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Seeing myself through ugly pancakes

My Sunday began with weight gain and an ugly pancake. After two weeks of little daily splurges here and there – an activity I typically reserve for only the weekend – my mind and body battled with the degree of … Continue reading

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The Losers who keep losing

Like millions of Americans, NBC’s The Biggest Loser captivated me for many seasons (until I wearied of reality TV and the same synopsis year after year). The strength and motivation each contestant managed never failed to baffle and inspire me. … Continue reading

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Times have changed

One day last week, I didn’t feel like going for a run, and I had done some strength training at the gym the day before, so I decided to engage in an activity that’s still new to me: yoga. I’m … Continue reading

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It’s still dear old Western’s day

Sometimes, I treat myself with a jog around my alma mater, Western Kentucky University. I begin by walking up College Street nearly doubled over because of the steep incline, taking a brief rest when I reach Cherry Hall under the … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Milestone

Day Thirteen: Milestone So, I’m halfway through this alphabet series, and I’ll be the first to say that I’m growing weary of it. But I promised myself, dang it… To liven things up for my sanity, I’m steering away from … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Lazy

Day Twelve: Lazy After college, with the exception of the last couple of months before I met Cory, I was pretty lazy in my friendships, whether I had a boyfriend or not. To be frank, it was much easier to … Continue reading

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When words fail…emojis

As you may be aware, I’m a big proponent of positive body image for women and men, but that doesn’t mean that my own body image is 100 percent all day every day. I have a lot of days when … Continue reading

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The battle for the body

One would think that as much as we talk about body image in our American society, people would stop ridiculing others for the way they look. One would think wrong. Last week, women from opposite ends of the weight/body shape … Continue reading

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Let’s embrace hibernation mode

It has begun. Winter. The time of year when my body – and maybe yours, too – prepares for the onslaught of freezing temperatures. Our bodies, with careful years of practice from our caveman ancestors before us, know just how … Continue reading

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Every Step You Take

I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving. I was busy preparing my apartment for guests, so I took a break from blogging last week. No sense in staring at a computer or phone screen when there’s conversation and homemade dressing … Continue reading

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