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Around the world in 539,737 steps: steps 1 to 111,000
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      2 comments

Last April I took an amazing trip. It was my honeymoon, which would have made it amazing in any case, but we travelled around the world! I took only a carry-on-sized backpack and wore a pair of spiffy New Balance runners I bought just for the oc... Read more
Another new start
Monday, March 07, 2016      3 comments

It's funny how you can see something happening and just ignore it for so long. I knew my weight was going back up, and it was due to unhealthy choices I was making. I knew that I was creating more work for myself when I finally did recommit to m... Read more
The New Years Post - 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014      2 comments

Although I don't believe in resolutions, I do like the new year for providing a little reminder of the joys of fresh starts, and an opportunity to re-evaluate priorities and goals. Here is my brief look at what lies ahead for me in 2014: ... Read more
Stop or Go?
Thursday, September 19, 2013      1 comments

Looking over my scale numbers for the last month I see that I’m back at a plateau. At this point in my ‘big picture’ goal I should weigh about 7-8 pounds less than I do right now, but given that the SP graph is a steady line from starting point ... Read more
Fitbit, Nutrition goals, and a Plateau
Thursday, August 15, 2013      2 comments

I went to sleep last night feeling a bit guilty about my recent performance in terms of eating well, and a weight plateau for the last few weeks to match. I bought a Fitbit right around the time that Sparkpeople introduced the ability to i... Read more
A Sweet Reward
Monday, August 12, 2013      1 comments

About a year ago, I walked by a storefront that had a beautiful swimsuit in the window. I thought it would work well with my shape and wondered if they had it in my size (16). So I went in the store. The salesperson looked at me and, before... Read more
I Think You're Beautiful
Thursday, July 25, 2013      2 comments

This is an open letter to anyone out there that doesn’t wear bathing suits because they think they are too unattractive, to anyone that feels self-conscious shopping for clothes at the mall, to anyone who is punishing themselves mentally because... Read more
The Workplace (water) Drinking Game
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

I’ve been having trouble remembering to drink water throughout the workday, so I came up with a fun way to get it done. If your workplace is anything like mine, you’ll get through those 8 glasses in no time! TAKE A BIG SIP whenever: 1.... Read more
The “Cheap” Motivations
Monday, June 17, 2013      0 comments

Recently on the message boards someone mentioned the “cheap” things that motivate her: those things that are not noble, long-term reasons for sticking to your healthy living goals, but are the shallower things that will get you off the couch. I ... Read more
That two weeks of the month...
Saturday, June 15, 2013      1 comments

Tracking my food, motivation, and noticing my energy levels more has led to some interesting patterns. One of these is that for about a week and a half before 'that time of the month' I am hungry constantly. It is SO hard to keep within my limit... Read more
Vacation free-for-all: one way to do it
Sunday, June 09, 2013      0 comments

So I've been away from my home for the past 9 days, visiting some of the big cities in the northeast and eating my way through a number of local (and transplanted) specialties. I had an amazing time and I thought I'd write about what became of m... Read more
G-g-g-g-good to the Bone
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      1 comments

So I recently (successfully) completed a motivational bet to lose some weight, and now I’m headed on vacation in two days. As part of my 6-month plan I’ve worked in a 10-day ‘break’ from my weight loss to enjoy my vacation without worrying about... Read more
Sometimes I Actually Do Stuff
Monday, May 27, 2013      1 comments

I've definitely been struggling with mood lately. At first I thought it was just a particularly long and bad run of PMS (I definitely notice a change in my spirits for 4-5 days a month) but even after that fiiiinally 'broke' I still felt irritat... Read more
Saturday, May 18, 2013      1 comments

I've been struggling to find motivation over the last week or so--struggling to choose exercise over television, struggling to choose vegetables over junk food--and so I thought it was important to write down some of the reasons I came here and ... Read more
These are my Jams
Friday, May 17, 2013      1 comments

So I've read articles here and there about inspirational songs, and I thought I'd add some of my own to the mix. My 'GET GOING' playlist changes periodically but here are my top 5 songs that I'm either currently crushing on or never let go of: ... Read more

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