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I have been, again, struggling....
For the past few weeks, I just have not been able to do it. Just...not.
May 2 was going to be THE DAY. Instead, I am celebrating Cinco de Mayo by beginning to be careful and stay within food guidelines...and move more. 3, 018 steps by 11... Read more
Yesterday was a day of "considered" eating. I thought about what I really wanted..I thought about portion control. I followed through.
Went on a date....for me this is very, very stressful and stepping massively out of my comfort zone..... Read more
Is it an epic fail if you learn something?
The past month or so has been hard on many levels. I looked, with clear eyes and honesty, at what I have been doing for a few months. The last month, I have been eating crazy. Why? Stuffing emotions? Yes. (Pssst! It doesn't work.) It ... Read more
Overdid It Yesterday
Yesterday, I overdid the walking and I really felt it this morning. I talked myself into one lap around the block at the transfer point. That helped get the kinks out. My goal is to move more during the day now. I can do this. I will do th... Read more
After some epic food fails....set a goal this morning and made it!
Yesterday was not a good food day. Think I know why...that is half the battle. This morning, I wanted to set a goal and achieve it. I wanted to try 3 laps around the block while waiting for the bus. Excitement! I timed the first lap...7 ... Read more
This morning I chose...
This morning I chose to do two loops around the block that I wait for my transfer from my first to my second bus to go to work. I could have sat on the bench in the cold for 24 minutes and let my mind do my gratitudes and prayers. I chose to... Read more
I have been struggling....
This is a rough time of year for me...and I can tell from the amount of struggle that I have had with food and with being willing to be moving. I am not doing well. That being said, I can do better. I have decided not to decide "today is t... Read more
Valentine's Day had me pondering the nature of love.....
Let's be honest....for me Valentine's Day is largely a nonevent. This year though, Valentine's day had me thinking hard about what it REALLY means to love myself. Old me (okay sometimes new me) would use this as an excuse to eat as much chocol... Read more
Did pretty well on steps even for a Saturday!
Yesterday, I went over 6,000 steps. Yes, I would have liked to have gone over 8,000 but respected my body enough to get the rest I am going to need to get through another tough week. I am determined that this will be a transformative year. ... Read more
Steps Against the Cold!
I use transit. I have not had a car for nearly 30 years. In the winter here, it gets cold on bus benches. If I get cold now, I walk. If I can walk to my next stop, I do. If I can't, I walk up and down the block. This is really increas... Read more
What I did last night...and this morning....
Yesterday's trip home was a story of cold weather and hairsbreadth missed buses. At my transfer point, I had a 15 minute wait for the next bus home. When I felt the January chill...I got up and paced up and down the block. Once I got home, ... Read more
It has been a struggle...
The cold temps....the things going on in my head....it has been a struggle to do anything except curl up and eat.
Today, though, today I am making a choice to do what is good for me. I am moving (2,797 steps at 9:47 AM) and I am eating on ... Read more
Baby It's COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD Outside
Never in my life have I been so glad of my knitting! This morning's trip in was -4F. That is without calculating wind chill. After being here nearly a half an hour, my fingertips have a bit of the frosted burn....and my cheekbones are a bi... Read more
Off track a bit but ready to be back on...why? Because I can...
The whole food and emotion thing is something that I am working on....daily. Being mindful has helped a lot. Revisiting what I like and really want has also helped. As I go through Target or the grocery store and am hit with temptation, I... Read more
Good Doctor Visit with a Bad Scale
The scale at the doctors office weighed me 8 pounds over what I weighed the last time I used the Aria. I have not been careful...but not that careless! Okay, it was after lunch and I was wearing shoes and Minnesota January clothing...it is n... Read more