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1000 fitness minutes? Are you sure that's not an extra zero?
Monday, July 01, 2013      14 comments

I got my first trophy for 1000 fitness minutes for the month of June, and I'm feeling reminiscent. I remember when I would walk half a block and come back, and that was exhausting and difficult. I remember looking at the possible Spa... Read more
First day of using meal planning
Thursday, May 30, 2013      6 comments

For a whole bunch of reasons, I started using the Sparkpeople diabetes tracker. I'm not diabetic, but it runs in my family. I would really like to keep saying that sentence. But beyond that, I still have some crappy eating habits I wan... Read more
Honoring my hunger
Thursday, January 24, 2013      7 comments

When I was younger, I didn't have food a lot of the time. When I was in foster care, this was because of poverty, but when I was with my birth family, this was because my mother doesn't eat food. I was drinking Slim-Fast at age 9. Just ty... Read more
What does my body even look like?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      3 comments

Do you know that feeling after you get a haircut, when you look in a mirror and it is shocking for a moment? That is something I fear about weight loss. What will I look like? Will I still feel like me? On the other hand, I've lost en... Read more
Less obsessing, more moving
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      5 comments

I have had a love-hate relationship with the nutrition tracker on SparkPeople. At first, it was so useful, because I was using it as intended. It taught me how much of the nutrients I needed to be aiming for each day, and it proved to be extra h... Read more
There are no pictures of me when I was healthy.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      5 comments

My best friend changed her Facebook profile picture to a shot of her when she was in her junior year of high school. She weighed about 185 pounds then, and was a size 16. It was amazing to see. I realized that there are no pictures of... Read more
Today has been a good day!
Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

My major success of the day was making it to the gym before work (instead of after!). I feel really great! I feel mentally focused, and I feel good in my body. Overall, I feel really great about committing myself to my health. I've lo... Read more
Things have gotten real up in here!
Sunday, July 29, 2012      5 comments

A lot has happened since I last checked in. I rocked out at my first semester back at college, and my fiance is now my husband. I was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia in March, and the medication really did a number on me. It's more... Read more
Checking in!
Monday, December 19, 2011      4 comments

Geeez, my last blog entry was in August?!? Where has this year gone?!? The past few months have been up and down, but mostly good things are in my life. On the weight front, I gained a few pounds back - just a few! And got right b... Read more
Gastroparesis, you suck. Stop cramping my style.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      6 comments

Hey folks. I still have a positive attitude, but I'm flagging a little bit today. I'd been doing a good job of making sure I got enough calories, and was getting back with the tracking. I had also rediscovered coffee! Coffe... Read more
Share the road, save a cyclist. Prayers for Jan
Monday, June 13, 2011      11 comments

Hi folks, There is a story out there on the internet that has really touched my heart. In my sister's hometown of Starkville, Mississippi, a woman named Jan Morgan was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. The driver, who was on a cel... Read more
Trying new things: kefir!
Monday, June 06, 2011      2 comments

Today I tried a new food for the first time: kefir! Well, honestly, it was the second time. The first time, I got it thinking that it would be kind of like milk. When it tasted like yogurt, I was so surprised! This was back when I didn... Read more
Not enough Vitamin B12!
Sunday, May 22, 2011      7 comments

Over the weekend, I was out of town. I got a call from my doctor that my B-12 is low, and I need to start taking supplements. ... Read more
Rough night last night.
Monday, April 25, 2011      5 comments

Last night was really hard. I'll try to leave most of the venting for my therapist! But: in less than 24 hours, one of my young, vibrant kitties died unexpectedly, and then I found out that my aunt passed away at the beginning of my work s... Read more
Walking like a woman
Sunday, April 17, 2011      11 comments

I remember when I was in elementary school, I was in line behind a girl whose hips had started to widen. I noticed that when she walked, her hips swayed back and forth gently, like a lady. I tried to imitate her, until someone said, "Elaine, are... Read more

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