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Beyond the Year of Living Dangerously

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      5 comments

I am just getting over a sickness that lasted two weeks or so which included a bevy of things not designed to keep me well --- from a persistent and nagging cough, probable kidney stone pain, separation anxiety from my coach, and a major deadli... Read more

Rolling out of the fog

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      8 comments

This has been an interesting couple of days where I have been feeling both highs and lows. I am proud of myself though, for hanging in there, and coming out of what feels like a fog. I talked to my counselor (shrink) yesterday, and my heal... Read more

Getting in the right frame of mind

Sunday, June 21, 2015      7 comments

Getting in the right frame of mind takes some work. It can be harder when life feels like a whirling dervish around you. I am experiencing some struggles and conflicts at the moment, but I am completely aware that while I have no control of the ... Read more

Slow Progress is Still Progress

Thursday, June 18, 2015      6 comments

Even when my mind may be all systems go - it does not necessarily mean the rest of me is following suit. It has been a week with a little bit of struggling - not isolated to any one particular area - all areas, but it is okay because I may only ... Read more

The Week Ahead

Sunday, June 14, 2015      7 comments

I've got three hour-long training sessions on the book to meet with my new trainer, Don this week: Mon, Tues, Thurs. I've got system training at work, Tues-Friday and we will likely be eating together as a group on those days. I will keep fruit ... Read more

Out of the Closet (Food Closet)

Saturday, June 13, 2015      10 comments

The Food closet, that is. for so many years, have been a behind the scenes person, and that usually included my food intake. Whether, I would eat solo, late at night, or just out of sight, people frequently had no idea what I was eating --- nei... Read more

Right back to it

Saturday, June 13, 2015      3 comments

Started today off with intention. Went out for breakfast with hubby - had toast, 2 eggs over medium and a fruit cup, and 1 cup of decaf tea, and 1 cup of reg tea. This is working as my new eating plan - balanced, and including fruits/vegg... Read more

Taking it Old School

Friday, June 12, 2015      4 comments

I have been feeling like crap the last week and a half. There's several reasons for this --- some might be quick to point out about Hadley's departure, and there is some truth to that, but it goes much deeper than that, and I can personally trac... Read more

Pride in the Name of Love

Thursday, June 11, 2015      7 comments

When I started to write my blog tonight, I started to think how SERIOUSLY PROUD of myself I that I have gone to the gym and worked out for an hour with Don. One hour! Filled with pushing the sled,both weighted and not, lat raises with... Read more

Get Back on the Horse

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      3 comments

This is a phrase I've picked up from Hadley. Along the lines of fall down seven times get up eight. My time with Hadley is on standby. We had our last (for now) workout as he moves in just a couple of days. Tonight, we went and had some vittles ... Read more

Celebrating New Beginnings and Special People

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      5 comments

Once upon a time in my life, I was as hard as nails. When I was teen, I remember my mother giving me a shirt that had Garfield the cat on it. It said, "courageous, bold and direct. Has the compassion of a rock." I had to agree with her back the... Read more

Staying the Course

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      7 comments

Last night I was in the midst of writing a new blog and we were hit by a wave of thunderstorms and the power went off. Luckily, it came back on around 6am today, but I lost my blog and a few hours sleep. I recognize that I need to get my h... Read more

It's all about my attitude, baby!

Saturday, June 06, 2015      11 comments

I reminded myself of an important point today. It's all about my attitude, baby. I am about to undertake a major life change here and how I view this particular happenstance is going to make a big difference. The lesson applies to this iss... Read more

Next Steps

Saturday, June 06, 2015      5 comments

So knowing I am having some emotional turmoil right now, what do I do to stay on track? Well, I don't try to force myself to be perfect. I do what I can, keep my eye on the prize, and be kind to myself. Hubby and I went out for breakfast th... Read more

Best. Coach. Ever.

Friday, June 05, 2015      5 comments

I've had a hard time in blogging lately, because I have so many feelings swirling around my head. My life is jam-packed with emotion right now, and I am afraid that once I start spilling it out, it is just not going to stop. I am in the mid... Read more

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