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Wednesday, August 11, 2010      1 comments

So, I joined the SparkPeople Stress Busting Challenge last week because… well… I need it. I have never handled stress well—not when I was a college student, not when I was a low-level employee, not when I was a manager, and definitely not now, w... Read more
Taking the Plunge
Monday, April 05, 2010      4 comments

I did something brave last week. I didn’t jump out of an airplane or throw myself in front of a bullet or travel into a war zone. I didn’t put my life on the line, but I put my ... Read more
Habits That Stuck
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      2 comments

• Drink 8 glasses of water a day - 6 down, 2 to go. • Exercise 90 minutes/week - 45 minutes at the gym today, plus yoga • Do 10 minutes yoga a day - 15 minutes this afternoon • Write one page a day - Done. Sometimes, it feels like I l... Read more
It's Good
Monday, February 01, 2010      1 comments

The new month has started and it's been a productive day with the new goals. • Drink 8 glasses of water a day. It's 5:45 and I'm drinking cups 6 and 7 right now. Should make this with no problem. • Exercise 90 minutes/week. Tomo... Read more
February Goals
Saturday, January 30, 2010      1 comments

Monday is the start of a new month and it’s high time I started making goals again. I’m going to start out simple. My February goals are: • Drink 8 glasses of water a day. • Exercise 90 minutes/week. • Do 10 minutes yoga a day. • Wr... Read more
Down (In a Good Way)
Saturday, January 30, 2010      2 comments

I weighed in at 190 this morning. Notice how I neatly skipped the 191 by going up for a week before hitting this milestone. I thought that was rather clever of me. I rewarded myself for real with a pair of boots I’ve been coveting forever… or fo... Read more
Friday, January 22, 2010      2 comments

I weighed in today - up a little less than a pound which, I suppose, counts as essentially staying the same (although if I lost that much, I wouldn’t hesitate to call it a victory.) The 191 still eludes me. I’m frustrated by this, but not ... Read more
30 Days of Yoga
Sunday, January 17, 2010      3 comments

Reading over my blog entries from the last go-round, I noticed one fundamental difference between then and now (that I can control). Last time I was around the same weight I am now, I started a 30-day yoga streak. I've decided to do it agai... Read more
Rewarded... Sort Of
Saturday, January 16, 2010      3 comments

I got past my block today and rewarded myself with a skirt (on clearance) and I made up for skipping my last reward with an inexpensive fountain pen. To tell the truth, I was more excited about the pen than the skirt. I got it home and wen... Read more
Trash Bags
Friday, January 15, 2010      1 comments

I lost almost 2 pounds this week, not quite to the 191, but close. To reward myself, I went out to Target to pick out some small splurge, something I could use or wear and think, “I earned that.” I tried on clothes for almost an hour and, a... Read more
The 191
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      2 comments

There's a hump ahead of me. I think of it as "the 191." See, 191 is the lowest weight I've seen in recent months and it seems whenever I approach that weight, time slows down. Or, at least, weight loss slows down. Or stops. Or reverses. I'm... Read more
Clothes Everywhere
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      0 comments

There are clothes strewn all over my bedroom. Why? Because we went out to dinner last night and I had to find something to wear. And why was that so difficult? When I lost fifty pounds, I bought a whole new wardrobe. A great wardrobe - ver... Read more
Thursday, January 07, 2010      0 comments

It’s funny how a day when you do everything right doesn’t feel so terribly different from a day when you don’t. I wrote today. I made art. I spent almost an hour at the gym. I was productive at home, taking down Christmas decorations and packing... Read more
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      1 comments

I went to the gym (actually the rec center) for the first time this year, today. I expected it to be fuller than usual but no, it was the same old crowd. I guess the New Year's resolution crowd all bought gym memberships. I did make resolu... Read more
How Far I've Fallen
Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

"Goals for July 2008," my last blog entry says, "Weigh in at 165." When we moved across the country, I felt like a plant ripped from its roots. I spent ten years growing those roots and, after losing 40 pounds, there was more of me undergr... Read more

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