ASCHU2's Blogs

Beginning the Fourth Year on SparkPeople-it's worth the climb!
Sunday, January 03, 2016      3 comments

Every January rolls around, and this is maybe the first January that I'm NOT making a resolution. After four years of working at my nutrition, weight lifting, sleep, emotions, boundaries, self-love, self-care, patience, objective observation, t... Read more
A good stop-and-pause moment on the journey
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      3 comments

I joined the Half-Size Me Community in late January, and I've been listening to 130+hours of archived meetings, 6+hours of a binge course, and over 175 podcasts about loving my body now, thanking myself for healthy habits, feeling gratitude for ... Read more
A strange but beautiful anniversary
Saturday, February 28, 2015      1 comments

I resist journaling, but I don't mind writing a spark blog because I feel safe with you guys. Today is a super-special day. It's the anniversary of the day I gave my ex-husband's ring back and told him to get out. That was the official start ... Read more
Two-year Anniversary!
Monday, October 13, 2014      2 comments

Today is an interesting day for me. It is the two-year mark on my original weight loss goal of 50 lbs. My best friend's wedding was coming up, and she had asked me to be in the wedding party. I had already been the maid of honor at my sister ... Read more
Summer swimsuit season success!!
Monday, July 28, 2014      2 comments

I realized this blog might only apply for women, but swimsuit season has always been a HUGE anxiety in my life, even in elementary school. I dreading shopping for suits, wearing suits, and moving in suits, so any activity that required a suit m... Read more
Looking back, looking forward, and looking at the present.
Sunday, June 01, 2014      2 comments

I'm struggling through the beginning stages of a separation and likely divorce. I have a great support system, and am finally getting decent sleep after two months of living alone, but I am still struggling with my favorite vice-local, tasty, m... Read more
Grey is the New Black
Friday, February 07, 2014      4 comments

I was watching an episode of a weight loss show a few weeks ago while I get ready, like I always do, and one contestant really got me thinking. He said something about the best part about finally truly loving yourself is that you can truly and ... Read more
My Social Eating Challenge: There's a Reason People Call It a Journey!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

This has been my #1 struggle-really!!! In elementary school teacher culture, I hear this every single day: "Oh, the kids are crazy today. I deserve this brownie." That took some REAL work to say, "Actually, the stress is significant, I'm g... Read more