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If this blog was a novel, we’d be in a boring middle chapter right now – past the novelty of the beginning where everything is fresh and interesting, and not yet at the triumphant ending where everyone celebrates our delightful heroine and how far she’s come. Much of life is a boring middle chapter, though,…
A dear friend recently recovered from a major surgery that left her unable to walk without enormous pain for several months. In the days afterwards, she posted something to her Facebook page about watching people on MUNI choose the escalator over the stairs, and feeling so grateful that her body could take the stairs again….
It’s interesting to see how themes develop week to week in our lives. The word that keeps coming up for me this week is “precision” and I thought I’d write a bit about that and see if it resonates for anyone else. In general, I like to think of myself as more of a “big…
First, a note. If I was writing tomorrow morning instead of tonight, this blog entry would read “HOLY #*$@^# WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY QUADS, BILLY?” But I’m writing it tonight, mere hours after a great afternoon of squats, lunges and step-ups, so I’m not yet in agony, just enjoying the delight of working…
C-H-A-N-G-E. (N): The act or instance of making or becoming different. …My buzzword for the last 12 months. Life is certainly full of change and this has never been truer for me than over the past month or so…much has happened since my last blog posting of my 2013 goals. First and foremost, the biggest…
My goal with this post is to inspire and motivate people by sharing a story that is close to my heart. We are still in January and I know many are continuing to work towards their resolutions. Hopefully, this motivational story will inspire you like it inspires me. I am also writing this post to…
During the past month I have thought many times that the time I have left in the program is slipping away too quickly. I am starting the eighth month of the program and am wondering what the future brings. Everyone tells me not to compare myself to past contestants and their progress, but it is…
My last weigh-in on 09.22.12 brought me down to 282.8lbs, another five gone for a total of 45lbs., but I’ve lost more since then working towards my next goal stage of 275lbs. During these past weeks Sarah, Mike, Billy and I met at the Eating Free Offices to discuss what has worked and what has…
It’s official. I’ve lost 40 lbs as of August 25, 2012, down from 299.8 lbs to 287.8 lbs (originally 327.8 lbs)since March 2012. I was excited. It was really happening. The numbers were decreasing. I always thought this was the only validation of any weight loss program or diet. The lower the number fell the…
Sometimes you’re stuck in situations where you’re starving but there are no good food choices available. Ignoring your hunger only sets you up to overeat later. But what do you do when you don’t want to succumb to unhealthy fast food? In times like these, having an energy bar can tide us over until our…