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Thursday Goals

Thursday, January 22, 2015      5 comments

I went to the first Zumba class of the semester. My heart was thumping out of my chest; I couldn't breath; I was so happy! There's another class tonight 7:30-8:15, which is r... Read more

Wednesday goals

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      6 comments

Write it before I bite it, because I have a second chance to make a better decision. Over time, I can investigate alternative and make changes. With practice, tracking food t... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      6 comments

Happy Mon...OOPS...Tuesday. The semester starts today, including new group fitness schedule. These are the class that fit in after work & picking up DS16 from either school or extracurricular. Seriously, this is just what works into my schedule;... Read more

Sunday Goals & Why Diets Don't Work for Me

Sunday, January 18, 2015      7 comments

I'd like to lose the last 30-40 pounds, and decided the way to that was to be sugar & alcohol free, along with counting calories, eating every 2-3 hours, exercising 6 days a week, and other good habits. Giving up sugar & alcohol has been the har... Read more

Friday Goals

Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas A. Edison I finally lost a pound! It took 2 weeks of... Read more

Thursday Goals

Thursday, January 15, 2015      8 comments

Focus on what I can change, and on the present, not on other people (past, present, & future). It is a distraction to be frustrated with my dear departed mother for not taking better care of herself, for loving food, finding more enjoyment with ... Read more

Wednesday goals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      4 comments

14 days sugar/alcohol free, I'm starting Week 3 of the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge. Action Plan: 1. Fine-tune your pantry. I brought a tin of shortbread cookies (holiday gift) to work, just to get them out of the house. I'm making... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      6 comments

I invite you to write down these headings: 1. Family 2. Wellness 3. Professional 4. Personal Growth Next come up with one goal for each facet of your life. Then write one small step toward each goal. 1. Family: bring up independen... Read more

Monday Goals & Your Brain Is A Jerk

Monday, January 12, 2015      6 comments

Your Brain Is A Jerk: 5 Cognitive Biases That Are Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Goals www.burnthefatblog.com/h
ow-your-own-brain-is-sabot
aging-your-fat-loss-goals.php The human brain is hard-wired for self delusion! Ever... Read more

Sunday Goals

Sunday, January 11, 2015      7 comments

It can take up to 6 weeks for the scale to show results. Sure, it's frustrating not lose the weight I think I deserve. How would I act now it I knew 100% guaranteed that 6 weeks from now I'll be happy with my weigh in? I would keep doing everyth... Read more

Saturday Goals

Saturday, January 10, 2015      8 comments

I'm really good at maintenance. It's my first weigh in of the year, and even though I've been in my calorie range, worked out daily, and have cut out added sugar and alcohol, I've only lost a quarter pound. Sigh. At least I didn't gain. Sa... Read more

The Weekend is Nearly 30% of Your Week

Friday, January 09, 2015      5 comments

TGIF! Heading into the weekend, the most challenging time for me. During the week I have the structure of work to keep me focused. There's no time to linger over breakfast & lunch because I have stuff to do. I have to get to work, or get back to... Read more

Thursday Goals

Thursday, January 08, 2015      7 comments

This is my home gym. I workout 6 days a week, for at least 20 min. It increases my mood & energy, and reduces stress. I've completely unhitched exercise and weight loss. It's... Read more

20 Weeks + 6 Habits = Transformation

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      8 comments

Memorial Day is in 20 weeks away. 20 weeks plus 6 game-changing habits = total transformation. For the next 20 weeks I'll be laser focused on the following habits to leave me feeling absolutely fabulous, optimistic, hopeful, like a rock star for... Read more

Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      10 comments

It's cold, the roads are slippery, so I haven't been food shopping the last few days, and there's not much food in the house. So after work I'm going on a big food shopping trip. 1. Write it before I bite it. 2. 1200-1600 cal range 3. 1... Read more


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