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I want to make the cut
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      5 comments

I'm not one to reflect - I'm more of a 'take action' person in most areas of my life. Except the big D, of course. I can develop a plan, organize an event, schedule a meeting, coordinate my families needs-but these abilities have not extended t... Read more
Movin' along
Sunday, October 13, 2013      7 comments

So it's time. I'm starting my 4th week of my forever approach to life and I have to incorporate meaningful exercise into my life. I cringe at the word. I just don't see myself running marathons, or going to a gym, or climbing the Grand Canyon...... Read more
Just one serving...why is that so difficult?
Friday, October 11, 2013      2 comments

I'm struggling with portion sizes. Smaller plates and snack size bags are really great when my head is in the game, but when I want a treat, I go back for more anyway. Ugh. ... Read more
Whoa- so this is what it feels like.
Thursday, October 10, 2013      4 comments

I went out to dinner with my sisters tonight - a real treat for me to spend time with my best support system. We were having such a great time talking that I didn't focus on the menu- and ended up ordering teriyaki salmon and vegetables. Sounds ... Read more
I know it- but now I have to 'Own it'
Tuesday, October 08, 2013      4 comments

I hear that expression frequently 'you have to own it' and I passed it off as the latest pop psychology. Hmmm...maybe there is something to it after all. I know what I should eat and how I should exercise, and why it's important to live a healt... Read more
Bits and pieces of life
Saturday, October 05, 2013      1 comments

I started scrapbooking again, something that I have not done in in 8 years. When my children were younger, I discovered scrapbooking and I made time to do a few pages very early on Saturday mornings. When the kids were home last Christmas, the... Read more
Lessons my children taught me
Friday, October 04, 2013      2 comments

When my second child was born, he was a healthy, happy and strong baby boy. After the first few weeks of his life, he was unable to digest any milk and began to expel all nourishment. The pediatrician said 'don't worry about it; he'll be fine; t... Read more
NSV and 1lb loss: which is more meaningful?
Monday, September 30, 2013      4 comments

This is not a trick question- both are meaningful and very significant. I had both this week but I know that I would not have had one without the other. Why? Well the week started out well, I was eating real food and beginning to exercise. I en... Read more
Dipping my toes into the Spark pool
Saturday, September 28, 2013      6 comments

Here I go! I've been circling around the SparkPeople website, reading articles, taking quizzes, tracking my diet and exercise, and even joining teams for the last 2 weeks. But to actually engage -- blogs, postings, comments-- has been a little ... Read more

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