You reap what you sow. If you approach a task, event, or experience with negativity, you are far more likely to get back negativity. You really do create your own experience with your attitude. I’ve heard this a million times, but I only recently realized how true it is. Since I have settled into maintaining… Continue reading No More Negativity
For a long time I have wanted to move away from where I live now. My current location is a place I tried out for my job. I did not know whether I would like it or not when I chose to move here from the other side of the country, but I have always… Continue reading Many Doors Open
One year ago today, I started this blog. (Happy Birthday, Blog!) One of my first posts summed up my prior weight struggles: I lost 100+ pounds and gained it all back Here I am, exactly one year later and I have undone the damage that I previously did and undid and did again. So today… Continue reading I lost 100+ pounds, gained it all back, lost it again, and I will never gain it back.
Early in 2010, a few events changed my dietary habits drastically. In 2009, I lost 66 pounds by limiting my caloric intake and exercising. But I had not paid much attention to what I was eating, only how much. I had some vague notions about keeping down the fat and I leaned toward low… Continue reading 2010 – The Year in Food Photos
As 2010 comes to an end, I find myself thinking about changes I’ve made in my life in the last two years. Lost 114 pounds, went from size 22/24 to size 10. Quit smoking cigarettes Cut way back on drinking Made exercise a priority and a habit Went back to being vegetarian Stopped eating out… Continue reading Proof Positive, People Can Change
The more I change on the outside, the closer my inside feels to the surface, and there is something very vulnerable about this. Even though being encased in fat hurts both physically and mentally, it can also be a thing of comfort. Something to blame when things go wrong. Something to hide behind. Something to… Continue reading insecurity blanket
(the artwork is my own) There is beauty in everything, even ugly things. Beauty is a combination of form, color and motion. Certain formations provide for us an aesthetic experience. Each individual experiences a different version of beauty. Your vision of beauty may not be a choice. Just as some people love the flavor of… Continue reading Beautiful to Me