Babies, Radio Silence, and Babyfit
Monday, August 20, 2012      5 comments

Dear Sparkfriends; I'm sorry for the silence over the last few months. I started getting very sick in May and couldnt figure out why, so I was resting and avoiding moving and sort of laying low for the month of May. By the end of the month,... Read more
Reasons I Would Like to Tame My Sweet Tooth:
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      2 comments

I have taken the Sparkpeople "Tame My Sweet Tooth Challenge!" I am on Week 1. One of the tasks of Week 1 is to make a list of the reasons I want to tame my sweet tooth. Here they are! Reasons I Would Like to Tame My Sweet Tooth: Reason... Read more
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

I had a convicting conversation with a close friend this weekend. We sat and talked about image issues for the first time together, and found out our stories had lots of parallels we didn't know about. As we encouraged each other with Scripture,... Read more
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      1 comments

So, things are going well:). I am in my goal weight range now, and my clothes are getting looser. I have been abstaining from caffeine and artificial sweeteners for 3 weeks, and I am feeling good. I was going to the pool regular... Read more
Critical Eyes
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      2 comments

I stare down at my thighs with critical eyes aware of all my flaws... This morning at the gym, I was critical of myself because when I sat down on another workout machine, my legs ballooned out in all their fatness. In my eyes, they looke... Read more
Swimming and Me: A Love Story
Friday, March 30, 2012      5 comments

I first encountering swimming as a young child. Like most children raised in Southern California, we were given swimming lessons from a young age. I loved bobbing around, learning to move myself about while floating, and somersaulting underwater... Read more
The Privilege of Exercise
Monday, March 26, 2012      2 comments

I used to hate it so much. I would have rather stayed on the couch. Exercise was painful, unpleasant, boring, and a constant reminder of my poor coordination and lack of fitness. Now, I see it for what it is, a privilege. Its a privilege b... Read more
Missing the Caffeine Placebo
Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

Wow. So, I've never abstained from caffeinated beverages before. So what I did not know, is that I have been using coffee as a way to self-medicate when I feel nervous. I never realized before that I was psychologically dependent on it as a way ... Read more
Habits, they are a-changing! Real Food for a Real Person.
Monday, March 19, 2012      3 comments

Well, I am ready to make some lifestyle changes, pretty significant ones. I have thought a lot about what I have been putting into my body, and much of it is artificial. I... Read more
Getting Active Again
Thursday, March 08, 2012      2 comments

Now that I'm not teaching a class or studying for a life changing exam anymore (LICENSED MFT, WOOT WOOT!), I am struggling to break back into an active exercise routine. I know, Sparkers, I know, I should have been exercising all along, but thin... Read more
Dear Body: You are Amazing
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      1 comments

I don't know how you did it these last 3 months, not gaining any weight. I wish it was because of wise choices, but mainly I think it was a long term pattern instead of a lot of good positive choices today. Thank you for sticking with me even wi... Read more
The Fat
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      1 comments

It was always there, like an unwanted pet, for every member of my family. The fat lurked and dodged and would never quite leave us alone. I remember so many extermination attempts growing up. So many diets and Weight Watchers recipes, but ... Read more
Dear Body:
Friday, October 21, 2011      4 comments

We did it!!! Thank you for helping me take that extra weight off without much fuss. In fact, you worked really hard over the last 3 months and lost a lot really quickly! From 8/13/11 to 10/21/11, we lost 7 POUNDS! Especially for a little person,... Read more
Dear Body:
Thursday, October 06, 2011      0 comments

Dear Body: This week, I am trying to remember how important you are. You are more important than an extra 30 minutes of sleep. You are more important than candy and sweets. You are more important than the demands of my job, and you are more im... Read more
Dear Body:
Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

I got off track a little this week and I didn't track or eat well:(. Sorry about that, and I can't blame you for gaining a pound. Next week I will be done teaching and we will be back to regular exercise and better sleeping habits. So ofte... Read more

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