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Done with OPP!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      9 comments

I am done worrying about Other People's Problems (OPP). Today, I have to make decisions based upon what is necessary for me to be and become the vibrant, active, loving and free spirited person I know I am. I will no longer refrain from a... Read more
Monday, January 02, 2012      5 comments

I have been away from the site for about a week because I needed to take the time to assess what is really important to me. I had to look at my visibility board and ask myself - are these things just nice things to have and to do or are these t... Read more
Sunday, December 11, 2011      3 comments

Lots of transition going on right now but I am NOT going to stress about it. I am going to stay focused on what is important to me and trust that God is control. When I surrender to His will - then ALL things are possible. I had the pleasure ... Read more
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      0 comments

I feel like I have lost almost an entire month. I had many changes and a few challenges in the month of November. I feel like I "checked out" of a lot of things just to survive. I struggled for the motivation to get back into the habit of com... Read more
Happy Monday!
Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

I had a number of changes to my weekend plans that impacted my getting enough to eat and drinking enough water. Largely because I was on the road driving far more than I had planned for which left me without the things I needed. Rather than gi... Read more
Friday, October 21, 2011      2 comments

I had a great week. I am so proud of the accomplishments that I have made. I look forward to continuing on a positive track. I have taken small steps but I have achieved my goals and abandoned NONE! WOOT! WOOT! It's a new day for me and I a... Read more
Step by step . . .
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      3 comments

I did wake up early this morning and completed another homework assignment. (YEA!!!) I had a very full day at work today AND we had a breakfast birthday celebration for three of my co-workers. I did have a few donut holes and felt myself want... Read more
Today's a new day
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      0 comments

Great day today! I got up early and did another homework assignment - no exercise this morning but I did walk this evening. I am feeling really tired tonight but I NEEDED to take a few moments and jot down how my day went; so I can have record... Read more
I gave it all . . .
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

I gave it all today and I am so glad I did! While I did not get up early nor did I do the 15 minute work out that was part of my goals this week - I am still excited about the changes I have made in the past few weeks. I did begin getting caug... Read more
Focus on the right things. . .
Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

I realize that for the past several days - I have had the wrong focus. I erroneously surrendered my power to my current circumstances and as a result I began to feel stuck and did nothing to make things better. NO MORE! I have turned the page... Read more
Realistic expectations. . .
Saturday, October 15, 2011      1 comments

Today, I spent some time reading The Spark. I definitely found myself in the pages when it spoke about the need to have realistic expectations about fitness in order to stick with it and have it become a lifestyle change and not yet another dai... Read more
How do you eat an elephant?
Thursday, October 13, 2011      1 comments

Answer: One bite at a time! I use this question to help me to keep a proper perspective. In order to achieve success in anything it requires taking one step at a time. Doing what you can when you can and continuing to manage expectations in ... Read more
Stronger each day!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      2 comments

Today was a rather challenging day. I did not feel 100% myself today but still I did my best to drink my water and make good choices about the food I consumed. I did not give myself permission to eat a lot of snacks nor candy just because I wa... Read more
Can't run on empty
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      0 comments

I got back on track today. The weekends seem to be a little harder for me to stay on track because my daily activity is less regimented. In my office, I know to eat lunch at a certain time to help control me from overeating later in the evenin... Read more
Food is not my comforter!!!
Sunday, October 09, 2011      0 comments

This was a very emotional weekend. While I did not do many of the things on my "to do" list. I did do things that helped me to stay focused and to connect with activities that I genuinely enjoy. I completed some tasks that had been on my hop... Read more

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