Category Archives: health

Lighter Fare

Last week covered some pretty heavy subject matter. I think emotions are tied up with our eating patterns more than we might realize. I hope that my successes and failures can help others who are also struggling the way I … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Wellness

I missed last week! Yikes! I’ve been working really hard on applying for jobs in a field that is entirely new but a fantastic fit for me. Over the last several months, I’ve been sharing my weight loss journey. I’ve … Continue reading

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More On Running and Exercise

My first race was a half-marathon. I tell people this and many of them are surprised. Most people start with a 5k race, figure out they love running, and go from there. I wasn’t in the mental shape to actually … Continue reading

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Getting my Sweat On

I didn’t eat that banana bread! I’ve been eating a whole lot of other stuff though so this year might wind up being a wash or I might even gain a pound or two. It’s important to keep these things … Continue reading

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Scary Phrase

I’m starting this week by sharing some of my numbers. Right now, I weigh around 170-173. I wear sizes 12-14, large, in most clothing. I don’t have a goal clothing size because sizing is so ridiculous across brands but my … Continue reading

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It Hurts

I’ve been as candid as possible about my weight loss experience. Sharing my story is a way of finalizing this process for myself and I do hope that others may benefit from it. Being heavy is difficult. I never realized … Continue reading

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Good for You (or GFY, for short)

I wrote last week about weighing my food. My food scale and my bathroom scale are the most important tools in my arsenal. They are how I track what is going into my mouth and the results they have on … Continue reading

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I Did it!

On October 22, 2017, I completed my very first marathon, the 29th Ashworth Awards Baystate Marathon. I finished in 1,264th place with a net time of 5:31:56.2. Preparing for and running this race was one of the most difficult things I … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Bout Diet

The word diet absolutely sucks, doesn’t it? When I think of the word, I envision tiny portions of salad, smoothies, and “sensible meals”. That advertising really works! But, there is a difference between a diet and the diet. The diet, … Continue reading

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Bonuses and Pitfalls

And so I spent the summer of 2015 restricting my diet beyond what was healthy. I lost 46.6 pounds over June, July, and August. That I was obese to begin with helped mitigate some of the direst consequences of under … Continue reading

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