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Choices

Friday, November 13, 2009      3 comments

Last night after dinner, all I wanted to do was curl up and lie down. I guess the carbs made me lethargic. I had a choice.... blanket or pool. What would make me feel better? While it was evening and the blanket did sound inviting, the pool wo... Read more

Dinner, Margaritas, Flaming Shots... Oh my!

Thursday, November 12, 2009      3 comments

Usually, I'm in the pool, With Veterans' Day the pool was closed so four of us decided to go out to dinner instead and celebrate birthdays. ( Perhaps we should have opted for a birthday walk? Nah!!! ) Read more

Take time to smell the roses... rewards

Wednesday, November 11, 2009      4 comments

Today I am giving myself credit for what good I have done... yes there are expectations that I should be good.... however being good can have positive consequences. Today I'm going out with friends to celebrate (within reason, LOL). During th... Read more

Priorities - November is National Diabetes Month

Tuesday, November 10, 2009      2 comments

“The key is not to prioritize your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen R. Covey Diabetes is 365/24/7. Managing my blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol is a priority for me. I quit smoking back in March, but gaine... Read more

Holiday Menus "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Monday, November 09, 2009      3 comments

Trying to change tradition is oft met with resistance. For example last year the Christmas Eve menu was changed. We got a few complaints, so I said okay we'll get rid of the new garlic grilled shrimp. "NOOOoooo" The changes were accepted. ... Read more

Sunny Daze

Sunday, November 08, 2009      2 comments

With this most likely being our Indian Summer I would be remiss if I squandered the day inside. After planning my meals for the week, I will venture out into the sunshine and get the yard presentable so I can enjoy the view during winter. Di... Read more

The Scenic Route

Saturday, November 07, 2009      1 comments

Whether I am on the interstate or the back roads, if I am honest with myself I will see which road I am on. Is it denial or change? Being honest with myself can be difficult, but fessing up and making adjustments is getting easier. On the Sceni... Read more

All roads....

Friday, November 06, 2009      3 comments

All roads lead to truth, though some will take you there a whole heck of a lot quicker than others. Be honest with yourself. (Apparently I like the scenic route.)... Read more

“Perseverance, not perfection, leads to success.”

Thursday, November 05, 2009      3 comments

Even when you are floundering, if you stick with it, is much better throwing in the towel. Here are a few lines that have struck me as I plod along. * Enjoy your food mindfully. * REAL food is the best. * Exercise is a necessity, ... Read more

Where the heck is my key?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      1 comments

You can spend a lot of time looking for keys. You look here, then look there. Get flustered and frustrated. Sometimes it seems that the key appears out of nowhere. Take a deep breath and relax. For Dr. Beck's excellent tools to be successf... Read more

Mastery

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      2 comments

I've been a bit hard on myself lately by thinking that I cannot get this, Dr. Beck states that we should master the skills in Stage 1 for one week before moving on. I am stumbling, preventing progress. But those stumbles are progress. Whi... Read more

Baggage

Monday, November 02, 2009      2 comments

"It's not the poundage, but the practice." In TUBBYHUBBY340's blog , his doctor suggested developing an allergy to unhealthy habits. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=2521074 I lik... Read more

"No Choice" ?

Sunday, November 01, 2009      5 comments

"The small actions you take now, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can have profound effects" It was a good thing I purchased candy that I did not like for Halloween, it rained and only two children showed up. At least I will not t... Read more

Boo!

Saturday, October 31, 2009      5 comments

Thankfully my boys are too old to go out trick or treating. So I do not have to "check" their candy. I had a Halloween survival plan, buy candy that I do not like. Holiday plans are in full swing, I'm making my list, and checking more tha... Read more

Strategies

Friday, October 30, 2009      4 comments

IMREADYTODOIT asked how it was going... BDL is going slow, but moving forward. Acquiring the skills is an ongoing process. these are skills that I need. VANDAL said I am committed, I am... but application has been challenging. Perseverance wi... Read more


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