Tag: body image

Hello Road

A few years ago I used to regularly read a blogger who totally had a handle on this weight loss thing. She was knowledgeable about exercise, nutrition, and even the emotional/mental side of weight loss. Her posts were informative and engaging. Many of her posts read like research papers – except instead of being dry and boring they were interesting…

Events and Circumstances

Ever since Homecoming weekend, I’ve been thinking about regret and how I don’t want to experience it like that ever again. I have several significant and some not-so-significant events coming up in the next few weeks, months, and years and I would like to be prepared for them by losing the weight now so I can hopefully avoid that shameful…

The night I lost a bunch of my teeth

Warning: graphic and icky dream ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.   The other night I had a dream that several of my top teeth fell out in one big chunk from the left side of my mouth. They fell out that way because they were all bonded together with a permanent retainer, but a couple of teeth on…

I went. I conquered. I’m exhausted.

So I went to Homecoming. I went and I sucked it up and tried to forget that I am no longer 22 years old with a world of possibilities open to me. I tried to forget that I am now 42 and have obligations and responsibilities and lots of other things that demand my attention. I re-experienced things that I…

Going to homecoming

Hi guys! Thanks for the nice responses to my Dear Body Letter. I really waffled on whether or not to post it, but in the end I’m so glad I did. 🙂 So I’m trying to be nice to my body now and let me tell you, it’s a learning experience. For instance, I learned that my body does not…

Experimental

So…I’ve been thinking a lot about my last post and the meltdown that created it. I’ve been letting the number on the scale control my life for a long, long time and I’m tired of it. I never considered myself as a someone who was ruled by the scale, but if I’m being honest, I am a loyal subject to…

Working through it

I’m not gonna lie, y’all. The last 10 days or so have been rough (in a suburban American white woman’s way).  I have not been able to get control of my eating and it is starting to wear me down, but I’ve learned a few things from the Overcoming Binge Eating ebook that has helped me work through it. One…

As my hair goes, so goes my day

Do you ever have those days that even before you get out of bed, you just know? You just KNOW the day is going to give you heck? I had one of those yesterday. It was a low self esteem day right from the start and it culminated in me feeling like a greasy spot on the road of life.…

The enemy within

So last night I’m sitting on the couch after dinner and thinking “this would be a good time for a work out”. But instead of getting up, I just sat there.  I kept thinking that if I just did 20 minutes, I could quit and call it good. But I just sat there.  I already had a t-shirt and track…

BuhBye Funkytown, hello body image talk

I’m feeling much better today. I drank 6 glasses of water yesterday, which is lower than my planned goal, but also more than I had been drinking over the weekend, plus I got in 23 minutes on the elliptical last night. Woohoo!! I really needed that cardio last night, and I was bound and determined that I would NOT bring…