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September Self-Report
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      6 comments

30 September Accomplishments 1. I GOT A DOG!!!!!!!!!! 2. I changed the brakes and the rotors in my car. Myself. (Well, with intensive supervision. Lol.) 3. I made a few calls and found an alternative car insurance premium that... Read more
30 Day Mental Health Challenge
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      5 comments

30 Day Mental Health Challenge They say 30 days makes a habit. ;) Well, actually, “they” say a lot of things but I sometimes struggle to do things consistently for even 3 days. Therefore, maintaining certain behaviors for a month seems like... Read more
Signs
Monday, August 31, 2015      10 comments

Yesterday I took a spontaneous walk in the woods, and it gave me tremendous clarity regarding my own readiness to change. I have felt stagnant s... Read more
Four-Year-Old Wisdom
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      12 comments

I will never forget the first time that I truly saw my emotional eating for what it was. My little sister was four at the time, which would have made me eighteen. My mom asked me to bathe her, so instead of drawing a bath I just put her in ... Read more
That awkward moment when you have to work out to fit in your work out clothes...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013      12 comments

So… I need to work out to fit into my work out clothes. Lol. This isn’t really a laughing matter, but I can’t even be upset with myself. These past few months have been hellish or me. 1. I ended a two-and-a-half year, long-... Read more
Thinking Errors (What are YOURS?)
Saturday, November 30, 2013      9 comments

In an effort to identify the distorted thoughts, dysfunctional misconceptions, and downright lies I tell myself about weight and the loss of it, I made a list of irrational rationalizations and/or messages that I sometimes relay. Some of them ar... Read more
Feeling Colorful
Thursday, July 18, 2013      13 comments

These are the pictures from the Saint Paul Color Run on Sunday (07/14/13). It took my best friend Amy and I just under 30 minutes to finish the 5k! I haven't posted many pics on this account so I figured I'd post these for a reference point as I... Read more
De-boarding the ShouldaCouldaWoulda Train
Thursday, July 04, 2013      11 comments

I was formerly on SparkPeople as MusicalFuse. When life stopped sidetracking me, (or rather, when I stopped letting life sidetrack me) I finally logged back online to my old account. I found myself embarrassed by what I was confronted with and d... Read more
The Awakening by George Laclawitz
Friday, June 28, 2013      4 comments

This is for those invested in their own recovery, not merely weight loss. I hope you love it as much as I do! The Awakening A time comes in your life when you finally get it... when in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop ... Read more
How Weight Loss Is Like the Circus (Elephant-sized Epiphanies)
Thursday, June 13, 2013      6 comments

I've been reading "Unlimited" by Jillian Michaels. She puts this story in her book: "A father and his young son are at the circus. The son sees a huge elephant shackled with flimsy, rusted chains. Turning to his dad, he asks, 'Isn't that e... Read more

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