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grateful to wake up feeling MOTIVATED!
Saturday, October 22, 2011      4 comments

Woke up early feeling motivated to do a variety of odds and ends that are long overdue: sort thru my dresser drawers and pull out summer clothes that need to be stored so I can make room for winter clothes, clearing off the top of my bedroom dr... Read more
shocked by the scale: down 13 lbs
Friday, October 21, 2011      16 comments

Even though tomorrow is my weekly weigh in, I decided I'd sneak a peak at the scale this morning before getting in the shower, since I've been really sticking to my new food changes and eliminated a TON of cr*p and sodium from my daily intake. ... Read more
From this moment to a stronger future
Thursday, October 20, 2011      6 comments

Despite feeling lousy withdrawal symptoms from removing coffee, cheese, sugar, dairy, salty snacks and all sorts of other items from my daily diet, overall I do feel physically better in some ways. More importantly, I feel more self-confident a... Read more
Grateful for a solid day with my food plan
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      0 comments

Exhausted but feel good about how I took care of myself around food today, especially at work.... Read more
Up early after night of violent dreams
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      1 comments

Must be withdrawal from 3 days without coffee, which I always put sugar in... Last night I had violent dreams, being chased/cornered by a guy and having to viciously kill him before I could escape... I'll spare you the gory details, but I also w... Read more
The Saboteur Strikes
Monday, October 17, 2011      0 comments

My partner and I went grocery shopping together, came home with lots of terrific fresh veggies: kale, romaine, bok choy, cabbage, escarole, almond silk milk (replacing the skim milk I use to make my oatmeal for breakfast when I have it), Tarrago... Read more
Giving Up coffee and other faves but also...
Monday, October 17, 2011      1 comments

Funny how we so often focus on the negative, and forget to leave out the other and often more important information that goes along with it. I am on day 3 without coffee. Each day I woke up thinking: UGGGGGGGh no coffee. Today I also woke u... Read more
planning ahead for change
Saturday, October 15, 2011      4 comments

focusing on positive actions I will really like the results of: - Bought some decaf and regular green teabags to have at home & work -contacted my friend who works at a natural/health food cooperative and gives me her big manager discount, ... Read more
Decision 1: letting go of coffee caffeine & drivethrus
Friday, October 14, 2011      3 comments

I made a decision and commitment this afternoon to let go of coffee and also drive thrus *(my main draw at a drivethru but also often leads to other temptations and a negative jumpstart on a day at work). I have Monday off from work, so starti... Read more
Eat to Live... choices, crossroads ... caffeine
Friday, October 14, 2011      5 comments

I am highly addictive. All or nothing is easier for me by far than doing anything in moderation. i know how to SPELL moderation, that's about it. Saw my primary care yesterday and was up some weight (not a surprise), bl0od pressure high. Glu... Read more
This day is gift
Monday, September 19, 2011      1 comments

This day is a gift, I am grateful for the opportunities and ask God for the courage, patience, kindness and calm to recognize each opportunity and open myself to receive it. Particularly those opportunities to better my spirit, my physical bei... Read more
Back at Spark & Feeling Good
Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

Haven't been here for .... (wait I had to check, which means already WAY to long) a little over a month. There is really no reason acceptable to me since I come here frequently when I am working long hours or any of the other things that "coul... Read more
Goals for Today
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      1 comments

1. Keep it simple. 2. Listen to Geneen Roth on drive in to work. > Positive reinforcement and healing energy. The drive back and forth to work is a "captive" audience & inundating myself with these positive tapes is a NEW TACTIC I am conf... Read more
When I don't feel like it...
Saturday, July 09, 2011      1 comments

So I don't feel writing. Here I am anyway, what's the expression: keep bringing the body, and the mind will follow. Eventually. Act as if.... That's another 12 step program encouragement that comes to mind. Act as if you feel grateful, when ... Read more
Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

I'm an expert. Avoidance, skirting the issue, glossing over, minimizing... all those helpful skills in making really solid progress in changing one's habits and lifestyle a day at a time. My goal in this moment is to be HERE. To say somet... Read more

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