The Fork Tattoo
It came to me as I sat in the hospital waiting room. It was definitely the old saying : Stick a Fork in Me, Because I Am DONE that brought it to mind. A tattoo of a fork in my right butt cheek. (My tattoo artist is actually very excited about t... Read more
Way back in July of last year I wrote about the “Joys of Buying a Bra.” Of course, part of the problem then was that I had been so fat, I was embarrassed to have someone help me fit a bra.
Even after losing tons of weight and slipping int... Read more
Life's a joke, but I ain't laughin'
I’ve been working at the same place for nearly 8 years. The place I work has three separate funding systems. Yesterday, six of our people from one of the funding areas were told that if they aren’t absorbed by somewhere else, they will be out of... Read more
Love & Hate, Thick & Thin
I read an article on SparkPeople about loving yourself thick or thin, and it brought up a lot of emotions. I agree, you have to have some love for yourself in order to change yourself, and I will allow that if you hate yourself fat, there may be... Read more
Great Honor (with pic)
For the past three and a half years I have been working on Taiji. I know a lot of people do Tai Chi as relaxation, which is great; However, I am fortunate enough to be learning Taiji as the Martial Art it originally was designed to be. My Sifu (... Read more
I don’t do it often.
Now, I’m not like a few of my friends who spend most of the day, every day at the gym, but I do get my workouts in. I am a lot more conscious of how long I’m sitting at work and get up to run up the stairs or get more ... Read more
There's a treadmill in my basement!
There’s a treadmill in my basement! Woo Hoo!
It’s not shiny and glossy and new; it’s one that someone else has used and loved and moved on from. At least I like to think they’ve moved up to a better machine. Maybe they just moved. It IS an... Read more
They told me, and it’s not that I didn’t believe them. I guess I hoped it wouldn’t be the same for me.
Maybe it’s because it happened near the holidays? Maybe it’s because it happened when the weather got colder? Maybe because it’s when da... Read more
They are driving me insane.
But I have been working on Qigong and am having the same troubles I’ve always had with any form of meditation. My Sifu calls them Mind Monkeys, and I’m beginning to think that’s a perfect description!
Focu... Read more
I’ve lost over 100 pounds. WHY does saying that make me feel guilty?
The few people I’ve actually told this to have been so happy for me. Two of them have lost over 100 pounds themselves so they know how it feels. The other is the trainer at ... Read more
Well, I did it!
Not the BIG it! I have 13 more pounds to reach my end-goal, but I DID slide from the overweight category to the ‘within my range’ category!
Remember when I panicked and wrote about still being obese? It seems like yes... Read more
I used my head!
GolfChick 2-0 posted links to some great articles in the RedSox Nation’s Holiday Challenge thread to help us get through the holiday season. Something in one of them really struck me. It was just a note at the end of a calorie-saving swap.
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Kicking my butt
Ugh. This time change is kicking my butt! It's also making me realize how much of a tight schedule my body was on. I don't know if that's good or bad? But now I'm cast adrift.
I used to eat breakfast at about 0730, but now, 0630 rolls in a... Read more
I HATE YOU!
I'm tired of hearing it! I know you don't mean it, but it hurts. So does the jealousy behind the remark.
"Oh man, you look great! I HATE you!"
I'm glad (oh so glad) that you think I look great. But as you know, this didn't happen over... Read more
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When I was a child, when I lived in my favorite house, and had my own room, I would look out my bedroom window in the early morning, and hovering over the mountains was a huge crescent moon and Venus. I know it couldn’t have been every morning,... Read more