Weight: A New Perspective

I don't know if everyone is this way, but I have no real understanding of weight and how I feel at any certain weight. What I mean is that I assume that if I felt good at any given time (really pretty or sexy or confident), it must have been a time when I weighed less than now. I would have sworn, in court, that during those confident times I was 30 or 40 pounds lighter than I am now. It turns out … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Removing Barriers to Exercise

Hi Fitness Friday people <said in the "party people" tone>! How was your week? Mine was okay-ish. I ate everything I could put my hands on had some food issues. I'm going to work on that this coming week. I used the bike we bought! The stationary, recumbent bike. I have no excuse not to exercise with that big old bike right in the middle of our living room. Talk about removing barriers. … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Meet Deanna

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Hey everyone! Fitness Friday is back, aren't you all excited? Earlier this week, I shared on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter that I'm down to 274 pounds (when I share, I really share). As it turns out, I have three friends who weigh the same as me. But one of those friends, Deanna, is not only the same weight, but also the same height. Since we are, literally, starting from the same place, we … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Redux

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I'm back! In the whole healthy-eating, getting fit thing, I mean. Like so many other times, I stopped for a bit, and now I'm picking it back up. I'm okay with that. The good news is that I've only gained back about 4 pounds of the 15 or so I lost starting last March. That's pretty huge progress for me since I'm really good at re-gaining lost weight. I've also gained back about five inches … [Read more...]

Digging Up Dirt. Mental Dirt, That Is.

In an effort to figure out why I eat the way I do and use food as a comfort tool, I have started to go to a counselor. For me, this step is just as important - if not more so - as eating right and exercising. It's also the hardest process. I like my dirt nice and buried, thank you very much. It might be nice, though, to have a clean mind for a while. … [Read more...]