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Guilt vs Toxic Guilt

Sunday, March 21, 2010      4 comments

I just finished reading Coach Dean's article on toxic guilt. It immediately went into my saved articles. I will use his three steps to help me get control over my guilt tendencies instead of letting that guilt fester and poison me. Coach Dean... Read more

Sometimes Doing The Right Thing Is Hard

Friday, March 19, 2010      7 comments

Sometimes doing the right thing is hard. This is especially true when you have to sacrifice to do what is right and you know that others will criticize you, taunt you and try to drag you through the mud; right down to their level. It isn't ab... Read more

We Were Human Popsicles At Water Aerobics Today!

Thursday, March 18, 2010      3 comments

The day started with a trip to the physical therapist. She was pleased with my progress and we talked about how good water aerobics is for me. Feeling motivated, I completed my visit and drove to the pool where I take my water class. So far ... Read more

I'm Really Lucky!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010      4 comments

I got to thinking today about the word luck so I looked it up in the dictionary. According to Webster's New World Dictionary luck is defined as: "(1) the seemingly chance happening of events that affect someone; fortune; lot (2) good fortune".... Read more

My Progress In Learning To Love Myself As I Am Now

Monday, March 15, 2010      2 comments

Today's assignment for the March Challenge, Learning To Love Myself As I Am Now, is to evaluate my own progress in the challenge at the half way mark. This challenge has been a good one for me because I'm so self critical. I often expect m... Read more

Noticing My Own Good Traits

Sunday, March 14, 2010      7 comments

If I've asked myself once, I've asked myself a thousand times, why do I notice others strong points but don't notice my own? As part of the March Love Yourself As You Are Now Challenge, I am writing this blog about myself. This feels very unco... Read more

Strawberry Season

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      3 comments

I love this time of year here in Florida! It is the season of strawberries and the annual Strawberry Festival. Although the weather has put a bit of a damper on the local strawberry crop, as it gets warmer and the berries begin to peak, they b... Read more

I Am A Beautiful Person

Sunday, March 07, 2010      9 comments

Today's assignment for the March Challenge, Love Yourself As You Are Now, is to write something positive about yourself in the status bar on your Spark page. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to write that I am beautiful and I dese... Read more

Something Special Just For Me

Sunday, March 07, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday after joining the Polk Group for a team walk, I went to the Bloom'n Arts Festival. I wondered up and down the isles and enjoyed all of the art work and crafts. I love to go to craft shows and indulge myself in going whenever possible... Read more

What I want to do for myself in the Love Myself As I Am Now March Challenge 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010      7 comments

The Challenge for March 2010, is to learn to love yourself as you are right now. This means that I have to look at myself realistically and be able to see my faults and accept them and be able to celebrate my gifts and strong points. I need t... Read more

Spa Day

Saturday, February 27, 2010      4 comments

This morning our local team had a spa day. I wasn't sure what to expect but between the facials, hand and feet massages, heat packs, snacks, relaxation breathing and laughter, we all had a great time. One of our members said she thought she'd ... Read more

Loving Myself As I Am Now

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      6 comments

This year I decided that I would give up negative self talk/actions (and replace it with loving myself as I am now) for Lent. I have been working on this concept for about a year and a half now, but I want to ramp it up and work on being more ... Read more

Me vs Negative Self Behavior

Sunday, February 21, 2010      3 comments

Sometimes I am so into the habit of seeing if anyone is watching me or judging me that it detracts from my enjoyment the moment. I catch sight of myself in a mirror or window and wonder, do I look this fat to others? What do they think of when... Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...

Friday, February 19, 2010      4 comments

I had an interesting doctor's appointment this morning. My doctor didn't like the fact that I still have a persistent cough. She heard wheezing when she listened to my chest but my lungs are clear. This is good news, kind of. She told me tha... Read more

Making Better Choices When Eating Out

Thursday, February 18, 2010      3 comments

Hubby took me out for breakfast this morning and I noticed something great! We went to a place where we go fairly often and usually have the same server. When she came to take our order she looked at me and said, "You'd like the veggie omelett... Read more


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