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On a Budget and This Is My Monthly Splurge!?
Sunday, September 29, 2013      17 comments

Dumbbells. I spent my $30 "mad money" and bought a set of heavier hand weights for my at-home workouts. Sometimes, this new lifestyle hasn't caught up with me yet and I find myself shaking my head at what excites me. Like those dumbbell... Read more
I'm Guilty!
Sunday, September 22, 2013      14 comments

Sometimes you just have to emoticon fo... Read more
The Body Achieves
Saturday, September 21, 2013      5 comments

Watch your self-talk this week. Interrupt "I don't feel like it" and "I can't do it" immediately. Replace your self-defeating or self-scorning thoughts with positive aff... Read more
The Real Goal
Saturday, September 14, 2013      4 comments

Goal weight is a minimally useful concept. The number on the scale does not define your physical health, your emotional wellness, your spiritual connectedness, your ment... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to Keep From Starting Over
Monday, September 02, 2013      236 comments

(I just posted these thoughts in response to another member on the message boards, and I want to remember them for myself. Maybe they'll be useful to someone else, too.) Consider all the setbacks part of one journey. Then, when you enco... Read more
Monday, September 02, 2013      8 comments

I did it! I made it to my goal weight on September 1st. So it took me just less than 6 months to lose 32 pounds on the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution. I wish I had som... Read more
A hike on the Pacific Crest Trail
Sunday, August 25, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday I went hiking with my very inspiring friend Leigh. After the death of her 21-year-old daughter, she gained about 40 pounds in her grief. Then she decided to s... Read more
A quick thought for your Sunday morning
Sunday, August 18, 2013      3 comments

It's not about getting to a certain number on the scale. It's not about "fixing" yourself after a setback. It's not about any of the self-critical messages. It's ab... Read more
In the end, these things matter most...
Thursday, August 15, 2013      3 comments

I'm letting go of perfectionism. I'm tired of holding myself to higher standards than I'd ever enforce on anyone else. With compassion, I'm letting go of being afraid ... Read more
Small Minds or Big Dreams?
Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

I choose my big dreams! ... Read more
Five Months on DASH -- Progress Report
Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

I started following the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution five months ago, on 3/8/13. Today, I'm down 30.5 lbs on DASH and 33.5 altogether. I've lost 8.25 inches from my w... Read more
My Ex Says I Can't Do It
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      8 comments

I have to vent. I know you'll understand. My ex (with whom I share my daughter, so of course I have to see her often) has always been very strong, and has worked in construction most of her adult life. She is also former military, and y... Read more
Wonderful to Go, Wonderful to Come Home
Tuesday, July 30, 2013      2 comments

I celebrated my birthday with my dear friend in Youngstown, and stuck to my eating plan about 80% of the time. I guess shaking it up by being on vacation was good, because the scale is down this morning. I am thrilled that I lost 1.5 lbs while... Read more
My Secret Weapon Against Fast Food and Summer Heat
Sunday, July 21, 2013      1 comments

Ta da! This is my Vector car cooler. Okay, this isn't my actual cooler, but I have this exact model. It plugs into the cigarette lighter/outlet in my car and keeps my... Read more
Why the Anti-obesity Establishment Keeps Failing
Monday, July 15, 2013      3 comments

"The latest clinical trials suggest that all of us would benefit from fewer (if any) sugars and fewer refined grains (bread, pasta) and starchy vegetables (potatoes). This was the conventional wisdom through the mid-1960s, and then we turned the... Read more

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