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Keep going!

Monday, September 01, 2014      10 comments

I swear this was me today while I was out on my walk: My legs felt very heavy for the first 20 minutes of my walk today . . . I kept giving myself the pep talk, "You ... Read more

Measuring yourself

Sunday, August 10, 2014      9 comments

Your journey is not my journey. Your thing is not my thing. I'll have good days & not so good days. The good days will outnumber the not so good days.... Read more

The real workout . . .

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      8 comments

LOOVE this sentiment because I have this ongoing discussion in my head (while I'm working out) of "it's time to quit" . . . "No, you can do 5 more minutes" . . . "But I don't want to" . . . "this is your favorite song -- just do one more song" .... Read more

I can see the angel within . . .

Friday, August 01, 2014      12 comments

Periodically, I listen to the CD that accompanies Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" book/program. It's full of affirmations about healthy eating. It contains an anecdote about Michaelangelo that I've been thinking about. There is a story... Read more

Setbacks are just temporary

Saturday, July 26, 2014      4 comments

Now that I've stalled on my weight #, I've had to ask myself a couple of times, "So, what's the point of trying?" I saw this today & it reminded me that giving up is not an option: Read more

one "tiny" pound

Sunday, July 20, 2014      6 comments

My goal all along has been to get to a healthy BMI for my height. At 5' 1", I don't have a lot of extra space for love handles. For the past two weeks I've been "stalled" & bouncing around with 2 pounds. I really want/need/should get rid of... Read more

Towards & Away From Motivation

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      7 comments

Renee Stephens wrote a very powerful book called "Full Filled" where she talks about "diets" and our ongoing relationship with food. One of her ideas that has really stuck with me is about "away-from" and "towards" motivation. It's pretty e... Read more

I need a kick in the butt today . . .

Sunday, July 13, 2014      5 comments

Why do we go around spending so much time avoiding change, when we know deep in our heart, it's what we really need to do?!? I've got some challenges & potential changes c... Read more

I vow to always tell myself the truth

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      8 comments

I like to art journal ideas & things that inspire me. I heard this phrase the other day & found some elements to decorate it. There are "stories" that I've told mysel... Read more

Don't give up on your success

Monday, July 07, 2014      9 comments

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of posts about slip-ups and failing and . . . I experience the same sort of thing . . . leaves me wondering, "what's wrong with me??!??!??" When I saw this: Read more

Growing older

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      6 comments

Where did I ever get the idea that the older I got, the more "pulled together" I would be? Things would make more sense; I'd have greater clarity of purpose. I'd have my "act" together. Read more

Food and mood

Sunday, June 29, 2014      8 comments

When I look back over my past year, I start to realize how often I used food to try to alter my mood. Wanted to feel more creative??? eat something Feeling sad???? have a little treat Even happy & euphoric could lead to overeating (who doesn'... Read more

Growth and change

Friday, June 27, 2014      3 comments

I came across this today & it reminded me of my "of course it's hard" first blog: If "wishing" or "hoping" would make me healthier, I'd be an Olympic star by now. I kn... Read more

Making a Pledge to Myself

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      4 comments

While I was cleaning out some clutter this week, I came across a stack of old fitness magazines. I noticed a sticky note on a copy of Self magazine, highlighting one of their "challenges". It involved making a 3 month commitment to exercise & he... Read more

banning these excuses . . .

Sunday, June 22, 2014      7 comments

I saw this graphic today & realized I've said each of these at least once in my life: An excuse can always be beat back by a better, healthier motivation. I'm not "t... Read more


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