The crisscross effect
In "The Spark", sparkguy talks about the crisscross effect: how making just a small change, and making it a habit, can spill over into other areas of your life and snowball even greater changes.
I've been seeing a little bit of the crisscro... Read more
Self indulgence vs. being satisfied
It would seem that if you're self indulgent, you'd be satisfied, right? Only I'm not moving in the right direction, and that doesn't satisfy me.
It's not that I indulge my every whim. But I got to thinking about it, and I think that maybe I... Read more
Our body image
There was a show with Carson Dailey a while ago -- I can make you beautiful or something like that. It got a bit boring, because it was always the same, but it was about making women feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin.
One of ... Read more
I have the rest of my life
I read this in an article somewhere on weight loss, about how we have the rest of our lives to figure out what works for us. We want it all right now, but it's true -- we DO have the rest of our lives to figure it out. As frustrating as that may... Read more
The two step
One step forward, two steps back, or is it two steps forward and one step back? Whatever. I feel a bit stuck in it.
I feel more focused and energized, more full of optimism. And yet at the same time I still feel stuck.
I've been making... Read more
Spend time to save money
My last spend blog is about spending money, so I suppose that that's appropriate. In the knowledge is power groove, you can't know what you're spending each month if you don't track it. Just like you can't know what you're actually eating if you... Read more
Spend energy to make energy
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. There might just be one more "spend" blog. We'll see.
This is a concept I absolutely can't get my husband to buy into to. That if you exercise, you actually feel more energetic.
Some of you may be re... Read more
Spend time to lose weight?
Ok, I already know that it takes time to lose weight. I wish it didn't, but it's the simple, honest truth. I just figured I was on a roll with the titles!
I have resisted getting a monthly pass for WW for a year and a half now. As a lifetim... Read more
Spend time to make time
It seems ironic, doesn't it? I have definitely spent more time than usual on my goals lately. The whole-year goals, action plans for those goals, my monthly challenge.
The upside is that I am much more focused and am getting more done. I e... Read more
Heahthy habits challenge: January
I create a new healthy habits challenge for myself each month. This month's was a bit delayed because I've been working so hard on my goals for this year -- dreaming them up, coming up with an action plan. The good news is that DH & I seem to be... Read more
A good night's sleep & misc ramblings
I am a walker. It's the rare day I don't walk. Saturday was one of those days. It was too cold & snowy to take the dogs out (or at least Chester thought so). Because it was a rest day and we went to the movies, I didn't walk inside, either, and ... Read more
Making a list, checking it twice
I did spend some time yesterday working on my visionboard for my goals. All I got done was writing out those goals in nice calligraphy -- but it's a start. And it seems to be working already.
One of my goals was to finish our kitchen rennov... Read more
That's part of why I want to tackle a food blog (my passion for food could be another reason). This weekend, apparently, I inspired DH. Not foodwise, unfortunately, he invariably chooses something with the least nutritional value possible.
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The sweet spot
Pun intended! I was musing this morning about finding that sweet spot -- that spot where everything seems to be balanced. I've never had a bona fide eating disorder, but sometimes my relationship with food -- even now -- is pretty unbalanced.
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Hard at work on the goals
I spent some time in "my" room this morning. It isn't easy, trying to figure out where to put stuff in this tiny room lacking space, but I'll figure it out and I WILL be using this room this year.
I thought about my goal to start painting ... Read more