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Feeling better
Saturday, February 26, 2011      2 comments

I woke up this morning, with a raging headache and felt nauseous. After a lot of rest, I was able to resume my day, check into SP and actually get my 10 minutes of cardio in for the day. In the past, I would have told myself "you're sick - you... Read more
The Good Forever
Friday, February 25, 2011      0 comments

I'm subscribed to the SparkPeople Healthy Reflections emails, and love the quotes. Today's quote was: "Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned." ~ ... Read more
Who is this newly-energized girl? * * * SPOILER ALERT * * *
Thursday, February 24, 2011      1 comments

* * * SPOILER ALERT * * * It's ME!!! I can't remember the last time I looked forward to adding more exercise to my day. I was happy (well, not really) to sit in my recliner, watch TV and read. Slugville - really. Today, five weeks i... Read more
Waving from the edge of the nest
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      1 comments

So, after 22 years nurturing two wonderful young people, they have done what humans were designed to do – they up and left my nest. The wise old crone in my head reminds me that this is as it should be, but still makes me feel quite melancholy.... Read more
I can tell I'm more fit than a month ago!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      2 comments

I have been easing into the exercise portion of this lifestyle. Week-by-week, I add a small amount of cardio, challenge or active activity. Only 5 weeks in, this has already reaped benefits that that I can feel. My husband and I spent about a... Read more
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
Monday, February 21, 2011      0 comments

In my old frame of mind, today's gray skies, figid temperatures and wicked winds could have derailed my healthful living plan - it's just not pretty outside and in the past I might have used that to dictate my mood and actions. Instead, I chall... Read more
Goodbye Agnes, and a great chance to help a woman in need
Sunday, February 20, 2011      1 comments

I hate shopping for "foundation garments". So much so that I keep bras long past the time that they offer me much (if any) support. I won't tell you what year I purchased the bra (let’s call her Agnes) I discarded yesterday, but suffice it to ... Read more
Looking forward to a nice dinner...
Saturday, February 19, 2011      1 comments

I have some family coming over for supper. I have already planned exactly what i will be eating (steak - yum). I have confidence that I will eat appropriately, record all of my food intake and enjoy myself guilt-free. Ahhhhh...... Read more
So happy to have DD home for the weekend.
Friday, February 18, 2011      0 comments

Went to pick up DD from college for the weekend. Ahhh....... Read more
Practicing mindful eating...
Thursday, February 17, 2011      4 comments

I made myself happy with a southwestern salad for dinner today. It was HUGE and filling and nutritious - grilled chicken, black beans, corn, salsa, etc. Yum! I enjoyed every bite, wrote it all down and am satisfied. My naturally thin... Read more
DH job interview today - many thanks
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      0 comments

Fingers crossed. Toes crossed (not really - ewwww!) It's been 6 months off of work and even though we have enough day-to-day money, COBRA is extremely expensive and DH is tired of his company-imposed semi-retirement after 21 years of fai... Read more
Being bigger...but not physically
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      0 comments

Recently I learned of some misfortune that happened to someone I knew from high school. This person was downright nasty to me all the way from 4th grade through graduation. Just a poor excuse for a human being. Now I'm being asked to at... Read more
Week 5 - easing into exercise
Monday, February 14, 2011      1 comments

So, for the past four weeks I have been faithfully logging my food and activity, avoiding overeating and moving more. I feel so much better, as well as having lost 11 pounds. My belly is smaller and bending over is more comfortable. This ... Read more
Friday, February 11, 2011      2 comments

I did something differently today... Instead of reading a book, I stood up, set up the Wii my son left for me to use, and did an hour of dancing and drumming. Not very well (I did not score too highly for accuracy) , but a full hour of swe... Read more

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