The psychology of "ugh"
I've been doing pretty well this week - stepped on the scale and, while I did not lose, I also did not gain. So, at least there's that.
I'm getting myself back into the mindset of lifestyle change, and I'm doing it very, very gradually, li... Read more
The last year has been kiiiiiiinda bad...
It's funny how sometimes, bad situations don't happen in a catastrophic way. Sometimes, bad situations creep up on you, insidiously, gradually. That is what things have been like.
What has ha... Read more
I feel pretty..?
It occurred to me today that it's been a long time since I've *felt* pretty.
I've felt a lot of things over the past few years... and pretty was not one of them.
I haven't ever really had too much of a self-esteem issue. I'm not wha... Read more
Muscle - 1; Fat - 0
Scales. Love 'em, hate 'em... no matter how you slice it, they're still one of the most useful tools at our disposal while we are on the health and wellness journey.
HOWEVER!! There are loads of other things we can use to determine whethe... Read more
Moving the needle
With renewed zeal, I am on the hunt for information and resources that feed and nourish me as I tread (slowly, carefully) back on the path to healthier habits.
One such resource I've been mining lately is podcasting. As it turns out, there... Read more
Well - it's working
So I finally sucked it up and updated my ticker to what it should be.
For the better part of a year, I couldn't bring myself to face that I'd gained THAT much weight... and now, I'm ready to own it.
When you think about it - it's not... Read more
Thoughts on the USDA and the Food Pyramid
Would it surprise you to know that the USDA's various diet recommendations and guidelines over the years (since the turn of the 20th century!) have been shaped by political lobbies?
Ha. Probably doesn't come as much of a shock these days, ... Read more
Three weeks vegan, and eliminating other "stuff"
Well, here I am starting on my fourth week of eating vegan, with a few more observations.
-While "fake meat" foods are getting more and more palatable these days, I think I'll only eat them very rarely. Their ingredients lists seem mostly ... Read more
Two Weeks Vegan: My Report
I've been two weeks vegan, and I can say with confidence that this is a lifestyle I can live with. I haven't had any real struggles yet, and the difference in how I feel is undeniable.
I've always been the kind of person who has done well ... Read more
I have a gig tonight, so I planned allllllll my food for today. I am NOT leaving things to chance!
Yesterday, I started poking around for fun, active things to do. Complicating the process is the fact that I already have choir on Wednesda... Read more
A Week Vegan: Observations
So I've been vegan for a week, officially. Here are some of the things I've experienced:
-I feel lighter - not just physically
-I'm peeing a lot
-I'm pooping a lot (sorry, tmi!)
-I'm gassier than I've ever been (also tmi!)
-My skin... Read more
A wee update.
So I haven't really posted much of anything in a while... a lot has happened. :)
1) Through circumstances completely unrelated to me or my performance, at the end of the year last year, I came to the realization that I had to find a new j... Read more
Is there a way to SHUT OFF the community feed on my Start Page???
I DO NOT LIKE Facebook. I DO NOT LIKE things that even resemble Facebook. I don't need to see everyone's stuff all the time.
I certainly understand that networking w... Read more
Yeah, I woke up feeling pretty confident this morning. :)
There's a lot of uncertainty in my life right now, but I more or less have all my stuff together and am feeling great about where I am.
I can't wait for the awesome things that... Read more
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Hey, congratulations - we're halfway through winter!!
I really have nothing to complain about; it's been a pretty mild winter here in the northeast, by comparison. We've had some terrible winters of late. Kind of nice to have a temperat... Read more