I’m not sure if I’m ready to talk about what I’ve been going through the last couple of weeks. I’m still trying to figure out where my mind was going with some of the decisions I was making. What I can tell you (because this is about being honest [...]
I was raised by a single mother.
Let me preface this post by saying I truly believe my mother raised me to the best of her ability. However, her ability was severely lacking. She was not given the proper tools to raise her children and suffered from what I believe is massive genetic [...]
Dear 270 Tara;
We don’t know each other very well. In fact, we’ve never met. I mean, I know who you are. You’re famous round these parts. Everyone knows you. Everyone knows you were struggling to enjoy life. You didn’t think very much of yourself and had gotten yourself in a dark space and [...]
I am on vacation.
While this usually brings visions of lying around in the sun (which I did for a few hours) or spending endless hours shopping (I did a little) or running around trying to see all the sights that (insert city here) has to offer, it usually means one thing for [...]
"The Warriors" (one of my favorite childhood movies)
My friend Ryan (nomorebacon) wrote a really great blog post last week about the Power of the Tribe. He was referring to the power of coming together and helping a fellow blogger (journeybeyondsurvival) get a therapy dog for her chickadee. It was awesome to watch [...]
I’m kind of being a big baby today.
A combination of events over the past week have left me feeling angsty, emotional and just plain in a “fuck off” kind of mood. Not just bad events either. Momentous events that should leave one feeling like a bad ass and on [...]
I wrote a post last week about “Confessions” and saying goodbye to Fat Tara forever. One of the comments I got really struck a chord with me. So much so I’ve been thinking about it almost everyday:
“Goodbye fat Tara. I’m not sorry we never met. Thank you for sacrificing yourself in the name of [...]
Yesterday I weighed myself 4 times.
I’ve been able to go one week and not step on the scale. When that week was over I went back to getting on that damn little square box 5 – 6 times a day. Next I went two weeks without getting on the scale. When that [...]
It high time I wrote a letter to the Head Trainer at All Star Fitness so I sat down with some tea at Starbucks and hand wrote the following:
This letter is long in coming. I spent hours wondering how to put down in words the life changing experience I’ve had since walking [...]