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This feels like magic.
Friday, April 30, 2010      9 comments

The fear is gone. Totally gone. I really can't believe it, but it is gone. Those of you who have lost and maintained any amount of weight will know of this fear. It's the one that makes you wake up with a start in the morning checking under... Read more
Engaged in the present and looking forward.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      6 comments

I've bitten off more than I can chew this winter - metaphorically speaking that is! For the past 3 winters I've done the same thing; knowing that the dark months of January and February are going to weigh heavy on my mind and spirit, I've ... Read more
Photo Op
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      8 comments

I know I'm getting old - it says so both on my birth certificate AND my driver's license if nothing else. But there are other indications that the old grey matter isn't quite what it used to be. Take, for example, this recent selecetion of... Read more
Olympic Sized Dreams
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      3 comments

My DH and I were watching "The Rookie" on TV the other night - I'm pretty sure we saw it in the theater when it first came out because I recognized the opening scene where 2 nuns are blessing a dry patch of desert in Texas hoping their investmen... Read more
Hard Truth
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      9 comments

I was balancing on one foot this morning wrestling with a recalcitrant sock and an uncooperative pant leg. My DH looked over at me and said, "Do you remember when it was hard for you to bend over to tie up your shoe? Did you ever think you'd be ... Read more
6 years ago today...
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      14 comments

... I had just returned from the doctor's office and discovered, to my horror that a) I weighed 221 lbs and b) I had gained 5 lbs over the previous year even though I had started exercising that year. It was a sad and defeating moment of my... Read more
The Moderation Myth
Monday, December 07, 2009      21 comments

Over the past 5 (I'm going to have to change that to 6 soon since I started this process on January 5, 2004!) 6 years I've developed a lot of tools and tricks to help me lose weight and keep it off. I've had to do this. And you have to do it too... Read more
Motivator of the Day???? Nov 26, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009      13 comments

Okay, I'm not always the brightest lightbulb on the string. Until this morning, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Motivator of the Day - but, apparently, there is and I'm it today. Wow. I am humbled and honoured beyond belief. ... Read more
Getting out of my own way.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      7 comments

My youngest DD is 20 - she's intelligent, charming, funny, anxiety riddled, extremely introverted and, quite frankly, has been through a lot. Shy, anxious kids do best with stability and, when it mattered most, we weren't able to offer her that.... Read more
Self Love and Injuries
Thursday, November 12, 2009      2 comments

Well, I've done it again. I've injured myself. The first time I suffered from an athletic injury in my entire life was in 1992. I was taking step aerobic classes at my local YMCA and enjoying my improved fitness very much. But, without a lo... Read more
Why I love the Biggest Loser
Sunday, November 01, 2009      8 comments

Oh, I know, there are lots of reasons to hate it. It's "reality TV" to begin with and that's an oxymoron if I've ever heard one. And no, it can't be replicated in the real world - taking 6 months off of life to deal with your weight issues woul... Read more
...and then there's the other side of it (Oct 26 blog continued)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      5 comments

So - I'm now ignoring as many of the little, less than supportive, downright hurtful, occasionally mean comments that people make about those of us who have lost weight. But there is, of course, another side of it. If I'm going to choose NO... Read more
I've been thinking...
Monday, October 26, 2009      3 comments

I have some of my biggest thinking sessions while I run. Something about pounding the pavement for 2 hours on a Sunday morning just lends itself to deep thoughts - when else in a crazy busy week do you get the luxury of 2 hours of uninterrupted ... Read more
Giving Thanks
Thursday, October 08, 2009      4 comments

As we approach Turkey Day here in Canada, my thoughts turn to giving thanks. After all, this holiday started for both Canada and the US as a way for those starving, lost souls in the New World to show appreciation to the natives for their help i... Read more
Dream Big - letter to my kids
Monday, September 28, 2009      5 comments

So, first, I need to thank you for the Hannah Montana card that almost gave me a heart attack when I opened it. I could not believe it was Hannah Montana!!! How can there BE so many Hannah Montana things in this world??? So, thanks!!! I think. ... Read more

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