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Be the bear
Friday, October 24, 2014      3 comments

My daughter is being Merida from the Disney movie BRAVE for Halloween. I am being the Mom. Life is fun!... Read more
Thursday, October 16, 2014      8 comments

I have achieved something I never expected... I expected to see numbers dropping - on the scale, on the measuring tape... I expected to adopt new habits - drinking enough water, making exercise a priority... I even expected to str... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The 2-mile lunch break
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      12 comments

I walk 2 miles each day during my lunch break. Everyday I am struck by the beauty of my surroundings, and how lucky I am to live at the foot of the gorgeous Sierras. ... Read more
A happy birthday
Monday, October 06, 2014      6 comments

I use my birthday to take stock. And yesterday was no exception. This year the difference was I realized that I have SO MUCH to celebrate! I have never given myself a bigger gift than I have this year. I have committed to getting healthy, an... Read more
Thrift shopping, BAM!
Thursday, October 02, 2014      9 comments

Recently, one of my amazing Spark friends (shout out to TIKITAMI!) has posted some funny and poignant blogs about the fit of her clothes. I can relate. It is a great reminder to measure my progress by means other than the scale. Clothes... Read more
Fighting for a new default setting
Monday, September 29, 2014      5 comments

So many people struggle with being their own worst enemy...just cruising around SparkPeople clearly demonstrates the truth of that statement. We struggle to maintain motivation, to stay on track, to give ourselves the same respect and encouragi... Read more
Cheese. Why do you hate me?
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      5 comments

When I started this journey, I was taking an acid-reducing pill almost everyday, and an anti-gas pill almost as often. I was SO uncomfortable. It seemed like everything I ate was a recipe for internal disaster (of course that did not stop me f... Read more
Intention: Success
Monday, September 15, 2014      2 comments

Intention for the week - to set myself up for success! I refuse to let my lack of preparation for this morning be the harbinger of things to come. There will be no Monday morning version 2.0, so I just have to work with the program I have.... Read more
No one promised easy. Darn it.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      4 comments

I have been trying not to use the word "struggle" for about a week. But, I am struggling. Avoiding the word is simply avoiding the truth. I have been avoiding updating my weight, thinking this gain was just a fluke, that I would be back down ... Read more
Routine is important...better choices ahead.
Friday, September 05, 2014      4 comments

Today I stayed in bed, instead of getting up for my walk. It changed my whole morning. I feel anxious and off-kilter. When new Sparkpeople ask for a tip, I often share the idea that honoring and sticking to a routine is an important... Read more
I walked through my shoes....THROUGH them.
Friday, August 29, 2014      3 comments

I often refer to this pursuit of health and wellness as a journey - a journey of discovery, of determination, of self acceptance... This week, the fact that this is also a LITERAL journey hit me hard...in the feet. Since we moved to the ... Read more
Oh, I really need to get over myself!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014      3 comments

So that I shift my brain into the proper gear - I must remind myself I have lost almost 60 pounds. I am more than half way to my goal. NO reason to doubt that I will continue to succeed...but fighting the plateau blues. This morning I am ... Read more
Pick up, dust off, GO BOLD!
Friday, August 15, 2014      4 comments

Today, I need to be my own best cheerleader... I was just reading over some of what I have written. I need the inspiration! I have allowed the weight of my current circumstances to WEIGH ME DOWN. I am capable of countering the stress, b... Read more
Adaptation - The name of today's game
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      2 comments

I was thinking about a vlog that MOSTMOM1 posted yesterday while I was walking this morning with my dog, Lilly. I am going to adopt her language about "tweeking" what I am doing to keep moving in the direction I want. I know it will be more he... Read more
You made coffee...I think I love you.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      3 comments

Dear anonymous co-worker, You could not have known that this morning was just my second time waking up in our new (read funky old mountain cabin) house. You could not have known that I couldn't find the can opener (for the dog food) or th... Read more

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