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New bench press PR!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      3 comments

Set a new barbell bench PR today - 120 lbs. for 8 sets x 4 reps. Yipee! ... Read more
Without a diagnosis...
Saturday, March 14, 2009      3 comments

...I can't see a therapist through my insurance. I spoke to a licensed professional counselor (Jamie) for an intake assessment because I know my body image & distortion issues (not to mention the crazy binge eating) is something I've been u... Read more
My new doggie!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      7 comments

This is Oliver, a dog I'm sponsoring through the humane society. He was found wandering the streets, blind. His eyes were surgically removed because they'd ruptured due to ... Read more
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      3 comments

Last night I told my husband about an irrational fear I have that's affecting my body image. By sharing with him, I opened the door to greater intimacy. It wasn't until this morning that I realized that by closing myself off, I'm robbing him o... Read more
Day 1 of 5K & bench press plan
Monday, March 09, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday was day 1 of my 5K & bench press program & it went well. Did a quarter mile walking warm-up, then ran for a mile straight at 4.7-5.0mph. Afterwards warmed up for presses w/ the barbell, then did an easy 95 lb. 6 x 6. This is the fir... Read more
Yesterday's run & today's gift
Saturday, March 07, 2009      2 comments

I've decided that my first run of 2009 will be the Run for the Cheetah 5K on April 26. I've got a 7-week training plan in place that overlaps with a 3-week bench press program. Yesterday I went for my first run since my knee got all funky & co... Read more
Body distortion (again)
Friday, March 06, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday's binge has continued into today & I've got a very small list of what I'm willing to do to stop. After having a relatively stable period of feeling neutral about my body, I've had yet another attack of body distortion. I keep perceiv... Read more
Good news from Phys. Therapy
Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

Went to PT today & it turns out I don't have a torn meniscus at all. I've got a case of fat pad impingement, meaning the bottom of my kneecap pinches the fat pad on top of the tib... Read more
Lent - Day 3
Friday, February 27, 2009      3 comments

I miss the culture of being Catholic. After 13 years of attending Catholic school, the rituals have become second nature. I stopped calling myself one at 14 & by 16 was a firm agnostic. After high school, I stopped going to Mass & have been s... Read more
Lent - Day 2
Thursday, February 26, 2009      0 comments

So I didn't stay in my calorie range again & I did overeat some. Didn't straight up binge, but could have easily crossed that line. I'm starting to process & express some of the feelings I've had over these last couple of days. DH is a wo... Read more
Lent - Day 1
Thursday, February 26, 2009      1 comments

I didn't stay within my calorie range, but I did manage to eat normally - no sneak or binge eating. In addition to the food, I plan on incorporating a morning & evening gratitude prayer to start & end my day. Here's to a successful day! ... Read more
Mom found a place
Thursday, February 26, 2009      0 comments

Good news - my mom found a place! She's renting out a room at a close family friend's house. Tomorrow her plan is to schedule some doctors' appointments & then visit immigration to see how soon she can return to the Philippines. For her, it's... Read more
My mom's homeless
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      4 comments

My mom came back from the Philippines today & she's homeless. This is _not_ a surprise; she knew even before her trip she'd have no apartment to return to. She didn't make prior arrangements & we don't know where she's going to stay. I looked... Read more
Self-conscious in my swimsuit
Monday, February 23, 2009      3 comments

Went swimming this morning for the first time in forever & felt self-conscious in my one-piece. I've got a long way to go before I can comfortably wear that bikini. June's going to be here before I know it & I haven't netted a loss since the s... Read more
Knee feels better
Friday, February 20, 2009      3 comments

My knee feels worlds better since Monday. The doc was right - as long as I follow her directions I'll have continued daily improvement. Last night as I was walking upstairs, DH asked me how my knee was doing, & I was caught off-guard b/c I had... Read more

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