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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 »
Overdoing It, Newly Defined by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss on the couch It used to be that “overdoing it” meant trying to do an Olympic distance rather than a sprint triathlon. Or doing a half marathon instead of a 5k. I n ... Read on »
Step by Step by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss photo credit: Chris Sardegna/Unsplash So until this afternoon, I was mentally trying to prepare for surgery tomorrow. But things have been changing. I have been gett ... Read on »
Side Effects by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Three times now since this all began, I’ve had wild hopes for various medications that initially feel awesome, and then after 12 or 24 hours, suddenly turn on me with ma ... Read on »
Second Opinion by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss photo credit: Sander Zelhelm/Unsplash A lot of people know that I had a neurosurgeon appointment this afternoon. I’m blogging about it here rather than repeat the st ... Read on »
My Rock and my Pillow by Foodie McBody Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss hangin out in the ER It is no exaggeration when I say that there is no way I could have survived this past month without my Mr. McBody. He has been my advocate, ... Read on »