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In the end, these things matter most...

Thursday, August 15, 2013      3 comments

I'm letting go of perfectionism. I'm tired of holding myself to higher standards than I'd ever enforce on anyone else. With compassion, I'm letting go of being afraid o... Read more

Small Minds or Big Dreams?

Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

I choose my big dreams! ... Read more

Five Months on DASH -- Progress Report

Sunday, August 11, 2013      3 comments

I started following the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution five months ago, on 3/8/13. Today, I'm down 30.5 lbs on DASH and 33.5 altogether. I've lost 8.25 inches from my wa... Read more

My Ex Says I Can't Do It

Wednesday, August 07, 2013      8 comments

I have to vent. I know you'll understand. My ex (with whom I share my daughter, so of course I have to see her often) has always been very strong, and has worked in construction most of her adult life. She is also former military, and y... Read more

Wonderful to Go, Wonderful to Come Home

Tuesday, July 30, 2013      2 comments

I celebrated my birthday with my dear friend in Youngstown, and stuck to my eating plan about 80% of the time. I guess shaking it up by being on vacation was good, because the scale is down this morning. I am thrilled that I lost 1.5 lbs while... Read more

My Secret Weapon Against Fast Food and Summer Heat

Sunday, July 21, 2013      1 comments

Ta da! This is my Vector car cooler. Okay, this isn't my actual cooler, but I have this exact model. It plugs into the cigarette lighter/outlet in my car and keeps my ... Read more

Why the Anti-obesity Establishment Keeps Failing

Monday, July 15, 2013      3 comments

"The latest clinical trials suggest that all of us would benefit from fewer (if any) sugars and fewer refined grains (bread, pasta) and starchy vegetables (potatoes). This was the conventional wisdom through the mid-1960s, and then we turned the... Read more

DASH Diet Four-Month Progress Report

Sunday, July 07, 2013      5 comments

I started following the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (author: Marla Crill Heller) on March 8, 2013. This is the way of eating I've been looking for all my adult life. ... Read more

Walking to Ohio, Month 1

Sunday, June 30, 2013      3 comments

I'm doing a challenge on the Leslie Sansone Walking DVDs Team: I've decided to virtually walk from my home in Los Angeles to my friend's home in Youngstown, Ohio. It's a ... Read more

A Shout Out

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      2 comments

I want to shout out to all my sister and brother lesbian, gay and bi folk who, like me, find ourselves single on this historic day. Yes, we're having a different experience than our coupled friends, but don't you feel the ancestors wrapping ange... Read more

A Lifelong Romance

Sunday, June 23, 2013      2 comments

I keep thinking that my initial reaction to this quote was to reject it as trite and irrelevant to my journey. But the longer I sit with it, it points me to all the many ... Read more

I refuse!

Saturday, June 22, 2013      1 comments

There is so much personal power to be gained by refusing to participate in body-bashing. As I lose weight, I'm also working on laying down the burden of self-hatred. ... Read more

Size 10

Sunday, June 16, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday, I hit my favorite thrift store because I had a problem: My size 12 work pants were saggy and I kept having to hitch them up. So, off to Sun Thrift I went. I left with 3 pairs of size 10 work pants, some jeans and capris in my new s... Read more

Be Willing to Change

Sunday, June 09, 2013      1 comments

As I shared in my last blog entry, I was asked for weight-loss advice recently. I told the person that I could talk about what I'm eating and what I'm not eating, but my biggest tips have to do with behavior. I talked about finding a foundatio... Read more

What's your foundation?

Monday, June 03, 2013      3 comments

I was recently asked for some advice as to how to stick to a weight-loss/health-improvement program. I'm no expert, and there are lots of people on Sparkpeople with more weight loss and years of success maintaining. But at the time, I was on t... Read more

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