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The Voice – Part 1

The Voice – Part 1

In her book, Yes Please, Amy Poehler writes about “the voice.” The voice is that nagging thing in your head who likes to look at your body and say, “No way you are good enough.” No one is totally immune to the voice. My skinny friends complain about their arms or supposed muffin tops. It’s not just women either – everyone hears the voice from time to time. You should change this. You should fix that. No way you are good…

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Weigh In Wednesday – Shifting the Dial

Weigh In Wednesday – Shifting the Dial

I love the blogger trend that Tracy started with the equestrian circle and many others are participating in – Weigh In Wednesday.  I’ve read everything from why Jen went gluten free to healthy chili from Allison.  The range of topics, opinions and goals are great.  I enjoy perusing these posts every week, and still I sit here like “humph” because I really don’t know what to say. See, I took weight loss off of my goals list this year.  I…

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Outfits for the Plus Sized Hunter/Jumper

Outfits for the Plus Sized Hunter/Jumper

Shopping for riding clothes is always hard.  They’re expensive and they fit weird and they can be oh so exciting, but also a huge let down.  Add being a non-traditional size for a hunter/jumper rider, and the challenge grows. Though I’m not a fashion diva at the barn or in real life, I have tried my best to dress just as stylishly as thinner equestrians.  The general tips are stay away from super Euro or super trendy, and SmartPak is…

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Don’t Wait

Don’t Wait

I would generally describe myself as a fairly confident person. I’m not perfect, but I have a lot going for me. I don’t think I’m ugly and I don’t mind meeting new people. For the most part, I can put my best foot forward and tackle challenges. My Achilles heel if you will, is my weight. When I see myself in pictures, half the time I crumble inside and think really poorly of myself. This is something I’ve been working…

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Negative Nancy

Negative Nancy

That’s the best way I can describe me this past week and weekend. It’s a good thing I still have lots of photos and posts about Wellington to blog about, because otherwise I would drive all you great readers away with my negativity. Pre-Simon being very lame (still) lots of crappy stuff happened at work which I won’t get into, and then when I saw that my dear horse who has been on stall rest for three months was still…

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A Tale of Two Riders

A Tale of Two Riders

I’m back on a diet… again.  Before Christmas I had lost about 20 lbs in two months through a medical weight loss plan (not surgical, just diet and an appetite suppressant) which was amazing – but the weight fell off so fast that once the holidays came around it came back on equally quick.  After a few months of floundering around in the new year and a whole bunch of “I’ll start that soon,” I got the same kick in…

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