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More of the same
Friday, July 22, 2011      1 comments

Today, I looked in the mirror and liked what I saw better than I did in January. This thrills me - really. But - - - (it's still a big but(t)). ... Read more
This is a test of the new habits emergency system. This is only a test.
Thursday, July 21, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday was the hardest day I've had since I started this new lifestyle in January. I was run-down, sore and tired. With a bad attitue to boot. I asked for help from my SP friends and they delivered. Advice on why I might be f... Read more
I'm really hungry today
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      3 comments

Honestly hungry. Stomach growling...distracted...I've worked out...taken a shower...eaten appropriately...drank some water. It's been awhile since I've felt this hungry. Hmmmm........ Read more
Crazy from the heat
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      3 comments

So, here in SE Wisconsin we are in the middle of a "heat dome". Apparently, we will have upper 90s today and there is no predicted relief in sight. I made sure to get my gardening done by 9AM and was drenched with sweat by the time I cam... Read more
Appreciating DH and family
Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

I sat down to write a blog post and it occurred to me that I have not yet shared with my SP friends just how lucky I am to have such a great guy in my life. I met John in pretty typical fashion, in my sophomore year of college. He was a ju... Read more
A day at the pool
Sunday, July 17, 2011      0 comments

I was invited to a pool party today, at the home of some new friends we will be taking a trip with later this year. They have a lovely home and an inground pool. (very nice.) I did not swim because I do not have a suit that fits me right ... Read more
Breaking routine successfully
Saturday, July 16, 2011      3 comments

My husband wanted to go shopping (I felt his forehead, but no fever) this morning, but I hadn't worked out yet. I like to get my workout done before I do other things, but thought that this was an opportunity to test myself. Would I work out w... Read more
Got lost in gardening
Friday, July 15, 2011      2 comments

I spent 2 hours pulling weeds and cutting off Hosta flowers (they're ugly, right?). I can now bend over and work hard for 2 hours and feel OK. I may be a bit sore tomorrow, but I now know this is just the process of my muscles getting stronger... Read more
Thrift store fun
Thursday, July 14, 2011      4 comments

I had a great day thrift store shoppoing with my sister and niece. I found a gorgeous Talbots shirt (for$2), and a replacement for my favorite Winnie-the-Pooh watch. To top it off, my local St. Vincent dePaul store offers free (day-old) br... Read more
Fighting the urge for chips
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      6 comments

right now. I'm not hungry. I am a bit tired - maybe I'll rest. I am a bit frustrated - who can I talk to about this? I am having TOM right now, craving salt. Would a dill pickle help? Hmmm...writing this has not helped, yet. ... Read more
My favorite quote
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      3 comments

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated fai... Read more
Book club sustains me
Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

About two years ago, I was invited by a good friend to be a part of her book club. Little did I know how important this group of women would become in my life and how much I would look forward to spending time with them. every other month we m... Read more
Feel my forehead...
Saturday, July 09, 2011      2 comments

I absolutely could not wait to work out today! I wanted to do a fairly intense circuit training video I own (to see if it would not KILL me). ... Read more
Worked up quite a sweat in the garden today
Friday, July 08, 2011      2 comments

I love that I can work hard for long periods of time now. I hoed my garden for an 1 1/4 hours this morning, and then came in and played Just Dance on my Wii for another half hour. I feel like the Energizer bunny right now! ... Read more
Perfectionism is the enemy
Thursday, July 07, 2011      2 comments

OK, I'm going to sound a bit like "Debbie Downer" here, but this is what I believe. Perfectionism is a trap; a miserable spiral of self-perpetuating self-hatred. I truly believe that perfectionism should not be the goal, but actually a... Read more

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