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2019-08-14 Staring down another birthday
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      6 comments

Well, it's coming up. The big one. The big..... 3-7. Ok, not really a "landmark" birthday, but still another lap around the sun! My husband is two years older than me, so "landmark" birthdays hit him before they hit me, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 2019-02-21 Always Look On the Bright Side of Life
Thursday, February 21, 2019      9 comments

*whistles* To anyone familiar with Monty Python, I'm sorry for getting that song stuck in your head. To anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about and looks it up on YouTube: Welcome to the wide, wacky world of British comedy! ... Read more
2019-02-18 Borderline Type 2
Monday, February 18, 2019      5 comments

I've been feeling a little "off" for a while now, pretty much since we moved back from Seattle 4 years ago. Nothing dramatic, just... if I eat a donut on an empty stomach, I feel kind of sick later. If I eat a meal with too many carbs, especial... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 2019-01-28 Feeling good about myself
Monday, January 28, 2019      85 comments

"If I just get down below 200lb, I'll feel good about myself." "If I just lose 25 lb, I'll feel good about myself." "If I just fit into this size 10 dress, I'll feel good about myself." I get it. Really, I do - it's so easy t... Read more
2019-01-25 Recovering from an injury
Friday, January 25, 2019      7 comments

4 weeks ago, I was about half a mile in when I fell while running (tripped on a lip of concrete) and landed on my right knee and elbow. Scraped myself up off the pavement, did a quick check, and decided to finish the 4-mile run. As expected... Read more
2019-01-04 Intentions for the new year
Friday, January 04, 2019      5 comments

Happy New Year! 2018 ended with a bit of a bump for me - my weight is back up to 225lb, due to a combination of too many Christmas treats and not fully recovering my exercise schedule after getting sick around Halloween and all the snow we ... Read more
2018-11-20 Being sick sucks
Tuesday, November 20, 2018      1 comments

I got sick on October 19, the same day my period started. When I generally don't feel like I'm on top of the world to begin with (cramps, bloating, general exhaustion). I ended up barely pulling through the next two weeks, with just en... Read more
2018-10-11 Making deals with myself
Thursday, October 11, 2018      2 comments

Exercise is a huge part of my relationship with my depression, specifically a huge part in taming the beast. I don't just exercise in order to be "healthy" or thin, or whatever - I exercise because without that daily endorphin hit, life is ... Read more
2018-10-05 Learning what I really want
Friday, October 05, 2018      5 comments

What do you crave? A popular question on many diet- and fitness-related websites, and usually answered with "eat this, not that" or something similar. I have a better question: What do you love about what you crave? I s... Read more
2018-10-04 Enjoying the journey
Thursday, October 04, 2018      5 comments

This was sparked (ha!) by a question another SPer asked on the feed - what diet are you on? I've never really been one to follow a "diet" - I enjoy food, all food, and it took me years to get over my poor relationship with sweets, the ultim... Read more
2018-09-28 Living intentionally
Friday, September 28, 2018      2 comments

We chose our current location intentionally - it's possible to walk or bike to the little downtown area of our town that has shops, a library, restaurants, a community pool, a park, a community garden, and a skate park. It's close enough to the ... Read more
2018-09-19 Parenting on my own for a week
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      0 comments

DH is in Germany for a week (we live in the Chicago area). We found out last Thursday that he was flying out on Sunday, and had a pretty busy weekend already planned! I'm pleased to report that even after he left on Sunday, I've been able t... Read more
2018-09-13
Thursday, September 13, 2018      1 comments

Wow! Busy summer! 1. New job, started in June - pays much better, more challenging, much more flexible hours. Biking into work went from a 5-mile endeavor to a 17-mile trip, so I switched my goal of biking in 3 days per week to biking in 1 ... Read more
Week 3-12-2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      2 comments

I ended up with a skin infection that has kept me out of the pool for almost 2 weeks! I probably have another week left to go before it visually clears up (no longer contagious, but it looks gross), so I modified my workout. What's listed: ... Read more
Training for an Olympic tri
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      0 comments

I'm doing an Olympic distance triathlon in July! Ever since I completed my first sprint triathlon, I've wanted to "upgrade" to the Olympic distance. My body can't handle a half marathon, let alone a marathon, so Iron Man will always be out ... Read more

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