Climb Your Own Ladder
My full time job is all about encouraging people to actually take steps toward doing the things they dream about, despite all of the things that tend to get in our way. No matter what personal goals we may have, there will inevitably be a myriad... Read more
Another day, another start.
Hi there. It's been a while.
The past few years have been a wild ride of ups and downs. Unfortunately it's been more up than down as far as my weight is concerned. So, after much serious thought and the heavy encouragement of several docto... Read more
Well, the kids are finally back at school, so I have no more excuses. This summer was a backslide, and while I'm certainly not happy about it, I'm also not feeling anywhere near as awful as I would have a couple of years ago. It's a bump in the ... Read more
Well, it's been a terrible month for me, health and fitness wise. The combination of stifling heat and humidity plus having my children home from school has completely thrown my schedule off. Add to that the fact that my oven decided to conk out... Read more
Ugh! I am so ready to break this plateau! I've been stuck here for the past several weeks. Really it's been since the kids have been out of school. My exercise routine has been completely derailed and we've been eating out a lot more than we sho... Read more
I did not want to work out today. We were out late last night, I was tired, and we spent the morning at the beach with friends. I forced myself to get dressed for the gym since I had to take the kids there for soccer. Then I forced myself to run... Read more
I had a very bizarre experience this afternoon. I has just finished working out with my personal trainer (who's about 16 years old and has boundless energy) and was walking home when this random guy literally stopped traffic to ask me if I was s... Read more
So I've mentioned feeling a little bit "off" lately, but I haven't really understood what was at the core of that, until I had a conversation with a friend today. We were talking about how lately I've been feeling exceptionally nostalgic and thi... Read more
I've been really struggling lately. I'm still losing weight, eating reasonably well, and walking a lot, but getting to the gym has been a real struggle the past few weeks. It started when I got a miserable cold, and worsened as I realized that t... Read more
Happy birthday to me!
Today I turn 35. It'll be a nice day of quiet celebrations- lunch with a friend and then dinner with my family. I may also try to work on the novel i've begun writing. It's a beautiful day, so I've already gone for a walk, and hope to spend more... Read more
What a wild ride!
Long ago, I was a preschool teacher, and we once read a book about a little boy who had something excellent happen to him on one page, and then something terrible happen on the next. I feel like that's exactly what my day today has been like: a ... Read more
another great quote
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.... Read more
Quote of the day
"The distance between your dreams and reality is called discipline."... Read more
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Over the past several days, I've been watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, which follow's Joe Cross's attempt to get healthy through the consumption of micronutrient foods (i.e. fresh plant foods) via juicing. For those who might... Read more
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The unexpected hazards of weight loss
Yesterday was a big day for me. I reached two exciting milestones: first, I weighed in 70 pounds less than I did when I started this journey so many years ago. Only about 44 of that is "new" loss (since I got serious again in January), but I'm v... Read more