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Celebrate non-scale victories

Wednesday, June 04, 2008      4 comments

What happens when the scale doesn't budge? Do you go into a tailspin? Figure this isn't working anyway, so why not give up? This is part of why I don't own a scale. Yes, it's good to be accountable in some way, and while I measure myself, t... Read more

Body Challenge

Tuesday, June 03, 2008      1 comments

I "borrowed" this idea from www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal.asp?id=D
ONANDMARY77 The challenge is to look at yourself in the mirror and name three things that you like. And that can be challenging, can't i... Read more

Ab-a-thon

Monday, June 02, 2008      0 comments

I know, it's not on SP, but it looks interesting. Fitness Magazine is sponsoring a crunchless Ab-a-thon for the month of June, www.fitnessmagazine.com/
workout/abs/challenge/ab-a
-thon-guide/ I am signed up for the J... Read more

July goals

Sunday, June 01, 2008      3 comments

What happened to June, you might ask? Well, for the first time, I'm going to put a weight goal out there. I don't usually like weight goals; actual weight loss is such a crap shoot for me. But they say you gotta put it out there, so here goes: ... Read more

Canine Good Citizen

Saturday, May 31, 2008      5 comments

That's Lola. Both my dogs are rescue dogs, but Chester we got as a little puppy, and Lola was 10 months old -- with no training at all. She is basically a very sweet dog, but she has her quirks, which we've worked long and hard on. She was ... Read more

Friday Fit Tip: Variety not the spice of life

Friday, May 30, 2008      4 comments

Would you believe too much variety in your diet can actually hurt you? It's true. It's a somewhat uniquely American problem, too. When people are given access to a variety of food, they tend to eat more. They did a study with jelly beans, a... Read more

A simple equation?

Thursday, May 29, 2008      4 comments

Losing weight is a simple equation, isn't it? Burn more calores than you take in = weight loss Or is it? I read about a study recently, I forget where. Anyway, they fed a group of people 1000 extra calories a day. I don't think ex... Read more

Celebrating successes, again

Wednesday, May 28, 2008      1 comments

I did go to my WW meeting last weekend. And I was quite surprised that I'd lost almost 1 pound! 1 pound in 1 week is huge for me, although I know many get frustrated with that small amount. But I celebrate it. Any move down is a move in the righ... Read more

Pay it forward

Tuesday, May 27, 2008      3 comments

For those who never saw the movie, it was about doing three nice things for people: people you love, or just people off the street. With no expectations of being paid back, just putting it out there. To see what happens. How the world might chan... Read more

You're not alone

Monday, May 26, 2008      3 comments

Are you by yourself this holiday? Maybe missing loved ones, or wondering why no one seems to love you? You do have to love yourself first. People are drawn to others who are happy in their skin like moths to a flame. Doesn't matter what siz... Read more

Are you doing enough?

Sunday, May 25, 2008      4 comments

Are you really? For instance, when I was struggling about 10 years ago, I went back to Weight Watchers (WW). But I only went once a month. That was all I had to do, being a lifetime member. And I wasn't really all that far from my goal weight, ... Read more

Losing weight is like painting

Saturday, May 24, 2008      6 comments

Odd as that sounds, it's true. There is a lot of technique to painting. It takes practice, doing the same thing over and over again, until it becomes part of you and natural. We may not notice any improvement for a long time, but one day we... Read more

Friday Fit Tip: No cheat days

Friday, May 23, 2008      1 comments

Everyone "cheats". Of course you should be making a lifestyle change, not following a diet, and that means there will be days you don't make good decisions. One really poor decision, for most people anyway, is to have a cheat day where you ... Read more

Conscious eating

Thursday, May 22, 2008      5 comments

It's rather funny that Oprah had Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness, on the other day. When I was on vacation, I walked over to a strip mall one day, and I took a look at the book (before Oprah mentioned it!) in Target. It looked very int... Read more

Another success?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008      3 comments

Above is the design I'm working on. It's meant to go on a plain white tshirt, eventually, and is nowhere near finished. Noticed the bluebonnets without gold dots? Those won't be there; they're a mistake. But otherwise, I'm pleased with how it's ... Read more


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