My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou


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Calming Manatee On HAES

“You can eat healthy at any size.”
Calming Manatee

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Calming Manatee

I ❤ Calming Manatee, & when I saw this on the site I knew it belonged here.  (And just to clarify the post title, I wrote it based on this one image & do not actually know if CM has an official stance on HAES.)

Health is a choice; weight is not.  There’s no need to throw in the towel on a nutritious diet because it doesn’t get you into a pair of size 2 jeans.  Maybe it will, maybe it won’t, but you’ll be the better for it either way.  Eating better = feeling better, & what’s the downside to that?

For those interested, I dug up a few links about HAES & nutrition:
Heart-Healthy Diet Helps Men Lower Bad Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight Loss
HAES Community
National Eating Disorders Association
Association For Size Diversity & Health
American Psychological Association
Healthy Weight Network (pdf)
The Fat Nutritionist

And a quick running update! Continue reading

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71 Resources to Run Better Today | Greatist

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National Running Day: 71 Resources to Run Better Today | Greatist

While I have been a blogging slacker, I have not been a running slacker! Not going as regularly as I had planned the last few weeks, but considering how sick I’ve been combined with holidays & extreme weather, I’d say for me to be out there doing anything is a win.

It’s no longer National Running Day, but here is a Greatist collection of 71 links to information to help you be a better runner.

71 Resources to Run Better Today