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Memory Lane
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      4 comments

When I started this journey, I was 260 and lost 30 pounds that first summer. I am not sure if I have the ability to shock my body like that again. But, I think I want to try. This got me thinking of what did I do that summer that worked. Here is... Read more
Lack of Time
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      7 comments

A few weeks ago, I felt good about running 4 miles consistently a couple times for a few weeks and signed up for the Minneapolis Half Marathon. I decided to take my running outside and did 4 miles. It was hard. Like I could feel the impact on my... Read more
Americorp
Monday, April 07, 2014      6 comments

For the last year, I have been working as an Americorp VISTA and it ends in June. As part of the program, they pay us at the rate of poverty to help us relate to people we are serving. I guess I never guessed how this program would change me. To... Read more
Brunch Plans
Sunday, April 06, 2014      6 comments

Thanks everyone for your favorite recipe. Even if I choose to not cook that, it inspires me to try new foods! ... Read more
Need Advice on Obstacles
Saturday, April 05, 2014      5 comments

Today I broke down and got internet. A Spark friend/Facebook friend mentioned that having internet may be just as important as a gym for me. I think she is right. I need the online community support. It was what I helped me lose 100 pounds in th... Read more
Is it June yet?
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      3 comments

Thank you for giving me some feedback about meeting people. There are classes I would try but my work hours really don't jive with the times they are offered. I work 9:30-6:00 pm. All the classes are done after 6:00 pm. My new Y really caters to... Read more
Feeling lonely...
Sunday, March 30, 2014      8 comments

A year ago when I moved to a new city where I knew no one, I knew making friends wouldn't be easy. Almost 9 months later, I still know no one but my co-workers, boyfriend and his family. It's not enough. I need more. This town has makes me... Read more
I Don't Want To Be A Hero
Friday, March 28, 2014      8 comments

Even through I haven't been on here talking about it, I have been thinking about my body image. When I was at my goal weight, even after losing 100 pounds, I hated my body. When I was on all four, my tummy hung and kinda looked like an extra set... Read more
An Emotional Day
Sunday, March 02, 2014      7 comments

Sometimes we wake up and it know it's going to be a tough emotional day. Today is one of them. Minutes after I wake up, my boyfriend asked if I watched the Biggest Loser. Than started in talking about how fat people are on there. Than, for... Read more
Staying connected...
Monday, February 03, 2014      8 comments

I bet you're surprised you're getting a blog notification from me. Don't get too used to it. I have a limited access to internet except at work. I do occasionally use my boyfriend's internet but that is like once every other month. Like today. I... Read more
December Goals
Monday, December 09, 2013      9 comments

Hi all! I have been thinking of how I wanted to write my next blog for a couple days. I've had a lot on my mind and I think I am going to just go with the straight forward touching base approach. First of all, the office is the office. Ther... Read more
No Rainbows Here!
Monday, December 02, 2013      9 comments

This is not a sunshine and rainbows blog. This is a blog I wrote a few days ago about how I am feeling about my current situation when I wish there was someone to just listen... but I have no internet! The last few months I have been reall... Read more
Body Image
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      8 comments

In the last few weeks, I have reading Food: The Good Girl's Drug by Sunny Sea Gold. I really like this book. If you are struggling with stress or emotional eating, I would recommend it. I found I am not alone in this struggle and it helped me re... Read more
Do I really want to get back to 160?
Sunday, November 17, 2013      8 comments

Before I start this blog, can anyone tell me any shortcuts to get to "Add A Blog Entry". They moved it off the main page and now it takes like 4-6 clicks before I even get to start writing! ... Read more
What is my identity?
Thursday, November 14, 2013      10 comments

This week I have been thinking alot about my identity. It has really changed many times in the last five years when I lost weight. I went to someone that was a reader, overweight girl to a runner, skinny girl. Some of these identities were hard ... Read more

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