About me

A word cloud summary of who I am: June 7, 2011
Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I have two current blogs on Blogger.

In this blog, I chronicle my sojourn to become fit and healthy. I started this journey on June 26, 2010 at 213 pounds. This blog documents my successes as well as my many struggles in trying to get fit and healthy. It is not an easy journey for me. However, I am uncovering the many reasons why I was obese to begin with as I go along. I am learning to take care of myself, something I put off for far too long. My plan for becoming healthy and fit is simple and comes from Marion Nestle: eat less, move more, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and go easy on the junk food. Come and join me as I move forward. This is for life.

You may like to read about what inspired me to finally take care of myself. Here are a few blog posts that will give you some background on me.

My second blog focuses for now on my year long sabbatical (2011 calendar year) from my position as a professor of education at a small liberal arts college in the Upper Midwest. I have five themes for my sabbatical: Rest, Recreation, Reading, ‘Riting and Research as well as three big ideas:  organization, balance and downsizing. 

You can reach me via e mail at: mkoomen@gac.edu.
TTFN and thanks for reading,

My first posted profile on my weight loss blog:
June 26, 2010
I am a 50 something woman who has put off for far too long taking care of herself. This blog is my attempt to process my journey to better health before I have no health. The purpose of this blog is to help me to stay on the path. It is going to be hard, but, I am finding there is loads of support in these blogs (once you start looking). This blog is dedicated to my spouse: his dedication to stay healthy is disciplined and steadfast.

Here's to all of you that have struggled and are overcoming your weight. Thanks for reading and thanks for your cyber support! Michele