Merry Christmas! To me!

By |December 26th, 2016|

Day 386 - It's a Christmas/Hannukkah party and a cheat day. All at once. We had dear friends for the holidays and it was hosted at my brother's. Loads of coordinating. But in the end - mission impossible becomes mission [...]

Bringing salt to a gun fight…

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Day 384 - I make spicy salts. They are hand crafted, mostly organic ingredients when possible, and the base is primarily pink Himalayan salt and garlic. It is good. Most batches are spicy (red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper), but the [...]

Thinkin’ about it. #bullshit

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Day 383 - I got called out for overthinking stuff today. What?! Me? Ruminating? Trying to intellectualize this entire self actualization process, thinking to avoid feeling, removing one's self, emotionally, from a stressful event. My coach, Bill Cortright called #bullshit [...]


By |December 18th, 2016|

Day 379 - "Anticipation" is the name of a song I adore by singer, Carly Simon. And boy oh boy...catching the holiday spirit increases my anticipation exponentially. And now with an emptying nest...high hopes for the holidays are hitting a [...]

Shining through…

By |December 17th, 2016|

Day 378 - Someone extremely close to me got bad news yesterday. It has to do with his health. It reveals the progression of a debilitating disease. A disease that will eventually consume him. He was told he no longer [...]

Well I never!

By |December 15th, 2016|

Day 378 - Oh HELL no. Absolute #repudiation How many positive things can happen in a day? Tons happened to me today. And all I could think was, "Did that just happen?" Left in shocked disbelief, I endured positivity from [...]

Plus size no more…

By |December 15th, 2016|

Day 377 - I am plus size no more. Well. Pretty much. My belly is getting worked on as part of my fitness regime and I'm hoping it tightens up soon. It's the only thing holding me in the upper [...]


By |December 12th, 2016|

Day 375 - I got up at 5:45 am to get to a 6:00 am Strength Training class at the gym. I'd dutifully packed my bag and had everything ready to go. Timed like clock work. 1 hour work out. [...]

Left unsaid…

By |December 12th, 2016|

Day 374 - Let the holiday shopping begin! This weekend I shopped. A lot. I lost track of time and missed meals, and didn't keep up with my water consumption. Food choices on the fly while starving. Not great. Not [...]

Listening to your inner voice. Or not.

By |December 9th, 2016|

Day 371 - My registered dietitian/trainer, Erik Bustillo reached out to check in on me last night. He'd seen me earlier in the week and given me the biggest, longest, warmest, much needed hug when I stopped in to pick [...]

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