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August 31, 2016



(Awkward uncomfortable silence and shuffling of feet)

If you’ve been journeying with me for a while, you know that I’ve been on a health/fitness quest.  I lost 70 pounds (WOO HOO!)…and I’ve gained back 53 of them…

(Pauses for a moment of silence for the loss of my loss…)

OK, yes, there is some shame, some sadness, some depression associate...

May 11, 2016

Ever find yourself in the midst of a day that had you questioning everything in your life? 

I hate those days.

Today has been one (and the day is barely half through).  I have a number of things that are constant stressers in my life, and today in addition to the usual cast of characters, I found myself panicking over a homework assignment,...

May 5, 2016

Dang it LD, you were doing so good and then…

Yeah, yeah, yeah, get off my back.

I fell off my game in a large number of areas in my life, but I’m back at it, and here today to talk about one of my (least) favorite topics – image.

As you know (probably) I spend a great deal of time battling with my view of myself, in large part because I’ve struggled w...

November 10, 2012

My lovelies, I have to tell you, every once in a while I really feel the urge to just check out.  No, before you call some 1-800-Stop-Her line, this is not a suicidal cry for help.  I adore myself WAY too much to ever even THINK of harming myself.  Plus, hello?  Pain?  Ummmm, not my thing.

Those who know me in real life know I’m...

April 8, 2011

I believe I have just found my arch-nemesis.  It has arrived not in the form of an axe-wielding, crazed Lumber Jill.  Nor a flesh-starved Zombie after my hooligans.  Not even a respectable evil, genius mastermind who’s ultimate goal is to take over the world.  Wouldn’t THAT be fun?

Nope, my Lex Luther, my Dr. Evil, the Wile E. Coyote...

April 1, 2011

One of the most amazing things about very young children is their incredible sense of who and what they are.  A young child doesn’t worry about what others think of him.  They don’t primp and polish for the world around them.  They are pure Id to go Freudian with it.  Purely concerned with what makes them happy—their own needs and wants.  Now, in s...

October 1, 2010

Today I am Anxious.  Here’s the interesting part of that word (am I becoming a logophile??)…it has two meanings that are in some ways contrary to one another.  They are:

  1. Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried

  2. Earnestly desirous; eager

OK, that’s odd isn’t it?  You can be both fe...

July 6, 2010

My closest friends (and now all who read this) know that I have battled with Body Image problems my entire life.  The reason is simple—I’ve battled with my weight my entire life.  I’ve also generally speaking been close friends with really attractive people…as in those who on the scale of 1 – 10 tend to rate 8 – 15.  I’m not sure why this is, but t...

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