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Journaling for the month
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      5 comments

I joined the March challenge today. So... emotional eating - none. I didn't get in enough calories today, but it was an extremely busy day and my first day back to normal exercise and food after Italy, so I think I just wanted to get through, ... Read more
D'oh! Owning your decisions...
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      6 comments

Last night I went to a local brew pub that has wonderful beer. I knew I was doing that and I was going to be having dinner there and I *budgeted* for it. My friend wanted to split a burger and fries. With that and the beer, I was still ... Read more
Superbowl Strategies
Sunday, February 07, 2010      3 comments

Well, my family has a tradition of Superbowl foods and watching mostly the commercials. I have a 16-year-old son and a husband, and I'm the main game watcher for the actual football - go figure! The crown jewel in the Superbowl tradition i... Read more
exercise versus calories
Friday, February 05, 2010      0 comments

I'm smoking on the exercise. I'm really happy where I am, and I'm becoming more fit and clothes fit better and I can just DO things now, you know? I'm especially happy with my flexibility and improvements with yoga, but also with the fact that... Read more
Truckin'
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      1 comments

I've got the old Grateful Dead song in my head. Getting sick last week sidelined me somewhat, but I'm happy to be back to exercise and following my plan. I can't believe what a difference *real* exercise has made in my life. I also like... Read more
Boot Camp Challenge
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      0 comments

Well, I joined the boot camp challenge this month. It's been great, because it gave me the motivation I needed. I'm not loving the videos always, because I'm pretty scared of the ball, but I'm doing the exercises that I can on it and modifying... Read more
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Monday, August 28, 2006      0 comments

This too shall pass. It's a phrase that I've forgotten over time and that I'd do well to remember. It's something I should get tatooed on my forehead (if I was interested in tatoos). I guess that's it. ;-)... Read more
Experience
Thursday, August 24, 2006      0 comments

Well, there's no doubt that I'm letting previous experiences color my current weight loss journey. I did feel very enthusiastic about sparkpeople, and still do, but I'm also really, really struggling right now. There are many things th... Read more
Giving
Thursday, August 17, 2006      0 comments

Giving can't be about keeping score. Giving is a way to open your heart to others and to end up with a (healthily) enlarged heart. Giving can backfire, though, when you give constantly with little in return at the expense of your famil... Read more
Patience from a Diamond
Monday, August 14, 2006      0 comments

Well, as my friend Ferret Eyes would say, "I'm just not feeling it" today. I worked hard through most of last week and then blew it over two binges over the weekend, and my weight is up a pound. It could be worse. And I have today... Read more
Walking a mile
Friday, August 11, 2006      0 comments

I've spent the summer helping someone who causes me a great deal of frustration. I love her, but she's stubborn and can be very overbearing and rude, without meaning to. A friend of mine, who follows Buddhism, gave me some sage words t... Read more
Competition
Wednesday, August 09, 2006      0 comments

Today's Healthy Reflections concerned competition. I'm just not very competitive. I like trivia games, and I can get a little competitive with those, but I don't really care if I win or lose. I like playing games for the play, and hea... Read more
Listening
Tuesday, July 25, 2006      0 comments

Yet another thing to work on, lol. It's hard for me to quiet my mind and listen fully. I remember talking to my cousin years ago. She had a home business, homeschooled her children before it was "en vogue", and dealt with a difficult marr... Read more
Worthy of Imitation
Monday, July 24, 2006      0 comments

I think, in many ways, I'm worthy of imitation. I work hard, I take my jobs seriously, and I try to be kind to others. There are two areas in which I'm completely not worthy of imitation - my weight and my patience. I don't have s... Read more
Taking control of emotions
Sunday, July 23, 2006      0 comments

Oh, was this an apt reflection for today! Today is the day that many people on my sparkpeople thread post what they call "accountability reports". I usually post mine on Mondays, but I had decided to post it today, instead, as I weighed my... Read more

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