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August 31, 2016

SO…

Umm…

(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 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...

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...

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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