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Camp NaNoWriMo
Monday, July 31, 2017      2 comments

Last year I attempted NaNoWriMo for the first time. nanowrimo.org/ NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. The "official" month is November. Of course, you can tailor it to whatever you want to ... Read more
setting goals
Saturday, July 01, 2017      1 comments

I have three fitness goals for the next three months: 1: Weight: be under 200 pounds 2: Strength: improve the number of push-ups I can do 3. Running: run a race every month... Read more
happy mother's day
Monday, May 15, 2017      2 comments

When someone tells you Happy Mother's Day--no matter how many children you do or do not have, no matter what gender you identify as--don't answer "I'm not a mother." Just answer "Thank you." Because whoever said it recognized your role as a nurt... Read more
just one thing
Thursday, May 11, 2017      0 comments

If something ever happens to me while I'm out running, I only have one request. Make sure anywhere the story is told - evening news, social media, text, voicemail, musical performance, or two tin cans tied together with a string - make sure they... Read more
i am brave - a parable
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      2 comments

Once upon a time I decided to take a leap. A huge jump that I never thought I could do. So I leapt. And I fell. I fell on my face and it h... Read more
so i gave up porn for lent
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      1 comments

I like pornography. Even as I type that I feel the shame creep over me, settling under my skin and whispering in my ear “Ugh. That's disgustin... Read more
weekend excitment and frustrations
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      0 comments

I took 13 youth, ages 10-13 to a retreat this weekend along with another adult leader. The retreat was a lot of fun. The kids got to go ice skating, and ate at a pizza buffet, and went to an indoor bouncy house playground. They really enjoyed th... Read more
don't phone it in
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      2 comments

I started Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30 DVD, which consists of 4 workouts, one per week for 4 weeks. She is tough. Like she really kicks my butt. Today I started week 3 and I killed! I quit halfway through, because it was tough. ... Read more
Reasons I give blood
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      2 comments

I started donating blood when I was in college. A friend of mine brought me with her to a blood bank where I made my first donation. Since then I've been a pretty consistent donor. I enjoy every part of the process--from the initial interview an... Read more
back to work
Thursday, January 17, 2013      5 comments

I have done a terrible job at weight loss the last few months. I'm lucky just not gaining. Actually, that is something to be proud of. Months of not working out and not tracking food and I haven't gained... Anyway, I digress. The point is, ... Read more
I just reached a goal!
Thursday, October 11, 2012      14 comments

I'm really excited about this one. I have reached the lowest weight I had while I was on Weight Watchers. About 4 years ago I was on WW and lost 17 pounds. 212 was my lowest weight. I plateaued, so I quit because I didn't want to continue s... Read more
no poo--2 weeks later
Thursday, September 27, 2012      1 comments

Here's an update on my attempt to stop usnig shampoo. Well, the first day was fine, my hair was great. The next couple days were kinda greasy. Then I figured out how to thicken the mixture a little, and the best method of application. That ... Read more
no poo
Friday, September 14, 2012      6 comments

No poo simply means no shampoo. I've decided to start cleaning my hair without shampoo. And I tried it out today. It worked fine, so I'm very excited about it. We'll see how it goes. Before you say "Ew, gross!" there are a few things you s... Read more
One of those 'ugh' days
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      2 comments

I came home after work and changed. I stood in my closet and every shirt I tried to put on made me feel fat. I'm sure I didn't look fat..or no fatter than usual. My obsessive weighing shows I haven't gained anything significant. I just felt fat.... Read more
why I hate water
Monday, July 02, 2012      2 comments

Ok, that's not true. I love water. I drink a lot of water. But there's just something about water that bothers me. Not water itself, but the reputation water has as a cure-all for every health problem imaginable. A reputation it just doesn't liv... Read more

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