The One Common Habit of Unhappy People
I just read an article called, "The One Common Habit of Unhappy People" and I expected to find something about over-eating, for example.
But, no, the one common habit is too much tube time. Whap! That is so true. I can always tell when I'm ... Read more
Weekends are tough
Why is it that I find myself in the kitchen wanting to graze on the weekends? Boredom, lonliness, boredom, oh I said that. Blah I hate weekends for that reason. I love the freedom they give after busy weeks, but boy could I use a good tactic to ... Read more
Kirstie Alley - it was like looking in a mirror
When Kirstie Alley first gained all that weight, I didn't know about it. There is a lot of celebrity "stuff" that we are blessedly saved from here in Denmark. So it was a HUGE shock when I saw her some years ago. I thought of her as that gorgeou... Read more
A funny email I got today - so I'm sharing it here for those of you whose email I don't have.
I didn't write this. But it's funny and apt - "middle age" ... unless I'm going to live to be 114, I must admit that I'm past middle age.
I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time... Read more
The wonderful rewards of not eating for three hours before bed!
"A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward."
- Lord Chesterfield, diplomat
This was the quote of t... Read more
Wrapping up in Singapore - this is a long one! Bear with me.
I am just incredibly happy to say that on this trip I regained my great eating habits. For the last two years, I've been able to lose weight while I travelled by being busy and walking everywhere and eating well. That kind of ran into a wall wit... Read more
Business trips, vacations,
I used to think that vacations were the PERFECT time to say "the diet can go out the window. I am going to vacation!"
I'm happy to say I see how silly that philosophy is. First of all, I'm not on a diet, so there's nothing to go off. Secon... Read more
Singapore: Day Two
Actually got out of bed today, cured of jet lag. Maybe the answer IS to sleep like I did yesterday! I don't usually do that, nor is it recommended, but I slept so much yesterday afternoon and evening that I had no problem today.
Met a good ... Read more
92 degree heat and 99% humidity
Hello, Singapore! Whew. We walked out of the airport into a wall of hot, humid air. It's like a sauna here. (And we were screened with cameras for excessive body heat. Gees, I'm glad I wasn't having a hot flash! but it's comforting to know that ... Read more
Excuses - there are none. We make choices.
I made the choice to camp out at the fork in the road. It wasn't a plateau. It was a CHOICE.
I tried to find an article I read by Coach Dean, so I could link to it here, ... Read more
Where did my blogging spirit go?!
Oh, I guess it kind of went out the window with all the work I'm busy with. Do have to make a living occoasionally.
Motivation has been sorely lacking. Haven't done well pulling myself together - truly been scattered all over the place. But... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day SparkFriends
When I joined SparkPeople in July of 2007 (I lost weight with my sisters for a year first), I had never chatted online or posted. So I started slowly by reading articles and reading posts in a few teams. And of course, oh man what a horror, post... Read more
9 glorious summer days in Auckland are over
It's so hard to come back to winter after having been simply wrapped in the warmth of the summer sun in New Zealand. But but but. I'd rather be grateful and happy for those days than whine about the cold we came home to.
Lost two pounds on ... Read more
So, two-week Christmas vacation is over, Wagons Ho!
It's been a good two weeks. I needed this break: to recharge my batteries, to pull myself back mentally to my core, to decide to love myself more than the food again.
I'm still not entirely sure why I fell off the wagon with such a major cr... Read more
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What a Year 2008 Has Been!
When I look back over the year, as we are wont to do at the end of the year, what remains with me indelibly is that incredible campaign culminated by an even more incredible election. What a crazy, up and down ride that was.
I've been in D... Read more