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Happy Anniversary to Us

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      8 comments

September 3rd is my wedding anniversary. To be honest, we celebrate our "moving in together" anniversary more. I told him for years he was "just fun" and I would never marry him. He said "I'll wait until you realize you're in love with me." Pesk... Read more

An Open Letter to Stormy's Challengers

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      11 comments

Preface: As I've mentioned, I was far too shy to join communities the last time I was on Sparkpeople. I dove into it this time. As August came to a close, I had to reflect on all the beautiful changes. While you're here, let me share with you th... Read more

On a Bad Day...

Monday, August 31, 2015      7 comments

Work was stinky today. I knew this week would be difficult. I'm leaving Friday for a two week vacation. You know what they say, you pay for vacation before or after! I was prepared to pay before but some unexpected curveballs came my way that ma... Read more

I Can't? Oh really...

Saturday, August 29, 2015      11 comments

I don't know about you, but I'm stubborn. As a matter of fact, when people tell me I "can't" I get even more determined to do something. Whatever it is. Especially, and most importantly, if I tell myself "you can't." I went through a period... Read more

Why Bother?

Saturday, August 29, 2015      6 comments

I took the advice of a Sparkbuddy and treated Friday like "just another day" versus that mentality of "I was SO good all week I'm going to GO NUTS" day. Oh don't pretend you haven't done the same thing. I'm just saying it out loud, if you will. ... Read more

You Deserve It

Friday, August 21, 2015      7 comments

I am very blessed to be in a special program at work with a personal coach. When we assessed my strengths and areas of opportunity, we agreed that "self management" was something I needed to work on. My answer to obstacles at the office is to pu... Read more

After Bad Choices

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      6 comments

Today was not a stellar day. Ok, let's be honest. Today was a lousy day. There was a big work celebration in the morning. What started out as fruit turned into fruit, a few scrambled eggs, hash browns and tater tots. My colleagues kept comm... Read more

What Works for You Works for Me!

Monday, August 17, 2015      6 comments

Once again I read a great blog entry and when I answered I thought "gosh that's a great follow-up entry!" Here's the original blog from PROMISE2DESIGN. I encourage you to check it out for some good thoughts! The blog entry is entitled "Wha... Read more

No Regrets

Sunday, August 16, 2015      3 comments

It felt like everyone around me was indulging yesterday. I started out strong but by 9 PM those old thoughts were coming through for me. "Oh you've EARNED this. you DESERVE this." And yes, it's true, I surely did deserve those goodies if my prim... Read more

Today's Blog Brought to You by FRANKIEKNIGHT2

Tuesday, August 11, 2015      4 comments

Today was a grouchy day. Despite my elation over the scale this morning, the day quickly degenerated into a full-blown grumplepuss kind of day. Dawn the Grumplepuss. Then I wandered over to FRANKIEKNIGHT2's blog entry. What I found there wa... Read more

The Dreaded Weekend Food Monster

Saturday, August 08, 2015      5 comments

I can't be the only one who has a history of doing really great during the week and then gaining it all back on weekend splurging. C'mon. I'm not, right? I followed this pattern for longer than I even want to think about. Those same few pou... Read more

Just for Today - Keeping My Promises to Myself

Friday, August 07, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday there was food, food, and more food at my office. We were awash in food. At lunch there was an ice cream social outing. Breakfast had more bagels than we could eat, even if we ate 3 each. Tempting. I am a carbaholic, and let's not... Read more

Success with Backwards Thinking

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      4 comments

I am a regainer. A phrase I hadn't heard till I started reading your blogs. I lost the weight, and gained half of it back. For which I am grateful in some ways. I could have gained it all back. But in other ways I am still angry and disappointed... Read more

Team Building Event - How I Handled Alcohol

Monday, August 03, 2015      4 comments

We had an after-work team building event today. It was something I've wanted to do for a long time, a group painting event. You know, those classes where a bunch of you go and paint the same painting. These events are BYOB and food. I knew we al... Read more

Model My Diet and Self-Perception

Saturday, August 01, 2015      4 comments

Thanks to EO4WELLNESS, I found ModelMyDiet.com. I know that the intent is to show current weight and goal, but I couldn't help play around with all the other options. Read more


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