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"The Fatties are Out Today"

Friday, June 28, 2013      2 comments

After a couple days of ridiculously hot and humid and stormy weather I was able to get my two hour walk in today. I still have one very positive thing in my life: Lake Michigan is my front yard. There are several walking and biking paths a... Read more

Two Hour Walk to Sanity

Monday, June 17, 2013      2 comments

The past three years have been difficult for me, to say the least. Laid off and job hunting and trying to pay the mortgage on a home that’s worth 65% less than what I owe on it has been the biggest challenge of my life. Budget-conscious doesn’t ... Read more

The Unemployment Diet

Saturday, October 30, 2010      3 comments

Being unemployed sucks. For the obvious reasons. And some not so obvious. Stress, anxiety, fear, frustration, confusion and despair are just the beginning of the negatives involved with unemployment. I long for the days when I was newly unemploy... Read more

Exercise of the Day: Hip Abduction

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      1 comments

So, my pool gym has a few treadmills and a couple machines. Nothing fancy. But they do have a hip abduction machine which I think is an odd choice if you're only going to have a few machines. I'm familiar with hip abduction machines. Even though... Read more


Tuesday, July 28, 2009      2 comments

It’s been a bad week pain-wise. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning with my foot throbbing and swollen. My doctor suggested ceasing all but the most necessary mobility – getting back and forth to work, going to the bathroom…that sort of th... Read more


Friday, July 17, 2009      2 comments

Okay. I know. Okay? I know. All I can say in my defense is that the past few months my life has not been my own. Between a ton of pressure and changes and stress and anxiety at work and a helping my niece with her wedding (... Read more

Kick Me

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      7 comments

I'm scouring every book and website I can find for...something...I don't know what, exactly. Motivation? Nope, that bleeeping plateau is motivation enough for me. Along with a look in the mirror. And a passport collecting dust. And clothes... Read more


Saturday, May 02, 2009      3 comments

Welllll, I knew this day would arrive. But, like others before me, I didn't expect it now. The surprise and confusion are so common it's cliché. Although looking back on it there were hints and warning signs. I'm on a plateau. Last we... Read more

When the Going Gets Tough

Monday, April 20, 2009      2 comments

Work was stressful. And now it’s worse. And not just the “we’ve got a lot going on this week” kind of worse stress. We’re talking long term, serious issues which are already effecting how we do our jobs. And issues which affect us on very... Read more

Peep Show

Tuesday, April 14, 2009      3 comments

Okay, so, I knew I’d indulge over the weekend. A five hour road trip, a dinner with friends, a party, a family dinner…Easter treats…ugh. I knew it was going to be a temptation filled four day weekend, but I thought I was stronger. I thought I ha... Read more

To B2 or not B2

Wednesday, April 08, 2009      5 comments

Difficult to imagine at my weight that there’s any way I could be anemic…but my doctor was concerned about a couple indicators that showed up in the blood test she took for mono a few weeks ago. Apparently my red blood cells count was off and th... Read more

I Finally Look Like Kathy Ireland

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      4 comments

I don’t follow celebrity gossip. Especially weight related celebrity gossip. I’m one of those “the entertainment industry is to blame for perpetuating unhealthy body stereotypes causing young (and older) women to develop eating diso... Read more

Diet AND Exercise

Monday, April 06, 2009      2 comments

Okay. Seriously. I have had it with this illness. My throat is still sore. The rest of me is feeling okay, but my throat and ears are still in bad shape. I’m going back to the doctor today. I am also going to the gym. (Dammit im... Read more

In a Perfect World...

Friday, April 03, 2009      3 comments

Still. Not. Better. Getting there, but I had a horrible coughing fit in the night which left my throat raw again. Generally I’m feeling better, the fever has abated and I’m less achy. And last night I was STARVING. I mean, voraciously starv... Read more

Confessions of a Sick Mind

Wednesday, April 01, 2009      2 comments

True confession: I miss the gym. I cannot wait to feel well enough to get back in there. I’m either starting to feel better or I’m delirious. I miss the gym? Me? Really? Wow. It’s gotta be the Ny-Quil messin’ with my mind. ... Read more

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