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How Did We Meet?
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Hayley
Apr 30, 2024
I'm also copying and pasting from Skwigg's journal: That is the greatest question Skwigg! I'd love to read others' stories on how they found you. I had to wrack my brain to think about my very first FIRST encounter with your blog, and it had to be before I had Chloe, which was 2010. I was writing my own blog at the time (probably 2006/2007) when blogs were more popular and I think I followed someone's comment that led to their blog that led to yours. I don't know how many degrees of separation but I felt like the fitness blog world was small. It's interesting you mention The Body for Life Women's group on Yahoo...I don't think I was ever a part of that, but maybe it was Body for Life that led me to you. I somehow ended up joining an online forum and that was probably my first introduction to weight lifting. There were many blogs I read during that time, but I always thought you had the best grasp on all things fitness and nutrition. I think I was always so impressed with your physique so whatever you wrote about had to have been THE way to eat and train. No matter how many times it changed 😁 I was definitely struggling with binge eating and bouncing from one training program to another. I remember toying with the idea of entering into a fitness competition and even hired Tony from Dreambodies (because that's what all of the other fitness blogging competition people were doing) and it was a nightmare. He had me doing 6 days a week of weights, 2 hours of cardio every day, and sometimes more. I was eating ~1200 calories and most of it came in the form of tuna packets and steamed green beans. I remember him telling me to add mustard to everything to enhance the flavor . To this day I struggle to eat tuna 😂 Needless to say I didn't last long (and also unsurprising why I struggled even more with binge eating). I think I was on and off for a while with the original happy eaters site. Bingeing and purging was always such a huge issue and I always felt so ashamed. I was in therapy and having a place to write, vent and get feedback was wonderful, but sometimes the feedback was hard to read. Anyway, I am so thankful for this place. I've loved "meeting" people on here, reading about their own journeys, and reflecting on where we started and where we are now. I love that we have topics ranging from nutrition+fitness to meditation to curly hair and TV shows! On several occasions I've found myself saying to my husband, "The Happy Eaters people recommend such and such TV show - we should check it out!" 😁
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Trashy TV/ Addictive TV
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Hayley
Mar 31, 2024
I'll have to mention The Gentleman to my husband. I'm not a big fan of Guy Ritchie's style (if it's what I'm thinking of) but I know he is. The last season of The Morning Show wasn't my favorite but it did pick up as it went along. I feel like you can't ever go wrong with Friends! I have the DVD set but they have all of the episodes on HBO Max. It really is good to get in that daily dose of laughter. I mentioned this on Sarah's journal already (as I rambled on after saying I wasn't going to say much 🤦‍♀️) but we finished The Killing, which I thought was excellent. Quite tense, but very good. We're almost done with Hanna, which has the same 2 leading actors from The Killing (different roles though). My husband had already seen both shows but said they were so good he was willing to watch them again (and he couldn't remember most of what he'd seen since it was years ago). I told him last night that I needed Hanna to end soon because the amount of tension in each one was killing me. I frequently find myself throwing a blanket over my head because sometimes I just can't take it 😂 When my husband is working I watch a different show and I just started Harlan Coben's "Fool Me Once" on Netflix. I've read all of his books and we've seen his other Netflix shows and really enjoyed them. They always seem to feature the same actors/actresses, which is interesting, and they're all interesting mysteries with suspense and twists. I read this book but can't remember any of it so it'll be a fun surprise. I think I need to throw in a few Friends episodes because it's dawning on me that I'm watching so many shows with suspense and tension. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment in that aspect..ha ha! I find I'm reading books of the same genre.
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