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Lots to be grateful about
Sunday, June 27, 2021      10 comments

I have some news to celebrate from this week. My current boss told me on Thursday that she has put in for me to get a significant raise. She did that without me asking for one, which is one of the reasons I love working for her. She admitte... Read more
I choose happy tapes today.
Saturday, June 19, 2021      9 comments

From Gateway to Happiness by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin "You feel sad when you keep your mind focused on negative things. Your thoughts are the cause of your unhappiness. "You have a large choice of what to think about. Instead of causing y... Read more
Be Joyful
Thursday, June 17, 2021      7 comments

Where our weight is concerned, we’ve been the victim of learned helplessness. We’ve been told — by experts — that weight loss is the province of experts. We need a list of rules developed by somebody else, often somebody with a complicated physi... Read more
Perfectionism
Tuesday, June 15, 2021      6 comments

I am going to miss the articles on Spark. I started reading some books, and I'm sharing a quote from one today. I became aware that I was, in fact, pyschologically beating myself unmercifully. I realized that much of the beating came from ... Read more
Weight Stigma
Monday, June 14, 2021      4 comments

"Contrary to public perceptions, weight stigma does not motivate people to lose weight. Instead it worsens health and reduces quality of life. The harmful impacts of weight stigma can be real and long-lasting. They range from emotional distress ... Read more
After Spark
Saturday, June 12, 2021      11 comments

I am trying out Spark 360. So far, the "simplified" interface is frustrating me. I do like the way it will make intuitive eating easier to feel good about. The Spark Coach feature is weird to me. Some of the things should be done in the morning ... Read more
Long Weekend
Friday, May 28, 2021      11 comments

I took today (Friday) off and Monday is a holiday. I need these 4 days to relax. I think housetraining the puppy is going well, but when I'm working and she's crated all day, it's hard to tell. So this weekend, I'm going to extend her time out o... Read more
Yay!!!
Sunday, May 09, 2021      14 comments

I have lost 19 pounds since March 1st, and I am finally fitting into my pre-pandemic jeans. So happy! ... Read more
A Week of Adulting
Sunday, April 25, 2021      7 comments

This week, in addition to work, I did a lot of adulting. Made a dentist appointment Attended a teledoctor appointment to get a referral for a mammogram Made a mammogram appointment Made an appointment for the Welcome to Medic... Read more
Bunnies and more bunnies
Sunday, April 18, 2021      9 comments

My new pup, Bri, is nervous about going in the car. She's a rescue so I'm sure there is a story behind her fear that she can't tell me. My job is to let her know that now the car is something that takes you to fun places. Last night, we got in t... Read more
Made Chili Verde in my Power XL Grill/Air Fryer Combo
Saturday, April 17, 2021      5 comments

I just got this appliance and am loving figuring out how to cook everything in it. Here's a great recipe for it. Makes a LOT, so be ready to freeze some. You can use for enchiladas in green sauce, as a dip with tortilla chips, etc. It is mild. I... Read more
What a Big Week!
Saturday, April 10, 2021      10 comments

I need a double weekend to recover from this week. It was all good, but it was a LOT! On Tuesday, we birthed a new initiative at work that I've been working on for about 6 months. It's called Lending Circles, and it allows people to build t... Read more
Life back to normal
Saturday, March 06, 2021      11 comments

This week, without even thinking twice, I ran errands. I used to hate errands, but after a year of Instacart not bringing me the things I needed, I'm happy to be running errands again! I went to Walgreen's and got batteries for my scale. I ... Read more
First Trip to the Grocery Store
Saturday, February 27, 2021      10 comments

I got my second vaccination a week ago. Initially, I was going to wait until 2 weeks after the shot to consider myself safe to go out into the community. Then I read how effective the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine is, and decided that I could... Read more
Sad Week
Saturday, January 16, 2021      14 comments

I have been depressed for months now because my dog has been getting old, tired, and lately, sick. He hasn't been up to walking, and I used that as an excuse not to get in my walks. Then my Garmin watch went rogue on me, insisting it was a date ... Read more

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