Progress, not Perfection

A huge part of my journey in making peace with food has been the discovery of the philosophy of intuitive eating, which is detailed in the book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, two registered dieticians. The book is indeed revolutionary, at least to me, because it freed…

Dream Life

I’m still here. Sometimes life starts to get busy and it is hard to find the time to write.  Sometimes I think I just tell myself that I am too busy because I don’t want to have to write and tell the world that I have still not had an intentional work out session since…

Just Do It [for yourself]

I unexpectedly found myself crying on Sunday night. I had spent the evening with a friend who used to be more than a friend, and it had been overall very pleasant. But after he left I recalled an earlier conversation we’d had that suddenly seemed to stick out. He does mixed martial arts and has…

Get Back On The Horse

Let’s talk about my honeymoon for a minute. Glenn and I went to the Zoetry resort in the Dominican Republic for our Honeymoon. The Zoetry is an all inclusive resort, which means that once you have paid the stated fees everything is included; all your meals, all your drinks, all your activities, it is all…

Letting Go

Hello! I’m alive! Sorry for my (terribly long) absence. It turns out that what everyone says about planning a wedding is very true and those last few weeks just kept me impossibly busy.  But now, the wedding is over and I am back from my honeymoon and I am ready to rejoin the human race!…

Optical Elusions

I’m sure everyone has looked at pictures of their younger selves and thought “Oh wow, I’m so little/thin” only to reflect that in this not-so-distant past they thought they were so “Fat”. Its this optical illusion we’ve been brought to consider about ourselves.If we don’t looked photoshopped to perfection then we are fat. Not necessarily…

Thick Thighs Matter

Yep. That’s me, in a bathing suit. And you know what? I wasn’t all that worried about wearing it either! Within a few minutes of laying out on the beach in my bikini (albeit a very high-waisted bikini) a woman nearby asked me where I got my cute swimsuit. I thanked her and told her…

Crave

Well, I made it through one week. I woke up at 6:20 everyday last week and worked out for an hour before I went to work. I mean, I have basically become a grandma who is fighting sleep at 9:00pm each night, but I made it through. I feel like there is a strange sort…

Fellowship of the 8 Week Challenge

  Over the years I have tried many-a workout strategy. For the longest time I would go to my local YMCA in Whittier and run on a treadmill for 20 min, work out on a elliptical for 20 min, and use a bicycle for an additional 20 min. For the first couple years after I…

Ice Crystals in the Ice Cream

For the first 22 years of my life I was supermodel thin. In high school, when all the girls would obsess over their “fat,” I was an object of scorn. It’s surprising really. Both my parents were overweight. My dad was a gourmet; not by trade, but born out of his sheer love of food….

The Same Over There

Hi! I’m Laurie-ann. I’m from England and I was inspired by Ashley’s post “The Dress” to write about my own wedding dress search in the UK. I have never been a super ‘girly’ girl, I love some girly things, but 30 minutes into a shopping trip I’m bored and getting grumpy. However, my gorgeous fiancé Michael proposed to…

Sink or Swim

Since I was a young one, I have been told by family and friends that I am oversensitive. I was told at times that I am a crybaby, other times that I “take everything so seriously”, and other times that I’m flat out getting upset over nothing. I have held onto this belief about myself…