I am a genius

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As you are well aware, Halloween is coming. I think I made that point perfectly clear with the 2015 Bee Dance. But there’s one problem I have with Halloween—the only problem I have, in fact—and that is this: the candy. What I have done every year on Halloween, regardless of whether I’m taking good care of myself or not, is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI am a genius

Hey move more, eat well… I remember you!

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I’ve only gained 1.3 pounds in 2015. I know what you’re thinking. (Actually I’m not a psychic. I can guess what you’re thinking.) Way to go, Cathy! Fist bumps all around! Woot! Or something like that. And in a way, it feels really good to type that out, but there’s a caveat: I started out about 43 pounds over what scientists say … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHey move more, eat well… I remember you!

The old college try

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I used to be a runner. I should clarify: I used to be a runner for a period of time in my life from the age of roughly 45 to 47. During that time I did something I never, ever thought possible. I ran places. Using my legs. While I never attained the mythical runner’s high, I did attain the, “Damn gurl. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe old college try

What now?

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cathyzielske.com | now what?

First up, I have to say thank you to so many of you who left comments on this post. I’d hoped to strike an accurate tone, one that captured the frustration and the reality of a life long battle with looking in the mirror and not feeling good in my skin. I ain’t gonna lie: I was really afraid of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat now?

A number that, surprisingly, inspires

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cathyzielske.com | the scale is not your enemy

For the past seven weeks or so, I’ve made a conscious decision every time I go into my bathroom: do not go near the scale. I made a somewhat half-assed attempt at doing the Whole Life Challenge this past Fall. I was all in for about three weeks and then I wasn’t and it was all very conscious. Nothing happened … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA number that, surprisingly, inspires

A new thing I’m trying to help me move more and eat well

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One of the things I try to do in my life is move more and eat well. I think I’ve made that pretty obvious over the past several years. One of the things I don’t always do in my life is move more and eat well. I think I’ve made that pretty obvious as well. I recently got my ass … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA new thing I’m trying to help me move more and eat well