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The Secret to Breaking Through My Plateau
Sunday, January 13, 2013      2 comments

My week got off to rocky start. This time last week, I wrote about maintaining my weight through the month of December. And how I saw that as Good News. Read more
How I Got Through the Holidays
Sunday, January 06, 2013      8 comments

Today I weigh exactly the same as I did on December 1, 2012. That's both bad news and good news, depending on how you look at it. To see no overall change in my weight in 5 weeks could be bad news. And any other time, I would see no ... Read more
All or Nothing Thinking vs. Sustainability
Friday, October 19, 2012      9 comments

I like to think of myself as a flexible person who easily adapts to change. I also know that I'm a pretty decent liar. The person I lie to most often is myself. About all kinds of things. For instance, the lie that I'm a flexible person who... Read more
Goals from a Position of Possibility
Thursday, October 18, 2012      2 comments

Last weekend, after a mini-vacation to my favorite spot in the whole world, followed by my 59th birthday, I fell into a deep funk. If I'd taken a depression assessment, I'd be on Zoloft right now. But with the support and encouragement of dear f... Read more
Day 48 - Completed Week 12 of Running: Getting Started
Saturday, September 22, 2012      4 comments

Today I completed Week 12 of Jeff Galloway's Running: Getting Started. That book, and Galloway's run-walk-run method of running, has transformed my life. Here's why. In the Galloway Running Journal, there's a quote whose wisdom applies to ... Read more
Day 47 - Word of the Day - Outrageous
Friday, September 21, 2012      2 comments

Today I went to see a coach for the first time. She's a life and career coach who helps people work through life and career transitions. Since being laid off in January, I've been feeling stuck. Stuck in quicksand. The harder I try to work my wa... Read more
Day 46 - Resting & Restoring Energy
Thursday, September 20, 2012      1 comments

When I woke up this morning and still felt as sluggish, creaky, and depleted of energy as I did yesterday morning, I decided I need a rest day. When I completed my SparkCoaching for the day, the final page offered this inspirational messag... Read more
Day 43: Running for My Life
Monday, September 17, 2012      2 comments

Today marks my 43rd day of tracking on SparkPeople and the beginning of Week 12 of becoming a runner. Aug. 6 is the day I started tracking everything in SparkPeople. I started running on June 25. Usually when I decide to try one more time t... Read more
ABC Blog
Saturday, September 15, 2012      1 comments

I got this from Pixie-licious who got it from Victus_Girlanya who got it from Snowyoga. A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Competition doesn’t push me. I don’t need to win to feel good about myself, but I’m not good a... Read more
My New Routine
Sunday, March 28, 2010      0 comments

After being off course since the middle of February when my twin grandsons were born prematurely and my work life entered a period of frenzy, panic, and drama, I'm finally finding the motivation and the time to pay attention to my eating and exe... Read more
When the Student Is Ready
Sunday, January 03, 2010      1 comments

"When the student is ready, the Master appears." That Buddhist proverb is running through my mind as I'm reading The Spark book. Last week, before the book arrived, I blogged about the systemic life changes I've made every time I've lost weight ... Read more
Day 1 Bootcamp
Sunday, January 03, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday I previewed the Day 1 Bootcamp cardio video to see what I was in for. Let me tell you, I felt pretty intimidated. Jumping rope gives me earaches, and high impact aggravates the arch in my right foot. Right away, I pooh-poohed doing the... Read more
No Ifs, Ands, or Buts About It: It All Comes Down to One Thing
Saturday, January 02, 2010      2 comments

I'm reading "The Hacker's Diet," a free e-book at
t/ . In the chapter "The Rubber Bag," author John Walker writes: "What it all comes down to, of course, is this: if you want to lose weight, you h... Read more
True Confession: I'm a Snob
Saturday, January 02, 2010      0 comments

I have a confession to make. I'm a snob. Yes, it's true! I'm reading an e-book called "The Hacker's Diet" and I just came across a section that made me sit up and take notice. Here's the paragraph that hit me between the eyes: "... Read more
Weight Loss, Systemic Life Changes, and Sustainability
Sunday, December 27, 2009      1 comments

Some of my diet buddies are having a conversation today reflecting on the past year and working on goals for 2010. Along the way, we've touched on the ripple effects weight loss has on other areas of our lives. The funny thing about weight... Read more

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