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Setting the Tone
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      12 comments

Sometimes, no matter what you do, you can't fix everything. It's not stopping me from being optimistic. I am a person who thrives on looking at things from the sunny side of the street. Oh sure, I have my down days, but honestly, when I fo... Read more
Nothing to Do With Me
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      6 comments

I think I am shell shocked by a revelation I've had in the last couple of days. Growing up, I was mostly friends with boys my age. I did have an occasional girl as a BFF, but mostly I was a tomboy who either hung out with my brothers, and ... Read more
Pogo Stick
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday, I ate 8 servings of fruits/veggies. The last time I did that was 2 weeks ago. Back then, it took me the week to do it. I am making many positive changes and enjoying how I am making those changes. For the last few months, ... Read more
Following my path
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      7 comments

Not much to say tonight, except the corn, bean, tomato, chicken dish turned out great! I did not get my butt up in time to hit the gym, but I did do 7,000 steps today. I'm on my way to being a regular 10,000 step walker. Woot. I am ... Read more
This is How We Do It
Monday, September 19, 2011      9 comments

Well, forgive me if I am standing here patting myself on the back for now. It was a good day. I was busy, but kept my cool. I did bring my lunch, and heated it up in the microwave in the dining area - something I have not done in the 6 (co... Read more
On the Menu
Sunday, September 18, 2011      7 comments

I'm not good at meal planning. I'm really not good at lunches. I used to be fine, but when I fell off the bandwagon, I really fell off, and now I just frequently fly by the seat off my pants. I told DH I needed to come up with something thi... Read more
Saturday, September 17, 2011      11 comments

Observation # 1 --- I am much less stiff and feel less painful if I am actively moving about all day. It's probably obvious even to the untrained eye, but it feels like a revelation to me. Active is as active does. I am still struggling to... Read more
Thursday, September 15, 2011      13 comments

Gloves are off. I need to reinvent myself. I couldn't get out of my car tonight. I did eventually, but it took some effort. WTH? Seriously? I could not get out of my car. I wheezed walking over to my car, and yes, possibly some of that may be du... Read more
Payback is a *****
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      18 comments

I hope I did not wake my neighbors when I yelled out, "Are you freaking kidding me?" when I hopped on the scale this morning. (insert more colorful language here) Yeah, it was something like that. I walked x minutes, I ate bags of sa... Read more
Visual Cues (Day 7 of the Challenge)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      10 comments

I noticed something last night, in the tiniest little way, my stomach is starting to deflate. Call out the National Guard! WOOT! I was pumped when I saw that tiny little change starting to take place. It was subtle but just enough for me ... Read more
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

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