Stand Up and MOVE!

Stand up and get moving for your health. Over at the Catholic Writer’s Guild is a great post titled, “Creaky Bones? Fitness for Writers” which I found inspirational and reminded me of some things I have done for my health but let slide. Keeping my body healthy is an important part of fulfilling my vocation. It is also important to show my children a good example. I used to do all my internet activity from a desk stationed for standing only. I loaded all my favorite move my body music onto that computer and would play music while I surfed … Continue reading

The Great Weight Write-off: 01-18-13

The Great Weight Write-off update! This week was busy with two attempts at getting an MRI.  I have a fractured and slightly displaced tailbone (part of the car accident injuries–now proven). Yes, I am in pain. (:-P Weight 229 Waist 43 Bust 52 Hip 53 Down side: I have three times not felt hungry, forgotten breakfast, and ended up with low blood sugar and the expected emotional crash, followed by carb cravings. I know better! The Android now alarms at 9 AM to remind me that if I have not eaten that I am LATE. This alarm joins the one … Continue reading

Looking To 2013

I love the pristine hopefulness of a new year. A New year has so many possibilities, so much potential and a whole 12 months of adventure in it. I shall make plans and enter into the New Year eagerly and energetically.  How will it turn out?  Will the New Year be a disaster, or success, or something in between? I resolve to cling tightly to my personal goals.  I plan to adhere to my healthy eating plan, geared to my issues with blood sugar, and my need to lose weight.  How?  I will combat the feelings of deprivation by pampering … Continue reading

Ordinary Goodness: eating for health

Over at Granola Catholic there is a great blog post on health care from the kitchen.  I love reading about things like this for the simple fact that one never knows when such information might come in very handy! Meanwhile, I am working into eating Paleo style because it eliminates to food groups that cause me joint pain.  I’m reading up on the topic with Dr. Loren Cordain’s book The Paleo Answer.  I purchased my copy from This is a really interesting book.  I know from past experience of eliminating dairy and grains from my diet at the suggestion … Continue reading

Support Groups and Heatlh

I’m hating the fat suit and doing something about it.  I’m changing my eating habits and am participating on a forum full of other people struggling the same way as I am struggling and who are cheering each other on and losing weight together. Personally, I have decided that I don’t want to be tied to the scale as the measure of my success.  I am choosing to measure based on excess energy availability and the fit of my clothing.  For example, yesterday I wore a skirt that hits the top of my shoes and is thus a very long … Continue reading

Of Fat Suits and Dancing

Two quotes inspire me and keep me trying on the weight control goals.  They are the following: “We are 118 lb women working our way out of fat suits” –Maria, my first workout partner “Ballroom Dancing beats aerobics any day, my personal goal is to be able to Quickstep or Viennese Waltz without a break for a full hour.” –personal fitness goal I’ve kept these in focus through long workouts with a trainer.  Sessions with the chiropractor to put back what moved out of place as I worked out.  Hours of ballroom dance classes and belly dance classed followed by … Continue reading