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Change 1 Thing: Day 1
Friday, January 25, 2013      9 comments

Alright, some simple facts: 1) Last year I finished losing weight and lost a total of 145 pounds. 2) Last year I went through a divorce. 3) This year I found out a man I was growing more and more attached to every day wasn't quite all... Read more
Thursday, December 27, 2012      22 comments

I've decided it's time to start talkin' again, ya'll. You can find me more consistently here: http://onewildandpreciousmelis
sa.wordpress.com/ 2012 is ending. Frankly, I could not possibly be more pleased. But that’... Read more
My 6 Month Absence
Friday, September 14, 2012      29 comments

I'm so overwhelmed at the prospect of checking in and updating here after six months of being MIA. So much has changed in my personal life, and so much of it is STILL changing--truly, truly overwhelmed. New job. Half Ironman. Separatio... Read more
Thoughts and Reflections on Changing My Mind
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      27 comments

January was a bumpy start to the year! I spent most of it sick and also struggling--struggling against some old tapes, old habits, beliefs about myself that haven't been updated, mucking through some challenging relationships and interactions, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Commandments for 2012 (The Principles Guiding My Life)
Friday, January 06, 2012      94 comments

Here are my 33 commandments, if you will, principles guiding me through 2012. I landed on the number 33 accidentally--but I'm happy to accept that number as it's the number of years I celebrate being alive in 2012. :-) So here's my mess... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Most Important Thing I Learned in 2011 (And After Losing 145 Pounds)
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      271 comments

About three months ago, a trainer at my local gym with whom I’ve had nothing more than casual, friendly contact stopped me and said, “Hey, I had NO IDEA you’d lost so much weight. I can’t even picture that. Would you be willing to bring in a p... Read more
Self Compassion (Rather Than Self Degradation) After a Binge
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      23 comments

In the grand scheme, everything is just fine. Hurricane Irene blew threw NJ and hit it pretty hard, although I have to say that our area was largely spared any real damage, which is simply amazing. I live in the woods, we have incredibly... Read more
A Happy Update
Friday, August 26, 2011      14 comments

So things have been going really well! I started my new job and it's been busy, busy, busy. I'm really enjoying the work so far, and I'm feeling good about the decision. I'm challenged, I'm given a lot of responsibility, and I feel like w... Read more
Pictures from Yesterday's Triathlon
Monday, July 25, 2011      20 comments

So yesterday was my fourth triathlon, the NJ State Tri with 1,000 participants. This was my first Olympic distance triathlon--Olympics consist of a .9-mile swim, a 25-mile bike ride, and a 10k (6.2-mile) run. I went into this race a litt... Read more
ADITLOM 3: Attention to Diet isn't JUST about Losing Weight
Thursday, July 21, 2011      10 comments

I completed my third triathlon this weekend. It was the same course as the one I did in June, and I managed to shave two minutes off my time. My "reach" goal was to complete the course in under two hours. Instead I finished in 2:02:22, 2:04 f... Read more
A Day in the Life of Maintenance 1
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      20 comments

I so very much appreciate the feedback I got on my last blog. The feedback definitely got me thinking: I shared so much throughout my journey while losing weight, why pull back now? So many people suggested that maintenance is another tricky p... Read more
Why I Need to be Here, Now.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      15 comments

It's been a bit of a struggle these past couple of weeks! I know I've shared this here already, but food has been a little messy lately. Although I'm active enough that I can eat a good deal and "get away" with it, this doesn't mean that this ... Read more
Surprise Triathlon & Some Thoughts on Fuel
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      12 comments

So I decided sort of last minute to participate in another tri--this weekend! It's on Saturday. It's down at the Jersey shore and includes a 600-yard ocean swim, a 21-mile bike ride, and a 5-mile run. The swim is a little shorter than my spri... Read more
Why I Wouldn't Give Up the Bad Days
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      14 comments

I've had a few bad days recently. I've been alternatingly grouchy, sad, ragingly angry, horribly depressed, then numb, grouchy, sad, repeat, repeat. There's no evident cause for this, and luckily I'm at a point in my life where I can ride this... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From 278 Pounds to Triathlete--Today was the Day! (A few pics)
Saturday, May 21, 2011      78 comments

What an exciting day! I'm proud to say I was so incredibly overprepared for the race today. I finished in great time. My finish picture reads 2:00, but I started as the fourth wave. So my actual finishing time came to 1:48, a full 12 m... Read more

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