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Visualizing Potential

Friday, May 16, 2014      2 comments

One of my co-workers told me, very matter of factually, that he knows I can lose weight. After all, I did it before... It hit me that I doubted him when he said that. I also found myself couching my goals - saying that I'd try to lose 1 pound a ... Read more

16 Days Post Op

Friday, November 15, 2013      2 comments

It's been a long time coming. I had so much pain. It just kept getting worse and worse. First they said I had arthritis in my spine, which I do. But the PT made it worse. I finally insisted on an MRI. Turns out a lot more was wrong - including a... Read more

Glorious Day!

Sunday, June 09, 2013      6 comments

I have been blessed today. Yes, I still woke up with pain. Yes, the dogs had made an awful mess during the night. Yes, I still have a butt-load of work to do around the house. But the sun is shining. I walked to church and it was a lovely s... Read more

I made it through another week!

Friday, June 07, 2013      5 comments

Wowzers - It's been tough lately. But I've jumped over one hurdle: Today is payday! Yayyyy! I can go food shopping. Last night was rice, onions and mushrooms for dinner. I could have added some frozen fish - but really I was full. I'm dreaming o... Read more

New Fruit of the Day

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      9 comments

I've been bored with my standard apple/banana rotation. I even turned to canned fruit in juice to break up the boredom. Then I found these beauties. They must be in se... Read more

Ouch owie ow ow

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      2 comments

I started physical therapy last week for the arthritis in my spine. Someone asked me this morning what I did to myself to need PT. I answered, "I grew old and fat". I know I can change. I know that losing weight will help ease the pressure ... Read more

I'm having a rough day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      12 comments

I need to vent. I'm sitting here eating chocolate flavored rice cake after chocolate flavored rice cake - and I know that's not the answer. My husband's brain and shoulder injuries are just so much to manage. The poor man is going insane - ... Read more

If I could write a letter to me

Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

Dearest Me, I am so proud of you for the efforts you are making to have a healthy life! I know you don't think it's THAT big of a deal and I know you are afraid you are going to fail. I wish you would believe that you've learned a lot since... Read more

True Motivation

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      7 comments

Spark Coach wants me to analyze what my true motivations are for losing weight. Maybe I'm shallow, but I want to be thin. I can break that down better: I want to feel good in clothing -not have it pinch and pull or sag in the wrong spots be... Read more

My Exercise Excuses

Monday, March 25, 2013      2 comments

I can justify almost anything - It's a special skill of mine. I'm trying to use this super-power for good instead of evil. Here are my common justifications for not exercising and how I'm countering them: * I'm tired - I will have more... Read more

Changes I've noticed

Saturday, March 23, 2013      7 comments

A few weeks in, and changes are happening as a result of my new healthy living plan. That's one change right there; I didn't say "diet". The changes I've made are much more far reaching - this is not a diet. One bizarre change is I now look... Read more

Are You Hanging by a Thread?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      5 comments

This is a REPOST - not my words. But WOW, they are powerful and really very helpful to me, someone who has to occasionally mend that tattered thread I hang on by... Are You Hanging by a Thread? What you're going through is difficult, but ... Read more

Are You Hanging by a Thread?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      1 comments

This is a REPOST - not my words. But WOW, they are powerful and really very helpful to me, someone who has to occasionally mend that tattered thread I hang on by... Are You Hanging by a Thread? What you're going through is difficult, but ... Read more

My new office chair

Monday, March 18, 2013      5 comments

Yup, I took advantage of my Spark Coach 30% discount and ordered a large stability ball to use as my office chair. A friend is doing the same. I'm not sure I'll be able to rea... Read more

Gods gift to myself

Sunday, March 17, 2013      2 comments

I've been thinking. I have. Touching on some deep and dark, hidden truths about me. Some of these thoughts are the kind that when my mind brushes up against them I mentally shiver and I immediately veer the thought in another direction (Oh, look... Read more


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