up...not over in calories... Read more
Making food Fun Again...
I have Stretch and Shorty-almost 14 and 11 and the DH underfoot. The oldest 3 have long since flown the coop and occasionally are in town for a meal. Based on whatever preferences they have going on I cook accordingly. The people I live with ar... Read more
Grabbing 2014 by the horns...or off to the races!
2013 was a wash. My fitness fell off the cliff, spurred by an injury it all went sideways. My sister, the uber-fit personal trainer who trains middle aged women to do tri's and marathon sent me just the "spark" I needed. A discount code for the ... Read more
2014-NO MORE DNF's!
Jan 7th, 2014
So close and yet so far...It was a "me" year. It took a long time, I vowed I would never re-gain the weight. I had this, I knew my triggers, I had a plan and BOOM! EPIC FAIL.
Why? Well I have stress, we all have stress ... Read more
Sometimes I am a witch because everything goes south and I've said the same things 10,000 times already and the 10,000th and first time I LOSE it! Sometimes people, strangers included, push and push and push and then whammy, I will get your litt... Read more
2013 and the beginning of the end...
So if you have followed my adventures you've seen my ups and downs both on the scale and in real life. I momentarily got to my lowest weight in May and about 4 pounds from my "finish weight" when I started feeling bunk, packing on the pounds and... Read more
Sometimes it's all about the other guy...
Every mom has felt buried in her families lives at one point or another and thought, will there ever be ANY "me" time?I almost had a nervous breakdown when my now 12 yo was 3, he wrote "everyone's name in the sand." He had Roger(dh) Jake(little ... Read more
Better event, still not feeling great but rocked the bike ride!
I think there is a light at the end of the feeling bad tunnel, it's name is gluten and apparently it's not my friend. I'm going to try and go gluten free and see if that's the culprit to the fatigue, weight gain, hair loss. (really what else cou... Read more
tough run..even with the tutu...
So today was the title9 nineK-apparently the race organizers decided that since they advertised it as such , it really should only be a 9K instead of the last two years that found us running a 10K! I however was thinking I had to run every singl... Read more
BLC 20-THE Mustang PLAN!
At 46 I've finally accepted that many things are beyond my control. My kids can get sick, I can catch a cold, my body can be injured, stress can de-rail me, my husband can derail me etcetera. I can control what I eat. I do not live in the middle... Read more
BLC 20-The before stats, the good, the bad and the ugly...
Finally, in writing my goals for the BLC 20 challenge.
Figure out what is wrong with my body. My thyroid seems to be off kilter, hormones are equally whacked and hair is falling out in clumps so first and foremost, to the doctor's I will g... Read more
BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID...and use that fear!
So Sunday morning I plunged into the Pacific Ocean at 8:25 as the third wave of the women's only portion of the Santa Barbara Triathalon, sprint course. Everything I'm afraid of was waiting in that first plunge. I'm freaked about swimming in the... Read more