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Day 10 on the 100 Day Challenge -

Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

Learning to accept compliments. I am learning a lot of new things about myself while on the 100 day challenge. One of them is that I do not accept compliments very gracefully. I will often deflect a compliment by turning it back on the pe... Read more

DAY 9 What do I want?

Saturday, August 22, 2009      2 comments

On day 9 I am asking myself what do I want? This is in regards to help from my family and support people. Through a process of questions and answers I confirmed what I always thought. I do not like a lot of compliments, but I like to be ackno... Read more

The Little Beach Cottage

Saturday, August 22, 2009      5 comments

Today is Day 8, Ask for the help I need. Today we put an offer on a little cottage by the bay. It is a tiny house with a little yard and it is only a few steps to the ... Read more

DAY 7 I CAN DO IT!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009      3 comments

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it. I can do it because I am learning new tools that will help me when the going gets rough. I can ... Read more

Day 6 Protect My Program at All Costs

Thursday, August 20, 2009      5 comments

Just a short note tonight. I am going to protect my program today by getting a good night's sleep. So no blogging except to say, I will protect my program at all costs. I will not give in to the pressure of other people pushing on me to eat. ... Read more

Day 5 The Magic Notebook

Wednesday, August 19, 2009      2 comments

I have often journaled about food and trying different methods to take the emotional control out of food. I have always known that chocolate, cookies, and chocolate cake are really difficult for me to control. So in my magic notebook I hav... Read more

day 4 narrow road, wider road

Tuesday, August 18, 2009      3 comments

Not much time to write tonight, but I did have a chance to take a wider road today on my 100 day challenge. We were looking at houses and didn't have time after work to eat dinner so KFC.. here I came. I looked over everything and decided o... Read more

DAY 3 - DO IT ANYWAY

Sunday, August 16, 2009      1 comments

Day 3, Do It Anyway (copied from the team page) I will, I will, I will,... and then she started walking and walking and walking, and a small voice inside the head said... you have done enough, that's enough, enough, enough, and then the lit... Read more

Interested or Committed? Day 2

Saturday, August 15, 2009      2 comments

I have begun the 100 day challenge (from Linda Spangle, 100 day of Weight Loss, the Secret To Being Successful on Any Diet Plan). Today the discussion is about being interested or being committed and explaining the difference between the tw... Read more

STARTING THE 100 DAY CHALLENGE

Friday, August 14, 2009      3 comments

I haven't received my books yet, but I have downloaded the 100 day challenge and I am so pumped to have a great support system developing for me. This is my 4th day back on Spark People and I am really happy to be back. Thank you to ever... Read more

Really Feeling Motivated and Excited

Friday, August 14, 2009      4 comments

Today I am finishing up day 3 back on Spark. I feel so good and already feeling healthier and happier. It has been a long time since I felt this motivated. And I still am working many long hours and have no let up when I get home from w... Read more

MIA - Gosh where have I been?

Monday, August 10, 2009      3 comments

Where have I been for the past few months? Wow, I guess I have been on a backslide spiraling out of control. Has it been fun? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Do I want to stay stuck? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Am I ready to get my life back in control? This i... Read more

Getting Ready for the Weekend

Friday, May 15, 2009      1 comments

It is suppose to be nice weather this weekend here in the Pacific NW. It was beautiful last weekend too. However on Sat I worked out in my yard for 6 hours straight and got kind of dehydrated and exhausted and it took me till Tuesday to recove... Read more

What is working, what isn't, and how am I going to change that?

Thursday, May 07, 2009      4 comments

Things that are working: 1. getting up and exercising in the am 2. getting a good night's sleep 3. not snacking in the evening 4. tracking exercise, food intake and reading other blog entries Things that aren't working: 1. Be... Read more

Starting Strong

Monday, May 04, 2009      2 comments

Today I started the sweatsuit to swimsuit Bootcamp and had a good strong day. Here is to the start of a good month.... Read more


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