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Mottos and visuals and blazing my own trail

Saturday, December 10, 2011      2 comments

Having decided to just make do with the attempt at a motivational image ... but not having printed it or posted it anywhere but in my blog ... I felt like I was leaving yet another step along the stage incomplete. Then I look at the next step a... Read more

Am I just making excuses or is this real?

Thursday, December 08, 2011      4 comments

Reality is a funny thing. For all that science can measure things with exactitude, we retain an ability to alter how we perceive reality. Some of it is odd quirks in our brain. Optical illusions are built around those - such as the one of... Read more

Not all bad choices are about weight

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

... and my ex has certainly made more than a few doozies. So, anyone who saw my last couple of statuses, I was a bit vague. Last night I didn't have enough facts to be sure, today I still only have just enough. It started with an IM f... Read more

Gonna just live with my Motivation Sheet

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      1 comments

A thanks to _JODI404 for the wisdom that my idea works for me - or I might still feel stuck on that first step. I'm going to work with the Visual Motivation Sheet I made, because to me what is important isn't some idea of what I might look like... Read more

Walking to Edmonton - first week

Monday, December 05, 2011      1 comments

The first week of my virtual walk from San Jose, CA to Edmonton, AB. I walked a total of 13.36 miles. I've decided to do a little windy route rather than "as the crow flies" so I can check out the places I pass. Leaving San Jose this firs... Read more

More on daily weight tracking

Saturday, December 03, 2011      5 comments

A while back I had entered a few of my old weigh-ins in the tracker, only to discover that there is only a single way to ever remove them - a way I didn't want to do. (You have to completely reset the measurements, meaning I'd lose all the more... Read more

This journey we're all taking

Friday, December 02, 2011      3 comments

Sometimes when people talk about this whole change of lifestyle as a journey, it's easy to imagine it as a road, long and wide, paved, easy to follow. The reality is quite different. The other day I was pondering on that and thought of the... Read more

Stage 3 Visual Motivation Sheet

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      1 comments

So, really, this is proving harder than I really expected it to be. I should have known better, since I was never the collage kind in school years ago. Nor am I a visual person. I don't mentally picture myself fitter. I don't dream in images... Read more

November comes to a close and on to December!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      1 comments

Reviewing my November goals and removing them from my Main Page. I'm also going to remove the two Winter goals that are already completed, while keeping the two that are done. == November Goals== 1) Weight stably below 235, possibly hit... Read more

Walking to my best friend's house

Monday, November 28, 2011      3 comments

I realized with all the walking I do, the idea of picking a virtual destination would be really fun. I've joined one of the "walking to _______" teams, though I haven't yet figured them out. My destination? Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. M... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 - Step 6

Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

Next step in my breakdown of Stage 2 - Healthy Diet Habits. Last step, so no more of this Blog Spamming. You're saved, folks! Step 6 - Find Unexpected Opportunities Action Steps: - Batch cook a dish that can last 4-5 days ... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 - Step 5

Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

Next step in my breakdown of Stage 2 - Healthy Diet Habits. Step 5 - Eat on Purpose Action Steps: - Eat in the same place every day (ideally not in front of TV) - Record and track your reason for eating every time you eat ... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 - Step 4

Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

Next step in my breakdown of Stage 2 - Healthy Diet Habits. Step 4 - Drink Water Action Steps: - Day 1, drink 1 cup of water, Day 2, drink 2, etc. - Drink one of the cups first thing in the morning - Make sure to have wat... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 - Step 3

Saturday, November 26, 2011      2 comments

Next step in my breakdown of Stage2 - Healthy Diet Habits. Step 3 - Exercise Consistently Action Steps: - Do 2 more cardio than you normally do - Stretch every day for 10-15 minutes - Use the Fitness Tracker No rant ... Read more

Reviewing Stage 2 - Step 2

Saturday, November 26, 2011      1 comments

Next step in my breakdown of Stage2 - Healthy Diet Habits. Step 2 - Eat the right stuff Action Steps: - Plan menu for the week with menu planner - Get 3 servings of "good" carbs every day this week - Get 3 servings of fru... Read more


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