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As if in Answer to my Prior Blog

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      2 comments

The most beautiful thing I've seen about being alone: www.zefrank.com/zesblog/
archives/2010/08/how_to_be
_alone_1.html ... Read more

Isolation - How to Change on the Path to Health?

Monday, September 06, 2010      2 comments

I can see isolation, the loneliest patch of my life the past decade, is my main problem. Today I learned someone I care for deeply is dating other women and changed his online dating profile from "open/undecided" in the want children secti... Read more

16 - My lucky number

Saturday, July 31, 2010      1 comments

So with 16 more pounds to my goal as of today, I thought I'd celebrate! I happen to have been born on the 16th of a month, and it has always felt like my lucky number. I have started working weekly (unpaid except in great conversation, sp... Read more

Changes that needed to happen (along with 33 pounds gone)

Sunday, July 18, 2010      4 comments

So this week I: 1) Dropped out of grad school before it began. . . requested a 1-year deferment in case I change my mind months down the road. When I was staring at $100,000 in loan debt, I decided I'd better be completely certain the o... Read more

Camp Goodtimes

Sunday, July 04, 2010      0 comments

I just can't say enough about the energy and staff at this amazing camp my daughter was at this week. www.campgoodtimeswest.or
g/ Due to her summer camp schedule, I actually have not seen/talked with my child for more... Read more

The Sacrifice Dance

Sunday, June 20, 2010      2 comments

My daughter had her first ever dance recital tonight, and her teacher came up to me afterward and singled her out as an outstanding student, encouraging her to do more. She looks so natural on stage. I told her if I get that 2nd job I ha... Read more

My Response to a Reader Response to My Blog

Friday, June 11, 2010      0 comments

Reader: I doubt that this your life has been different the last 10 years from the prior 10 years, and the 10 before that. Me: I beg to differ - a decade that includes a string of major traumas is definitely different than all the decade... Read more

Healthy Reflections

Monday, June 07, 2010      1 comments

From the Healthy Reflections Today "Remember that what happens to you is not who you are. It's history. It's past. Your true self takes that history and decides how to make the best possible future out of it. You have the power to keep you... Read more

A path out of doubt

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      1 comments

I am trying to find my way, and this spark stuff is the best thing that grounds me. My self-doubt is huge. I have thoughts of dropping out of my school program before it starts, pondering whether adulthood has to be this lonely, finances ... Read more

Downsizing

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      3 comments

All my weight loss is happening top down, which I think is pretty common. Since I did not take any tape measurements, here is progress I can see: My shirts are down 3 sizes since starting SP. My pants are down 1-1/2 sizes. I c... Read more

Done Hating Self

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      0 comments

I have had it with hating myself! I am not going to play this game any longer. Partly because I spend a lot of time alone, I am aware that my internal dialogue is mostly one of self-hatred. A pretty constant deluge of comments, "You could... Read more

Humor for National Medical Transcriptionist Week (Who knew? Certainly not anyone other than an MT)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010      1 comments

DICTATION GUIDELINES FOR DOCTORS Adherence to these guidelines will assure the highest quality transcribed reports in the shortest amount of time. 1. At the beginning of the dictation, take as deep a breath as you possibly can. N... Read more

Do You Ever Want Someone Else's Happiness?

Sunday, May 16, 2010      0 comments

My goal for this year is to start to build a foundation of joy for the future rather than looking so much to the darkness of my past decade. This includes new friendships, self-care, and allowing joy to enter my life more often. In this j... Read more

To Splurge or Not to Splurge

Friday, May 14, 2010      0 comments

I received some very interesting feedback from my discussion about feeling restricted for the first time in 3 months with SP, and dreaming of splurging and have a day without calorie counting. Here are the opinions/advice people shared: 1... Read more

Taking Stock at 3 Months

Saturday, May 08, 2010      0 comments

During this week is my 3-month anniversary with SparkPeople, and here are things that have changed: 1) No more high cholesterol. 2) No more borderline hypertension. 3) Exactly on track with losing 2 pounds per week. . . 21 po... Read more


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