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Slowly Doing It
Monday, December 12, 2011      9 comments

It took a lot of huffing and puffing to get up that hill. Truth be told, it was more like an incline, and not a very steep one at that. I looked at my bulky shadow cresting the hill, and thought, "well one day, you will be smaller." It truly tak... Read more
High Maintenance (and proud of it!)
Saturday, December 10, 2011      13 comments

Getting it the way you want to can sometimes be labelled high maintenance. Ok, so I am high maintenance. For today that meant, eating only what I wanted at the diner and not overeating at breakfast. Then after arriving at Wendy's ... Read more
If Not Now, When?
Friday, December 09, 2011      11 comments

I am in THE most supportive place I have ever been in my life. I work in a very nurturing, soul-satisfying environment, that while almost always busy, is still yet a great bubble of learning, and compassion. I just realized how much love and car... Read more
See You at the Finish Line
Thursday, December 08, 2011      17 comments

I woke up with a weird pain, and it took me only a moment to realize what it was - I was laying awkwardly on one of my fat rolls on my stomach. Hmmm. How's that for a reality check? If for nothing else, I am going to go down a new road jus... Read more
What's Important
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      5 comments

I had this thought noodling around in my head as I went to bed last night - "What is really important?" When I woke up, this answer popped out. What's important for me is having the courage to believe in myself against all odds. The... Read more
What I Need
Monday, December 05, 2011      9 comments

Here's what I need --- and I need to do it for myself --- and if I can the ripple effects will be felt by many I need to get my butt out of bed and go to the gym to strength train and ride the bike, and at some point get moving on the ellip... Read more
Dumping Sweet and Sour Sauce..
Sunday, December 04, 2011      8 comments

Well here's a first. I dumped out the sweet and sour sauce that arrived with our Chinese food delivery. I had asked for hot pepper oil for hubby but I guess they got confused. No matter. In the past, I would have put my rice directly into it an... Read more
Rockbottom Rockstar
Thursday, December 01, 2011      15 comments

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. (You Dickens fans will know that line is lovingly lifted.) I had awesome day if not excruciatingly busy at work. Still, my first meeting of the day was well planned for, and I aced it. ... Read more
Waking Thoughts
Monday, November 28, 2011      8 comments

I woke up early this a.m. in the three o'clock hour and sat up for a bit. I whipped out my long neglected journal and penned a thought that popped into my head: I am cherished by many. I don't know where that thought came from or why it just pop... Read more
Not looking for answers in the fridge
Saturday, November 26, 2011      8 comments

Here's my foray into sharing my angst instead of swallowing it down. I was a messy kid. Very messy. I still have tendencies to let clutter pile up, but I am a far cry from where I once was. There's a story told with occasional regular... Read more
The Be All and End All
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      9 comments

Here's an obvious question: Who wants to be fat? Not me! I am so sick of it. I am tired of waddling around, and having a fit of not being able to swing my leg out of my car to get out like every other able bodied person on the planet. ... Read more
Threw Out the Welcome Mat
Friday, November 18, 2011      15 comments

Old thinking is no longer welcome around here. I watched myself from afar for a minute yesterday. I realized that behavior that was accepting as gospel is no longer the truth for me. I indulged in a few too many pieces of chocolate yesterd... Read more
The Case Against Meal Planning
Thursday, November 17, 2011      15 comments

Meal planning just makes good sense. I am not a meal planner. Sometimes my DH will ask me "what do you want for dinner?" and I think, "Seriously, we have not had breakfast - how am I supposed to think about that?" I used to develop a ... Read more
Ten Minutes to Freedom
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      4 comments

It started with just an afterthought. I felt good-- lighter and happier -- after I did the Wii in the evenings before I went to bed. It didn't take much to get my heart rate up and get that happy (yes, I am moving around) feeling to jump start ... Read more
The Story of How I Grew Up
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      10 comments

I am making choices one at a time. Last night DH asked me if I wanted the pumpkin muffins. I had bought these for him a few days ago, and while he was initially excited to have them, it turns out he ate one and had a container with 3 remain... Read more

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