Didn't manage to work out once while the girls were here, though went museum walking a couple times. Woke up this morning at convention hotel. The first inclination was, "Meh, start again Monday." But I set that aside, pulled on my workout cloth... Read more
10 days of disruption
I was out of town this weekend, visiting friends. No chance to work out. Now my week is being thrown COMPLETELY off by my college-age daughter and her girlfriend being here. I'm thrilled to bits that they have come to visit, and we are having a ... Read more
Thanks for all the good sleep wishes. I made the drive to Michigan without trouble, and then slept like the dead when I got to bed. Yay!... Read more
Snow and insomnia
A bad combination when I have a three hour drive tomorrow.
The not sleeping is getting frustrating. I don't know what's up with this.... Read more
Gluten hysteria - pushback
In the long quest to find The Answer To All Diets, people rush from one fad to the next, one year embracing cabbage soup, the next eating nothing but bacon and steak. One year gulping down juice fasts, the next eschewing fruit entirely. We want ... Read more
Don't be derailed by the scale
Last Sunday I did the "walk of shame weigh in" after the New Year's Eve party. As I suspected, the scale was up - back up to 282.4, rather MORE than I expected.
I briefly considered panicking, running around like a headless chicken and cha... Read more
Recording the food when you've already "screwed up"
We had friends stay the night, and this morning I made a big breakfast. Sitting and visiting, I ate way too much of that big breakfast.
Now, my first thought was, "Oh, man, I've blown this day. I can't possibly recover from that!" Followed ... Read more
The importance of pushing through
"I just don't feel like it. I can start tomorrow."
Those are the thoughts that got me to almost 300 pounds.
When I wasn't working out, I continually told myself that tomorrow was the day when I'd get back to my routine.
When I wa... Read more
Isn't this just the darkest time of the year? Oh, I know that the days are actually getting longer now, but the fun of the holidays is over and all that's in front of us is the long stretch of winter. It makes me want to curl up and hibernate.
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Every day is a new day
New Year's is a time when we focus on renewal, but every day is a day when renewal is possible, and when we have a new chance to make good choices.
Yesterday and today haven't been particularly good choice days, but tomorrow is a new day! A... Read more
Just when you think you have it all figured out, the world has a way of putting you back in your place. Oh well, humility is good for the soul.... Read more
The problem with having a relationship with food that says, "This food is GOOOD, but *this* food is BAAAAAAAAAAAD" is that when we (inevitably) eat something in the BAAAAAAAAAAAAAD category, we start making value judgments about ourselves that s... Read more
I'm blogging now. I shouldn't be blogging now. I should be putting the suitcases into the car and saying goodbye, ready to drive to the airport.
But instead I'm blogging, because United canceled our flight.
Oh, they were quite nice abo... Read more
New Years Resolutions: dreadful things!
It's that time of year when everyone gets ready to start a fresh new year by setting themselves up for failure: "I'm not going to eat sweets" or "I'm going to work out for two hours every single day" or "I'm never going to eat more than 1200 cal... Read more
You're not going to like this, but sometimes that's my (self -appointed) job
I love Spark People, but there are times when reading the message boards and blog posts makes me intensely sad. Because I see people completely ignoring the message of Spark People and continuing to make the terrible mistakes the the multi-billi... Read more
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