When the Going Gets Tough
Moments like these remind me of my mettle. I do not back down. I am not known for my subtlety - or so I have been told.
When the going gets tough, you have two choices, go big or go home. I will admit, there are plenty of times I have gone... Read more
Eventually, I had to stop putting off the inevitable. I had to go get change from the bank. I could have sent one of my staff, but it was cold and rainy and I did not feel right about doing that.
I tallied up all of my errands, and I made ... Read more
In Front of Humans
I did something today totally out of character.
In front of humans.
Seriously I did.
Pretty remarkable for a closet eater.
I had some guys in my office working on my computer. They interrupted my mid morning snac... Read more
I got on the elevator this morning with a guy that I've seen in passing. He is usually not Mr. Chatty, but he was friendly this morning. He got off the floor before me, and I noticed when he got off, he sort of bolted down the hallway.
My ... Read more
Let's Hug It Out
I've been having an up and down week. Got a case of the sickies just as it was time to step into up into high gear with my BLC challenge, and also got back to work after a 2 week hiatus. Wasn't that inconvenient? Follow up my coughing spells wit... Read more
Embracing Change and Doing Something Different
Sometimes we sit with what's comfortable, just because it is familiar, even if it has outlasted its purpose and no longer fits our needs. At times, I've been guilty of this with relationships, jobs, and habits.
I am working on embracing ch... Read more
I've been setting new year's resolutions and goals ever since I can remember. There is one this year, though, that rises above the rest, and it is what I am committed to achieving.
Just be me. and proudly be me. So much ... Read more
Come Back in 10 Weeks
Somewhere around the end of February, I'll be coming back to read this blog as a milestone to myself. I am working with a group of lovely ladies, dubbed Sapphires for a BL challenge. It is just a series of mini-competitions and challenges to he... Read more
Slowly Doing It
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!)
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?
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
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
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
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..
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