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World's Best Cheat Meal (Day 6 of the Challenge)
Monday, September 12, 2011      10 comments

What could be better than the world's best cheat meal? ...... A meal that isn't cheating... Tonight, I stopped at the supermarket (GIANT) on the way home and checked every bag of tortilla chips til I found the best bang for my carb bucks. T... Read more
D Day (Day 5 of the Challenge)
Sunday, September 11, 2011      5 comments

Today is the day I remained true to my word. I said I'd avoid the newscasts like the plague. I did. I planned on eating an omelet with spinach/mushrooms for bfast. I did. I thought about skipping church because of the 9-11 comm... Read more
Facing the Past (Day 4 of the Challenge)
Saturday, September 10, 2011      6 comments

Facing the Past, and accepting the past, makes it easier to move forward to your future. I was determined that even though I did not want to go face my deceased friend's family alone, I would go as it is the 10th anniversary of his death. He die... Read more
I Make Choices (Day 3 of the Challenge)
Friday, September 09, 2011      10 comments

How do I define myself? I've been pondering. There are moments in my life where I have shown courage and strength and I have been reaching back through my memories to pull those out. These are reminders to myself that I am a strong woman who can... Read more
Happiness is a Cold Sandwich (Day 2 of the Challenge)
Thursday, September 08, 2011      14 comments

It's funny the big difference a little thing can make. When the little thing is the way you view yourself and the understanding that you are worth the effort, and deserve to be treated well (especially by yourself) that it shifts everything into... Read more
It's Go Time (Day 1 of the challenge)
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      8 comments

Day 1 of the BLC Focused Challenge and I am feeling good from where I am. I brought my resistance band to work AND used it. :) I am going to look for more exercises to do with them, but I can tell already that my arms are getting a work out. I'... Read more
Stepping Off
Monday, September 05, 2011      9 comments

A little last minute chilling - Monday night (the holiday) rolling into Tuesday. Wow. Summer is over and it is time to start anew. Summer hours are now kaput, and it means longer hours for me. This week, I am in until 6pm, at best, I... Read more
Trash Talk
Thursday, September 01, 2011      21 comments

There are cupcakes sitting in the trash. Right on top. They are "barely" past their prime. Even though I had to f-o-r-c-e my DH to toss out boxes of Uncle Ben's Mexican Fiesta rice that we moved with (6 YEARS ago!!!), he tossed a box of c... Read more
Meal Planning
Monday, August 29, 2011      7 comments

I found a couple of recipes I am going to try this week (namely tomorrow) and keep the food on hand for the week. I am thinking that I need to prep my food for thr week on Sat mornings and possibly one weeknight. I've been flying by the seat of ... Read more
Spark Cookbooks
Saturday, August 27, 2011      4 comments

Do you have a Spark Cookbook? Please tell me the name so I can fine it and share in some of your good ideas! I have amassed Mick's Picks 2 - and have made a couple of things. I should try to remember to go back and rate things. What a... Read more
Prep and Planning
Friday, August 26, 2011      7 comments

Most of all the local chatter has been about preparation and planning for Irene's arrival. I had to do a little heavy lifting at work to get computers (and ticket stock) off the floor just in case water made its way into my office. Hopefully, it... Read more
Dear Couch Potato
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      11 comments

Do you remember when you pulled your hamstring and you had to crawl up the stairs to your bedroom because it was on the same level as the bathroom? Do you remember being in the hospital with the doctor telling you to your face that there was not... Read more
Movement in the Right Direction
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      10 comments

I was a bit stressed going to a meeting today. I was pleasantly surprised on my walk over there (about 10-15 mins from my building) that the walk seemed less strenuous today. I am pretty sure it also took me less time to walk over even though I ... Read more
This or That
Friday, August 19, 2011      12 comments

I am driven by anxiety. I have tons of it and more, especially when I am not exercising. I am finally getting over some pulled back muscles and hoping to boot the DH out of the living room tonight so I can do my new Zumba Wii disc that just arri... Read more
No Magic Elixir
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      13 comments

The more I do to benefit myself and live mindfully, the easier it is to see that there is no magic elixir. It is simply living as if everything I do matters. There are consequences. The trick is to make the most of your choices, so that th... Read more

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