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The Countdown is ON!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      3 comments

Well, I did it. I signed up for the Gulf Coast Half Marathon to take place in February 2014. I swore off long distance running in 2011 after having participated in four half marathons and a number of 10ks and 5ks. With each distance race, I got... Read more
Time Heals
Thursday, September 05, 2013      7 comments

I am doing much better now. I couldn't say that in May, or June or most of July. And I was embarrassed because for all intents and purposes, my life was great. I had a roof over my head and everybody was healthy. But I felt horrible. That ... Read more
Anxiety: My Secret to Weightloss
Monday, June 10, 2013      7 comments

I have lost eight pounds in three weeks. Normally I would be ecstatic. But I know the weightloss has occurred at the expense of my mental health. I have been struggling with anxiety for about a month now. I am not sure why. I am not sure i... Read more
Can't Rely on Magic for Long...
Monday, April 08, 2013      5 comments

This is an open letter to myself... Dear Sorgin, you are slip-sliding all over the place. For the last few weeks, you've let your defenses down and have allowed things into your diet you know aren't good for you. Other people can eat them. ... Read more
Ramblings at the Edge of the Slippery Slope
Monday, March 25, 2013      3 comments

I find that if I blog on a fairly consistent basis, I am likely to take this journey seriously. So here I am, writing a blog because it's been 10 days and I am feeling a little out of sorts. I suppose "conflicted" is a better word. Things a... Read more
Danger, Will Robinson!
Friday, March 15, 2013      5 comments

If you watched "Lost in Space" then you know Will's robot was a pseudo-parent, alerting him to dangers like a parent would but without the emotion of a parent. I ne... Read more
"I'm Rested and I'm Ready to Begin"
Friday, March 08, 2013      1 comments

Songs speak to me. Often, the only way I can process my thoughts and feelings is by listening to a particular song. For the last couple of months, a song has been following me around: The Avett Brother’s “February 7”. From the moment I hear... Read more
Walking Down Weightloss Memory Lane...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      2 comments

Today I ran across a journal I used to record my adventures in weightloss. Remarkably, none of the entries addressed my thoughts or feelings. They were simply numbers – body measurements and whatever the scale said. The first entry was dat... Read more
Managing the Monday Morning Meltdown
Monday, February 25, 2013      4 comments

It's Monday. You know how it goes. You get on the scale and it sets off a litany of negatives, usually rooted in the weekend's choices. Ugh. That was my Monday morning. Now it's time to turn it around. I have been on this journ... Read more
Things I Miss
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      4 comments

I haven’t felt like myself in a year. In fact, it was about a year ago, on Feb. 16, when we announced we’d be moving from the frozen Midwest to the balmy Deep South. With two teens, three pets and deep roots, it was not an easy decision. F... Read more
Such a Little Salad, So Little Nutrition
Sunday, February 17, 2013      5 comments

I am on day 46 (+/-) of eating vegan. As I've said before, I am not doing this to become a vegan. I am doing it to make more room in my diet for higher quality foods, namely vegetables, fruit and plant-based proteins. I have tried many tim... Read more
Chinese Food and My Semi-Vegan Valentine's Day
Friday, February 15, 2013      2 comments

My husband and I don't tend to make a big deal out of Valentine's Day. I usually get the kids a small gift. My husband might bring home flowers. Sometimes we all go out to dinner. Sometimes I cook something special. This year, the kids wan... Read more
Wise Words
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      2 comments

I stumbled onto a blog by a fellow Sparker: mailboxes2miles.blogspot
.com/ I needed these words today... "Weight loss does not bring happiness. It is the BYPRODUCT of happiness. It is the result of a daily commitmen... Read more
Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      2 comments

I am sure there are a thousand Spark blogs with this title. Ha! Every day I get up, look at myself in the mirror and the first thought is, "Why aren't you thin?" followed by, "What is wrong with you?" Then the avalanche of negativity begins... Read more
Changing My View
Sunday, February 10, 2013      1 comments

I recently moved to a new state. I moved from one extreme climate to another. In some respects that goes for culture too. As I've mentioned previously, the last year and a half have been difficult. We had an exchange student with us for a ... Read more

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