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Negative Motivation
Sunday, January 19, 2014      0 comments

Although it's' not fashionable to admit these days, negative motivation (not to be confuse with self-beratement) is more effective for me than positive motivation. What will happen if I continue on my current path without making changes? I ima... Read more
clothes shopping
Thursday, November 14, 2013      3 comments

Going clothes shopping makes me feel inadequate because most nice clothes are marketed toward people with better proportions and salespeople are neither helpful or knowledgeable with a few exceptions.... Read more
2 weeks post ablation
Monday, September 16, 2013      1 comments

I had an ablation to address a relatively routine racing heart beat, and I'm going to track my exercise and heart experience over the next three weeks as I try to recover a fit lifestyle. I am very surprised at my need to be careful now. My he... Read more
Tough Day
Thursday, February 14, 2013      2 comments

I thought I'd get on the scale to see how I was doing, but this did not show much. Now the test is really on to make SURE I am using other forms of motivation to stay away from the sugary snacks. What's keeping me going is the hope that even w... Read more
Sweet Tooth Challenge Update
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      3 comments

I am getting better at resisting sugar. I was in CVS today, where I almost always pick up something. Whether it's an ice cream bar or a sweet. Today however, bought only what was on my list. These are the thoughts that have helped me: 1... Read more
Sweet Tooth Challenge Update Feb
Sunday, February 03, 2013      2 comments

I am a little behind, but I am starting to bring sugar under conscious control. I am looking more at sugar figures for drinks, since that seems to be my weakest point and the type of food I take in without thinking.... Read more
Smart Goals
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      0 comments

Attainability is frustrating. It's demoralizing to see weight move in the wrong direction even if it is just a random fluctuation. Smart Goal : Drop 4 lbs. of weight, based on morning weigh in by 2/15/13. (this takes into account that 2 ... Read more
Social Media
Saturday, January 26, 2013      0 comments

For one week, I am going to track my time in social media, then review at the end how much time was actually productive.... Read more
Sweet Tooth Challenge Update
Saturday, January 26, 2013      1 comments

I've had about a week of this, and I am generally starting to see a pattern of times. Sometimes I crave something crunchy, and sometimes soft, but it's usually around 4:30. If I don't have breakfast, I crave chocolate at around 10:30. ... Read more
Time Wasting
Thursday, January 24, 2013      4 comments

I am going to look to ensure that I'm not wasting time. This morning, I will park quickly and walk in rather than circling the lot looking for a "good spot" As for the sweet tooth challenging, I am noticing that I crave sweets at about 10 ... Read more
Sweet Tooth Challenge
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      2 comments

Our company recently set-up a commissary on the honor system. I spend at least $15 a week there, usually on sweets. A morning soda and an afternoon candy stop had become an essential part of my day. Recently, I joined the Tame Your Swee... Read more
Fell off the wagon, and hard
Monday, July 09, 2012      3 comments

You probably saw that coming, right? But today I pick myself up and begin again. I must make use of the early mornings to exercise. A prerequisite to that is getting more done at night. I cannot allocate both work and exercise to those preciou... Read more
AM Exercise
Friday, July 06, 2012      4 comments

The sun is rising pretty early, but I'm not rising with it. I used to be such a great morning exerciser. What could be some causes of this lack of motivation? Perhaps I'm lacking a powerful goal. A powerful goal has to be something besides "l... Read more
Keep Going Strong
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

Weighted in at 204 today, which is a bit lower than when I started this at 207. I still need to increas my daily exercise from 30 to 45 minutes. I'll fill in the rest with light exercise, such as walking.... Read more
Sunday, July 01, 2012      2 comments

I love to swim, although I think I flail about too much in the water. However, I can say that this is the one exercise I truly enjoy, and not just doing it because it's good for me. I like cycling, but it seems that I'm always fighting the bike... Read more

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