A History of Swimming

This has been kind of an interesting journey for me, this swim stuff. See, I never could swim as a kid. I tried. I remember having to take a class at the Y when I was elementary school aged. I didn’t do well, though. All I remember is endless kicks while hanging onto the wall. […]

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Working On It

So foggy today. We have a sleep number bed, but damned if I can find the magic number that will eliminate my husband’s snoring. He’s getting over a cold, so I can’t completely blame him … .but that doesn’t stop me this morning. I tripped on the bags under my eyes on the way to […]

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Swim Meat

I am a tall chick. I’m 5’11. It’s not news that i’m big. This body and most bathing suits do not mix. The tankini, while probably designed for a slim marathon runner, is the ideal suit for me because one pieces simply do not work. They just aren’t long enough. We have pants that are […]

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Food Demons

I have been working pretty hard on my food demons. I’ve been working out with a personal trainer since August, and simultaneously dealing with food issues with my therapist. A one-two punch, as it were. I’ve been doing pretty well all around, actually. I’ve made some break-throughs with eating and habits. I’ve made some changes. […]

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Goodbye Carbs

I’m borderline diabetic. I’ve finally decided to start eating accordingly….. grudgingly. Tonight’s new introduction is acorn squash. I went shopping the other night looking for replacements for our staple (i.e. every single day side) of potatoes/pasta/bread. I keep hearing how amazing spaghetti squash is, so while picking up one of those I got ahead of […]

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Fit By 40

I have exactly one year to get fit by 40. I’m not assigning a weight to that or a size. I just want to feel and be “fit”. Only I will know what that means, and only my body will tell me what that means. I’m gonna go ahead and assume the jiggle will be […]

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Pain & Gain

I started with a personal trainer. Here are some revelations that occurred afterwards: Throwing up during a work out seems like it would be painfully embarrassing. Especially since i’m certain she’d make me still complete the circuit. I was SOOOOO happy not to be driving a stick shift. (I took a spinning class a couple […]

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