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It is an inside job
Monday, January 13, 2020      1 comments

For me, lack of motivation results because “I want to eat what I want when I want it.” As someone with an eating disorder, that is not necessary about the item itself; rather, it is also about the quantity. I often want to eat as much as I wa... Read more
SMART Goals 2019
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      4 comments

In 2018, I started on a path to regain my health and fitness. I had simple and realistic goals that I tried to meet each week, and I am re-stating them here as my SMART goals for 2019: 1. I will track my calories and stay in range 5x per ... Read more
SMART Plan and Goals
Sunday, September 10, 2017      3 comments

Here is what I can do, in concrete steps, to ensure success in this journey to health: ---Every morning, I will read my list of reasons for losing weight (my Advantages card), so I remember why I DO care about losing weight. I need to ... Read more
Why bother?
Thursday, June 15, 2017      1 comments

I was talking about how hard it is to work a healthy plan when I get unmotivated and think "why bother?" And I know that, what always helps, is to create a list of all the reasons why I NEED TO bother to get healthy, lose weight, and be fit. S... Read more
before & after & between the rounds ....
Sunday, August 25, 2013      2 comments

Looking back on this challenge, there is little that I've done well, but here's a few: (1) I started off the challenge with good consistent exercise, and (2) during the middle of the challenge I went on vacation and I eliminated all the junk f... Read more
What's on MY mind?
Sunday, March 10, 2013      9 comments

Right now, what is on my mind is that it would be much easier to bike around town if I were 20 pounds lighter .... oh, yeah, and easier to hike 20 pounds lighter ... and my clothes would fit better if i were 20 pounds lighter ... and I'd feel b... Read more
Monday, February 04, 2013      11 comments

Have I mentioned that I don't like being forced to write blogs, just because they are included in a challenge? So, today, my blog is on the work "amazing." I AM SICK TO DEATH OF THIS WORD. Every single TV show I watch.... the only s... Read more
forgiving myself
Monday, January 28, 2013      7 comments

There's a lot of things I could choose to forgive myself for, but one that has been on my mind this week is that I wasn't with my mother when she died. My mother's birthday would have been January 20th, so I've been thinking about her a lot... Read more
Life changing goals
Saturday, January 26, 2013      4 comments

I have to break this into two concurrent life changing goals -- because if I don't do both, I'll never accomplish either (sounds like the Harry Potter line . . ."neither can live while the other survives..." But I digress). 1. GET TO MAIN... Read more
Killing 2 bingo blocks with one blog
Sunday, September 30, 2012      5 comments

MONDAY CHALLENGE POST 10 political things I'm grateful for: 1. I live in a country that won't put me to death for being who I am 2. I live in a country where I am allowed to protest and do other political work for the causes I bel... Read more
BLC20 Success
Friday, September 14, 2012      18 comments

I know what I need to do to make BLC20 a success, so now I just need to put it in action: 1. GET UP EARLY! When I get up one hour earlier than usual, I can workout before going to work! This really motivates me throughout the day, and I ... Read more
Reflections on BLC 19
Saturday, June 16, 2012      6 comments

I'm happy with my progress since the beginning of the year, but my weight loss has slowed a bit this past month. This is certainly to be expected, as I get closer to the maintenance range, but I want to GET there first. To paraphrase Jan -- if... Read more
My Plan for BLC-19
Friday, April 27, 2012      5 comments

Firstly, I want to work on my fitness a bit more this round. I had a hip injury last year that put me on the couch for way too long. At the beginning of this year, I worked with a physical therapist, and my hip is MUCH MUCH better. I also ... Read more
Three Step Plan to Success
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      4 comments

I have been a good place with both food and exercise, and have taken off a chunk of weight, after many months (years?) of being unable to move forward. How did I do it? I have a three-step plan to successful weight loss: 1. My mantr... Read more
Losing Motivation is Not Real
Friday, February 24, 2012      4 comments

It often happens that we "lose motivation" when we are trying to get healthy & lose weight. This has happened to me quite a bit in the past, and it can be very painful. You look back and see that you had a fire in your belly to be healthy & cha... Read more

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