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When, “No, but thank you.” isn’t enough.

Friday, April 17, 2015      3 comments

Today, we hosted a meeting, during which they had lunch delivered. There were leftovers and the rest of the office was welcome to take them. I politely declined. But several people took it upon themselves to come to me to insist that... Read more

Last Soda ?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      3 comments

I don’t remember the first time I was given a soda. But I always remember begging for a Pepsi, or running to the fridge in the hopes that Mom had bought some, which she did. When I was sick, they’d give me Mountain Dew or Seven Up t... Read more

A vacation to follow my dream

Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

For years, I’ve always dreamed about being a writer. The feedback I’ve gotten from my short stories has always been very encouraging. But I’d never been able to expand it into a full novel. The major issue has always been time ... Read more

Wonders of weight lose? I think not.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      1 comments

I admit, I'm a sucker for the "Before and After" pictures. I am motivated by the "Success Stories" But then I run across these stories. https://www.yahoo.com/health
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Know, dont guess.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      1 comments

I had a shining example of why tracking your food is so important. Last night I wasnt feeling hungry, plus I was really busy doing some housekeeping. So I ended up snacking on a three granola bars. I was a little worried that I wa... Read more

Scale Frustration

Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

Is there a cheap yet accurate bathroom scale out there? I'm really not interested in spending $50-$500 on a bathroom scale. But I would like to have one that's at least in the ballpark of my real weight. I know, after using my n... Read more

Taking time for something I love.

Thursday, March 12, 2015      1 comments

A friend of mine and I have been lamenting our busy lives. We have been struggling to find a way to do more of the things we want, while still doing all we need to complete (like work, dishes, bill paying, all the stuff that gets in the way of ... Read more

Its a scam!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      2 comments

$120 pair of running shoes, specially selected for my foot by a trained specialist = stabbing pain in my arch. $30 pair of sneakers bought at Ross = pain free. Awhile back I decided to try running. My sister-in-law, who is an avid runner... Read more

Eat because Im hungry, not because the tracker told me to.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      2 comments

Last night I still had 60 calories to eat to reach my minimum goal of 1400 calories. Usually, I eat around 1500-1600 calories a day. But last night, I went to the fridge to get my last snack, and thought, Im not hungry, so why am I eating th... Read more

It's only 10lbs, but there's a huge difference.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      4 comments

I was flipping through some pictures on Facebook and I was struck by a difference in my face. The first photo was taken just after my 1st 5K run in 2013 when I was around 195lbs. The other was taken when I was 10lbs lighter. It seems li... Read more

I'm out of the woods and into the mountains.

Monday, March 09, 2015      0 comments

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Whoop Whoop!!!

Monday, March 09, 2015      3 comments

Two things. One, I reached my goal of 188lbs! Which means I get to buy my movie!!! (Im so excited) And Two, I apparently cant trust my bathroom scale. I was at around 189-190lbs last week. So I was rather concerned that I would... Read more

Unsolicited

Friday, March 06, 2015      3 comments

I recently read an article about a woman dealing with being pregnant. The main focus of her story was about how being pregnant somehow gave strangers permission to intrude on her personal life and her personal space, as well as offer her unsoli... Read more

Countdown Day 3

Friday, March 06, 2015      1 comments

Woohoo! I caught myself yesterday from slipping into old habits; dealing with stress by eating sugar. I realized what I was doing and stopped myself. Also, instead of going home to stew in my stress (and possibly eating more), I went to the gy... Read more

I may have stumbled, but I caught myself.

Thursday, March 05, 2015      3 comments

Its surprising how fast bad news can send you into bad habits. Back in 2009, I was working for a company in charge of their mailroom/ store room. They announced that there would be cut backs and that money was going to be tight. But th... Read more


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