Dead Poets Society/Dead Fat Cell Society
Friday, February 21, 2014      8 comments

Confession time: I was a theatre geek in high school! One of our favorite movies in high school was the Dead Poets Society. We even created the "Dead Beach Goers Society" the summer after my junior year because we used to go hang out at one o... Read more
Wisdom, or something like it...
Thursday, February 20, 2014      7 comments

One of the biggest changes that I have made since starting this part of my journey in November is to actually think about choices. Choices in food, choices in exercise, choices in working out or not, choices in portions, choices in my happiness... Read more
Crafting weekend
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      7 comments

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Fighting Rebellion Against the Shoulds
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      2 comments

I am not an athlete. (nor do I play one on tv.) :) I have been overweight most, if not all of my life. At 42 I feel like I am finally finding my way. I have always had a hard time with shoulds. You know those things people are always tell ... Read more
Do what you love, nothing else should matter!
Thursday, February 06, 2014      6 comments

Just saw this amazing video and article about being active and happy no matter what your size or shape.
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Validated emotions
Thursday, January 30, 2014      1 comments

I hope that I am the only person who feels this way, but I suspect I am not THAT special! I love my family, but throughout my lifetime, I have been taught not to trust my emotions. I am frequently told that I am blowing things out of pro... Read more
Support - Don't leave home without it!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      3 comments

I've been thinking a lot about support lately and I'm not just referring to the really great bra sale I got in on at Lane Bryant! :) In weight loss there is definitely good support and bad support. I have been dieting since I was 5. Mo... Read more
Over a Hurdle
Friday, January 24, 2014      1 comments

I was just sitting her thinking over my day ahead and realized how much my attitude toward exercise has changed. Short story long (definitely my signature - I am a storyteller!) :) My workout plan each week is MWF Rookie Running - 5K My way a... Read more
Fitness Goals, Injuries, and Moving Forward
Thursday, January 23, 2014      3 comments

2014 has begun. 2nd semester has begun. (I work on and workout on a university campus so my world runs on semesters). I have my fitness plan, at least in my head, figured out for the next 4 months. I am working up to an average of 90 minute... Read more
2014 - and we're off like a herd of turtles!
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

Okay, so I am a wimp! I just could not do it and I have lots of excuses. Some of them are even valid! I was supposed to run the Polar Dash 5k yesterday in St. Paul. But * it was -5 degrees with -20 degree windchills at race time. ... Read more
No more resolutions
Friday, December 27, 2013      1 comments

On January 1st, 2013, I decided that I don't do resolutions anymore. I was tired of the feeling of failure when I didn't follow through. Instead I decided to focus on being healthy. To give myself a 2013 baseline to measure my healthierness, ... Read more
Christmas past
Thursday, December 26, 2013      0 comments

I am feeling pretty good about my efforts to keep on track while I was home for Christmas. In the past I would have spent almost the entire long weekend on the couch reading and watching tv with my Dad interspersed with a flurry of activity to ... Read more
Weird is good
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      0 comments

It happened again today and its just weird. A random person/friend/acquaintance complimented me on how good I am looking. This friend knows I've been working out rather diligently and she mentioned that my hard work is paying off, but several ... Read more

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