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I, New
Monday, January 13, 2020      2 comments

There's this band from the 90s called Stiffs Inc that no one's ever heard of but that I love. On their second album, they had a song called "I, New." The band's lyrics were a mash of multiple film and literature references from the first half of... Read more
Five Things
Sunday, October 20, 2019      2 comments

It seems as if I'm constantly starting over. I had such high hopes when 2019 began, but all that was quickly unraveled due to inflammation and hives. For five months, I was in a constant battle against my body, seeing a myriad of doctors and tak... Read more
Complication: Inflammation
Friday, January 25, 2019      5 comments

I entered 2019 on a high note. I'd reached a weight that I hadn't seen in ages, and the scale was trending downwards. Then I began getting hives and a nasty facial rash every night. While the reason they appeared isn't clearcut or known, it's pr... Read more
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!
Monday, December 31, 2018      1 comments

2018 was not my best year. When your house is not livable for four straight months, life just isn't easy. My health went on a roller coaster ride this year with stress and all the eating out (when we didn't have a kitchen for MONTHS) and periods... Read more
First Milestone
Friday, December 21, 2018      7 comments

Today, I am six pounds down from my new starting point, and I saw 230 on the scale for the first time in months. Six pounds is not a huge loss, but I can certainly feel the difference - my exercise leggings no longer cut into my waist, and a cou... Read more
Monday, December 17, 2018      1 comments

My friend Stephanie and I walked a 5K this weekend. This particular walk benefited the Children’s Research Institute, which helps children with neurological and physical special needs. In fact, one of the best things about this event was that in... Read more
First Mini-Goal
Thursday, December 13, 2018      2 comments

In August 2016, my family moved to Wisconsin for a year. Our arrival there marked the end of regain and the beginning of a long period of weight maintenance through our year in WI and the 16 months since we moved back to San Antonio. I've mostly... Read more
Teeny Tiny Clothes
Tuesday, December 11, 2018      1 comments

I have four storage boxes under my bed filled with clothes that are too small for me. They're broken into categories: one for clothes that almost fit, one for clothes that fit me around the 190-210 range, ones for the 165-185 range, and one for ... Read more
Sunday, December 09, 2018      1 comments

Years ago, when I was first on this weight loss journey, I was very enthused about it. I was determined, and even when things weren't going well, I never stopped. Eventually, I hit my goal and maintained that goal for a good, long time. Cue bad ... Read more
Garmin Vivosport
Monday, December 03, 2018      2 comments

Guys - I'm excited! I recently pulled out my old Garmin Forerunner 310XT that I hadn't used since 2013. Honestly, I didn't use it for very long back then. I'd used a Polar heart rate monitor to track calories for my workouts since early 2011, an... Read more
Nine Years
Tuesday, November 27, 2018      3 comments

November 27, 2009 - Several things came together to start my original weight loss journey. I'd joined an exercise challenge in early October, but hadn't done well because my body weight was the highest it had ever been and exercise with any impa... Read more
On Regain, Nomadic Life, and Starting Over
Monday, August 27, 2018      2 comments

Flashback to four years ago: I'd lost 105 lbs and kept the weight off for 18 months, no problem. Yay! Then the world fell apart. Summer, 2014: ... Read more
Starting the New Year
Thursday, January 04, 2018      1 comments

So 2017 wasn't my year. Between the very stressful and negative things that happened (like my husband losing his job) and having to move across the country (again), my size just didn't sit in the forefront of my priorities. And after most of the... Read more
Mixed Victory
Monday, July 24, 2017      0 comments

"I am perfect, just as I am. And I could use a little improvement." - Molly Galbraith, Day 28 of the Love Your Body Challenge In March 2014, I participated in the above-named challenge - four weeks of positive affirmations and action items.... Read more