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Fighting Fear (6): Confronting Mental Demons
Monday, January 23, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday I purposefully confronted deep fears head on. The day before, Saturday, I was in a really bad mood. A crazy, I-hate-everything, I-want to eat everything, quasi-tantrum bad mood. I made it through without going on an eating bi... Read more
Fighting Fear (5): Pushing myself on a run
Sunday, January 22, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday, I ran a lot farther than I planned. On a route with big hills! I've planned my running program carefully so I build a strong foundation. Although I increase my length and intensity regularly, I don't really push myself because I'm ... Read more
Fighting Fear (4): The Front of the Zumba Class
Saturday, January 21, 2012      6 comments

Well, near the front. I moved up to the front half of the auditorium instead of the back row. Had a great workout, too!!... Read more
Fighting Fear (3): The door slam!
Friday, January 20, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday was the 3rd day out of my personal 30-day challenge to do something that scares me every day. My scary thing was rather tame, but it still widened my comfort zone. Yesterday I......drumroll.....told students who came into my of... Read more
Fighting Fear (2)
Thursday, January 19, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday I .......drumroll..... ordered a service dog vest for my dog!! What's frightening about that, you ask? Well it's about standing up for myself. (I'm already discovering a theme!) I brought my dog to campus for two and ... Read more
Fighting Fear (1)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      11 comments

Although I've still got a way to go, I'm at the point in my weight loss journey where I'm realizing that it's not REALLY about the weight. If I'm going to keep losing weight and get increasingly fit and fabulous, I must make some mental adjustm... Read more
Absolutely thrilled to be 10 lbs heavier!!
Friday, January 06, 2012      13 comments

The New Year is traditionally the time to turn our thoughts toward self-improvement. In my experience, self improvement has always been about losing weight. My new year's routine usually goes something like this: a) eat everyt... Read more
How to Bust a Binge (I did it - Woo Hoo!!) - with picture!
Sunday, December 18, 2011      15 comments

I'm one of those people who's prone to binge eating. It's even worse during the holidays. Once a binge starts, it's hard to stop. I've had binges that last days - or even weeks. This past week was rough as I lost control on Monday - due ... Read more
Holiday Season = My Perfect Storm
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      5 comments

The past few days have been really difficult for me. I've tried to figure out why, but can't pinpoint one particular thing. I've finally realized that IT'S EVERYTHING!! Events around the holiday season are chipping away at my self-estee... Read more
I've fallen in love with a teabag!!
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      6 comments

Celestial Seasonings Ginger Snappish Tea is DELICIOUS!! I picked up this seasonal tea a few days ago at my local grocery store. It is absolutely perfect for chilly weather. It smells just like a fresh-baked ginger snap cookie. A guarante... Read more
Sick Day - Taking care of me!
Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

I'm home sick today. Throat on fire! The plan for today is to rest, take airborne every few hours, drink tons of water, rest more, and eat healing foods like fruit and soup. I had a big exercise day planned, but know my limits. Pushing today... Read more
Positive thoughts lead to Elton John tickets!!
Sunday, December 04, 2011      7 comments

We went to my husband's work party at Dave & Busters last night. I usually find his work parties to be torture. I don't know too many of his coworkers, and his boss is a little like the TV boss on The Office. I think his heart is in the right... Read more
December Distractions
Saturday, December 03, 2011      5 comments

The holiday season is here! For me, this season brings ambivalent feelings. Ho ho ho?? One one hand, I love the lights, excitement, and joy. On the other hand, I dread the rush, hassles, and stress. This time of year is particularly stre... Read more
A Spray Shampoo Victory!!
Friday, December 02, 2011      2 comments

I was running late for work yesterday and had to make a choice between getting my workout in and taking a full shower. I chose the workout and didn't wash my hair in the shower. I used spray shampoo and put my hair in a "chic ponytail" for wor... Read more
Turkey Soup Three Nights in a Row
Thursday, December 01, 2011      4 comments

At the beginning of this week, I dedicated my efforts to losing the weight that I gained over my trip/thanksgiving before Christmas. It's totally doable - I just need to exercise a few times a week and but my calories by about 200 each day. I ... Read more

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