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Erin M.

I'm Erin, a 28 year old New Englander who loves yoga, running, avocados and self-improvement. I blog about my 40+ pound weight loss, meditation, thyroid cancer, recipes and my attempts to bike to work at Big Girl Feats (http://biggirlfeats.com). I'm interested in becoming the healthiest happiest... Full Bio
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Martha’s Key Lime Bars by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I mentioned Monday that we had people over this weekend for a “fiesta,” i.e. an excuse to make homemade margaritas and eat tacos. Since Doug was in charge of the meal, ... Read on »
The Dude Cooks. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I like to cook. I like to cook because it makes me feel good, knowing that I’ve created something tasty. I like knowing that I can feed myself and my family and my fr ... Read on »
On Why Me? by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I think this question is a pretty common one for cancer patients or anyone facing a chronic illness, traumatic situation, major change or life crisis of some sort. Why me? ... Read on »
Weekends. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s been a long time since D and I have had a weekend to just relax. Every summer I think it’s going to be weekends full of relaxation, beach visits and hanging out in Pr ... Read on »
August Goals. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I haven’t made monthly goals in….quite some time. It’s ironic because I’m currently creating a workshop for freshman students regarding goal setting and motivation. Pr ... Read on »
Fitness Rut. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You’d think with a plethora of sport options on TV 24/7, I’d be inspired to get my rear end to the gym.  You’d be wrong.  Not wrong? The US Olymp ... Read on »
Sibs. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy 27th and 24th birthday week to my sister and brother.  Now please stop making me feel old.  Love you both times 500 billion.  (Can we also please ... Read on »
Through. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been slightly MIA the last few weeks for a variety of reasons.  1. I’m taking my teaching certification exams (the PRAXIS tests for you teachers out there ) on S ... Read on »
Love List: Summer Edition. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Apparently, I haven’t done a love list in quite some time. Without further ado: 1. Re-doing/hanging out on our porch. (The Tidy Cat is actually full of potting soil, N ... Read on »
The Countdown Begins. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This morning felt a little bit like a Christmas. I woke up, looked at my phone, turned over to Doug and said “Do you know what today is?!?” (He did, after both he and the ... Read on »
Most Important Meal. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Since I started grad school, my breakfast consumption has been less than stellar (re: Dunkin Donuts egg flatbread; coffee; bananas). I used to have a really great rout ... Read on »
Fathers. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I love my Dad. Like, a lot.  He’s been a great husband to my mom for 30 years – and they still have major fun together.  A great to Dad to me for 29 years ( ... Read on »
Tracking. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have no witty title for this post. It’s pretty self explanatory. Tracking your meals really does work! (That would be a Dude inspired dinner of grilled bread ... Read on »
Feats: Planning a Wedding. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss With all of the craziness of the end of the term/work/finals/life, people told me not to worry about wedding planning and just take it all in and start planning down the r ... Read on »
Remember. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy post Memorial Day!  I had a fabulous weekend. Friday night was spent relaxing (I think, I honestly can’t even remember right now) and Saturday I went up to Bosto ... Read on »
Week 2: Chai-less. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was spent watching 8 hours of rugby, having a lovely dinner with my baby brosef (who, I realize, at age 23, 6’5 and 250 pounds ... Read on »
Balance. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There are a lot of things I learned during my first year of grad school. 1. Teaching is HARD.  1b. I have the BEST guy. There is no doubt in my mind that we can ma ... Read on »
My 10 Week Turnaround. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m officially DONE with my first year of grad school!! (More on that in a later post.) I have a week’s vacation from school (starting last Thursday) and then 3 summer ... Read on »
My Rock. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A Story: (I’ll cut to the ending first. It’s Monday morning and I know I’m not firing on all cylinders yet.) Once upon a time, a boy asked a girl to marry him.  ... Read on »
The Thick of It. by Erin M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last I left you, I just finished my radioactive scan. The not so good (but not bad) news: they called the Monday after and had me get an ultrasound, thinking that they ... Read on »