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Dear Friends, Family, & Beyond
Saturday, September 15, 2012      5 comments

There is a particular suggestion that comes up frequently in my life, addressed typically by friends and family or even health-related articles. It comes up enough times that it is often on my mind. This letter to you is an attempt to organize m... Read more
Privilege and Shame
Monday, September 03, 2012      13 comments

There are times on SparkPeople when I feel like the oddball out, swimming against the stream. I don't follow many of the expected practices of healthy living, rather I watch TV constantly, I end up at many positive solutions from a negative appr... Read more
Dissection of the Binge 101
Friday, August 31, 2012      7 comments

I've been studying up on this subject more than plenty, it has been the summer of binges here (and the scale knows it). As a result I'm working my way through all the variety of triggers that crop up. I've been less successful with solutions but... Read more
Measures of Control
Thursday, August 30, 2012      7 comments

There are times when I discuss my healthy and weight with my friends, typically at least once a day. That's to be expected, it's on my mind a majority of the time and there's always something new to be learned. As I talk about these topics ... Read more
Why Success Generates Unrealistic Expectations
Monday, August 20, 2012      12 comments

Currently I have been contemplating goals and goal setting as I face the knowledge that in order to achieve what I want my maintenance plan must change. As I struggle with this (but I don't want to change, cheese with my whine), I realize t... Read more
Redefining Goals
Sunday, August 19, 2012      6 comments

Last year when I could afford a membership to my yoga studio, I was speaking with my yoga buddy and instructor regarding the outcomes we sought. My friend was hoping to strength train her upper body, which is reasonable. The instructor mentioned... Read more
The Most Difficult Part of Maintenance
Saturday, August 18, 2012      14 comments

I have all of these momentary thoughts and contemplations through my weeks that I want to share but I don't. I jot them down to save them for later, to flesh them out into stories or morals that build depth and character to the issues. Essential... Read more
The Method to the Madness
Thursday, July 12, 2012      7 comments

Things have been bad lately. Not physically, I've been staying on track and counting and counting and counting. Rather, the struggle has been over rationalizing my means for staying healthy. I have felt that I've been fighting the good fight, bu... Read more
Lose Weight Without Exercise!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      14 comments

Sounds like a trick, right? Not true because I've actually managed it. As I dealt with other areas of my life and lost focus on my long-term maintenance goals, weight gain became a self-perpetuating cycle of binging and gain over the course... Read more
10 Reminders
Saturday, June 16, 2012      10 comments

This is inspired by MAGGIEROSEBOWL's courageous and timely blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4924818 The odds are against me. As a part of the mythology of weight loss, 95% of al... Read more
Proportion Distortion
Sunday, May 13, 2012      8 comments

As we all celebrate Mother's Day today, I also celebrate a day finally free of over-the-top binging yesterday. That isn't to say I didn't binge, but it was only four pieces of candy and half a scoop of ice cream as opposed to many, many more plu... Read more
A Glimpse into My Morning
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      8 comments

I started the day with my alarm ringing early in order to get up for yoga. But I was depressed but I didn't know why and I was not in the mood to do anything but sit around. I got on the scale and I'm at goal and no longer underweight. I didn't... Read more
Lifestyle Matters: How to Say No
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      13 comments

As I reminisce on my weight loss and my continued maintenance I find that a key to success in my journey was learning how to say no. To myself. The way food is portrayed in our lives through schooling, though media, through advertising, the... Read more
2012 maurices Main Street Model Search: Results!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      10 comments

I have the results for the maurices Main Street Model Search! First off, thank you to all who participated and cast their votes for me. All of your support is endlessl... Read more
2012 maurices Main Street Model Search: FINAL DAY!
Monday, March 19, 2012      5 comments

After 22 days of voting, we’re down to the final day and I just cast my FINAL vote! Voting closes at noon (MST) TODAY. I'm excited to find out the results, tomorrow, T... Read more

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