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S2H Replay: What Went Wrong

I was looking through my old screenshots and I found this from a magazine: It is a review for S2H Replay, a wristband device that I actually bought because of this ad. I wore it for a while, hated it and stuffed it into a box. I actually saw it the other day when I [...]

Sound Mind Sound Body

This advertisement from Asics is amazing! It reads: Sound Mind Sound Body: Running releases more than just sweat It’s true. There is one moment in every run where I feel a huge sigh of relief. I have to be paying attention to notice it past all the jiggling, puffing and sweating, but it’s there with [...]

My Higher Power: My Brain

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 [...]

Interview with Sharee from Funeral For My Fat

Over five years, Sharee lost 121 pounds. She was featured on People magazine in their yearly “Half Their Size” issue. She writes daily on her Funeral For My Fat Tumblr. Here is an interview with her that is really nice. For a lot of people who lose weight, there is that extra skin, but after [...]

Ambiance App for Meditation

One thing that I have found to help keep my eating under control is daily meditation. It’s not easy for me. In fact, over the years, it feels just as hard to keep my mind free from distractions as it was when I started, but I’ve noticed that when I meditate for about 15 minutes [...]

Someday Your Phone Breathalyzer Will Tell You If You’re Burning Fat

I found a study at IOPScience that describes a breathalyzer that measures the amount of acetone in your breath. IOPScience – A prototype portable breath acetone analyzer for monitoring fat loss According to them, acetone is a by-product of fat burning and excreted through your breath. Acetone contained in our exhaled breath is a metabolic [...]

The Science of Addictive Food

This video shows just how food becomes so addictive. Researchers are working every day to create foods that will taste so good that we physically CAN’T stop eating it. It’s not just marketing, it’s the science of the taste and texture of food. They quote the author of the book Salt Sugar Fat: How the [...]

I Eat When The Fitbit Tells Me To Eat

The Fitbit Flex on my wrist went off at 10 am, but I was trying to write a blog entry. I ignored it. The irony is that I was trying to write an entry for Starling Fitness. I should have just looked at my wrist and realized that I had forgotten the most important thing [...]

Stop Thinking And Hold On!

A long time ago, I was listening to a mountain climber talking about climbing mountains, clinging to those red cliffs here in Utah. He said, You think about letting go LONG before you actually let go. I was reminded of this the other day. I think about eating poorly LONG before I actually do it. [...]

My Higher Power: Fitbit Flex

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 [...]

Lose Weight with Humility: Rediscover A Sense of Wonder

According to wikiHow, the last way to learn how to be humble is to rediscover a sense of wonder. Every time I have searched with a child-like wonder, I have been rewarded with weight loss success, so keeping that alive is vital. You Haven’t Seen It All. This one is the hardest for me and [...]

Lose Weight with Humility: Appreciating Others

According to wikiHow, the second way to learn how to be humble is to appreciate others. This aspect of humility has given me the most trouble, especially on Starling Fitness. Appreciate The Talents of Others. There is a lot to be said about recognizing the successes of other people. I have posted a few entries [...]

Lose Weight with Humility: Accepting Your Limitations

According to wikiHow, the first way to learn how to be humble is to accept your limitations. Here is the list in detail: You Can’t Do Everything This belief overcame me not too long ago and I talked about it on Starling Fitness here: Starling Fitness – Refeeding: A Treatment for Obesity? I realized that [...]

How To Be Humble

I have noticed a strange pattern in my weight loss journey. EVERY time I start to see some success and talk about it here on Starling Fitness, I end up backsliding again. It has made me skittish, superstitious and unwilling to share any positive experiences I’ve had. I think it all boils down to humility. [...]

Starling Fitness Walking Videos: Daybreak in Winter 2014

This morning, it was cold, but at least it was sunny and there was no wind to speak of. It was more than I could expect because the last few weeks had been dreary and miserable. After days and days on the treadmill, it was time to actually go outdoors and enjoy the sunrise, the [...]

Sports Movies: I’m Not The Target Audience, And That Is Incredibly Sad

I’m not a sporto girl. I have watched scant few sports movies, probably because they don’t really have any female characters who aren’t love interests. In fact, in this list of Top 10 Sports Movie Speeches, I have only seen ONE of the movies, and it was only an honorable mention. It was League of [...]

How To Get Motivated To Run Every Day

“We should all do the Electric Run together. I think it would be fun,” I said, to the car full of my sister, Stacey, my brother-in-law, Dan, my husband, Mike, and my boy, Sean. Mike asked, “Is that the run where they throw paint all over you?” I laugh. No, that’s the Color Run. “What? [...]

The Only Real Failure

I saw this picture on Funeral For My Fat and it helped me today. It reads: The only real failure in life is the failure to try. I’ve started “trying” again. I have been “trying” for YEARS. I have been “trying” for my whole freakin’ life, actually. I wrote my first Starling Fitness entry on [...]

Today Is Another Day To Make Yourself Proud

I saw this motivational poster on Fitness, Health, And Confidence and I really love it. It reads: Today is another chance to make yourself proud. When I am feeling like a worthless slug, I forget that it only takes a few, small accomplishments to feel like a superhero. Seriously, the difference between feeling like a [...]

The Pain I Endure

I saw this motivational poster from Fit Facts today and it made me sad. It reads: The pain I endure became the pleasure that I constantly crave. I REMEMBER that pleasure and I miss it. When I was running before, however, I didn’t have the problems that I’m having right now. Even a long walk [...]

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