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Don’t Forget To Sleep

I have been TIRED. I’ve needed to go to bed early. I’ve needed naps in the middle of the day. I’ve felt so insanely tired that I have worried that I was getting sick. And then I remembered… I’m losing weight. For the first time in a LONG time, I’m actually losing weight. I have [...]

Just Do It? What? Run on Water?!

I saw this Nike ad on Do it | We Heart It and it really confused me. The first thing I thought was, Just do it? What? Run on water?! And then I got a little angry at Nike, thinking, Yeah, they think they’re God. They think they can run on water. All of this [...]

Make Yourself A God Box

I HATE the name. I just want to say right up front that I absolutely HATE the name. My sponsor told me to make a God Box. She said she used a lock box, but I could make mine out of anything. I told her I would do it because I decided that I would [...]

PostSecret: Throw It Up

This postcard from PostSecret reminded me of my worst of days suffering with my compulsive eating. It reads: I only eat fast food if I’m near a place to throw it up. I never was bulimic. I could never make myself throw up my huge binges. For some reason, that made me think that I [...]

Apple Juice Hater!

I LOVE this comic talking about his apple juice. It attracted me because the first thing he says is: “I realized recently that my judgment gets more messed up by food and juice than it does by drugs and alcohol.” I have made that same realization myself… I love that point where he realizes that [...]

Change Is In The Challenge

I absolutely ADORE this animated GIF from Believe To Achieve. It reads: Change is in the Challenge. It is SO right! I only see changes in my body when I challenge myself. If I just keep coasting, everything stays the same. This realization got my butt off the comfy chair today and put my feet [...]

The Magic Pill

Ever since I was a little kid, people have been saying, “There is no magic pill that will help you lose weight.” No matter how often they say it, I see new diet pills come and go on the market over and over. Here’s a diet pill that REALLY works: EXERCISE It reads: Prescription: EXERCISE [...]

One Day This Pain Will Make Sense To You

I saw this motivational quote on Fit Facts the other day and it really hit home for me. It reads: One day this pain will make sense to you This is such a good thought for EVERYTHING. Sure, it explains away the muscle soreness with an eye on the final outcome, but the truth is, [...]

Daily Meditation

I’ve talked before about meditation and how it has helped me in my weight loss journey, but after reading The God Gene, I now know WHY it’s so helpful. Just as I suspected, there are aspects of our brains that can cause the feeling of “Other” or a presence. When we access these parts of [...]

My Higher Power: Music

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for atheists and twelve-step programs are the first few steps. In particular, the requirement to believe in a Higher Power as you know it. I may not be able to believe in an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent being who actually CARES about my inability to stop eating, but I can [...]

Bad Weight Loss Advice

I was doing a Google image search for humility and weight loss and this comic came up. It reads: Amazing new weight loss program! No pills. No books. Just two easy steps. Step 1: Remove hand from bag of chips. Step 2: Remove rear end from couch and take a walk It seems simple enough. [...]

The Starling Fitness Treadmill Desk

As you can see, I have wanted a treadmill desk (treadputer, walk station, etc.) for a LONG time. The first time I wrote about it was back in 2006. Starling Fitness – A Whole Website About Treadputers! Starling Fitness – The Walking Desk Blog Starling Fitness – The Walkstation from Steelcase Starling Fitness – Treadmill [...]

Staying Positive on Your Weight Loss Journey

Sharee from Funeral For My Fat recorded this great video about how to stay positive on your weight loss journey. She’s right. Comparing pictures from your beginning to your current state can be very inspiring as long as you’ve made progress. There were many times when I tried, couldn’t follow the program and kept trying [...]

I Am The Earth

Sometimes there is a haunting beauty on the Internet that is just waiting to be seen. This post from chaos is exactly that: Chaos wrote: I have been having a very hard time being ok with my body tonight. I have been wanting to have no body at all. I have been wishing to be [...]

Keurig Coffee Pods: Sendin’ U Packin’

I’ve had a never ending problem with caffeine that I’ve talked about for over ten years: Starling Fitness – Caffeine Withdrawal Starling Fitness – How To Quit Soda Starling Fitness – Diet Mountain Dew Starling Fitness – Carbonation, Soda, Aspartame and Caffeine Withdrawal Starling Fitness – Avoid Caffeine Starling Fitness – Make Coffee At Home: [...]

P3: A Truck Stop Miracle

We had a heinous drive down to St. George this last weekend. I was driving a big truck and my husband was following behind me in our car, hauling the camper. That would have been stressful enough on its own, but there was a torrential rain interfering with that drive that put my nerves on [...]

Thirty Minutes of Prep – One Week of Serenity

Monday morning, I woke up to an empty fridge and major anxiety. My biggest fear is to be HUNGRY. I eat every two and a half hours to keep from being too hungry and starting a binge. I had food for breakfast and a nut bar for my first snack of the day, but I [...]

The Best Inexpensive Treadmill Desk

I love the design of this treadmill desk. Redetermine: DIY PVC-IKEA Treadmill Desk – Again Redetermine: DIY PVC-IKEA Treadmill Desk He used an Ikea Linnmon Table Top, four Adils legs, and 1.5 inch PVC pipe. Connecting the legs to the table was a bit of a challenge, but he explained how he did it here. [...]

Azodicarbonamide: Dough Conditioner, Flour Bleacher and Foam Plastics Blowing Agent

Why are food companies putting non-food in their foods? It’s a simple question and one that has the customers of Subway up in arms. Subway has agreed to stop using this particular chemical in their bread, but that doesn’t mean much. This is a common chemical used to “condition dough” or “bleach flour.” Unfortunately, it’s [...]

How To Make Almond Milk with Your Blendtec Blender

I found this video about a week ago and I decided to try it. My results weren’t quite as easy or or beautiful as hers. It started out the same. I soaked the almonds and put them into my Blendtec blender. I used the “Soup” button on my Blendtec twice, and the blending looked exactly [...]

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