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Attitude
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      8 comments

I had a pretty crappy day yesterday, largely because I allowed it. I allowed myself to overreact and wallow and get hysterical. (Thanks, Hen House, for your talking me down off the ledge!) Today I read this great little anonymous mini-essay... Read more
Calorie Dilemma, or: Slowest Metabolism Ever
Thursday, August 22, 2013      15 comments

I talked a little bit last blog about how I think the range that Spark and FitBit have conspired to give me is WAY TOO HIGH. Yes, I move a fair amount. But something is wrong in their calculations... Maybe FitBit thinks my BMR is higher than it ... Read more
The end of summer... and the beginning of my mid-thirties :(
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      6 comments

I can't believe it's almost the end of summer emoticon Summer is by far my favorite season, because I'm col... Read more
I'm a crazy person (but what is new?)
Monday, August 12, 2013      16 comments

I just took photos in a bikini. A STRING bikini of all things. I am completely insane putting them up on the internet for all to see, but why not. I want to see visual evidence of progress, and I also think it's important for the world to know t... Read more
2013 Race Schedule
Friday, August 09, 2013      3 comments

Last year I did sign up for (and then not run) a holiday costume run in December. I didn't feel ready for it. And I didn't sign up for another because I stopped training because life and my job were just too miserable. I also had my kid the day ... Read more
Rest day
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      6 comments

Oof! After yard work and yoga and 6.5 miles walked yesterday, I am so sore (mostly my abs and hamstrings) that I decided I need a rest day. I was going to do a cardio striptease video, heh. Bought it ages ago and haven't ever done it. Maybe tom... Read more
A wish long wished, now fulfilled
Thursday, July 18, 2013      9 comments

You may have seen an update about this, but I'm feeling it so strongly today that I thought it was time to post a blog. Maybe it will inspire someone. I was always the chubby kid picked last for sports teams. I orchestrated a cheerleading ... Read more
The boyfriend problem
Monday, July 15, 2013      5 comments

If you're reading this, you are probably from the Hen House (best team ever! Love you guys!) so you know all about my "problem," but I'll give a quick refresher for those who happened upon this or just "met" me: I have been with this guy fo... Read more
Satisfaction via retail therapy and walking endorphins
Saturday, June 15, 2013      6 comments

I went shopping tonight. Things fit. I bought them. I liked them when I got home. This is somewhat miraculous. Other small miracles: I found a sports bra for large-bosomed ladies, sized LIKE A REAL BRA instead of just S/M/L! (i have a... Read more
The power of exercise
Friday, June 14, 2013      8 comments

Never again am I going to be one of those people who whines about the scale not moving! I swear! I decided to take a "progress" photo in this bathing suit because I had one from 2009. Then I realized that I captioned that one as "~160lbs" w... Read more
Why is "you've lost weight!" the nicest thing women can say to each other?
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      6 comments

It's sad, isn't it? Wouldn't it be great if we congratulated each other on something more substantial? And yet, it feels damn good, doesn't it? A friend of mine just came over and she said "you've lost weight even since last week, you ... Read more
Now don't get cocky...
Saturday, June 01, 2013      4 comments

...This is what I have to keep telling myself! I'm seeing some great success. Not huge weight loss, yet, mind you, but success in terms of actually CONTROLLING myself. The fitbit definitely helps with burning more calories than I eat,... Read more
Finding peace and purpose
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      3 comments

Long time no blog, as usual... I've spent the past three months attending yoga at least 2x/week and ideally 5 (rare, but occasionally) and I do feel a bit stronger, although I haven't noticed as significant an improvement as I'd have hoped for, ... Read more
Freedom! Week One
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      1 comments

I am officially a freelancer! I was laid off, sacked, canned, ejected, pushed out, restructured, made redundant, and I'm off to "pastures new" (thanks and apologies for paraphrasing Lilou Mace!) I have some severance and paid health in... Read more
Dr. Weil Week Two
Monday, November 26, 2012      1 comments

Other than one or two days of the weekend which fell apart a bit (Thanksgiving? 4 days off? Not a recipe to stick to plan), I have gotten in at least 5,000 steps most days; still trying to get to the 10,000 steps minimum recommended generally, ... Read more

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