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'Tis the Season to be Mindful of Triggers
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      14 comments

There I was circling the Trader Joe's dessert table like a hawk stalking it's prey. I wanted desperately for a worker to smile and ask, "Miss, would you like to sample anything?" Won't somebody take pity on me and break open oh I don't know...so... Read more
Healthy Armor!
Thursday, December 05, 2019      15 comments

In so many ways the fat on my body was emotional armor. I ate to stuff feelings and it created a physical layer of protection. That protection actually kept me physically warmer (I now have to wear thermals for my early morning walks!) and it ma... Read more
I was Missing the Unhealthy
Saturday, November 30, 2019      15 comments

I realize I sometimes miss the unhealthy with both relationships and with food. It's important to recognize this dynamic, so I don't sink into something toxic. Most recently, I realized how unhealthy my "close" relationship with my mother used t... Read more
Funny Thanksgiving Quotes
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      7 comments

Got these from an old online post by countryliving.com If you have a very functional and harmonious family, you may want to skip these for risk of not getting the joke or not finding it remotely funny. If you have some dysfunction, enjoy! ... Read more
Holiday Thoughts and Treats
Sunday, November 24, 2019      18 comments

Holiday thoughts... emoticon ... Read more
Inspiring quotes about Strength
Monday, November 18, 2019      11 comments

It has been a day where I have needed to be strong. Love how quotes and great music fuel me when I am running out of gas... (An old favorite I have posted before) Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around a... Read more
Back to Battling the Beast
Monday, November 11, 2019      11 comments

The Bingy Beast is back trying to sweetly entice me to eat all the food and go back to sugar-that evil ex! My body seems to want to bulk up for winter. Sustained stress combined with poor sleep has cortisol wreaking havoc with my hunger cues. La... Read more
There's no need to Hide and Numb!
Saturday, November 02, 2019      14 comments

So much time and agony was wasted numbing myself with unhealthy food and trying to avoid confronting obstacles. So much time was wasted crashing from sugar, feeling terrible about myself and gaining weight. Did the obstacles run away while I was... Read more
It's Not Supposed to Be Easy!
Friday, November 01, 2019      12 comments

This hit me today as I was driving and ruminating about some new elderly parent issues and some issues I discovered with a member of my child's special education team. It's the same with weightloss too of course. Life in general is not meant to ... Read more
Somebody noticed my weightloss!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      17 comments

It had been a long time since I had heard those magic words spoken in a positive way, "Did you lose weight?" Finally heard them today from a neighbor. I didn't think anyone out there noticed, but she did. She complimented me too. It made my day.... Read more
Sunday, October 27, 2019      12 comments

I continue to maintain the weightloss, but am realizing how off balance I became and I am working to create a new balance. I finally starting to sleep a little better which helps and I think changing how I view recent challenges helps. ... Read more
Finding my Way by Detaching with Love
Sunday, October 20, 2019      12 comments

I am finally getting a little more sleep and adjusting to the new normal of regular stressors combined with a challenging elderly parent. Speded brilliantly brought up the notion of "detaching with love" many months ago and that is what I am fin... Read more
I will Survive
Thursday, October 17, 2019      13 comments

There have been many times where challenges have seemed insurmountable but somehow I muddled through, problem solved got things to improve even if just a little. I have been so tormented lately over the situation with my challenging elderly pare... Read more
Glorious Sunrise, a Song of Hope
Friday, October 11, 2019      10 comments

On my morning walk yesterday, I saw the most glorious sunrise that sadly my cheapo phone could not capture well. So much light ablaze in the sky with beautiful pink and fiery orange streaks dancing about. It was a song of hope amid the gloom of ... Read more
More Quotes on Resilience and Life in General
Wednesday, October 09, 2019      8 comments

Can't get enough of these when life is challenging... "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light." Anonymous "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin ... Read more

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