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I tried zumba!
Friday, September 30, 2011      16 comments

I tried zumba! My spell checker keeps autocorrecting it to 'rumba.' I joined the fitness society that my employer offers, and there are drop-in classes included. I rode my bike there on my lunch break! It was SO FUN! The teacher was this cr... Read more
MANDATORY DELICIOUSNESS
Friday, September 16, 2011      8 comments

A couple of days ago I walked to the grocery store on my lunch break to stock up on snacks for work. My work hours can be erratic, and I'm often there for both lunch and dinner, so I keep lots of food and beverages on hand. Luckily, we have a fr... Read more
Living out my fantasy, and eating like a crazy person
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      10 comments

On Labour Day I ate like I used to: randomly, excessively, without much forethought or planning. I spent the day cooking for a dinner party and mostly just snacked and sampled. It's been a long time since I ate in such an unstructured way. Haven... Read more
Healing my fat-girl wounds
Saturday, September 10, 2011      8 comments

"The courage to be imperfect" I got this quote from a TED talk by Brene Brown, which KALIGIRL blogged about a while back. The talk is amazing. Here's the link, if you're interested. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
iCvmsMzlF7o ... Read more
Permissive thoughts and feeling oh-so-bingey
Friday, September 02, 2011      11 comments

I haven't been blogging much for a while. I've had some health issues, work has been really busy, and I find it a challenge just to keep up with exercise, food tracking, shopping for healthy food and cooking. Sometimes my house gets kind of mess... Read more
WTF - I went running!@#!$%!@$!!
Friday, August 12, 2011      12 comments

Let me just preface this by saying I've always been overweight, fairly active and physically strong. But I've recently entered my forties, and I've definitely lost some muscle over the years. I used to bike 40 minutes a day, five days a wee... Read more
Every stretch is a gift to myself
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      8 comments

I have rheumatoid arthritis in my spine and hips, and sometimes it hurts a lot. At least it spurs me to take action and move towards being healthier. It really helps ... Read more
What I'm proud of
Saturday, July 30, 2011      6 comments

I eat because I'm hungry I eat to nourish myself I eat because it tastes so good! No food is off limits. All food is savoured and enjoyed. I eat what and when I want. It's so simple, because finally -- FINALLY! -- the negative voices in... Read more
Strength, suffering & kindness
Friday, July 22, 2011      4 comments

I was wondering what it is about some people that I find so attractive. I'm not really drawn to people who meet the stereotypical standards of beauty, and I can think of a couple of reasons for that. One reason might be that, even though I ... Read more
Spock vs Bones -- who do you want driving the bus?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

I used to feel a great sense of despair about ever making my weight loss goals happen. But when I really analyzed it, I couldn't find a logical reason to despair. There are lots of options, but it for simplicity's sake, let's boil it down t... Read more
Changing the filter
Friday, July 15, 2011      5 comments

The summer before I started eighth grade, my dad came to visit. He and my mom had a long, serious talk. After what seemed like forever, they emerged to tell me that they were sending me to my grandparents' house for the summer because I had gott... Read more
Why I don't weigh myself
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      8 comments

I don't know what the optimal, healthy weight is for me. I've always been overweight -- just a little when I was a kid and teenager, but I got progressively heavier through adulthood. When I started to work on losing weight a few years ago,... Read more
the skinny girls in the lunch room
Monday, July 11, 2011      13 comments

they are so young, beautiful, slender they spend their meal break indoors, body-snarking celebrities in magazines, talking about calories and complaining about their bodies I eat at my desk to avoid them others have told me they do the ... Read more
50 things about me
Sunday, July 10, 2011      2 comments

I forget to check on the comments on my main blog page.... So I saw there were a whole bunch, and there was one from JULIEMYRA suggesting that I could do this 50 things thingy.....so here it is. 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, my mom... Read more
Weird mental block -- KAPOW!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      5 comments

I came home so tired today. Not enough sleep last night, then a crash after too much caffeine. At 9:30 I forced myself to play the cello so that I could finish by 10 and not disturb the neighbours past a reasonable hour. Didn't want to do i... Read more

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