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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


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


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.
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"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


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


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

Back to the Success Skills (last 5)

Thursday, October 29, 2009      3 comments

As for the first 4 skills I have listed my perception of percentages for the 5 below. 5. Get moving. 75% I have an exercise plan in place. With winter coming I need to make a few changes, so no excuses. I still need to kick it up a notch... Read more

Back to the Success Skills (first 4)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      2 comments

There are nine skills to learn in Stage 1 And I have not mastered all of them yet. DUH!!! As far as these first 4 skills I have listed my perception of percentages. 1. Motivate Yourself Daily . 50% This I can do, but being consistent ... Read more

What's new with you?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      2 comments

Compared to a few years ago, there is quite a bit new. No white bread in my house, only 100% whole wheat or sourdough rye. More fresh fruit and veggies. More tea less coffee. New behavior patterns. More exercise. New mindset. There have ... Read more

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