I don't know where I went. When I got back, I just knew I went somewhere. I went to the gym yesterday and pedaled my butt off for 45 mins. That is a personal record for me. I have never gone that long on a bike. I had been away for a bit, and I ... Read more
Treating Yourself Well
When I was a kid, my mother wouldn't let me have an ice cream soda, and I was mad and stomped out of the house. I pushed the door hard in anger, only my hand slipped off the metal and went right through the glass. Forty years later, I still reme... Read more
Acceptance vs. Giving Up
Acceptance is my body is not perfect, and it is up to me to change it.
Giving up is feeling what is the use.
Acceptance is trying harder.
Giving up is an easy way out to think you don't matter.
Acceptance is knowing how things are ... Read more
Watched a sitcom last night and the therapist said --- "Are you going to keep stuffing down your negative feelings with food?"
I have a lifetime of unresolved negative feelings.
I have been a champion at keeping score. In the though... Read more
It's All in My Head
The recent news item about building a mosque near Ground Zero has sparked a lot of debate among my friends. Those conversations have led to even deeper conversations about perspective, reactions and belief systems. It has actually been pretty wi... Read more
With Love, From Your Body
Thanks for taking the time to notice how well we've been working together lately.
For my part, I am not swelling so much and feeling less bloated. I have less pain in my joints. I am sleeping better. I am feeling full wit... Read more
Out of the my comfort zone, and into the bar
I never, repeat never go to bars anymore. I have not been in a bar, in geez, I really cannot remember.
I said I would go tonight to wish a colleague well in her next adventure. Truth be told, she's not really even "my" colleague. She works... Read more
Note to self: when you buy fruit, make sure you take the time to cut it up and refrigerate it! We went to Rice's Market on Saturday and came away with bags of peppers, nectarines, kirbys and string beans. Unfortunately, only the peppers made it... Read more
We went to Washington Crossing Historic Park today. My husband had been there as a kid, and retained an unpleasant memory as a toddler, when his brother sat him on the top ledge and dangled him off the side (not unlike the Michael Jackson episod... Read more
Had lunch with my boss today. This is a former tradition - hanging on out Fridays and laughing it up during lunch.
In the past, I would have had what he was having --- the cheeseburger special, with a foutain drink, fries and chips.
... Read more
ABC's of mickeymax
It's Friday, my brain is fried, so here is a blog of another sort this morning
A - Age: 46
B - Bed: Sleep number
C - Chore you hate: Dusting
D - Dog's name: (was) Frosty
E - Essential start your day item: Sparkpeople... Read more
Unthinking the Thunk
I left home a little early this morning which makes for a happier commuter. I don't dig getting up, but I do dig the less frantic traffic at the earlier hour. There are fewer cars, and it seems fewer people driving crazy, although that part coul... Read more
Hubby could not decide waht he wanted to eat tonight, so I picked his menu choice up for him on the way home from Burger King. What did I get? ,,,
Wait for it....
Nothing! I went home and made the broccoli with shr... Read more
It's a Process
Along with a few tour groups, I went for a walk this afternoon around a local college campus. While I was walking, an idea just clicked. ... Read more
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Return of the Mojo
Once upon a time in a land far away (Boston), a young lady (40 something) lost 70 lbs. by eating more healthfully than she ever had, and walking a few miles a week. She loved her time walking even though she had to deal with seeing bats fly arou... Read more