Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oh My Aching Back

For the past few months I’ve had a nagging pain in my upper back.  Right on the left side of my spine, about even with the bottom of my left shoulderblade.  Over the years I’ve been prone to knots in … Continue reading

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A Mindless Night

On Monday I wrote about sitting with my feelings rather than stuffing them down with food.  It was uncomfortable but I did it, knowing that overeating wouldn’t make me feel any better.  What did help was a great workout in … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna Be a Bumpy Ride…

For as long as I can remember, I have depended on food to entertain me, distract me (from boredom, emotional pain, loneliness, grief, you name it) and fill up the empty places inside.  I’d like to say I’ve used food … Continue reading

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The Perfect Lunch

I love the America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook – it includes 10 years of recipes from the show and lots of explanations about why certain recipes work and why some fail.  The book is educational and the recipes always taste great!  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Triathlon Inspiration

Throughout my tri-training this year I frequently turned to a complete stranger’s blog for inspiration.  Frayed Laces is a grad student and triathlete living in Hawaii who, despite suffering a fractured pelvis two years ago, trained for, competed in and … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Blogs

Honoring Health is one of my favorite blogs – Christie (the author) just seems to be speaking directly to me sometimes!  She posted a wonderful piece today about inner voices – please check it out HERE – you won’t be … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser

Yes, I’ll admit it – I have watched every season of TBL with enthusiasm, dissecting each episode and discussing the players at length with my girlfriends. It’s my guilty pleasure. The faces may change from season to season, but everything … Continue reading

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Zumba!!!!!!

It seems like everyone is talking about Zumba lately – and now I’m one of them!  For the past two weeks, I’ve been joining Rena in a Zumba class held at a local dance studio.   The verdict?  Fun!  AND … Continue reading

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More food for thought…

I recently came across an intuitive eating forum called Through Thick and Thin.  After spending a few minutes poking around I came across an introductory post that really spoke to me – I thought I’d share it here as it … Continue reading

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Like Coming Home

Mmmm….yoga!  After a year of dabbling in yoga, and as part of my decision to makeover my confidence and body image rather than my weight, I decided to celebrate National Yoga Month (September) by adding some beginner yoga classes on … Continue reading

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