Tagged with health

The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

It’s an addiction. I know I have an addictive personality. I know I have to be careful. I know I think in black and white terms. And yet I still think about it. Dieting. Weight loss. The control. The restriction. The beauty of it all. I miss my spreadsheets. I miss the scale going down. … Continue reading

What I didn’t say.

What I didn’t say.

I haven’t had a scale in exactly 6 weeks. My weigh in will be the moment of truth when I see if I can successfully do this without the obsession of my scale. Already, in my head, I’ve been doing the math on what numbers would be acceptable to see. What numbers would upset me. What … Continue reading

What is healthy?

What is healthy?

I’ve read that some 95% of people regain their lost weight and many gain even more than what they originally lost. Weight loss has two sides: mental and physical. Most people *think* they have the mental aspect down, but when shit hits the fan there is no telling what happens. Weight loss is probably more … Continue reading

Taking Control Back

Taking Control Back

I’ve never understood how someone can weigh in just once a week. Scales are meant to weigh yourself with multiple times. Multiple times a day. Hi, my name is Danielle and I’m a scale addict. My obsession with the scale has impacted me negatively in the following ways: it dictates my mood for the day. A huge loss … Continue reading

Weekend ReCap

Weekend ReCap

Kevin, Alicia and I ran the Tap N’ Run 4k this week. “Ran” is generous – more like me did a little speed walking. Regardless, it’s beyond fun. The whole idea of the race is to drink and run. Ah-mazing! Here are a few pics! How was everyone else’s weekend? Don’t forget – there’s still … Continue reading

Organic Vitamins

I’ve been exhausted lately, so in order to bump up my energy levels (considering my training will only get longer and more intense) I’ve also bumped up my vitamins. I was only taking a daily multi vitamin. So, Sunday I went to Target and did some research on my phone while I browsed vitamins. With … Continue reading

Compliments

Anyone that does triathlons will tell you, we like to talk about them. We can find a way to sneak triathlons into nearly every conversation. A question as simple as, “Hey, wanna see a movie this weekend?” can get a reply of, “Oh sorry – can’t. I’ve got to get a brick in this weekend. … Continue reading

STOP

And put on your “judgement free” hat before you continue reading this. Seriously, I just had the worst, pretentious, lunk moment. So, stop. I don’t want any of these judgy, pissed off faces reading – including your dog… (I also understand if you defriend me…I’m so sorry…) But seriously, none of this… I had just … Continue reading

Letters

I was born and raised Catholic (though no longer practicing) and at the age of 15 I was on a weekend retreat. We were given multiple letters from people in our lives to read and reflect on. I still have many of them, but I often find myself re-reading the one from my brother. While … Continue reading