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Love hurts sometimes

Friday, March 08, 2013      9 comments

My 17 YO darling daughter is like petting a porcupine - occasionally you get in a few strokes without getting hurt before she pelts you with spikes - then you spend the rest of the day pulling the barbs out. She talked to me today and we had 15 ... Read more

Clearing out the old to make room for the new

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      6 comments

When I have issues on my mind I clean. Had a bit of time at work today and cleared out a whole lot of files that have been sitting around. I have a plan to re-organize my bedroom this week. It is really freeing to release all these things I have... Read more

Changing to make new habits

Monday, March 04, 2013      7 comments

So I want to work to change my old habits into new healthier ones. First I need to identify the poor habits - the first one I am focussing on is - eating at night. Looking at my food journal it is the food I take in during the evening that puts ... Read more

It doesn't hurt to allow others in

Saturday, March 02, 2013      2 comments

When I was growing up - one of the main things I remember is the family rule - never talk about what happens with the family - never ask for help - never think you are good because then you will be too big for your britches - well I have to retr... Read more

It is hard to ask for help

Saturday, March 02, 2013      9 comments

I have spent my life being self reliant, priding myself on not asking for help, dealing with life and issues in my own way (not always in the best way) but in my mind I didn't have to ask for help. So this year I have been trying something diffe... Read more

Stepped outside my comfort zone and survived

Saturday, July 28, 2012      7 comments

Last night I went to the Team Diabetes meet and greet and let me tell you doing this puts me in a tizzy because I am quiet and reserved and I went up to people at the meet and greet and introduced myself and held conversations - and I survived. ... Read more

How to trick myself into doing good for me!

Thursday, July 26, 2012      2 comments

I have spent my life making sure that everything is working for others, BUT, when it comes to me I spend my time setting up road blocks so that i stumble and fall and get off course. So I signed up to take part in the Team Diabetes upcoming... Read more

Creating my positive affirmation

Monday, February 28, 2011      2 comments

Was just reading an article by Pas Paskaran on how to create an affirmation. The jist of the article is that I need to create a positive affirmation that will guide me towards reaching my goal. The affirmations I create need to be positive and w... Read more

A good week of choices

Friday, February 25, 2011      3 comments

So this week was good. I made the following good choices this week - healthy food choices, stopped myself from reaching for food when I was bored or after the fight with my darling daughter after she expressed herself inappropriately with me - r... Read more

What are my triggers?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

Trigger Foods and Situations For the purpose of this assignment a Trigger Food is defined as the one that gets you off course for the next hour and you are not eating because you are truly hungry. A Trigger Situation is where you are, who y... Read more

Why do I want to make a change in my life?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      1 comments

What do you want to change? I want to eat for the right reasons. I want to be an example of what healthy looks like to my darlings. I want to have physical activity daily in my life I want to enjoy what I eat I want to be at peak phy... Read more

Accepting Responsibility and taking the 5% challenge on

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

I am committed to figuring out this Challenge. I am committed to eating healthy and exercising regularly. I am committed to losing 5% of my current weight for the 5% Challenge, which will be 18.25 lbs . . . And I will do it . . . 2011 Goa... Read more

Sep 1 - time to examine

Thursday, September 02, 2010      0 comments

Well my holidays end in six days and you know what - for all the changes that hae been going on for the last month during holidays, renovations, dealing with darling children issues and having aha moments like crazy (reading Women, Food and God)... Read more

Day 2 of 36

Thursday, December 03, 2009      1 comments

Good day. Stayed on track, need to work on making and keeping time for myself. The more content I am in my life at this time the desire to use food to solve my problems goes to the back. I look forward to keeping this style for as long as I can.... Read more

Day 1 of 36

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      1 comments

I look at the scale and I could beat myself up because I have let it creep up to what it is today, BUT what would that accomplish. I acknowledge that I did this all to myself so if I did it I can undo. Being negative is not going to help in fact... Read more


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