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Denise Elliott
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True stories about life after losing almost 100 pounds.
True stories about life after losing almost 100 pounds.

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One down, one to go
Last summer I signed up for two runDisney events: the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando and the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in Anaheim. This weekend I finished the first of these events and the next is coming up in less than 11 weeks now. It's a good fe...

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Mixing things up
Part of the reason that I've been going to physical therapy since June last year is that I sit a lot at my job. It took quite a while to figure that out but that's where we are: it's not the running, it's not the walking, it's the sitting. I'm trying hard t...

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I just finished a 10 mile training run - now what?
This morning marked two weeks until I'll be lacing up my shoes, slipping into my pink princess running skirt and tiara, and running the Disney Princess Half Marathon in Orlando. If I hadn't been training for this since October 5th, I'd probably be freaking ...

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Ten days without eating flour, excess sugar, or anything after dinner
Today marks ten days I've gone without eating any flour, any packaged food with more than 20 grams of sugar per serving, or anything at all after dinner, and I have to say it's been surprisingly easy. The nastiest challenge I faced came on Monday (Day 6) wh...

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Fitting it all in
I have a full-time job that keeps me busy during normal working hours (roughly 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday). I used to schedule social engagements for after work hours and get to bed just as the 11:00pm news was starting. Of course, I didn't usu...

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Race training by the numbers
Since December 2014, I have been training for one half marathon after another with only six weeks off last May/June. I solely walked the Rock and Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in November and then immediately started incorporating run/walk interval training ...

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Thirty days
My body has trouble processing foods with flour in them, like bread, pasta, crackers, bagels, pie crusts, scones, muffins, and some soups and sauces. How do I know this? Because when I eat those sorts of foods, my stomach expands between one and two inches,...

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I was never any good at seeing my New Year's Resolutions through, so I'm trying something different this year: setting an intention.

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Generosity
For most of my adult life, I didn't give much thought to what my New Year's Resolution needed to be, because it was so glaringly obvious - of COURSE I'd focus on losing weight and getting healthy, just as I did for about 5 minutes at the beginning of every ...

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How is Operation: HappyHealthyMe going?
I intended to come here to post an update several weeks ago but got wrapped up with other things (finishing a Half Marathon , work, training for another Half Marathon ), so I'm a little behind, but here's how I did at my first check in for my Dietbet . As a...
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