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Progress not Perfection

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      1 comments

That's my motto this year, Progress not Perfection. I'm a recovering perfectionist. Only from myself do I expect perfection. I am a firm believer that in whom much is given much is expected. In my lifetime, I've been given much: I have a wo... Read more

New Journey ~ Day 8

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      2 comments

I listened to an interesting podcast yesterday from CutTheFat. What I learned, I have no control over the price that nature requires for me to lose weight ~ I only have control over what I do. Read more

New Journey ~Day 3

Thursday, August 27, 2015      5 comments

I'm making little tweaks throughout the day to my diet and exercise. I'm not doing anything drastic this first week. I'm making choices like, no cheese & low cal bread instead of a bun with my burger. Carrot sticks in place of fries. And I'm u... Read more

New Journey ~ Day 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      3 comments

Successful day: emoticon Done Read more

New journey- Day 1

Monday, August 24, 2015      9 comments

I'm tired of not fitting into the cute, smaller size clothes in my closet. I'm tired of feeling self-conscious about my appearance when I walk into a room. I'm tired of feeling disappointed when I step on the scale. And doggone it, I'm tired of ... Read more

2015 Plans vs Goals

Wednesday, December 31, 2014      8 comments

2015 ~ Goals vs Plans ~ Goals offer no means to accomplish themselves. Goal setting is arbitrary. To accomplish a task, it requires a plan. So I reviewed my 2014 Goals, wow was I idealistic. I listed 20 hopes out there and I didn’t full... Read more

My chains are gone

Friday, September 12, 2014      4 comments

I quit my job on Tuesday. After 19 years, I walked in, packed my desk and resigned. I was freaking scared out of my mind but I knew it was the right thing to do. I equate my job with an abusive relationship. As bad as it was in my office, ... Read more

Should I race tomorrow?

Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

I’m probably gonna run a 10k tomorrow for Wounded Warriors… I’m nervous about it. I heard about it on the 4th, the guy doing it started running races on the anniversary of his battle buddy’s death (died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 20... Read more

What didn't suck about that run

Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

That was a mentally and physically tough run. I really wanted to chuck it. But I got goals. I got dreams. Chucking my run wouldn’t help me achieve either of those. It was HUMID! Way humid. My clothes were soaked after the first 10 mins. Th... Read more

Summer plan ~

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      8 comments

As part of the BTS we need to write out our summer plan for fitness & nutrition. So here’s my plan … 1. Stay HEALTHY Sciatic has been flaring up, my #1 goal is to not allow it to become debilitating 2. RUN - USAF ˝ Marathon trainin... Read more


Thursday, May 08, 2014      4 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I heard someone say, ‘At what weight are you free?’ What do you mean by free, I thought to myself. ‘Free to be happy. Free to move as you want to move. Free to live as you want to live. Free from being consumed wi... Read more

Beyond the Scale 1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014      4 comments

I was sitting here beginning to write a blog about how disappointed I am with my results for round 1 of the BTS challenge. I maintained. I was two sentences in when I found myself ruminating on the words 'Beyond the Scale'. Read more

Desire vs Decision

Tuesday, March 04, 2014      1 comments

Been struggling with the dichotomy between my desires and my decisions. My desires: (not all but a few) *To be healthy *To be strong *To fit back into my size 4 pants *To be happy with myself My decisions: *Workout 5-6 da... Read more

A lesson in Self - Control

Thursday, February 27, 2014      3 comments

I had a virus 2 weeks ago, and have finally recovered, well, everything recovered with the exception of my voice. I've had laryngitis for 2 weeks. I've struggled with working these two weeks, trying to squeak my way through meetings and conf... Read more

Soft foods

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      5 comments

Soft, foods that can basically be swallowed without chewing is what I get tonight. Had what I thought would be a simple, pain-free visit to the dentist. Need a filling filed down to be replaced with a crown. Bottom molar, no worries, right. ... Read more

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