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Self-Acceptance/Eat pray love/Good in Bed!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      5 comments

“Each of us has a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses. When struggling people become aware of a weakness, they typically blame the problem on others or they beat themselves up for not being perfect. Successful people, however, usually... Read more

Self-Control vs Will-Power

Sunday, February 20, 2011      6 comments

www.npr.org/2011/02/14/1
33629477/for-kids-self-con
trol-factors-into-future-success I was reading the above article and I started thinking about my own self control and that of my pre-school age girls. I wonder what ... Read more

I Believe I can fly

Thursday, February 17, 2011      5 comments

Today I was thinking about the song I Believe I Can Fly and how I need to stay positive. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
16FdJrrAWSo If I don't believe in myself, who will? Except for my sparkfriends of course...thanks gu... Read more

Putting the package together

Sunday, February 13, 2011      4 comments

Putting the package together I am ready to change my body. I have the desire, the tools, and the motivation. What I seem to be missing is getting the whole package to work together…it is like a jigsaw puzzle missing a few pieces! This... Read more

Dolphin Swim!

Saturday, January 29, 2011      5 comments

Goals! I set them, I teach college students how to set them and when they achieve their goals they come to me bubbling over with excitement that they finally reached their goals. Unfortunately, I keep setting different weight loss goals and... Read more

Am I alive?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010      5 comments

My sweet little 4 year old asked me this question yesterday. She looked up at me with trusting eyes and said, "Mommy, am I alive?" My answer was a quick and easy one, "Of course you are alive- you can love, breathe, hug, feel, and cry...you are ... Read more

The Last Holiday

Sunday, December 12, 2010      4 comments

The Last Holiday is a humorous and heartwarming movie about a woman who gets diagnosed with cancer and decides to make her "Book of Possibilities" a reality by fulfilling one of her long time dreams. The movie never fails to make me cry and to a... Read more

Kayaking Analogy

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      4 comments

I went for a glorious paddle Monday! The temperature was 33 degrees, and there was a frost on the side of the river, but the sun was shining and I had the freedom to paddle. I went to what is my usual place to paddle this time of the year on the... Read more

Fitness Tracking

Monday, October 11, 2010      4 comments

I absolutely love tracking my fitness and printing out a record of a successful week! It makes me feel so happy to look at the week and know that I worked hard for fitness. Now, I need to come up with a plan for feeling the same way about my foo... Read more

Best Break Ever!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      3 comments

Last week I had the best break from work ever...I paddled 4 times. read 3 books, and managed to get some major housecleaning done! On top of that I had some fun fall outings wih my family. I am also learning so much about myself right now. ... Read more

Outdoor girls rock!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

I had an awesome outdoor adventure this morning! I was tired after a shot night of sleep, but I am taking advantage of my break time from work and paddling as much as possible today. Ienjoyed a great kayak outing that started on a lake and conti... Read more

Obstacles...got to face them sooner or later!

Monday, September 27, 2010      2 comments

I have analyzed myself and think I have a list of the two main obstacles I face with weight loss. 1. Me: ~Love sweets ~eat when I am upset or tired ~overeat when I get too hungry ~snack on "kid" food 2. Family/Time Management I... Read more

Paddling Pleasures and Obstacles

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      2 comments

I enjoyed two wonderful paddles over the long weekend. On Saturday evening I went for a short paddle because I did not have much time available. I was tired and reluctant to go, but once I got on the water I was so glad I went. The evening was p... Read more

Back to work blues...

Thursday, September 09, 2010      4 comments

Thanks to everyone for your comments on my last blog. It has been awhile since I posted, but I have been back to work for almost two weeks now. It has been a struggle for a few reasons this fall, but I was devastated when I got on the scale and ... Read more

If it's to be, it's up to me

Sunday, August 22, 2010      4 comments

If it's to be, it's up to me" is a mantra I have always believed in. I always had the philosophy that I could do anything if I tried. I am in great health now with the active lifestyle I live and enjoy, but the high weight I am maintaining is no... Read more


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