It's about worthiness
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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Why it's good to be a tortoise
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