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I Am a Huge Success

I don’t mean to brag, but in the last 10 months I have: Lost 36 pounds Taken yoga classes regularly Gone to Bar Method a handful of times Started walking-jogging AND run in a 5K And today, went to my first CrossFit class I. Am. Awesome. (Please don’t stop reading here.) Did that intro piss […]

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Losing weight is not a panacea

Let me start by saying that I’m very, very happy to have lost weight, 24 pounds! Woot woot! Let me next say that for every great thing that has occurred because of this weight loss (smaller pants size, visible cheek bones) almost an equal number of, albeit smaller, things have come to my attention—and not […]

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I bought pants off the rack. #Winning

This week I walked into a store, picked up a size 14, tried them on, loved them, and bought them. In fact, to back up, I went out of town for a day trip for work—wearing pants I wasn’t fond of—and bought and put on these new pants. I rocked new pants to my meetings […]

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Weight Loss is like a Road Trip

I love a roadtrip and I realize that we all pack differently when we’re going away.  I have fond memories of my family all piled in the station wagon driving to our summer home 8 hours away. I remember being a teenager packing nearly everything I owned for those vacations.  It didn’t matter how long… […]

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Runner’s High? No. Dieter’s High? Yes.

It’s come as a pleasant surprise, a real shock: I can’t emphasize enough how *tremendous* I feel. I don’t know anything about nutrition or biology or physiology beyond what you or I can google, but I imagine that I feel so great, not so much because of the weight loss, but more because of what […]

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Annie: When I weighed 215 lbs

When I was 216 pounds. When I was 209 pounds. When I was 198 pounds. When I was 212 pounds. I keep rolling these figures and phrases around in my head, hoping that they’ll stick. However, I know too well they’ll drift by and eventually disappear and I will forget truly what it’s like to […]

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Annie’s Breakfast

I’m no rocket scientist (or nutritionist), but what I know is that if I start the day on track, I have a MUCH better chance of staying on track all day long. What do I mean by on track? Well, let’s see. Besides satisfying and low-points, let’s see what “on track” means to me. And […]

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