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Week 4: Single Serving Portions of Everything...

Sunday, February 10, 2013      4 comments

So I completed the third week of this detox with a few slip-ups. It wasn't that difficult to give up pork or alcohol. I slipped up on the red meat because I wasn't thinking about what I was putting in my mouth. I overcompensated for the "miss... Read more

Step 3: Dump the Red Meat, Pork Products, and Alcohol

Sunday, February 03, 2013      0 comments

Okay! So I did a pretty good job with the no fast food challenge from Week 2. I stayed out of the drive-thru and I didn't eat any of the foods at my job. (I did go a bit overboard with the restaurant eating, though.) I'm going to continue on ... Read more

Step 2: Get Rid of Fast Food

Sunday, January 27, 2013      5 comments

Okay, so I did a pretty good job with Step 1. I had no nicotine for the whole week and I was caffeine-free for six of seven days. My goal this week is to get rid of the fast food. This means no McDonald's, no Wendy's, no B.K., none of that. I... Read more

Meeting My Needs First? What? Me First? Wow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      4 comments

I skimmed through a book yesterday called "The Secret Law of Attraction" (or something like that) by Talane? Somebody (sorry, I don't remember her last name, but there's a photo of a cute blonde chick on the back of the book). It was about attr... Read more

Step 1: Get Rid of Caffeine and Nicotine

Sunday, January 20, 2013      3 comments

For the next two weeks, no obvious caffeine or nicotine. Since I'm not a smoker, the nicotine part shouldn't be that difficult. The coffee part I'm really going to have to be careful about. I work part-time at a bagel shop with an espresso ma... Read more

Been here since 2010

Sunday, January 13, 2013      3 comments

Ha! I'm back again. I've been on Sparkpeople since 2010 and I haven't made very much progress. I'm a "sporadic sparker". I'll be consistent for a few months at a time and then completely disappear. This time, I've been gone for over a year. ... Read more

Shortcuts take Longer

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      2 comments

So I'm the queen of shortcuts and "cheating" and little white lies about my food. But in the end, all of my bargaining and little white lies cost me precious time and peace of mind. Giving myself permission to skip out on exercise may cost me... Read more

Does God Exist?

Sunday, September 18, 2011      4 comments

I don't know for sure. I have no concrete physical proof. But I do know that contemplating a world without a Higher Power of some sort is extremely depressing. I know that the size and scale of the Universe are probably beyond any human power ... Read more

You are what you actually do, not what you intend to do.

Thursday, September 01, 2011      0 comments

I knew the above intellectually, but not in practice. I would make wonderful plans to eat healthy meals, exercise for 2 hour blocks, and get to bed on time. I wouldn't do what I had planned most of the time, but then I was truly boggled by the... Read more

Moving Forward

Monday, August 22, 2011      0 comments

I used to despise the phrase "moving forward". A former boss that I had a strained work relationship with would overuse it. When she wanted to know what needed to be done in a particular situation, but didn't want to let us know that she didn'... Read more

Life Happens

Thursday, August 11, 2011      3 comments

I just needed to say that life happens. Good and bad. I made the decision to leave my job today and it definitely wasn't an easy decision to make. But it's a choice. I made it instead of waiting for circumstances to get even worse. I trust ... Read more

Thoughts...

Saturday, July 16, 2011      2 comments

1. Acceptance of my life and my body as it is now is key. I don't have to like it, but I do have to acknowledge reality...and keep living. 2. I can't "white knuckle" abstinence from compulsive eating. I've tried to force myself to change... Read more

Relapsing

Sunday, June 19, 2011      1 comments

Well, I'm back into the food. The difference this time is that I'm going to write about it. I'm going to tell the truth about it instead of ignoring the fact that I've thrown all of my good eating behaviors to the wind for the last two months.... Read more

Living with Integrity

Thursday, April 21, 2011      1 comments

"...we are no longer ruled by a fear of admitting our mistakes. We have the integrity to show the world our true selves. No longer needing to appear to the world as perfect people, we can live more fully, having the courage to face up to our mi... Read more

A Messy Life

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      5 comments

Right now, it looks as if everything in my life is messy, disorganized, cluttered, and unattended to. That's because it is. Failure (or perceived failure) in one or two areas of my life gives me reason to become depressed and just give... Read more


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