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Donna Patient Expert

League City, Texas
I am a 40 years young, full-time working Wife, Mom and sometime student and most recently, a... Full Bio
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Woah by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity “Shame corrodes the very part of us  that believes we are capable of change.” ― Brené Brown ―   I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a ... Read on »
Meatballs and Monday by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Quick entry to get caught up.  I had a good week of training last week, missing just 1 workout in the end.  Gotta keep it going.  I am starting to get my routine back.  It ... Read on »
Breakfast 1/3 by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Breakfast today was delish, although it is probably more of brunch entree to some. Verde Breakfast Stack Baked sweet potato 2 scrambled eggs Topped with C ... Read on »
Lunch 1/2 by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Homemade Roast Beef w/fresh peas and carrots! Okay,  I know peas are not paleo legal,  but they are fresh and no one gets fat from eating peas.  :) Read on »
Let's Be Frank... by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Had a couple of discussions with CC... actually he really wasn't a Cranky Coach -- he told me what I needed to hear. Ever since my skin removal, almost 6 months ago, I ho ... Read on »
Morning Snack by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Just before 11am. 1/2 apple 10 Pecans from my mother-in-law's Tree!   So fresh.   So good!! Read on »
Breakfast 1/2 by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Turkey scramble and baked Spaghetti Squash Turkey Scramble Eggs Rotel Fresh parsley Lemon juice Lean Ground Turkey Brown lean ground Turkey and Ro ... Read on »
In a Blink! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Whoah!  Where did the last 3 weeks go?  Like that, they're gone! There hasn't been much training going on with a much-needed family vacation to NJ and then a week of trav ... Read on »
Counting Down by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Here's what is ahead of me for the next year!  Exciting!! Admittedly it has been a challenge to get back in the swing of things.  It makes me worry (a little) that once ... Read on »
Look Out Ironman Florida... Coming to Your Race in 2014! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity It has been quite a while since I last posted, and pretty much a year since I've blogged routinely.  There's a reason for that... I just wasn't motivated or inspired. ... Read on »
Race Report: 2013 Summertime Blues by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Yes... I raced two weekends in row.  That's why they call me the come back kid! :) I've always volunteered for STB and never raced it. CC is now one of the Race Direc ... Read on »
Race Report: 2013 Rivercities Triathlon by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity A bit behind, but here's my race report for my first race back, post-surgery! I didn't have very high expectations, as I've only been back to training about 4-5 weeks.. ... Read on »
Bucket List by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I will get to cross at least one of my list in 2014, but in a perfect world, free of having to work and earning a buck, I would love to do any of these races... What's ... Read on »
Got To Start Somewhere! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity After Dr. L. gave me to go-ahead to return to all things active, I didn't waste much time!  I contacted Cranky Coach, on the way home from my appointment, and asked if he wo ... Read on »
Moving Forward by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Dr. L decided to have me come in and remove my last drain!  It's slightly more comfortable now and a little more progress being made.  I got to visit with him for bit - m ... Read on »
On the 13th Day by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity So as of today I'm 13 days out from surgery.  Time flies.... like a lead weight! I've been out and about, mostly just walking around, running light errands with my Hubs a ... Read on »
Why Ironman? by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity From my very first tri experience at 300 lbs, a relay team at the Austin Danskin more than 10 years ago, I fell hard for the camaraderie of the sport.  165 lbs. later, w ... Read on »
A-ha! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who ... Read on »
Post-op Soul Searching by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our own story, is the bravest thing you'll do."  Brene' Brown So I'm 5 days out from my, what I am going to call, "reco ... Read on »
Bumpy Roads by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I know.  It's been a while.  Too long... a rough few months.  I've been preoccupied somewhat since December... maybe even a little longer, with some things I didn't want ... Read on »