August 13, 2017
It’s been two weeks since my exposure to poison oak (it happened during this hike), and I’m still as itchy as ever. I have rashes on both legs, a huge rash on my ribcage and stomach, and rashes up and down both arms.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal. Just a Read the rest of this entry »
August 2, 2017
Before I indulge in my monthly nerdfest of charts and data, I have to share the aftermath of my adventurous hike a few days ago: I think I got poison oak. Just a bit. I’m itchy all over my arms and legs. I haven’t broken out in rashes, except for a little bit, on the inside of my arm: Read the rest of this entry »
June 8, 2017
I have a whole list of blog post topics I could be tackling right now: recipes to share, new workouts I’ve tried, solving an exercise-related math puzzler, but right now, at this moment, I feel drawn to write from my heart. So guess what? That’s what I’m going to do!
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January 9, 2017
New Year’s resolutions are a big deal, and so many of them involve losing weight. Self-improvement is always something I can get behind!
It’s the ninth day of the year, and unfortunately, studies have shown that by the end of two weeks (only five days from now!), nearly one-third of all New Year’s resolutions will have already been abandoned. And GUESS WHAT? I don’t want you to give up on your resolutions!
With that in mind, I put together three ways you can rethink or reframe your weight loss resolutions. Read the rest of this entry »
January 4, 2017
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the post I look forward to all year long. Every month I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report. But at the end of the year (or, actually, the start of the year, since this is January 4th) I take a step back, and instead of focusing on one month, I focus on the whole goddamn year.
And, in order to do that, I’m going to need an assist from…My brand new weight loss chart!
This chart has been desperately needed for a few months, ever since I Read the rest of this entry »
October 27, 2016
I wrote a blog post last month about motivation, and how it had been eluding me. My foot injury had been preventing me from exercising, and then, once my foot felt better, I just didn’t feel like pushing myself to stick with it.
Well, I’ve been feeling the same way lately. My foot has been Read the rest of this entry »
August 24, 2016
Facebook reminded me the other day that it’s been six years since I first cleaned out my closet of clothes I could no longer wear. Clothes are a wonderful signifier of weight loss success: it’s an awesome feeling when clothes start feeling looser, or you can start using a new hole in your belt, or fit into something you couldn’t before. Six years ago, I was well into my weight loss, having shed a little over 100 pounds, and you can imagine how good it felt to set aside all the clothes that I had shrunk out of. They covered my entire bed!
I went through other photos I took that summer, and remembered a great story that I haven’t thought about it a while.. a story about a suit.
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