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Connecting the Dots!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I've started working on my art every day. I love it so much that I do it for hours. Consequently, I am not snacking. I fill up my thermos with hot tea and drink it while I'm sculpting. Wow, the pounds are melting off. So very happy!!

  
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KIMBERLEY60 1/11/2012 10:41PM

    so true...it makes me happy in several ways...Thank you for your comment.

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MCJULIEO 1/11/2012 5:50PM

    What an excellent by-product of your art!

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who do you cheat?

Sunday, January 08, 2012

When you put off what you should do today for tomorrow, you only cheat yourself. That seems so apparent to me now, in every aspect of my life. Live today as though it is the only day you have.

  
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KIMBERLEY60 1/8/2012 7:52PM

    Isn't that the truth....
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JUST_TRI_IT 1/8/2012 12:42PM

    I guess when we are very young, tomorrow seems like a very good timeline. But as we age (or as we get wiser??) we figure it out. Tomorrow is a figment of our imagination and today is real. Do it now :)

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Short and Sweet

Thursday, January 05, 2012

This really resonates with me. I read it in The Happiness Project book. Here goes:


"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

It gets me on the treadmill and bike every morning. I hope it helps some of you as well.
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JUST_TRI_IT 1/7/2012 1:17AM

    It certainly does ... Thanks!

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a day full of happiness and stress

Sunday, May 08, 2011

My daughter graduated from Lewis and Clark College today. It was a great ceremony and we are so proud of her. Then came the stress....packing up her apartment right after the ceremony so she can catch a flight home at 8:00 AM. Wow...we are still working on it. She packing the last few odds and ins. Tempers have flared off and on...hopefully in another half hour we will be finished...blah!

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 5/14/2011 11:53PM

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oh yeah..p.s. stop the snacking

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I recently saw a nutritionist about my weight. We discussed my eating habits. She looked at what I was eating and what I wasn't. overall, I have been eating fairly healthy but have to beef up on my dairy, especially milk so I get my calcium.

It was not a surprise that my snacking between meals is my downfall. She asked me what I would consider a snack after I get home from work. She told me my choice of snacks really wasn't a "snack" but rather like an extra meal. She wants me to quit snacking altogether.

"You must not eat between meals. Eat your meal and then do not eat again until your next meal."

I thought about that and said, "Well, couldn't I have a mandarin orange for a snack?"

She told me, "No, you must not snack on anything"

Well, I've thought quite a bit about this. At the time I was thinking that I knew there were diets that actually encouraged six small meals, or healthy snacks between meals, etc. No snacking, not even on a mandarin orange?

Also, I was told to put something big and bold on the refrigerator or other areas where "snack foods" reside. Using something like a large colorful ribbon or colorful sign that reminds me to think about what I am doing before opening "Pandora's Box". My words, not hers.....

I do think I am letting it sink in and it now makes sense to me. Snacking is my downfall. I eat very reasonable meals. without the snacking I certainly would not be residing within this oversized body. I can remember walking home from school as a child thinking about what I would eat when I got there. Not only is it enjoyable and gives me comfort, it is a long time habit. I am making my signs today, both for the fridge as well as the closet I peer into. I do this as a behavioral habit. If I look in and don't see something enticing, I shut the door. Obviously, I am not hungry. I probably open the fridge at least five times between meals if I am home.

I believe with my signs in place, at least I will be mindful of what I am doing. I will actually have to stop and make a conscious decision to open that door. I am going to work on making the decision to say no and walk away.

  


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