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Melodie – Lessons Learned

First please let me apologize for not having blogged in so long. I am realizing that much as I have loved being part of this blog, I am no longer in a place of being able to prioritize it. So … Continue reading

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Melodie – I can, I should, and I will

I got the okay from my doc to start putting weight on my leg on Tuesday and did my first physio appointment on Wednesday. The physiotherapist said to try, around the house at least, to walk without crutches. She said … Continue reading

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Melodie – Finding the right headspace

I missed my last blog post and I think I came pretty close to missing this one – and that is unusual for me. You’d think with a broken leg and so much time with my leg up in the … Continue reading

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Melodie – A Major Setback

I’ve been enjoying my roller derby training more than anything in a long time – certainly more than any other form of exercise I’ve done. I’ve been improving and it’s been an empowering experience. Until the Tuesday before last, when, … Continue reading

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Melodie – Old goals, new goals

This summer has been a good time for me – eating well, lots of exercise, and just being in a good place mentally. It would be easy to sit back on the achievements of this summer – getting started in … Continue reading

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Melodie – Two Posts

So first off I’d like to apologize for missing my last blog post day. I actually wrote most of the blog, and then went on holiday without posting it and things got too hectic and I forgot.  So today you … Continue reading

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Melodie – It’s a Small Change After All

A few months ago when I stopped eating sugar, with absolutely no “end date” in mind, I made the right decision. I am very all or nothing about sugar and I needed to find a way to train my mind … Continue reading

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Melodie – Change is possible

A couple of photos for you – I tried to sort of recreate the same position so you can see how much my face has changed as I’ve lost weight.  I lose weight from my face and neck first, so … Continue reading

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Melodie – Facing my (very gigantic) fears

Tuesday night, for the first time ever, I got on roller skates. Let me give you some background here. Ask anyone who is related to me to decribe me and the words “clumsy” or “uncoordinated” will probably come up. I … Continue reading

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Melodie – Waist Loss Challenge

Along with a few other LIOers, I am participating in a Waist-Loss Challenge. This comes at a particularly good time – it’s keeping me motivated, keeping my eyes on the prize. I am approaching it from a standpoint that general … Continue reading

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