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"Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hunter Boyd
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday there were wonderful comments sharing ways to de-stress. Thoughts do control our life and only we choose our thoughts. If we have negative thoughts, our day will probably suck. If we have positive thoughts, our day will likely have a... Read more
Stop Stressing
Monday, November 16, 2009      6 comments

This morning I awoke to yelling. Great way to start your day, NOT! Then more bad news... the dryer isn't working properly. Yes, stuff does need to be addressed, however we do not need to get frantic about it. The tension takes my focus away from... Read more
The power is inside you
Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

VANDAL was kind enough to share Dean Anderson's article "3 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking" www.sparkpeople.com/reso
sp?id=614 "1. Look for Hidden Thoughts and Assumptions automatic thoug... Read more
Hand in the Cookie Jar... Oops!
Saturday, November 14, 2009      5 comments

There is nothing worse than being caught with your hand in the cookie jar. Accountability comes with testing my blood glucose. Why is it higher than it should be? Did I take my meds? Am I sick? Was it the pizza I ate? Was it the pudding ... Read more
Friday, November 13, 2009      3 comments

Last night after dinner, all I wanted to do was curl up and lie down. I guess the carbs made me lethargic. I had a choice.... blanket or pool. What would make me feel better? While it was evening and the blanket did sound inviting, the pool wo... Read more
Dinner, Margaritas, Flaming Shots... Oh my!
Thursday, November 12, 2009      3 comments

Usually, I'm in the pool, With Veterans' Day the pool was closed so four of us decided to go out to dinner instead and celebrate birthdays. ( Perhaps we should have opted for a birthday walk? Nah!!! ) ... Read more
Take time to smell the roses... rewards
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      4 comments

Today I am giving myself credit for what good I have done... yes there are expectations that I should be good.... however being good can have positive consequences. Today I'm going out with friends to celebrate (within reason, LOL). During th... Read more
Priorities - November is National Diabetes Month
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      2 comments

“The key is not to prioritize your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen R. Covey Diabetes is 365/24/7. Managing my blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol is a priority for me. I quit smoking back in March, but gaine... Read more
Holiday Menus "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Monday, November 09, 2009      3 comments

Trying to change tradition is oft met with resistance. For example last year the Christmas Eve menu was changed. We got a few complaints, so I said okay we'll get rid of the new garlic grilled shrimp. "NOOOoooo" The changes were accepted. ... Read more
Sunny Daze
Sunday, November 08, 2009      2 comments

With this most likely being our Indian Summer I would be remiss if I squandered the day inside. After planning my meals for the week, I will venture out into the sunshine and get the yard presentable so I can enjoy the view during winter. Di... Read more
The Scenic Route
Saturday, November 07, 2009      1 comments

Whether I am on the interstate or the back roads, if I am honest with myself I will see which road I am on. Is it denial or change? Being honest with myself can be difficult, but fessing up and making adjustments is getting easier. On the Sceni... Read more
All roads....
Friday, November 06, 2009      3 comments

All roads lead to truth, though some will take you there a whole heck of a lot quicker than others. Be honest with yourself. (Apparently I like the scenic route.)... Read more
“Perseverance, not perfection, leads to success.”
Thursday, November 05, 2009      3 comments

Even when you are floundering, if you stick with it, is much better throwing in the towel. Here are a few lines that have struck me as I plod along. * Enjoy your food mindfully. * REAL food is the best. * Exercise is a necessity, ... Read more
Where the heck is my key?
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      1 comments

You can spend a lot of time looking for keys. You look here, then look there. Get flustered and frustrated. Sometimes it seems that the key appears out of nowhere. Take a deep breath and relax. For Dr. Beck's excellent tools to be successf... Read more
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      2 comments

I've been a bit hard on myself lately by thinking that I cannot get this, Dr. Beck states that we should master the skills in Stage 1 for one week before moving on. I am stumbling, preventing progress. But those stumbles are progress. Whi... Read more

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