As I showered yesterday, I looked down and noticed that one part of my stomach bulges to the left and the lower roll bulges to the right. I poked myself, but didn't gain information as to why the bulges on the rolls do what they do. They're odd looking. I tried to suck in my gut, but it didn't really suck in much. They made me contemplate the benefits of sit ups, but then I got out of the shower, dressed, and completely forgot about the sit ups. :)...more
Knee pain on the inside of my knee - on the outside - behind the knee - under, over - pretty much anywhere. My poor knee was inflamed and there was no real telling what was the chicken and what was the egg or if there even was a chicken or an egg. It was just a mess and it would flare up over trivial things....more
Last week I went with my kids to the playground. I was chasing them and playing monster and they were screaching and screaming. It was all good, but it also caused me to reflect on the differences between this year and last year.This year, without a doubt, I'm healthier and I'm doing things that allow me to feel pretty confident about myself and pretty in control surrounding some of those areas I felt such shame about: eating and my fat self....more
Three pounds from a healthy BMI doesn't sound like much at all, but it is. I'm not really going to do the yee-haw dance till I actually get there which could be in two weeks or in two months, but at some point I'm pretty certain I will be there.
This entire healthy eating thing has been pretty mind-shifting for me. I've been eating as much as I want and I haven't been exercising which all sounds like some great front page news for the new fad diet, but honestly - my body is so much happier without grains, dairy or sugars.
Last week I caught a nasty little cold....more
Prepare dinner for my child or go hang out at the coffee shop with friends? Leave the kids home alone while napping or stay put even though I really want to pick up a couple items from the store? Give my kids a few pounds of junk food so they'll leave me alone or sit down and read a book together? Wake up when my children are sick in the middle of the night and care for them or holler at them that they are keeping me awake and to knock it off? ...more
The week of my wedding, I often wore a dark pink jacket/shirt over my tank top. It's a great color and sits nicely on my body. I couldn't button it however, but that didn't really matter because it looks cute unbuttoned.This morning I put it on to go to work and it buttoned right up. It didn't go anywhere near my hips. It just hung on me in a very nice way. Goodness sakes. My body has thinner hips than when I married. ...more
Twenty-seven things out of the house! Well, okay, technically only about 11 things are out of the house, but 8 are in the trash can and 8 are in the box to go to the thrift store. And, the 8 things in the trash are 8 sheets of watercolors my kids did (not the good ones) so it's not like I made any MAJOR strides, but it counts. It counts. And it gets the ball rolling to do more tomorrow....more
I've been doing some reading for one of my courses on emotional intelligence and the sympathetic nervous system and also the parasympathetic nervous system. It's gotten me doing some thinking about the rut in my daily life....more
While traveling recently, I set aside time to see three old friends. Two of them I have seen in the past few years and they've seen my weight go up and down and up and down - all with the ebb and flow of my life. The third one hasn't seen me for over a decade or two when I was at a thinner stage....more
Third day back home and third day of eating healthy foods and I tell ya, I feel unbloated. It's nice. My head feels a bit foggy, but it will pass. My kids are nasty sick with some respiratory virus and I fear it will hit me too, but perhaps it won't. I've been eating relatively well, taking Vitamin D consistently and....just hopeful....more
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