It’s Exciting

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I’m so excited to see what 2010 has in store for all of us. Can you believe that it is December 31st? I feel as though this year has flown by for me. I never would have dreamed last January that so many exciting things would have taken place in my life. Here’s a few   Continue Reading…

Where Is Your Focus?

Where's Your Focus?

Sometimes when my children are drifting off while we are working on a school subject I jokingly tell them, “Focus people!” We all laugh and try to focus on the task at hand. Focusing on school is an important part of their future success. If they don’t learn their math, grammar, and history now then   Continue Reading…

The Hayride

Not Left Behind!

At 300 pounds I didn’t really fit into social situations very well. I spilled over chairs. Got stuck in restaurant booths, and sat on the sidelines of life. As active members of our church John and I were involved in an adult class. Most of the other couples in our class had small children and   Continue Reading…

Candy Candy Everywhere

I was a piggy!

Do you remember that line from the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, “Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink?” Well, even if you missed that day in English Lit class it’s okay! This time of year with Halloween just around the corner  I always think of the line from that poem.   Continue Reading…

Trapped Inside Myself

Do you ever feel trapped in a body you don’t recognize anymore?  I did. As the pounds came on, and the layers of fat multiplied, I began to feel trapped inside myself. It happened slowly. The first sign I was becoming lost inside myself was in my selection of clothing. Once I needed a size   Continue Reading…

How Far Can You Go?

I was reading some blogs this weekend and came across this post from 266. In it she describes her experience pushing herself to walk 25 km in one day. For those of us who are metrically challenged, that’s approximately 15 miles. And no, 266 is not a super athlete, training for an iron man triathlon.   Continue Reading…

Just One Thing

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I woke up this morning thinking about the fact that last night I had gone bike riding with my kids down our neighborhood road. We went slowly, as my little guys are still learning. The whole time we rode I thought about how much fun we were all having. I also thought about the fact   Continue Reading…

Are You a Fat Fighter?

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There is a story I heard once about a woman who needed to lose a lot of weight. She determined in her mind that she wasn’t going to be fat anymore. She stood in the mirror and shook her fist at herself. “I am a fighter,” she told herself. “Fighters don’t give up.” And she   Continue Reading…

Breaking Up With Food – Again!

In Friday’s post I shared how I realized that it wasn’t just one emotion that sent me scrambling for food. Rather it was a wide variety of emotions ranging from boredom to frustration, and everything in between. Once I understood that I was using food as a salve, the next step was to learn how   Continue Reading…

Breaking Up With Food

I got this great comment on Thursday from Foodie McBody: You know what is the most impressive to me? Is how you clearly had such an intense and emotional relationship to food, which has its claws in so many of us and how you managed to turn that around. I think that is the key,   Continue Reading…

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