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NO: How to #3

Friday, July 15, 2011      2 comments

The third tip for learning to say NO is "Realizing It's OK" This is a big one for me and for many people, especially women. We have been taught that we need to be nice and take care of others. Somewhere along the line (probably at a young... Read more

NO: How to #2

Thursday, July 14, 2011      1 comments

Today's How To for learning to say NO is "Know the implications of saying yes" (I don't think there was a pun intended for that one). This one is basically a reminder to think about what it means to say yes. For example, last year I said y... Read more

NO: How to #1

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

The list of ways to say NO starts today. This is especially appropriate because I'm flying out tonight to spend a few days with my mom. I've spent much of my life saying yes to her, so my newfound resolution to say NO will be getting a baptism... Read more

No to less important things = Yes to my dreams!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      3 comments

Today is day 2 in my continuing journey through practicing to say NO. The second reason to say NO is "Respecting Yourself." Saying NO to things that do not lead to a better life and people who do not appreciate you allows you to focus you... Read more

Learning to Say No!

Monday, July 11, 2011      6 comments

I'm coming to realize that there's a central issue underlying my struggles with weight. It's complicated and I don't think I'm ready to face it head on right now, but I think it centers on my not having a strong sense of self. When I'm feeling... Read more

Turn that frown upside down!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011      4 comments

I made the mistake of checking work e-mail today and got some bad news. An article that I worked really, really hard on was rejected! I'm trying hard not to let it get to me, with some success. I did a spark people web search Read more

What a difference a Can Do attitude makes!

Saturday, July 09, 2011      4 comments

As indicated by yesterday's blog. I've been pulling myself up by bootstraps this last month or so. I let myself get K.O.'d by so many challenges that I gained some of my weight back and - even worse - had lost my motivation to even lose weight... Read more

Coming Clean & A Fresh Start

Friday, July 08, 2011      4 comments

I haven't been entirely honest since I've gotten back from vacation. I have been TERRIBLE! this past month. I've had a houseguest-vacation-houseguest sandwhich (visitors staying in my house with my vacation in between) and it's been hard for m... Read more

Amsterdam was Wonderful!

Monday, June 27, 2011      2 comments

I'm finally getting over the jet lag from our vacation. Amsterdam was Wonderful! My futile attempts to learn Dutch from Rosetta Stone were in vain. Everyone (and I do mean everyone) spoke English. We did all the fun, touristy stuff wen... Read more

Do unto yourself as you would to others

Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

No, that title is NOT backward. I just had a lightening bolt hit me in the head while responding to ONMYWEIGH2011's blog "Out of Control". She wrote about feeling out of control because she's spending much of her time taking care of old... Read more

It's not fair....so I'm quitting!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      8 comments

I have been terrible these past four days. Went to a BBQ on friday - ate a reasonably healthy, planned-for plate, and then followed up with handful after handful of stale corn chips while everyone else drank beer that I couldn't have beca... Read more

Not technically overweight any more!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011      6 comments

Woo!! Hoo!! My weigh in this morning put me at 26.5 pounds lost since January. I am offically within the "normal" weight range for my height of 5'10". I'm still about 15 lbs heavy of goal - the weight range includes men. I'm the sam... Read more

Pain in Butt leads to goal revision: May goal update

Monday, May 16, 2011      2 comments

I hurt my butt on my run this morning - and not in a good way. About 1/2 way through my left cheek started hurting and I started getting a nagging pain down the length of my leg. I've had enough experience with a bad back to know that pa... Read more

Less Drama! More health & happiness!

Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning to discover that I had lost "only" 0.3 pounds. At first I was a little upset, I worked really hard this week! I burned over 5,000 calories and stayed within my calorie limit range of 1,400 to 1,700 each ... Read more

I Love Mini Chocolate Chips!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011      1 comments

Last night I made Coke Zero cupcakes. It's a recipe that I orginally found on spark recipes and have been experimenting to get it just right. It's so simple that it doesn't take much experimentation, but I'm picky. It's basically a ... Read more


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