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A chilly, snowy run

Thursday, December 23, 2010      7 comments

Well, maybe not so snowy by my spark buddy's DDHEART's standards, but it was close to the run that wasn't. Altho I was always going to run, inside or out -- but I was considering pushing it off til tomorrow (again!) -- nothing like a good argum... Read more

Stop beating yourself up. NOW!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      11 comments

Maybe you're sailing thru the holiday season, continuing on your healthy lifestyle journey, dropping weight as usual. And just maybe you're human like the rest of us, and: You're fallen sick and fallen behind You've let exercise go i... Read more

What gift are you giving YOURSELF?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      8 comments

Oh, we all know by now that we ought to be on our own lists -- preferably first on our own lists. But the thought came to me the other day, just what gift am I giving myself when I make poor eating choices? Less energy? Tighter clothes? ... Read more

Changing tastebuds one person at a time

Sunday, December 19, 2010      8 comments

It has continually amazed me how my taste buds have changed over the last 20 years. But what's truly astounding is how my husband's taste buds are slowly changing. Either that, or I'm just slowly wearing him down. You know how most couples ... Read more

Death by a thousand bites

Saturday, December 18, 2010      3 comments

I am quite sure there are spark buddies out there who can relate to this one. In general, I eat pretty healthy. But it's the little things that trip me up: Portion sizes Not moving enough outside of exercise Sugar BLTs (bites, licks &... Read more

Giving thanks for my weight struggles

Friday, December 17, 2010      10 comments

A dear spark buddy reminded me today that it is often life's hardest struggles that teach us -- and give us -- the most. It is so, so easy to be envious and bitter about the people who can eat anything they want and never gain an ounce. My ... Read more

Playing catch-up

Thursday, December 16, 2010      7 comments

Do you have a fun house mirror in your house? You know, you look in it and all you see is the you 30 or 50 or more pounds ago? Or maybe you look at yourself and all you see are the things you have always defined yourself by: your big thigh... Read more

Seek and ye shall receive

Wednesday, December 15, 2010      14 comments

Yesterday was one of those days where really all I wanted to do was curl up into a ball and watch tv all day. The temps struggled to get to 20 (not sure it ever made it -- and it will be a repeat today). Woke up to a couple of inches of snow on ... Read more

Reframing our thoughts

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      8 comments

Reframing is a tool recommended by WW. Basically, it's taking negative thoughts and turning them into positive thoughts. An article I read this morning had a very interesting take on this. The author talked about how she reframed depression... Read more

How far have you come?

Monday, December 13, 2010      6 comments

It seems like a good time of year to reflect on how far you've come. It's another good chance to focus on the positives, not the negatives, too. Cause we never come as far as we'd hoped to -- rarely, anyway. I was always known as the baker.... Read more

What amazes you?

Sunday, December 12, 2010      10 comments

About yourself, that is? I know some of you are sitting there and grumbling to yourself that nothing about you amazes you. But there's always something -- you just have been taught to downplay your own strengths and you've probably put your... Read more

There are no shortcuts

Saturday, December 11, 2010      6 comments

When we were in Kauai, we went to a beach I'd read about. It was quite scenic, and not that hard to find (or get to) but what the guidebook didn't say was that the gates are locked at 6 pm. It also didn't tell you that if you park in the second ... Read more

What's your role?

Friday, December 10, 2010      7 comments

We'll get to the title in a bit. Well, heard a dog click-clicking on our fake wood floors early this morning. Should I get up? Let DH handle it? I let DH handle (or not handle it as the case may be) and that was a mistake. Walked in later t... Read more

Seeing green & excited, too

Thursday, December 09, 2010      5 comments

Ok, most everyone at my WW meeting this morning was reporting great losses with their new PointsPlus program. I, however, saw a small gain -- but I am not surprised. Yes, traveling, less exercise than normal due to not feeling well, lots more ea... Read more

What do you really want?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      5 comments

I am back home. My car is fixed. The cats slept with us last night. First time in years Giz has slept with us; he won't sleep with us when the dogs are here, and doesn't even usually sleep with us anymore on the rare occasion they're not -- gues... Read more


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