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Guarding Your Bone or Chasing Ribbons?
Thursday, September 24, 2020      6 comments

A question I'm trying to remember to ask myself is, Am I embracing the valuable gift, or distracted by the wrappings? I'm a cat lover and have had the privilege of being owned by 4 cats over the years in addition to caring for a few others ... Read more
Watch your language!!!
Thursday, November 02, 2017      10 comments

What I was thinking about today is the idea of "I won't eat chocolate - NO candy today!" Mainly because it was Halloween this week and I have a friend who is not progressing as well due to eating chocolate. When our self-talk says "no candy" ... Read more
Take Your Eyes Off the Obstacles and Look Where You're Going!
Sunday, April 02, 2017      2 comments

I've been watching a series on Netflix, Canada's Worst Driver, and over and over again, the drivers are told to take their eyes off the obstacles and watch the road where they want to go. Often the drivers don't follow through. They end up star... Read more
5% Challenge Final Weigh In
Saturday, November 19, 2016      2 comments

All members of the 5% Community Challenges have the same weight loss goal for each 8 week challenge - to lose 5% of our body weight. Most don't lose that much. Enough do to let us know it's possible. Most do lose something. I don't remember if... Read more
Searching for Beauty in the Bleak & Barren
Friday, November 18, 2016      6 comments

My Grandma enjoyed painting landscapes. When she had a stroke and went into nursing care, most of her paintings came home with me and hung on my bedroom walls for a time for safe keeping. Although I enjoyed all of her paintings, my least favorit... Read more
Adding Spice to Your Health Journey
Thursday, November 17, 2016      9 comments

Can you image food without any spices available to enhance the flavor with? I'm talking about non-processed, made from scratch foods. No salt, pepper, onions or garlic. No cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg for your pumpkin pie. No cumin, chili powd... Read more
Walking When It's Below Freezing
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      12 comments

Taking walks has never been relaxing or a preferred way to exercise for me. If I did "go for a walk" I had to have a specific destination with a purpose outside of walking. I found walking for the sake of walking boring and tedious. Then I sp... Read more
Be Careful - It Might Become a Habit
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      8 comments

emoticon One of the LTGL (Living the Good Life) tasks we were given in the Fall 5% Challenge was to measure EVERYT... Read more
Cloverleaf Holiday In-Between Challenge
Monday, November 14, 2016      9 comments

While most 5% leaders take a break from leading between Challenges so they don't burn out, a few of us keep at it. I've decided to lead the Cloverleaf Holiday In-Between Challenge (CHIC) for several reasons. I need it to stay focused, and we a... Read more
Change Can Be Hard, But Good
Sunday, November 13, 2016      11 comments

It's taken me months to let go of a FaceBook game that I've been playing for years. It's just a game, but today I am in as much mourning over deleting that app as I was when I had to take my cat back to the shelter cause she was allergic to som... Read more
Cloverleafs are Special (5% Community Challenge Team)
Saturday, November 12, 2016      14 comments

The Winter 5% Community Challenge beginning in January will be my 11th Challenge with the Cloverleaf team. I've never been on another team, nor do I have any desire to switch as the Cloverleafs are the perfect team for me. Not all the teams have... Read more
Daily Thankfulness
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      8 comments

Just read TAMIP62's blog, A month of Thanksgiving. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=6260336 It's inspired me to make my own list of things I'm thankful for. It's been a tough few da... Read more
Do You WANT To Get Well?
Thursday, October 27, 2016      4 comments

In the early months of 2008 I found myself struggling to stay on my weight loss plan in spite of being extra motivated (my doc had told me in Dec. of 2007 that I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose weight to avoid diabetes). One day I was think... Read more
Top Priority and Committed! - Really?
Saturday, October 22, 2016      5 comments

It's easy to say something is a high priority to me, and I may even believe it, but is it a priority in practice? Can someone watching what I DO tell that it is a priority of mine? One year when I was feeling overwhelmed, I ran across an a... Read more
My "I Used to be, but now I am" Statements
Monday, October 10, 2016      6 comments

I need a place to keep all my self-talk statements in one place where I can quickly access them. I'm just beginning my list but have already noticed that reading and repeating these frequently have begun to change my behavior. I am so excited ... Read more

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