Why do milestones feel like millstones around my neck?
My birthday is next month and while this one isn't necessarily a milestone it got me to thinking about how each milestone - such as turning 50, or becoming empty nesters, or retired military couples or any of the significant events surrounding a... Read more
The puzzle of my struggle
I re-read my last blog entry and can clearly see the desperation and struggle in every word. I never really know what has lead me to SP periodically through the years. I just have an urge to check-in, some kind of homing beacon. When I first ... Read more
It was me...too
I just finished reading Andie Mitchell's book "It was me all along". I don't know what made me pick it up, just doing some shelf reading at Target and it caught my eye. Although her experience growing up was different from mine, we shared many... Read more
Pick em up, put em down..
I've had a hard time this time around with the exercise portion of my program. In the past, I lost a lot of weight and ended up getting really fit and running a marathon. Now, I've really got to go back to square one and it's fine with my body b... Read more
My mind matters...
I always feel I need to motivated to blog and today I watched a TED talk (A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit by Judson Brewer) that completely blew me away. The subject is mindfulness in how to deal with addiction to smoking, overeating or anyth... Read more
10 years on...
10 years ago I began a program to lose weight and get healthy. I was successful. It lasted about 2 years until I slowly began sliding toward the unhealthy habits that had contributed to me becoming overweight. Each year I would promise to simp... Read more
The Eve of a New Year
There are so many blogs and articles about NY resolutions, tricks to change bad habits and new things to try. But the one thing I'm focusing on isnt new at all, its what I needed to focus on for the last 3 years since I started gaining back a b... Read more
A Coffin of Flesh
Thank you to "4A Healthy BMI" for her blog "Making up for lost time". Here is a crucial part of what she said today:
"I'm just so grateful to no longer be living in my own personal coffin of flesh at a BMI over 50, with mobility issues alr... Read more
Spring is the right time for running...
Wow, its weird how amazing a run in the cool, breezy Spring can feel. I've lived all over the world and run in several different types of "springs" but somehow you appreciate it more in the South, particularly here in NW Florida! Its so nice t... Read more
Garden metaphors...for moving!
Its that (military) time again...the dreaded PCS - permanent change of station. Every summer, families everywhere begin the process of pulling up the shallow roots of their current home and readying for replanting. Some will find its time for ... Read more
Statute of Limitations on Race PR's...what about weight loss PR's?
My mother and I ran the Disney Half Marathon this past January. We endured it is more accurate. It was her first, and she was disappointed that she didn't place better. I was just happy to have finished. Recently she reminded me that apparen... Read more
Feeling so much MUCHER...
I've been reading some of Geneen Roth's works lately, mainly because I read an article in Good Housekeeping by her that stopped me in my well-worn weight loss tracks. I've been dutifully following my SP path, just like I've done with other grou... Read more
I always feel pressured to wait until some watershed moment to blog. However, sometimes when I'm reading other people's blogs they are neat shapshots of their life, I think why don't I do that? So here goes... ... Read more
Joy...its all around you!
Today I swear I was on a roll. The "thinking about stuff" is subsiding and the "doing stuff" is actually kicking in. I'm feeling feelings. My head is so right. Still, I was beginning my 4 mile run and actually wondering how I was going to ge... Read more
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Inspiration is all around...
I've had inspiration from the most unexpected sources -
1. A group run with the local running group last night, 5K, fast and had the hardest time keeping up or going fast. It inspired me to get back to fast - get on the treadmill to see ... Read more