Be joyous. Celebrate humanity. Show kindness.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6 comments
Today I choose to be joyous and celebrate my fellow human beings. Tomorrow, I choose the same. Tell me how you have shown or are going to show a spark of kindness to your fellow human beings. Yesterday I made more healthy lunch than I need... Read more
A Space for Non-Scale Victories (add your own!)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10 comments
1. I can fit in pants that are a size 22 now. No more going to stores, trying on the biggest pair of pants I can find in the store, and walking out in disgust because the biggest pair of pants I can find is too small. 2. I'm officially... Read more
Big, audacious, amazing goals!
Saturday, October 05, 2013 11 comments
I've hit my one big goal: to get past thirty days without giving up. That's the goal that I needed to achieve to even think about other goals. And now it's done. 31. So without further ado, a few audacious (but SMART) goals: *Wa... Read more
Day 26: Forward Progress
Monday, September 30, 2013 5 comments
Day 26 and usually by now I have thrown in the towel, screamed bloody murder a time or ten, and decided that weight loss is so not worth it. I'm not feeling it this time. I've had some bad days. I've tried to throw it all down the drain more ... Read more
Friday, September 20, 2013 5 comments
I think my willpower headed north for the summer. It appears that any emotion, no matter what, will trigger some form of emotional eating. Even having food available will trigger eating. Happiness, sadness, desolation, confusion, they all lea... Read more
Day 12: My emotional eating nemeses
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5 comments
Ever see those quizzes about emotional eating, where they try to find if you suffer from portion distortion, mindless munching, carb craving, or fat loving (or similar categories)? I'd like to state that I fall in the category of yes. Yes, I s... Read more
Week 1 Complete: I have found my nemesis.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7 comments
Week one done, and so far no major disasters. This is good. I have found my nemesis though. This is not as good. My nemesis is the evil of going out to lunch. At work, there's no place to eat. If I try to eat at my desk and carve out a few... Read more
So. Looking for hiking pals. (Major beginner! Arizona!)
Monday, September 09, 2013 4 comments
I need a hiking pal or three. People who want to go a bit past walking on flat land, but not someone who can scale a thousand feet in an hour. I'm really just starting out on this, but I'm nervous about going out on something a little more cha... Read more
Day 4: I'm not a reality TV star. I'm also terrified of Monday.
Sunday, September 08, 2013 12 comments
I have spent the past week obsessively watching reality TV weight loss shows. Guess what? I'm not a TV star. I dream of losing weight at a pace rapid enough to see progress, but I don't have a trainer. I don't have the luxury of taking a wee... Read more
Beating myself up for bad choices...and it's fantastic!
Thursday, September 05, 2013 5 comments
I've heard over and over how you shouldn't beat yourself up for a bad choice that happens once. At some point, that stuck - but not in a good way. I'd make a bad choice and say, "Oh well. Bad choice. No problem." I forgave myself to morbid ... Read more
Tracking the Non-Scale Victories
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6 comments
I've had so many lately I think I'll forget if I don't write them down! *Stared at birthday cake twice without even thinking about eating a piece. *Worked out at least every other day for 10 days. *Found Zumba a whole lot easier the ... Read more
It takes four days to create a habit.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4 comments
Or thirteen, or twenty two, or whatever the experts say. Frankly, I don't care. If I do something over and over again, it becomes a habit. It's right now day three of my commitment to new health. I'm feeling all the emotions I did on e... Read more
Running again for the first time
Sunday, April 08, 2012 5 comments
In high school, I enjoyed running, even if I was never very fast. Scratch that - I was interminably slow. I was fat (or so I thought back then) and had short legs. That doesn't do much for being a runner. Now I want to try running agai... Read more
Maintaining when it all seems like a chore?
Friday, April 08, 2011 11 comments
Exercise is a chore. Eating right is a chore. I don't like doing my chores. So what do you do to keep going when doing the right thing for your health is about as appealing as doing laundry or doing dishes? I need some inspiration right abou... Read more
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