STAFF BLOG SHESAYSTV What SheSays: 'Lean In' the newest trending book
Heidi Shaffer, Anna Larson and Meredith Holt talk about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book 'Lean In' and it's focus on women in business. Our women talk about their connection to what Sheryl has to... Posted on 7/24/13 at 5:46 PM
When Paula Pandey Chhetri’s brother offered to send her and her daughter anywhere in the world for her 13th birthday, she panicked. At about 360 pounds, Paula worried about being able to fit into an airplane seat and keep up with her daughter while sightseeing.
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Becca Wolff’s first “mini goal” was to fit into a size 18. More recently it was to complete a 5K. The 26-year-old’s mini goals helped her lose 130 pounds – and keep it off for almost three years.
Tonight I’ll join 8,000 others hitting the pavement in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Fargo 5K. I’ll be walking, not running, my first 5K. I used to think I shouldn’t bother until I could run it, but why wait?
Writing a column about losing weight is the last thing I want to do when I’m not losing weight. Since Jan. 1, I’ve only lost 6 pounds. I’m grateful for those 6 pounds, but if I’d lost, say, a pound a week, it’d be more like 15. It pains me to admit it, but my commitment to health and fitness is wavering.
When I crawl into bed here in the Midwest at the end of my day, my mom is brewing a cup of Earl Grey on the East Coast at the start of hers. For the past six years, I’ve slept mostly during daylight hours. I’m a night owl, and I have been for as long as I can remember.
I’m convinced I’m physically incapable of resisting a cookie. Especially a Hornbacher’s cookie. Chocolate chip, chocolate-dipped peanut butter, fudge-brownie, monster, snickerdoodle – it doesn’t matter, they all make my mouth water. If they’re there, I want one ... or three.
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