So I’m out camping tonight. By myself. I was thinking today, as I was running around town getting ready to do this, how much confidence I have gained since I started this journey. How much more independent I feel. How much more I LIKE myself. And it’s a really awesome feeling. Tonight, when I pulled … More Confidence


Do you ever notice that we, as Americans, generally have the attention level of a gnat? We bounce around from fad to fad, always looking for the latest and greatest thing to occupy our lives. We constantly need more of this and more of that to feed the Stimulation Beast inside.  It’s American culture to … More Focus

Spring Fever

I totally have spring fever. I’m so tired of being cooped up inside. I miss my bike rides with Bug, and I miss my hiking out in Medora.  I have some goals for this summer. I’d like to do at least one–if not more–weekend hike on the Maah Daah Hey. I am learning that hiking … More Spring Fever

The DietBet

So a while back I heard about this app where you could make money by losing weight. DietBet allows you to join a “game” of losing a certain percentage of your body weight in a certain amount of time.  You ante up your “bet” and then if you meet the goal weight within the timeframe … More The DietBet

Mean Girls

So I had this weird dream a while back. I dreamed of this lady I know who has recently lost a lot of weight using this fad diet product. We were at some fair or something sitting on bleachers made of feather mattresses. And she was laughing at me–smugly–because she wasn’t making the feather mattress … More Mean Girls

No Quit

Have you ever noticed that all the “experts” advocate finding some sort of exercise or work-out routine that’s “fun” to do, claiming that you are more likely to stick with it if it’s something that you enjoy? Sometimes I want to strangle those experts. Because, really, how is sweating fun? How is that feeling, where … More No Quit


So I have had a rough week this week, fitness-wise. I just feel really down, unmotivated, and kind of depressed. As I write this it is Tuesday, and I haven’t done any exercise since Friday. I ate like crap every day since Friday as well. Yesterday morning I honestly had a splitting headache so I … More Bandaids