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No vacation from myself
Monday, June 16, 2008      3 comments

I'm on vacation this week, which means several things ... - That I'm not checking email all that often or keeping up with all my Spark teams as frequently as I otherwise might. (FYI.) - That I'm enjoying the beautiful ocean and taking ... Read more
Going the distance
Friday, June 13, 2008      6 comments

I have been meaning to increase my walking distance for a while now, but because I hurt my knee when I first started walking in December, trying to go too far too fast, I have been really cautious. There's a great walking trail, a 1.7 mile... Read more
14 things that weigh 54 pounds
Friday, April 18, 2008      10 comments

I have lost 54 pounds so far. Sometimes it's difficult to get a good concept of what 54 pounds feels and looks like. So I compiled a list to remind myself what I don't want ever to carry around again. Here it is: Things that weigh 54 pounds... Read more
An attitude of gratitude
Sunday, April 13, 2008      10 comments

I saw a picture on someone else's SparkPage a while back that inspired me (so sorry I didn't bookmark it!). It was a photo of 50 pounds of canned food in the back of a Sparker's car, on its way to be donated to a food bank in honor of losing 50 ... Read more
Great spring Saturday!
Saturday, April 12, 2008      6 comments

It was at least 80 here yesterday, but I had a busy work day and plans last night so I didn't exercise. Oops. So this morning I set out on a walk around 8:45 to Duke Gardens ... www.hr.duke.edu/dukegard
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I've come a long way, baby
Sunday, April 06, 2008      9 comments

Today marks exactly six months since I began my journey toward a healthier me. I've lost 50 pounds and four jean sizes. That's why it's a little surprising, even to me, that I've been more or less "off the wagon" for the past week. Of cours... Read more
The nearest to being alive
Saturday, March 29, 2008      4 comments

I've been thinking a lot lately about living life to the fullest. I don't think I ever really have. It seems like I have always felt that I was waiting - on something, on somebody - rather than taking my life into my own hands. Why have I been w... Read more
Keeping house
Monday, March 10, 2008      9 comments

As part of the Spring Fling challenge, I've compiled a list of household chores to be done weekly and monthly. Here's how it looks: Weekly Sunday: Desk, Sort mail, Water plants Monday: Sweep, Dust living room, Coffee table Tuesday: La... Read more
In my Easter bonnet
Sunday, March 02, 2008      4 comments

So I went shopping for an Easter dress yesterday. What a confusing mix of issues, all tangled up together. First, let me just say that I am ECSTATIC that every dress in my closet is now too big for me. Having said that, let me also say that this... Read more
Plateaued but not stalled
Sunday, February 24, 2008      1 comments

I think it's safe to say I've been on a plateau for a little while now. I've been losing the same couple pounds for almost a month now, and I'm impatient to move downward again. I don't blame any mysterious forces for this. I watch my weigh... Read more
My biggest challenge
Saturday, February 23, 2008      3 comments

OK, I think I've finally pinned it down: my biggest challenge. It's not emotional eating - although I do struggle with that at times, especially when I'm sad, lonely, or stressed. It's not a failure to plan ahead, although I know that planning a... Read more
New things
Sunday, February 10, 2008      12 comments

I have had a week of new things. On Monday, having finished a big project, I thought I'd take some time to look for some new workout clothes. I have a mishmash of stuff, but some of it was purchased before I was working out regularly, so I ... Read more
Still working on fitness as a way of life
Tuesday, February 05, 2008      3 comments

So I realized today that even though "working out" has become a daily feature of my life, fitness still isn't really a way of life for me. I realized this as I was driving from the building where I work to another building about half a block awa... Read more
Lavishing love on myself
Saturday, February 02, 2008      3 comments

I've never bought myself an expensive piece of jewelry, ever. (Let's just say, by way of definition, "expensive" means more than fifty bucks or so.) When I was married, my husband bought me a few baubles. We didn't have much money, so non-costum... Read more
130 Side Effects, or What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?
Saturday, January 26, 2008      7 comments

I have already accomplished my goals. Sure, I have almost 100 pounds left to go before I am at my "target weight." But the epiphany I had today was this: what I really needed to accomplish is already done. In pure mathematics, a probl... Read more

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