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To catch a wave

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      0 comments

you gotta get in the ocean.... Read more

The positive, reinforcing cycle

Monday, January 12, 2015      1 comments

This is something that I know to be true for me: Working out, eating well, my headspace. They are all integrally entwined. When I get done with a really excellent work out, (I mean, really excellent. Not one of those pretend workouts when I... Read more

Measure progress in many ways

Friday, January 09, 2015      0 comments

If I stop doing what I'm doing because it didn't feel like it was working "fast enough" I'll stay stuck where I've been - still fighting my body and my weight. "... even though I'm off to a slow start... I feel like that's okay because ... Read more

The cycle

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      2 comments

I'm to the point where getting dress for a hike causes an outfit crises. Not happy with how my shorts fit, my shirts fit, or how my thighs rub together. Or the lumpy bumpiness of them either. The cycle usually starts the afternoon or eveni... Read more

Don't blow it

Thursday, August 14, 2014      0 comments

"This is your chance. This little, short human life that you have is your opportunity. Don't blow it." ~Pema Chödrön emoticonRead more


Thursday, August 07, 2014      3 comments

Taking in 200 extra calories a day of anything adds up to a pound of fat every 17 days.... Read more

No Silver Magic

Thursday, August 07, 2014      0 comments

There are no tricks or silver bullet or pill. No magic in the magic wand sense. The "magic" comes from taking care of myself everyday. Each day a step closer to my goals. Each day the patterns and habits become more natural, more desirable and... Read more

I am not going to revert back to the Land of I Just Don’t Care

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      1 comments

It's a scary place and I refuse to go there.... Read more

It's a choice

Thursday, July 03, 2014      1 comments

You know, I hope this doesn’t sound defeatest. But when it comes right down to it losing weight CAN be hard. It CAN be challenging. Staying healthy is a choice. It CAN be hard. It CAN be challenging. They are also choices we can make. This is th... Read more

And on that note.....

Monday, June 30, 2014      0 comments

I don't know how many days I started the day with "This is the day that I will clean up my act, stop hating my body and the weight I continue to allow to creep or plop back on to it." Only to find myself, at the end of that very same day, mowing... Read more

Today: Virigina Woolf

Monday, June 30, 2014      3 comments

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."... Read more

Mary, 93

Saturday, June 28, 2014      2 comments

"If you force yourself to go outside, something wonderful always happens!" ... Read more

Not sure if this is what they mean by "intuitive eating"

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      1 comments

I struggle with emotional eating. I'm not the kind of gal that loses weight when I'm under duress. Ha ha, NO! This past week, I've been focusing on getting refined sugars and processed foods reduced. That is going quite well, my friends. ... Read more

Conscious choices

Friday, June 20, 2014      2 comments

Late in the day,and I was having all kinds of cravings. Sugar, salt, fat and every combination of the three. Self talk: "Hey, have a REAL meal. If cost wasn't a factor, what do you really want to have?" So I got ingredients for a delicious, if s... Read more


Monday, January 27, 2014      5 comments

Okay, so here's the epiphany (this is a heady one - just so you're forewarned': A week ago, I woke up, feeling nauseous. Like, feeling like I'd need to head to the head asap at about any minute. No fever, no headache. Tired. Exhausted, actu... Read more

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