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Doing the math
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      3 comments

I've been exercising regularly (and hard!) and eating well for several weeks now, but not lost an ounce. I've checked various recommendations and crunched some numbers and have decided to try the following nutritional goals. I'm recording it her... Read more
Making Lemonade
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      4 comments

I had a very disappointing day today. I made plans to connect with a new friend (well, potential new friend - I don't really know her yet) after some family time. But my husband stepped out to run an errand and stayed out all day. I had to cance... Read more
Some Good Choices
Saturday, May 02, 2015      4 comments

It's been chaotic around here the last few days. We've got a birthday, surprise family visits, performances, intense deadlines, illness, other visitors, meals out... I haven't eaten flawlessly. I haven't stuck to my plan perfectly. But I ha... Read more
Patterns Emerge
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      3 comments

So the novelty is wearing off and we're hitting the point where I remember why this is difficult. Eating healthy food isn't a problem - with all the allergies in my household, eating isn't something we take for granted. So this is just another l... Read more
Small Victories
Saturday, April 25, 2015      1 comments

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat. I don't believe there's any such thing as a small victory. Life is hard. Success is not guaranteed. Every victory is something worthy of our attention and celebration. Actually, neurobiology studie... Read more
Help me Celebrate
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      3 comments

Well, I stepped on the scale this morning and I am down 2 lbs. That's good news. It seems to be a clear sign that I'm moving in the right direction. Can I be brutally honest here? 205 doesn't make me happy. I'm not doing the dance of jo... Read more
Slow Down? Ha. Ha. Ha.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015      4 comments

It is 10:00 pm and I am just sitting down for a rest now. THe day is done, and I've been busy all day, going from one demand to the next. It's not bad - I don't do any single thing that's particularly difficult in a day - but it's exhaustin... Read more
A New Day
Sunday, April 19, 2015      3 comments

Last night I stepped on the scale. For the first time in my life, I am officially obese. emoticon I guess it'... Read more
Progress Isn't Always A Number
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      2 comments

AKA: What I Did For Me This Week A camping trip where we serendipitously met up with some beloved old friends. A weekend of feasting on crab caught from the dock. A running program cancelled when allergies turn into a bad case of bronchitis... Read more
What I Did for Me Today
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      4 comments

I forgave myself. For getting fat (I think I'm not going to use the F-word anymore) For taking so long to pull it together. For neglecting myself. For not being able to fix all my family's problems. I can't do it all, all of the ... Read more
What I Did For Me This Week
Saturday, June 21, 2014      1 comments

I started running again. It's probably not really fair to runners to call this thing I've done *running*. But I'm not going to let that bother me. I started with intervals: 4 minute walk, 1 minute jog , and repeated 5 times. The last... Read more
What I Did for Me Today
Friday, June 13, 2014      5 comments

I knew I was in for a big day, and if I wanted to treat myself like the princess I am emoticon then I would have... Read more
What I Did for Me Today
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      3 comments

I took a shower. Yup. Pretty exciting, huh? In all honesty, I'm busy enough that I don't get one many days, but that's not really the treat to which I was referring. But it is the beginning of my treating-myself story. The first treat... Read more
Taking care of Me
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      2 comments

I started on SparkPeople a few years ago. I lost weight and kept it off for a few years. But I've been gaining like crazy for quite a while now, and I've had to ask myself why. When I first started exercising, I remember aiming for 10 minut... Read more
Food Cravings
Monday, July 22, 2013      1 comments

/pages/cravings.php Thanks to my friend, Cindy, for this link, which suggests some healthy substitutes for some common cravings, based on the nutrients which we might actually be craving when we thi... Read more

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