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ericablue

Hello! I am a 26 year old, fabulous, female professional that has been dedicated to healthy living and physical activity for about 5 years now. However, counter productive to my healthy living, I have struggled with binge drinking for about 10 years and have recently retired from drinking all... Full Bio
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Too Many Calendars! by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Well I had my first baby breakdown...and yes, I have only had 1 class so far...and no, I don't even have any work due this week...so yes, I understand why this is a tad ridi ... Read on »
And so it begins!! by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Today is the first day of the semester at UMD, tomorrow is my first graduate class, tonight marks the end of my sanity…or not! For the first semester I have decided to wo ... Read on »
Just do it. by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism First of all (and most importantly)...GO OUTSIDE. My lordy it is GORGEOUS out today! Drop what you are doing...and go for a walk, open a window, take the dog out, do whate ... Read on »
Start Anew with the Sunrise by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A reflection created while on my morning run watching the gorgeous pink and orange sunrise over the trees… (which inspired a kickass 8 mile run!) Two of my favorite thing ... Read on »
You have to stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be... by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism That was my facebook status a year ago today. Facebook is now posting your statuses from last year on the side of the page and I think its a pretty cool feature! It is ver ... Read on »
Daily Inspiration by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism So I haven't blogged in quite a while but that's because I haven't had too much to say about sobriety or exercising (which seem to be my focuses)...SO I have decided to reva ... Read on »
Time isn't the issue...it is the excuse. by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism 24 hours in a day. 1/3 - 1/4 of that spent sleeping. That leaves you with 3/4 of the day (18 hours). You probably work 8-9 hours...commute 1 hour...leaving you with 9 hour ... Read on »
Anxious. by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Anxiety. Do you suffer from it in some way? I wonder if anxiety has become more prevalent because of social media and being competitive damn americans. Now your entir ... Read on »
Reflection. Why look anywhere else? by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Through my career in public health I have heard the same phrase as a solution for any programmatic questions..."It Depends." Why? Because preventing health issues is uniqu ... Read on »
Just Be. by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have been at my job now for 11 months…and every day I walk past the UPS drop box..every single day I walk the same way into the building and pass this box…when do you thin ... Read on »
May...Changing Seasons and Changing Lives by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism May is full of changing seasons, varying weather, the bloom of flowers, and longer days full of sun. I don't think it isn't by coincidence that May is also full of graduati ... Read on »
Running isn't just for exercise! by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In the past month I have done a decent amount of traveling for work (to good ole’ Oklahoma City and Chi Town!!) and my FAVORITE way to sight see is to RUN. Each morning I w ... Read on »
Be You. by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A simple concept, right? I think not. I just finished reading " The Happiness Project " by Gretchen Rubin (a book I highly recommend!!) and throughout her journey to find ... Read on »
Finding a sense of no time, no space by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I truly do love attending the Native conferences for work. While they can be so upsetting and depressing because of the awful health issues that face our population, they a ... Read on »
Changing your Rep. It's possible! by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism For the longest time I've had different views/feelings of my reputation. I would say that from the end of high school, through college, and beyond my reputation was that of ... Read on »
It was never supposed to be easy! :) by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I was told when I quit drinking not to publicize that decision because if I slipped up then my “failure” would be public...but I did it anyways. I think for two reasons...o ... Read on »
Food Addiction...real or fiction? by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have been reading recent articles related to Food Addiction studies out of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and am incredibly intrigued by this concept of ... Read on »
Looking Good Makes You Feel Good...or is it the other way around?? by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have always heard that looking good will make you feel good...and I am sure that this statement holds some truth. I do believe that when you dress us nicely at work you a ... Read on »
1 year, 4 months, numerous dinner parties, countless social workouts later...and where am I? by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism ...I am happy! Hello Friends! Well tomorrow will mark 1 year and 4 months of sobriety. Woohoo! So where am I now, you ask? Well I am sure you can tell by my recent ... Read on »
The Upside to Counting! by ericablue Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Counting calories (in my experiences) can be viewed as a way to restrict eating, control dieting, and enable an eating disorder...BUT there are some positives! Since I have ... Read on »