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What I Like About Being Me, Part Deux
Sunday, February 17, 2013      0 comments

I must admit: I have really procrastinated writing this second blog. As much solace as I found in my list earlier this week, the idea of trying to come up with an ADDITIONAL five felt about as pleasant as I imagine a root canal would be. I am in... Read more
What I Like About Being Me (Part 1 of 2)
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      3 comments

One of our challenges this week is to come up with 10 things we like about ourselves. This is in an effort to show ourselves self-compassion and self-love as we continue on our journeys. I will admit, I'm actually really low-spirited this w... Read more
BLC #17, WUB Week 3 and Visual Motivation Challenge
Monday, February 11, 2013      1 comments

Well, this feels like cheating merging these two blogs together like this, but I have truly had a difficult weekend and I am going to merge them for the sake of brevity (and my sanity) right now. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- WUB... Read more
The Amazing Shrinking Woman, or How I'm Losing Weight by Really, Really Trying
Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

One of our weekly challenges this week is to write a story about our weight loss journey. My story has all the meaty stuff of a dramatic made-for-tv movie: childhood abuse and neglect, anorexia, mismedication, and the ultimate demon, low self-wo... Read more
BLC #17, WUB Week 2
Sunday, February 03, 2013      1 comments

Yay, end of week 2! And, for me and my sloooow metabolism and weight loss, I had an AWESOME week for loss. ** I actually lost two whole pounds this week! ** Amazing. So, what's the difference? As always, exercise. I went from 75 minut... Read more
BLC #17 Fitness Goals and WUB 1
Sunday, January 27, 2013      1 comments

For the sake of brevity (and currently my sanity), I'm going to combine my BLC #17 Fitness Goals and Weekly Update Blog (WUB) for this first week into one blog post. :) Sorry if it gets a little lengthy, but I'll try to be succinct. --- ... Read more
BLC #17 Official Starting Weigh-in Due Today!
Sunday, January 20, 2013      8 comments

Normally, this wouldn't warrant its own blog post, but since it's my "official" starting weigh-in and I had to up my ticker by 3+ lbs :( to accommodate that, I felt it deserved in a short blog post if for no other reason than catharsis. You... Read more
Wow, that was actually fun...
Thursday, January 17, 2013      9 comments

I have a new room mate since Sunday, someone I have known for a number of years in a professional context and who I do consider a friend, not just an acquaintance. However, I would not consider her even near a bosom chum or a bestie or whatever ... Read more
2012: Year In Review
Friday, January 04, 2013      3 comments

To be honest, I have never been a fan of the annual reviews published by the various media entities. I feel like it pressures one to choose the "best" 10, 50, or 500 whatevers, which has the side effect of ignoring some really amazing songs, mov... Read more
11% + down and counting...
Friday, November 30, 2012      5 comments

The scale is on the move again, and I have my dear friend, Heather, in part to thank for that. She has been the truest of friends, helping me to get up off my butt no matter how exhausted, stressed, or depressed I am. She doesn't do it physicall... Read more
UPDATE: Virtual Journey from Langau to Vienna, Austria
Friday, November 23, 2012      3 comments

I wanted to post an update of my progress on my virtual journey because I have now made it through one stop on my trek. Through my imagination, I will be visiting old haunts from when I lived in Austria 11 years ago. For more information about m... Read more
BLC #16 - Week 10 & Wrap Up
Thursday, November 22, 2012      2 comments

Well, I didn't finish this BLC with any sort of a bang... but I finished. I saw it through to completion. Now it's time to gear up for another one. Even if I didn't get everything out of this challenge that I wanted, I did get a number of things... Read more
BLC #16 Week 9 WUB
Sunday, November 11, 2012      4 comments

Where have the weeks gone? Why hasn't my depression lifted? I've been working so hard on that aspect of my health I've all but ignored the rest. I've just been trying to take care of myself, sleep well, take my medications, get a little physical... Read more
Questionnaire (borrowed from Heather)
Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

I took this from Heather's blog ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5095657 ), and so for grins and procrastination I decided to do one of my own. Here goes: 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYON... Read more
Week 6 WUB, BLC#16
Saturday, October 20, 2012      4 comments

I'm posting this a day early so that I have a chance to try to meet my goals if I haven't met them consistently this week. One day at a time, right? RIGHT! OK, first for a few ... Read more

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