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Size 14 women happiest, according to new study by Special K

Good news: You don’t have to be emaciated to be happy Bad news: Majority of women still unhappy with their bodies Interesting study. “Girls [women! –ed.] who wear the dress size rated their general happiness higher than any other with a quarter saying they were extremely happy. More than 43 per cent of size 14 […]

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Mon, December 29 2008 » Self image » No Comments

Best and worst addictions for 2009, memories, and fasting (not all at the same time)

Catching up on my online reading a bit today — was pretty much a Luddite last week, reading books on paper and stuff! 😉 Comments on those later this week. Came across three interesting posts today: 5 Best and Worst Addictions to Cultivate in 2009 — All 5 of the “Best” ones are already in […]

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Mon, December 29 2008 » Cravings, Everything else, Self image » 2 Comments

In case you thought women had to be skinny to look good… (it’s about the attitude)

She has attitude doesn’t she? I feel sad when women say they are going to lose weight so they can start dating and find someone. I met my husband at close to my highest weight. I never was lacking a date at any weight. “It” is more about confidence and attitude than weight. So by […]

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Sun, November 30 2008 » Self image » 6 Comments

Still a little crazy, but apparently that’s good for losing weight

My week’s been crazy, not me — well, no more than usual. 😉 However, I continue to lose weight, so apparently this is good for keeping me busy. I really haven’t been thinking much about food. (There’s a lot more time to do stuff, by the way, when one isn’t thinking about food all day. […]

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Wed, November 19 2008 » Motivation, Progress, Self image » 6 Comments

It occurs to me, that I am a different person now

You know, I was just in the kitchen, washing dishes before heading to bed (can’t stand waking up to dried up dirty dishes) and I realized — I am a different person. I have made permanent healthy changes. I’m not perfect, but I do pretty well. And I will lose this weight, in time. And […]

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Sun, November 16 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Self image » 4 Comments

Before and after pictures (so far)

Need I say more? I think I need to put these up on my progress page as before/after. Might not be able to see much weight-loss wise yet, but certainly attitude wise.

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Sun, October 5 2008 » Motivation, Progress, Self image » 8 Comments

How do you handle people who sabotage your efforts?

I’m all about personal responsibility (a little too much, according to some), but reality is that not everyone is always supportive of us. How do you handle people who sabotage your efforts? The folks at Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat have a great fill in the blank letter to the office diet saboteur. […]

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Tue, September 30 2008 » Self image, Support » 8 Comments

My “F you” picture from the archives

This is me, when I was in my teens. (Yes, 80’s hair and upturned collar alert, I know.) I call this my “F you” picture. I was full of attitude as a teen, can you tell? I was going to post a light-hearted post about tapping into some of that attitude to kick some butt […]

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Sat, September 27 2008 » Self image » 8 Comments

Weight loss and Second Life; My exceptionally cranky day

First, no one would have known today was a cranky day. I don’t tend to stomp around and be an obvious crank. But I really was colossally cranky. Wow. I was resentful that circumstances prevented my completing my 2.5mi weekend swim yesterday (I finished it this afternoon). I was cranky about just everything! It just […]

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Mon, September 15 2008 » Self image, Stress eating » 9 Comments

Progress on Lazy Waister Triathlon

Well, I have finished half of the marathon leg (13 out of 26 miles) of the Lazy Waister’s Triathlon. Today, I’m going to start swimming while I finish up the marathon leg over the next few days. Then, as soon as the marathon leg is done, I need to add the biking! That wasn’t quite […]

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Fri, September 12 2008 » Everything else, Motivation, Progress, Self image » 2 Comments