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Year of Pain, Year of Humble by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last week, after I spoke on a panel on reproductive stigma and justice, an audience member came up to me and said, “I know you.” I looked at her. I didn’t recognize her ... Read on »
The Stories We Tell Ourselves by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo credit: S. Zolkin/Unsplash I know that I’ve been conspicuously absent (again). Yesterday I realized that I’ve been kind of holding my breath, since I go ... Read on »
Plantar Fishy-what?? by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss image: . Ah, this blog has become such a litany of woes, I might as well just re-name it “I’m Getting Old, Falling Apart and Whining About It.” Seriously, though. Re ... Read on »
Another Chronic Disease, O Boy by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Five years into being diagnosed with type II diabetes, I finally felt like I had come to some sort of peaceful relationship with it. I felt like I was managing the be ... Read on »
Goodbye (sort of), Foodie McBody by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Foodie McBody I just did a little thing that felt like such a BIG thing. I changed my Twitter handle, which has been @foodiemcbody forever. But for the last six mo ... Read on »
The Long Road Back by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss photo credit: Unsplash/Sylwia Bartyzel Last night, I had a dream about trying to do a triathlon. It was a short, “fun” triathlon and I recall that maybe I just showe ... Read on »
Book Review: Ultimate Booty Workouts! by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’m going to be totally honest here. Normally, I would not be on the lookout for a book called Ultimate Booty Workouts . But I happen to think that its author, Tamar ... Read on »
Taking Time To (Re)Treat by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So many things have helped me on my path to health, but one that I have been practicing for over 25 years is the retreat. I love this word. It means to take a step back; ... Read on »
The San Francisco Hot Chocolate 5k (Race Recap) by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss it was a hot chocolate party Yesterday was the first official race I’d done since last June (See Jane Run). I was excited, I was nervous, I was happy. I started my ... Read on »
Photo Shoot (Me) by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss silly shot with Junior & Juniorette (photo credit: Laura Duldner) About a month ago, I got an email from someone at a diabetes publication, saying they’d foun ... Read on »
Baby Steps, Baby Sweats, and Goodbye for Now by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A couple of weeks ago I sweated for the first time since September. It was a gentle, beautiful, emotional and extraordinary experience. I went to a Nia class, which was on ... Read on »
My 5th Healthaversary is Coming: Hot Chocolate 5k with me! by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Every January, I reflect back on January 2009, when I first started this blog. I think about how I felt back then. Scared, unhealthy, hopeless. And how far I’ve come. Ev ... Read on »
Grateful. by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss a new day Yesterday was Thanksgiving day, and I had a lot to be thankful for. Just a few weeks prior, I thought I might have to bail on the holiday altogether, as ... Read on »
Back In the World (Sort of.) by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss #throwbackthursday: sometimes I have to hold onto stuff. Little by little. I’m venturing out. I’m doing small things, both in and out of the house. Everything ... Read on »
Post. Op. by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Pre-Op with my buddy. So, it finally happened: I had a cervical laminotomy, microdiskectomy and foraminectomy on Wednesday afternoon. I had been hoping hoping to a ... Read on »
(Getting To The) Moment of Truth by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo credit: Steve Richey/Unsplash This weekend was such a mixed bag.  Yesterday I had that great walk in the park. Last night some good longtime friends came ove ... Read on »
1.14 MILES! and Other Good Things by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Fall has arrived in my front yard! Yesterday I felt a real corner-turning. Mr. McBody asked me (as he always does) if I wanted him to bring me a cup of coffee. Jus ... Read on »
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Photo credit: The Commons/Flickr I was feeling pretty pleased with myself when I went for that walk on Monday. Yeah! I thought. I’m finally getting out there! So y ... Read on »
Ambulatory! by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss News flash: I just walked down the street and back! Super weak and shaky, hanging on my sweetie’s arm, but I did it and it wasn’t so bad. This is improvement! ... Read on »
ThinkingThinkingThinking by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss the view Lying around like this gives a lot of opportunity for thought. I’ve been reading, thinking, meditating, contemplating. Sometimes whining and complaining. ... Read on »