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There is only Now

Sunday, January 18, 2015      4 comments

Let's be real: I'm a foodaholic. I have these stretches of time where I do amazingly well with keeping my nutrition/exercise habits in check, but I also have pretty extensive stretches of time where I completely fall off the wagon and wallow in... Read more

Day 2, Let it Go (Let it goooo!)

Friday, January 02, 2015      3 comments

Day 2 of Mark Nepo's "Book of Awakening" encourages its readers to consider what things they are holding onto that prevent them from moving forward. The book isn't focused on weight loss, but of course that is where my obsessive little brain we... Read more

1 Jan 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015      3 comments

Happy New Year! I will forgo the usual blog about resolutions in order to focus on something different: gratitude. My cousin gave me Mark Nepo's daily practice guide for Christmas, The Book of Awakening. January 1st's entry has me... Read more

Cleaning House

Monday, October 06, 2014      4 comments

The last year has been sort of a whirlwind for me: leaving a job of 12 years, moving from Sacramento to the Bay Area and, of course, the loss of my father. Saturday (the 4th) marked a year since his passing, so of course it's been a time of ref... Read more

Struggling

Saturday, March 15, 2014      12 comments

I've been really distracted about Sparking and weight loss over the past week, so I've been trying to figure out what's going on. I haven't been exercising nearly as much (so much for my emphasis on ST this month!), and while my eating hasn't b... Read more

Thursday Ramblings

Thursday, March 06, 2014      8 comments

I've felt my attention to health getting pulled away as the "stuff" of life has crowded in. I'm trying to re-engage and refocus as best as possible. Not that I'm letting my habits totally slide, mind you, but the attentiveness and mindfulness ... Read more

February results/ March planning

Saturday, March 01, 2014      9 comments

emoticon I'm down a little more than 5 pounds for the month of February! Read more

Hump Day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      8 comments

Well, I went to the doctor but there isn't much to report. I'm having blood work done next week so hopefully that will shed some light and either confirm or deny the pressence of a clotting disorder. I was a little frustrated- even given all o... Read more

Doctor's Appointment

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      8 comments

Over the weekend I visited my cousin. She's five years older than I am, and she's been having a lot of health issues. She had been feeling especially poorly, so she took herself to urgent care expecting that they'd tell her that she had the f... Read more

What an amazing morning!

Sunday, February 23, 2014      8 comments

While the drought here in California is not a good thing, I thought I'd take advantage of the beautiful sunshine and walk the 3/4 of a mile to church today. Feeling energized, I popped in my earphones and played music while I made my way to ser... Read more

A Saturday Laugh

Saturday, February 22, 2014      11 comments

I've been blogging a lot about the importance of being like teflon and letting the opinions of others roll right off of me. I saw this picture today on FB, and I thought it was just so perfect! So now you know what to tell yourself the next ti... Read more

Embracing the Positive

Thursday, February 20, 2014      7 comments

I've known for some time that one of my biggest challenges in getting healthy was learning to believe that I was worthy of it. That I had what it takes, and that I was capable of sticking to it long-term. Previous attempts were always halted w... Read more

Carb Monster

Wednesday, February 19, 2014      10 comments

emoticon In an effort to stay within all my nutritional ranges, I tend to plan out meals a day in advance so t... Read more

The long weekend

Tuesday, February 18, 2014      8 comments

Can I just say that I love having 3-day weekends?! Oh man, I had such a good time! I'm feeling quite accomplished, too- here are the highlights: emoticonRead more

Celebrating Self-Love

Friday, February 14, 2014      9 comments

This morning as I was getting ready for work, I thought to myself, I cant wait until I have a sexy little body to show off. I want amazing abs, and strong arms, and You can imagine this dialogue, Im sure. It occurred to me, though, that ... Read more


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