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It was only two days.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      11 comments

You know that old "fake it, 'til you make it" saying. I had to employ that strategy in a big way over the last two days. Emotionally, I was just in the dumper. Perhaps it was hormonal, perhaps situational, perhaps cosmic...but whatever ... Read more
Wednesday, December 03, 2014      4 comments

Making good choices for my health and wellness makes me feel powerful. I think that's all I have to say!... Read more
Life is precious.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      5 comments

I have a Spark Friend who is experiencing a terrible loss. I have been thinking about her and her family ever since I read the news yesterday. My heart aches for them. And, I am reminded to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones. H... Read more
I went back for seconds...hit the rumble strip and corrected.
Monday, December 01, 2014      5 comments

I would love to say that everything went according to plan this Thanksgiving weekend... I planned to take small portions of each item that I wanted, and not go back for seconds. I planned to choose one dessert and have just a sliver. I planne... Read more
I don't need a present this year.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014      11 comments

One of my beautiful Spark Friends (MAMABEAR372) blogged about acknowledging how far she has come this year. She was looking at the big picture and smiling. What a great inspiration! I remember Christmas of last year. I was SO uncomfortab... Read more
Another lesson from Plateau-land....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      9 comments

Another lesson from plateau-land.... When I started this journey in January, I kept saying (to myself and others), "I don't care if this takes me 2 years, I am going to do it," or "It doesn't matter how long this takes as long as I am headi... Read more
Monday, November 17, 2014      7 comments

Today, I am digging deep. I am tapping into "beast-mode," a phrase employed to empowering effect by a former student of mine - now a personal trainer. So here's to you, Kevin B. I am inspired by you and your strength to overcome. Today, I am... Read more
Hit the road pounds, and take your plateau with you!
Thursday, November 13, 2014      5 comments

I was just responding to the comments of a couple of Spark Friends, and I realize that as much as I am willing to celebrate non-scale victories, I really DO WANT TO SEE IT REFLECTED ON THE SCALE. I think I have to admit to harboring those t... Read more
Goal Up for a personal Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      3 comments

Looking back over my trophies, I see that I have not logged a 1000 fitness minutes month since August. Time to GOAL UP! I am going to strive for that 1000 minutes in November. When I make it, that will be MY thanksgiving! ... Read more
Happy to be on Team Erin
Monday, November 10, 2014      4 comments

Just the other day, I had my six-month review at my new job. This is the one that graduates me from probationary to permanent status. It was a great review. My boss said really glowing things. She even said that for the new position that is ... Read more
Accepting imperfection rocks!
Saturday, November 08, 2014      7 comments

I had a pretty good week! The absolute BEST part of it is recognizing that though it was not a PERFECT week, I have nothing to feel BAD about. That is a HUGE step for me. So many years of my life were strained by the burden of demanding... Read more
OH, it is ON!
Sunday, November 02, 2014      10 comments

Here is another thing I must consider a triumph... fighting off a cold instead of succumbing to it. It is important to remember that all the changes I have made have created a healthier me. I am living in a body that is capable of battlin... Read more
Blog on...
Monday, October 27, 2014      4 comments

Can't.... stop.... blogging.... Maybe I am going for a campaign of saturation blogging today but... I read a blog just now that inspired me to blog again. When I was younger, I quit every time I hit a plateau. Then I just quit ... Read more
I promised myself and I won't let myself down.
Monday, October 27, 2014      8 comments

My Spark Tracker fell off on a walk over 3 months ago. It was like my accountability buddy. It helped me stay on track so well, that I can't help but wonder if NOT having it has contributed to my marathon plateau. I have missed you, Accountab... Read more
Another 2-mile lunch...Happy Science Friday!
Friday, October 24, 2014      7 comments

On my 2-mile lunchtime walk, I always listen to NPR. Fellow fans will know that today is Science Friday. I was inspired by the topic of observation and consequently spent an extra 20 minutes checking things out... ... Read more

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