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
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
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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