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June goals
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      0 comments

Seems like I was just setting goals for May. Experienced some success, weight is no more, but is no less either. That is actually a victory, since May is extremely high stress in my workplace, and usually an excuse for 2 or 3 extra pounds from w... Read more
Mother's Day Hike
Sunday, May 08, 2011      0 comments

Discovered a great trail not very far from home. No wonder folks plan vacations here :). Anyway, DH and I did 3.1 mile loop, some rather challenging hills for me, but weather was beautiful, saw Trillium and early violets, great sense of accompli... Read more
Early morning walk
Saturday, May 07, 2011      0 comments

Spring is late coming to northern Michigan this year. Usually on May 7th don't need to take my walk in winter coat. Did my 3 miles early. It is greening, daffodils are blooming and birds are singing Spring songs. Life is still good.... Read more
May goals
Saturday, April 30, 2011      3 comments

Like many others, have been considering May goals. Since May is my busiest and most stressful work month of the year, need to keep them simple and do-able since extra time is really in short supply until after the Memorial Day holiday. With this... Read more
22,000 and counting
Saturday, April 09, 2011      6 comments

For the first time this year, I ventured outdoors and walked my country "block" (3.9 miles total). My time wasn't great, 1 hr., 20 min. but I had a great sense of accomplishment when I arrived home none the worse for wear. My son who is training... Read more
Living in the present
Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Almost always wake up Saturday in a positive mood. I look forward to the break in work routine, a more leisurely day, time to engage in activities I enjoy. Today I woke up "hung over" - not from excess alcohol but from tossing and turning, worry... Read more
Accepting what is
Friday, March 04, 2011      1 comments

Stress and emotions have really been doing a number on my food program lately. This is nothing new, but if I don't get a handle on it I'm not going to see any forward progress. If I had my way, everything would go smoothly all the time, for ever... Read more
Leaving Too Early
Sunday, January 23, 2011      1 comments

Another Sunday afternoon finds me reflecting on my past week. Looking at my journal it appears that I had some pretty good days, but a few lousy evenings that sabatoged my progress. This scenario is yet another replay of the insanity of trying t... Read more
New Year could have started worse
Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

This New Year's Day I didn't do my usual "Big Deal New Diet" routine. Instead I set some small goals and promised myself I'd try and be a little more thoughtful when it came to making food choices. ( I still struggle with portion control and too... Read more
Sugar craving back with vengeance!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      3 comments

A few weeks ago DH's medical provider urged him to try diet and exercise to lower a borderline "bad" cholesterol number. No surprise there, and we decided to help each other clean up our eating a bit. So have had a little over 2 weeks 'on the wa... Read more
2.2 down, 34.8 to go!
Monday, October 18, 2010      1 comments

A 1.2 loss this morning, makes 2.2 in two weeks. Not exactly biggest loser stats, but I'm beginning to think there is hope. Had help this week after DH met with dietician and got good advice on lowering his "bad" cholesterol. We started reading ... Read more
Broke my string!
Friday, October 08, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday took a road trip. The scenery was gorgeous, the fall colors breathtaking. Arrived at my destination with good intentions of accomplishing my usual 10k plus steps. Then life happened; visiting rarely seen aqaintances took more time than... Read more
October .. progress or more of the same?
Friday, October 01, 2010      0 comments

I'd like to drop 4 pounds (16 pounds of knee pressure) in October. As I see it, my success depends on developing the ability to roll with the punches when things don't go perfectly. To re-group immediately after a bad choice, not just keep it g... Read more
Momentum turn-about?
Monday, September 20, 2010      1 comments

After weeks of struggle actually saw a weight loss this morning. Not just a fraction of a pound, but 2.2! It is still amazing to me how much power the scale holds over mood. Intellectually I know that the ultimate goal is a healthy life-style no... Read more
Nurture time
Sunday, September 12, 2010      2 comments

Two things have stuck with me in my reading this week. One was the importance of the mind/body connection. The other was the reminder that we need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. I could use a good dose of both. My poor body has endured ... Read more

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