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Defensive Pessimism
Sunday, January 05, 2020      1 comments

A big thanks to Kelly McGonigal for her work on willpower- I watched her Google talk on the willpower instinct this morning while working out, and it was a great reminder to forgive myself for having failed yet again on my journey to a lower wei... Read more
Nature getaway!
Thursday, January 02, 2020      1 comments

Just quietly checking in while my family sleeps on our last morning of our impromptu nature getaway! This was my 10th trip to a favorite vacation place: Chincoteague Island and Assateague National Seashore. What I love about this place is how ... Read more
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Saturday, January 19, 2019      3 comments

I'm struggling right now. There is no doubt about that. I have too many body aches...and a new one this week that is slowing my workouts down. Someone brought Lindor Truffles to work...luscious dark chocolate truffles that I have eaten far too m... Read more
My gift to me
Sunday, December 23, 2018      8 comments

I'm probably one of the most back and forth people Spark has ever had. But, the one thing I realized is that when I was consistent with food tracking that was the only time in the last ten years that I managed to lose any weight. So, my gift to ... Read more
Friday, January 20, 2017      6 comments

So,I am back again and making a pledge to myself to stay on Spark until the summer when I go off the grid for two months. I'm working hard, but am struggling and confused about the "numbers". So, what I know from years of worrying about my weigh... Read more
Fixed versus growth mindset
Monday, October 12, 2015      1 comments

I teach a college learning strategies class and I teach about fixed versus growth mindset. This was pioneered by Carol Dweck who completed mutliple studies on the concept. Basically the premise is that people with a growth mindset will achieve t... Read more
I'm back...
Sunday, January 25, 2015      1 comments

After having been slowly slipping backward on my weight since I stopped using Sparkpeople, I am back. I have been struggling with stress and sleep problems, and my weight has crept back up as a result. I have been feeling just terrible about thi... Read more
Self-Acceptance/Eat pray love/Good in Bed!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      5 comments

“Each of us has a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses. When struggling people become aware of a weakness, they typically blame the problem on others or they beat themselves up for not being perfect. Successful people, however, usually... Read more
Self-Control vs Will-Power
Sunday, February 20, 2011      6 comments

trol-factors-into-future-success I was reading the above article and I started thinking about my own self control and that of my pre-school age girls. I wonder what ... Read more
I Believe I can fly
Thursday, February 17, 2011      5 comments

Today I was thinking about the song I Believe I Can Fly and how I need to stay positive. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
16FdJrrAWSo If I don't believe in myself, who will? Except for my sparkfriends of course...thanks gu... Read more
Putting the package together
Sunday, February 13, 2011      4 comments

Putting the package together I am ready to change my body. I have the desire, the tools, and the motivation. What I seem to be missing is getting the whole package to work together…it is like a jigsaw puzzle missing a few pieces! This... Read more
Dolphin Swim!
Saturday, January 29, 2011      5 comments

Goals! I set them, I teach college students how to set them and when they achieve their goals they come to me bubbling over with excitement that they finally reached their goals. Unfortunately, I keep setting different weight loss goals and... Read more
Am I alive?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      5 comments

My sweet little 4 year old asked me this question yesterday. She looked up at me with trusting eyes and said, "Mommy, am I alive?" My answer was a quick and easy one, "Of course you are alive- you can love, breathe, hug, feel, and cry...you are ... Read more
The Last Holiday
Sunday, December 12, 2010      4 comments

The Last Holiday is a humorous and heartwarming movie about a woman who gets diagnosed with cancer and decides to make her "Book of Possibilities" a reality by fulfilling one of her long time dreams. The movie never fails to make me cry and to a... Read more
Kayaking Analogy
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      4 comments

I went for a glorious paddle Monday! The temperature was 33 degrees, and there was a frost on the side of the river, but the sun was shining and I had the freedom to paddle. I went to what is my usual place to paddle this time of the year on the... Read more

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