Talent vs. Skill
Last week I was watching an interview with Will Smith, where they were talking with him about his work ethic. And he mentioned talent vs. skill. Of course my mind went there -- to losing weight.
Talent, as Will explained it, was natural abi... Read more
30 Day Shred
Here's one of the things I love about SP: I find out about new DVDs here. I'd never heard of Turbo Jam at all until I read about it on someone's blog, and had to go look it up (and now I'm about to order another Turbo Jam DVD as a reward).
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I know what hungry tastes like
When you have a dysfunctional relationship with food, often you're caught between two extremes -- or swinging back and forth between two extremes: denying yourself food until you're on the verge of collapse, or stuffing yourself so full of food ... Read more
A challenging couple of weeks
My husband and I only see each other every 2-3 weeks, and usually not much more than 4 or 5 days at a time, due to his job at the moment. But he will be home for almost 2 weeks this time. Which is good, of course, but challenging, too.
We d... Read more
The power of numbers
Numbers are really funny, tricky things. My "skinny" jeans are a size 14, which on a petite woman, can't really be termed skinny, but they're a very dark blue & make me look as good as I can. I also call them my skinny jeans because I was a size... Read more
Friday Fit Tip: Breathe
I'm proud of myself; I came up with this one on my own! Although I'm sure someone else, somewhere, recommends this.
We spend so much of our lives rushing around. And that includes eating. And when we rush through eating, we don't taste our ... Read more
The trick to weighing-in is that there are no tricks. Sorry, I'll bet you were looking for tips to fool the scale, and there aren't any.
What prompted this post was a recent discussion on a Weight Watchers sparkteam. The consensus was that ... Read more
Alaska, ho! Cruising tips
Yes, we have booked our cruise. It isn't until the end of August, so that gives me time to work on myself. This will be our seventh cruise, and our fifth on NCL, so I know what to expect. And here are some of my plans for controlling my weight d... Read more
No fast fixes
An online friend was writing about her puppy, who is about 4 or 5 months I think. She said that he had lunged and barked at a couple of dogs & a family on their walk.
Although she has 3 other dogs, and is my age, she's also like me in that... Read more
Day by day
It is a good thing to have plans. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, after all. We usually get derailed when we don't have plans.
But the real question you should be asking yourself is: what can I do today?
You can't change what y... Read more
Losing weight is like cleaning
At least, it is if you're like me. I'm not a total slob -- I don't like when things are messy & dirty. The problem is that I'm lazy. There are so many other things I'd rather do than clean. Cook, paint, read, be on SP. I've heard of women who ac... Read more
You are enough
Some time ago I came up with this mantra:
You are enough. You have enough. You do enough.
Repeat to yourself whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, whenever you find yourself envying the woman who seems to do it all and still seems rela... Read more
Enjoy the journey
Sorry, no special fit tip today. The well has run dry, this week -- which is appropriate, considering how much rain we need here. There actually was a little rain today while I was out and about -- but apparently not at our house.
So today ... Read more
What is eating you?
It's never about the food, not really. There's something underlying our skewed relationship with food -- and that something is always emotional. We're using food to fill some need in ourselves.
I'm still trying to figure this one out, perso... Read more
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Major motivator -- maybe
I live in TX. My parents live in NY for most of the year, and in CA for about 3 months of the winter. My in-laws & SIL live in Seattle. My in-laws used to live on Cape Cod, and sometimes we'd be able to visit both my parents and my in-laws in on... Read more