Practice makes perfect (almost)
There's a reason you have to practice your baby steps over & over until they become second nature: because sometimes life throws you curve balls.
We had company again last night. They were supposed to come at 6 pm. In the early afternoon, m... Read more
Trust is a funny thing, isn't it? We would all like to say we trust ourselves and others, but how many times are we plagued by doubt?
We are getting a generator installed. It's something we talked about doing in Austin, but never got around... Read more
It's official: I'm mean
We're sitting outside after finishing our dinner, and I ask my husband what he wants for dessert. I have strawberry-rhubarb crisp or the cheesecake. He says he wants a big ice cream sundae.
I've already told him that someday I want to walk ... Read more
Fueling my body
This week my goal has been to make better choices in the snacks I eat -- more savory snacks that really fuel my days. I was doing well, too, until the power outage on Sunday. I didn't want to get into the refrigerator, so that limited me. I ende... Read more
Best laid plans, take II
I'll make up for my lack of blogging this weekend with a double blog today.
All I wanted to do this morning was lay on the couch & watch all 4 hours of the "Today Show". But it's a beautiful day today -- no rain, relatively cool & not too h... Read more
The best laid plans
Actually, all in all yesterday went pretty well, even if not quite the way I planned it.
We had a couple & their 2 young children over -- one of my husband's coworkers (actually, his one "employee" now that he's a manager, altho that's abou... Read more
Creating a healthy lifestyle
I read an SP member's blog a little while ago; she was talking about what part of a healthy lifestyle is due to nutrition, to behavior modification, and to exercise. She was developing her own "formula". But I think that all parts of a healthy l... Read more
The road to success is always under construction
That was my leader's quote at today's meeting. So true! Being "done" (aka, done being fat) was all the rage, but the truth is that no matter how long we are at our goal weights, we're never really "done". And if you think you're "done", you prob... Read more
Easy as ABC
Well, it IS. We all know what to do -- we really do, unless we're just starting our journeys. Way way back, before WW, I had no clue what healthy eating meant. But now I do. There are no excuses.
Why do we let OOC take over when it feels so... Read more
What's fear got to do with it?
Everything, I think. I think most overweight people are fearful people. They may not appear so on the surface, but deep down inside, fear is weighing them down.
Yesterday I had some errands to run. I had planned to take the dogs with me, as... Read more
I had the idea for this blog a while ago; I didn't know I'd be falling so hard for it myself in the meantime!
I think many of Americans' problems, and not just with weight, lies with instant gratification. It's not the only cause, of course... Read more
A fresh meal
Yesterday I dragged DH to a new farmer's market. I pointed out to him that farmer's markets here are only open til the end of October, unlike in Austin, where they're open year round (I'll miss that!). Altho apparently this particular one has an... Read more
Don't supersize me!
There is an internal war going on in our house. DH always wants to go somewhere or order from somewhere that has a deal; I want to eat healthy. He's all about the money; I'm all about the quality and portion size.
Take the other night, for ... Read more
A weight update
So I stayed the same at my WI today. Oh, there are all sorts of excuses, as there always are: maybe that pizza last night wasn't such a great idea; TOM should arrive next week, and I'm sure feeling the cramps with the impending arrival; and I fo... Read more
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That, apparently, is the title of a new reality tv show. It claims that the average American woman is a size 14/16 now, and basically, it's the bachelor with plus sized woman.
I am not sure how I feel about this. While it is nice to have "r... Read more