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It's about worthiness

Monday, November 03, 2008      4 comments

What are you worth? Your loved ones, hopefully, think you're worth a lot. But what do you think you're worth? Are you worth the time it takes to prepare a healthy meal? Are you worth the time it takes to get to bed on time? Are you worth making ... Read more

Time saver: frozen meals

Sunday, November 02, 2008      5 comments

In tandem with yesterday's post on where did my time go, today I'm sharing about frozen meals. And not the ones that come from the grocery store, either. SP has an article around somewhere on making your own frozen meals. Lately I've been t... Read more

Where'd my time go?

Saturday, November 01, 2008      2 comments

I thought this was an appropriate post for a day when we get an extra hour's sleep. Altho I always figure you're really sleeping the same amount of time, you just change the clock. That's the way I look at it, anyway. I often wonder just wh... Read more

The sweets diet

Thursday, October 30, 2008      3 comments

Anyone who gets to know me, knows I have a sweet tooth. It's genetic. I get it from both sides of my family. In addition, I love to cook & bake -- and I'm good at it. So I've had to learn how to incorporate sweets into my weight loss plan. ... Read more

Fake it until you make it

Wednesday, October 29, 2008      5 comments

I'm an idea person. I get a lot of ideas; some good, some bad. Most aren't acted on, a few are, and some of those are actually pretty good (meaning most aren't). And yes, I get ideas for blogs at weird times, so I actually do write down my ideas... Read more

Accept yourself

Monday, October 27, 2008      4 comments

You hear it all the time: you need to love yourself the way you are, warts and all. But why? I'm not sure it ever really sunk in before, but it came to me yesterday. How many times have you lost weight, with only your goal as your focus? Ha... Read more

Why is mindful eating so hard?

Saturday, October 25, 2008      3 comments

I was pondering that today as I was eating lunch outside. We're having stupdendous weather -- dry (even tho we desperately need some rain), cool mornings & warm afternoons. If it's cold & wet where you are, I'm sorry! Anyway, I did have a n... Read more

Little things add up

Friday, October 24, 2008      3 comments

Little things do add up, both good and bad. You don't have to do 30 minutes of cardio all at one shot -- doing 10 minutes 3 times throughout the day is just as effective. You can also inject things like strength training throughout your day... Read more

Backsliding

Thursday, October 23, 2008      3 comments

I admit I worry about backsliding sometimes. I haven't yet, but better people than me have, and of course I have in the past. I think, in some ways, it's inevitable. It's part of the lifestyle change we're making, in fact, because our priorities... Read more

Less weight, more confidence

Wednesday, October 22, 2008      4 comments

One of the many benefits of weight loss is more confidence. As I've written before, despite losing almost 20 pounds, I'm still fat. I'm not looking for sympathy here, it's just the way it is: I still weigh too much for my height. I can feel... Read more

Getting stronger

Tuesday, October 21, 2008      2 comments

Would I exercise if I didn't need to to keep at a healthy weight? That's a really good question. The truth is that exercise isn't just about keeping your weight down or being able to eat more. It's about having the strength to power through... Read more

Change takes time

Sunday, October 19, 2008      3 comments

Sometimes it takes a really, really long time. But patience and persistence pay off -- as do paying attention. We got Chester as a tiny puppy almost 3 years ago. Simba is a very self assured, dominant cat, and he's been fine with him since ... Read more

Eye on the prize

Saturday, October 18, 2008      1 comments

Even though I live in a place with a mild winter, I'm not immune to the flagging motivation that comes along with shorter days and cooler temperatures. It gets harder and harder to motivate myself to get up and moving when I'm covered in a ... Read more

Happiness comes from the struggle

Friday, October 17, 2008      1 comments

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." -- George Sheehan I am getting close to my first goal: the first 10% gone. Only a pound and a half to go. I was so sure ... Read more

Why it's good to be a tortoise

Thursday, October 16, 2008      1 comments

I sometimes bemoan how slowly I lose weight. It can be hard to look around at the people my age who seem to effortlessly take off the pounds. I also know if I was willing to foreswear sweets, I might be one of those people effortlessly shedding ... Read more


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