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Taking a Bit of Time for Myself

Wednesday, February 20, 2008      10 comments

This past weekend I took care of my elderly mother and father. It is difficult to watch your vibrant parents slowly lose the twinkle in their life. Along with that my boss is on vacation and I am working alone, my significant other is sick wit... Read more

Can we talk?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008      8 comments

Ok, so I switched into Phase 4, and I am doing fairly well. I have still been posting all of my calories and exercise. However, I have had a huge desire to eat some things that just aren't that great for me. For some reason the carbs have... Read more

Excuses, Magic Bullets, and Taking Responsibility

Thursday, February 07, 2008      8 comments

Ok, if you like to have life sugar coated, stop reading right now. I worked for several years as a back office medical assistant to a surgeon. Some of our patients were sick because of the lifestyles that they chose - ie smoking, drinking,... Read more

Today is the First Day of the Rest of my Life

Monday, February 04, 2008      7 comments

January 3, 2008 Today I made a huge committment and have moved into stage 4 of Spark Diet. I thought about this a long time before doing it thinking maybe I am being a bit premature since I am not yet half way to my goal weight. However, ... Read more

REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY, OR THE SAGA OF THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Thursday, January 24, 2008      6 comments

Ok, I have been doing absolutely fantastic. I passed Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday and New Years and had no problem keeping on track. I exercised even when I felt a cold coming on. I posted even when it was midnight and I wanted to sle... Read more

Sunshine, sunshine everywhere, not a single ray to spare!

Friday, January 18, 2008      4 comments

Up here in the northwest, we have several days during the year when the sun doesn't shine. During these gray days it is sometimes difficult to feel motivated to do anything, let alone exercise. For the past few days we have had some gorgeo... Read more

Celebrating the good things in life

Thursday, January 17, 2008      3 comments

January 16, 2008 Trouble goals As I have been working through the trouble goals, those irritating little habits that elude us and cause problems in the healthy living journey, I have come to realize that once acknowledged these troubles se... Read more

Day 3 working on my trouble goal

Tuesday, January 15, 2008      4 comments

I am having wonderful realizations on the emotional eating topic. Yesterday was the peacemaker issue, the day before was giving up my own dreams for other people's needs. Today it is about PTSD. One of the after affects of living in Isra... Read more

PEACEMAKER -- AT WHOSE EXPENSE?

Sunday, January 13, 2008      4 comments

Now that I have identified my trouble goal, I am having a lot of thoughts on this subject. I think a lot of what gets in my way of finishing what I have started is that I am always trying to be a peacemaker. So when it came to money for school... Read more

DIGGING DEEP INTO THE EMOTIONAL EATING TRIGGERS

Sunday, January 13, 2008      3 comments

Five years ago I found my passion in life. It wasn't really that I found it, it was that I found that there was a name for what I had done naturally all of my life. It is called Life Coaching. What I didn't know is that it was actually an occ... Read more

Getting Where I Want to Be

Thursday, January 03, 2008      4 comments

*picture is from off of the internet, I didn't take it, and I don't want anybody to think I did. It is beautiful and has the feeling that I want to convey. JANUARY 2008 MY FIRST BLOG FOR 2008 I have always had a dream to travel... Read more

Positive Affirmations

Friday, December 28, 2007      4 comments

One of my goals for the New Year is to write myself a positive affirmation as often as possible. I hope this can be daily, and I know realistically, I may not have enough time to do this everyday. So saying this, here is my first affirma... Read more

Revelation - Confessions of a food junkie

Wednesday, December 26, 2007      4 comments

Today, Christmas 2007, I realized just how much of a food junkie I have been. It isn't that I didn't know this before. The knowlege has been with my for quite some time. Let's see, if I am 57 in 16 days, then I guess I have felt like a food a... Read more

December 16, 2007 Saying Good by to 180'sville

Monday, December 17, 2007      5 comments

Today I weighed in at 180. I haven't been this weight for a couple of years, so I picked out a picture of me from when I was this weight before, about 3 years ago. When I get down to 175, I will be entering a new territory for me. I have... Read more

WHAT GOT ME GOING ON SPARK?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007      1 comments

December 11, 2007 This is a portion of an email I wrote to another Spark Person. I hope she doesn't mind that I am putting it on my blog, but I got to thinking that maybe it would help someone else. I want to tell you that I d... Read more


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