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Paying Attention to the Positive - Day 3
Wednesday, October 02, 2013      3 comments

I haven't given up on trying to find a program that really works for me. I've realized that eating a lot of carbs, even very healthy carbs, takes a toll on me physically. At the same time, trying to plan dinners without carbs means that many o... Read more
Paying Attention to the Positive - Day Two
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      1 comments

1. Last night, I got home from work at 8:00 and then was faced with 1.5 hours of homework help for my daughter. Despite that, I didn't overeat or cope with food. 2. I wore comfortable shoes and walked my daughter to school instead of driving.... Read more
Paying Attention to the Positive
Monday, September 30, 2013      3 comments

Three Recent Accomplishments: 1. I made a weekly menu with healthy, easy dinners and bought the food to make them for the week. 2. I realized that I need a food routine, just as I need a daily routine to keep myself productive. I made a ... Read more
Will my Friends Respond?
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      2 comments

I just posted on Facebook. I asked if anyone is interested in joining me for a weekly Saturday morning walk in one of my borough's beautiful parks. I wonder if anyone will respond. I'm kind of shy and I hate to impose on others, so this was a... Read more
I Haven't Given Up
Saturday, August 24, 2013      3 comments

What a terrible week it was! I barely exercised and I put all kinds of stupid foods in my mouth. I think it was the perfect storm of going back to my stressful job and rebounding from a too restrictive diet. The only good thing to come of thi... Read more
Oh Doctor, Wherefore Art Thou?
Thursday, August 08, 2013      8 comments

I haven't been to my primary care physician in years. I think my last experience with a new primary care physician scarred me for life. I went in for a simple checkup and ended up with a cancer scare and waiting hours in a surgeon's office for... Read more
Struggling Back
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      4 comments

I'm back from vacation and struggling to get back into my normal routine. I'm also still falling prey to the dreaded all-or-nothing perfectionistic thinking. (I love that my scientist husband calls it binary thinking. He says I'm all O's and ... Read more
In Ten Years...
Friday, July 05, 2013      3 comments

In ten years I'll be 62. If all things go well, I won't be on medication for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'll be that energetic, skinny little lady who takes her regular walks around the neighborhood everyday and then jumps on th... Read more
Letting the Stress Get to Me
Monday, June 24, 2013      7 comments

I recently got a big promotion. That's wonderful, except that when I took on this new full-time job I retained all the responsibilities of my old full-time job. I know I'm not alone in this - our economy has been forcing many of us to take on ... Read more
Giving Myself a Good Talking To
Friday, May 24, 2013      3 comments

No, not that kind of talking to. Not the kind where you beat yourself up for your mistakes and feel hopeless. No, I'm going to use a Level 5 validation on myself and then engage in some change strategies. (Sorry for the Dialectical Behavior T... Read more
Staying Motivated: Why on Earth are We Working So Hard
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      3 comments

Here are all the reasons not to care about losing weight. I have a demanding job, a daily three-hour commute, a daughter with a busy sports calendar, and why should I be judged on my weight, anyway? What does my weight say about me as a person... Read more
Ten Reasons to Stop Eating Carbs
Sunday, May 13, 2012      4 comments

1. I have more energy without them 2. Fruits and vegetables taste surprisingly delicious without them 3. I lose weight quickly without them 4. My stomach feels better without them 5. My cravings disappear without them 6. I feel fuller ... Read more
I've Gained Ten Pounds and I Hate It
Monday, May 07, 2012      5 comments

I've gained back ten pounds since September, and I hate it. I hate it because: - my new smaller clothes feel tight and uncomfortable - I'm anxious that my weight will continue to creep up, and I don't want that! - I feel that I've lost co... Read more
Enthusiastic Again
Sunday, May 06, 2012      2 comments

It's been awhile since I felt excited about weight loss, which is probably why I stopped losing weight and started gaining it! Thankfully, I've found something to make me enthusiastic about dieting again. I found www.Superbetter.com, a free we... Read more
I'm Trying to Be Grateful
Sunday, February 26, 2012      4 comments

It's a peaceful Sunday here in our house. My six-year-old is playing quietly (quick - call the newspapers!), the dogs are resting instead of begging for a bite to eat or a scratch on the ears, and my husband popped out for a quick visit with hi... Read more

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