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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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I'd Love to be UNbroken! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Cassie occasionally asks me if she can have a brother or a sister.  I always reply with a light-hearted, "I can't.  Mommy's belly is broken."  She takes that answer and I'm ... Read on »
Meeting Chrissie! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity It is time for some good stuff...  I mean, it is Friday after all. So one of the highlights for me at Ironman Texas was getting the opportunity to go to a Meet and Greet ... Read on »
The Not-So-Good First by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I really wanted to have some happy posting first, while I was playing catch-up-on-the-blog, but that's not in the cards given the morning's events.  I need to vent blog. ... Read on »
YIkes! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Okay, I've been really neglecting the blogging thing, have so many things to write about, but somehow can't find time to write about it!  More to come... Restructurin ... Read on »
One Might Think I am Racing! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity That's how excited I am about this weekend; you'd think I'm racing! I'm captaining the transition aid station located between the swim exit and the entrance to transition ... Read on »
How Things Work & Remembering by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Remembering... Today marks the 2nd anniversary of losing my friend and "sister" Elysha.  She's been on my mind since late last week, when I finally retrieved my tri jersey ... Read on »
Race Report: 2012 TriGirl Super Sprint by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Finishing strong! If you've been reading you know that TriGirl Super Sprint was my "redemption" race after my very first DNF at Kemah .   I feel it's import ... Read on »
Holy Tri Bike, Batman! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Just last week I was reading Jen's story, of her fairy-bike-god-family , helping her get her dream bike -- and now she's living happily ever after.  It's quite a story... so ... Read on »
Race Report: Kemah Triathlon (Olympic) by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity I followed my usual routine, prepping for my race.  I had a "normal" pre race dinner of me consisting of a lean grilled burger, veggies and sweet potato. Next morning ate ... Read on »
Getting Ready! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity It's Wednesday, which means 4 days until I jump off the boat into the Bay and finish the Kemah Triathlon.  I've done this race 2 years already, but always as part of a relay ... Read on »
Hmph! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity "Nothing good comes of dressing like a girl.  Ever." That was my quote of the week, for last week. See, I made what seems like a weekly trip to the Sports store, beca ... Read on »
Race Report: Houston Kids Triathlon by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Of course I didn't do this race, but my Cassie (aka Cassinator) did... and boy did she have a blast.  So here's her race weekend through her Momma's eyes. :) I was a bi ... Read on »
Taking Shape by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Things are taking shape.. and shape for the better! I'm still holding true to my Paleo eating and have 2 weeks to go to reach 3 months.  I'm down 18 lbs. as of today, but ... Read on »
Geeez! Give A Girl A Badge!! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Give a girl a badge and a job and she thinks shes a walking version of awesome.  :) I was lucky enough land a v'teer position to "protect" the pros at Iron ... Read on »
Big Weekend! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Well, here we go.  First big race of the year!  Ironman Texas 70.3 Galveston.  Yay! While I'm not the least bit fired up about my race at the end of the month (??), I ... Read on »
Oooo-fah! by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Things are goin' and blowin' here, as usual.   Over Spring break, Cassie headed to Alabama with Hubs, then came back and went to NJ with me.  Lots of fun spending time with ... Read on »
Chicking Lance : LAVA Magazine by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Fun for an awesome cause... Chicking Lance : LAVA Magazine  On one of her regular morning runs earlier this month, Rochester-based triathlete Mary Eggers had a wil ... Read on »
Paleo: Deviled Eggs by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Made these for a jewelry party last night.  Who wants to serve snacks I can't enjoy!  Word is they were good!! First make the Everyday Paleo Mayo here using Extra Light ( ... Read on »
Paleo: Chicken & Poppy Seed Broccoli Slaw by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity Tastes way better than my cell phone camera makes it look! I couldn't find a poppy seed dressing that didn't have "illegal" fat in it (they all have soy ... Read on »
Shittay Training Weekend by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Obesity It all started with what I've dubbed my "Dr. Phil" run on Saturday.  It was just a 1:30 run, which I was actually looking forward to, because I had 2 over and back sets on m ... Read on »