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Rebuilding A Life

Friday, November 01, 2013      32 comments

I didn't start out to gain anything. Certainly not to rebuild my life. I was much more focused on what I didn't want than what I want and value. I started out to lose we... Read more

...Simply For the Reason That They Are Heavy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      32 comments

This week has been a roller-coaster, emotionally. I'm experiencing elation at reaching my goal weight and dream clothing size. At the same time, my ex has been pushing bu... Read more

Get Moving!

Sunday, October 20, 2013      35 comments

I have learned that I require movement. This is still a surprising concept to me. I was the kid who hated PE class. Picked last for teams, I was clumsy and non-competiti... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts We Have to Stop Talking About Weight Loss

Monday, October 14, 2013      229 comments

We have to stop talking about weight loss. The "lifestyle change" we're all creating cannot be fully present as long as we're focused on what we don't want. "I don't want... Read more

Have You Had This Illusion, Too?

Sunday, October 06, 2013      16 comments

Have you, like me, sometimes thought of your weight management journey this way? "If I could just get my body to do x, I'd have my act together..." I'm learning to... Read more

Do You Need a Few Words of Encouragement?

Saturday, October 05, 2013      14 comments

You have what it takes. All you need to do is what's in front of you today. As my mother would say, "Don't borrow trouble," from the future. Just handle today's tasks. ... Read more

On a Budget and This Is My Monthly Splurge!?

Sunday, September 29, 2013      17 comments

Dumbbells. I spent my $30 "mad money" and bought a set of heavier hand weights for my at-home workouts. Sometimes, this new lifestyle hasn't caught up with me yet and I find myself shaking my head at what excites me. Like those dumbbell... Read more

I'm Guilty!

Sunday, September 22, 2013      14 comments

Sometimes you just have to emoticon for y... Read more

The Body Achieves

Saturday, September 21, 2013      5 comments

Watch your self-talk this week. Interrupt "I don't feel like it" and "I can't do it" immediately. Replace your self-defeating or self-scorning thoughts with positive affi... Read more

The Real Goal

Saturday, September 14, 2013      4 comments

Goal weight is a minimally useful concept. The number on the scale does not define your physical health, your emotional wellness, your spiritual connectedness, your menta... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How to Keep From Starting Over

Monday, September 02, 2013      236 comments

(I just posted these thoughts in response to another member on the message boards, and I want to remember them for myself. Maybe they'll be useful to someone else, too.) Consider all the setbacks part of one journey. Then, when you enco... Read more

Goal!

Monday, September 02, 2013      8 comments

I did it! I made it to my goal weight on September 1st. So it took me just less than 6 months to lose 32 pounds on the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution. I wish I had some... Read more

A hike on the Pacific Crest Trail

Sunday, August 25, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday I went hiking with my very inspiring friend Leigh. After the death of her 21-year-old daughter, she gained about 40 pounds in her grief. Then she decided to su... Read more

A quick thought for your Sunday morning

Sunday, August 18, 2013      3 comments

It's not about getting to a certain number on the scale. It's not about "fixing" yourself after a setback. It's not about any of the self-critical messages. It's abo... Read more

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


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