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Day 79 Live as a "Healthy Person"
Wednesday, November 19, 2014      7 comments

A Healthy Joann Hopefully this picture will turn out and not be too small. Anyway, today's exercise is to draw a stick figure of me and then make labels on it that d... Read more
Day 78 Ditch the Critic
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      5 comments

No matter what you say or do to me, I am still a worthwhile person. This is the lesson for Day 78 of 100 Days of Weight Loss. Without writing about my past, let's just say that I have been working on this lesson for several years. ... Read more
Day 77 The Healing Power of Rituals
Monday, November 17, 2014      4 comments

I love rituals. Today's exercise is about finding rituals that help you heal. This is easy for me. From the start of my day to the end of my day I am all about rituals. In the morning my first ritual starts before I get out of bed. I t... Read more
Day 76 Emotional Safety
Saturday, November 15, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is about creating a spot in your home where you can go to "be" in your emotional safe place. It can be a nice stuffed chair, a corner of the room, wherever you can go and surround yourself with things that make you feel good. ... Read more
Day 75 - Small Wins
Friday, November 14, 2014      9 comments

I love today's lesson. It is about making a list of all your small wins and then reading them everyday. Once again it is all about reprogramming the brain for success. ... Read more
Just had to post it
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      9 comments

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Day 74 Watch for Rainbows
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      3 comments

I just love how sometimes the perfect subject comes up on the day that you either need it, or someone else you know needs it. Today's exercise of watching for rainbows is about not giving up just because you have a bad day. Instead, lear... Read more
Day 73 All or Nothing
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      9 comments

I would like to say that I used to be a perfectionist, but unfortunately I know I still suffer from some of this all-or-nothing thinking. Just trying to write this bl... Read more
Day 72 Sneak Eating
Monday, November 10, 2014      10 comments

I used to be a huge sneak eater. Sometimes at work I would buy a big bag of M&M's and open my drawer and put one or two in my mouth and let them melt. Oh how wonderful it felt... Read more
Day 71- It's Too Hard
Friday, November 07, 2014      9 comments

Do you ever find yourself getting discouraged and thinking it is just too hard to stay on a diet or an exercise regime? Today we are again dealing with the psychological blocks that we tell ourselves and start believing as truth. Whenever... Read more
Day 70 - No Good or Bad
Thursday, November 06, 2014      8 comments

Today's lesson continues from yesterday's and it is all about giving up judgmental behavioral codes about food and eating. Yesterday was about giving up the notion of cheating in regards to food, today it is about Good and Bad. ... Read more
Day 69 - No Cheating Allowed
Wednesday, November 05, 2014      4 comments

I used to be an all or nothing thinker and this often included some very destructive self talk. One of the things I would say to myself is that I had cheated on my diet. In... Read more
Day 68- I had a pause
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      8 comments

If you have a temporary eating blip, just remember: It is only a pause in your plan. Imagine that you stop, think about what caused your blip, then hit the: ... Read more
Day 67 - Never say "I Blew It"
Monday, November 03, 2014      8 comments

NEVER SAY: Today's lesson is about saying "I blew it" and using this as an excuse to give up and quit. This is one of the best things that I have learned over the years... Read more
Day 66 - Don't Even Start
Sunday, November 02, 2014      5 comments

When you feel yourself battling against taking a taste of something that you know is a trigger food, be sure you have a good phrase to keep in your head that will automatical... Read more

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