August 27, 2015
Here’s a behind-the-scenes tip from a veteran: When a blogger disappears for a while, unannounced, something is going down. And it’s likely not good.
I haven’t posted in about a week, and I can tell you right now that, in this instance, I definitely wasn’t in a good place. I was feeling depressed and worn out. I was having a What’s the point? moment. Dealing with depression isn’t easy. It never will be. Read the rest of this entry »
August 3, 2015
I got a wonderful little message after publishing my last post:
HOT DAMN! I’ve written 1,000 posts! I knew this milestone was approaching, but I hadn’t Read the rest of this entry »
July 27, 2015
I’m hard on myself. Probably harder than I should be. I set high standards and goals, and I’m good at beating myself up when I don’t reach them. When it comes to my health and weight loss journey, I push myself. And the results are impressive. I’ve lost around 160 pounds, and kept it off for over four years.
There are so many times, though, that I simply feel that this isn’t good enough. And that’s when I start beating myself up. And it’s got to stop. I need to rethink weight loss maintenance.
You know the saying Read the rest of this entry »
July 22, 2015
I mean that literally. I had a colonoscopy the other day, and there’s lots of preparation involved. Basically, I had to flush out my gastrointestinal tract, so they should put a camera up my you-know-what and look around. And that involved lots and lots of bowel movements.
I don’t want to bury the headline, though: I’m fine. No need to worry about me. My primary care doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy as a Read the rest of this entry »
May 14, 2015
My next post was going to be my New York City race recap… not anymore! I got productive on the plane and wrote a post originally intended for next week.
There was a huge bin of popsicle molds by the registers at the drug store. Stores place cheap, enticing items near registers to encourage impulse purchases, and boy howdy, did I fall for it. I’ve never made popsicles before, but now I could… for the low, low price of TWO DOLLARS! Sold.
My first popsicles, which I made that night, weren’t very pretty. Read the rest of this entry »
April 7, 2015
This posts has good news and not-so-good news. Here’s the good news: There’s a great article, published today, about the benefits of a cathartic workout – one that pushes you to do things you didn’t think you could do, or helps you access and process the feelings that have been bottled up. It’s a great article and you should definitely read it, but in case you need another reason: check it out because I’m in it!
The article is called “The Unique Release of an Emotionally Cathartic Workout” and you can read it here. It’s on Read the rest of this entry »
March 10, 2015
Stay tuned for a Birthday Burpees update at the end!
Sorry for the delay, folks! Normally I do my monthly weigh-in at the first of the month, but I was in Michigan when March began, and I didn’t weigh myself until I returned home, a few days later. This post was further delayed due to my birthday and the enormous Birthday Burpees challenge that came along with it.
No more delays! I stepped on the scale last week, and it said… Read the rest of this entry »