Perfect in Our Imperfections

I am a faculty member at a small college, married with no children.  I have been blogging since 2006. My blog, Perfect in Our Imperfections, was orignally called "Yet Another Weight Watchers Blog" and covered the usual recipes and scale and non-scale victories. Since then, I have expanded to talk about fitness, body image, the food culture, and the psychological side of weight loss and maintenance. I still haven't reached the perfect goal weight I imagined for myself when I started blogging, but I think I've found a little bit of balance and peace along the way.

Long-overdue mojo reset

It's coming up on one year since I made my leap from my academic faculty position to the corporate world. It hasn't turned out like I had hoped so far.When I took a job as a contractor, it was with the belief that it wouldn't take me long to find something more permanent in the company, or somewhere even better. I was sure I'd land an important position with a big salary and prove myself right for leaving a position that I once loved, but was starting to change in unacceptable ways ....more

Enell Ambassador Review: Olympic Aquabike at The Grand Rapids Triathlon

Note: As an ENELL Racing Ambassador, I receive race entry fees and merchandise, but I genuinely love the brand. All opinions here are my own. I'll keep the numbers and race details to a minimum, I promise! ...more

Le Tote: First Tote Review and Comparison to Gwynnie Bee

Note: This is an unsolicited, uncompensated review. I got a discount offer on Le Tote that went out to their...more

Dooby Du 2016: ENELL Ambassador Update

Before the race, well-supported in my limited-edition Biscay Green ENELL SPORT ENELL paid my entry for the Dooby Du and has given me some great merchandise as part of the...more

Sometimes it snows in April: ENELL Ambassador Update

My first multisport race, the Dooby Du duathlon, is a week from tomorrow. Last night Toledo got the biggest April snowstorm in history -- almost 8 inches of snow.It's pretty snow, though. My nephew, my mom, and I made a "snow lady," and it was the most perfect packing snow ....more

Hashimoto's Update

After talking with a friend, I realized that I had paid a ridiculous amount of money out of pocket to my alternative practitioner (who was also an MD) for less-than-stunning results...more

I'm still here

I realize I haven't posted for a while. I was going through a frustrating job search, and I wasn't in the mood to post much. I have been working on contract since June -- my contract was renewed for a few months in December, but the project I am working on is winding down, and I didn't see any hope of continuing it ....more

I'm an ENELL Race Ambassador

I was thrilled when I was originally selected as an ENELL Ambassador, and I am even more pleased to announce that I will be representing the brand again as a Race Ambassador. I have worn my ENELL Sport in every triathlon and running race I have done in the last two years. ...more

Finally, some hope

I have been pretty worried the last few months. As you may remember, back in June I left a full-time job for a contract position. I have done some great work and everyone was happy with the way I managed the project I was hired to help with ....more

A trip to the Florida Keys

Happy Belated New Year! It's hard to believe it's mid-January already. ...more