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2011 - the year of Majority Rule

Monday, January 03, 2011      6 comments

I've been preaching for a long time to myself that the majority of my behavior will rule my results. I firmly believe this. I'm toying with the idea of using a very simple measure... simpler than the tracking and the weighing and all of that: ... Read more

Rewarding myself

Sunday, January 02, 2011      12 comments

One of the things I find most challenging to remember is to give myself those rewards. It is every bit as important during maintenance as during weight loss. Maybe more so. Because without a non-food reward, there's a huge temptation to go ba... Read more

2011 - the year of the bucket list check-off!

Saturday, January 01, 2011      15 comments

This one is all Hot4Fitness (Deanna)'s fault. She suggested to me that she's being prodded to do the Lincoln Half-Marathon on May 1st, and asked if I would be interested in speed-walking it with her. Well... how was she to know that a half... Read more

Last of the month, last of the year, and the APFT results

Friday, December 31, 2010      18 comments

I told myself that I would take the Army Physical Fitness Test and measure myself against the standards for 57 - 61 year old females on New Year's 2011. Well, my body has been "resting" for several days and I really NEEDED to move more this mor... Read more

Can you feel the flames? Can you see the Sparks?

Thursday, December 30, 2010      13 comments

New Year's is a time when many of us set resolutions and goals. Me, too. But it's not the only time to start healthy habits. I tend to start on "odd" days. December 27th. February 27th. May 31st. Hmm, do I see a pattern? Getting a head s... Read more

Rubbing good days together - igniting the Spark

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      12 comments

Something my athletic son mentioned to me is that the thing he most wished he would have known sooner was... ta-da: How to come back from an injury! What a great analogy for recovery from lapses of any sort! Recovery isn't always physica... Read more

Starting to THINK about resolutions... or rather... GOALS for 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      9 comments

So far it's just a pondering in the heart... and it's been going on for a while. In fact, since the last set of goals I put out and the slogging of training. Because I think maintenance goals have to have some element of "fun" in them. Wh... Read more

Reflections on my soda-free year

Monday, December 27, 2010      15 comments

I didn't start a year ago. I started nearly three years ago. It started with a nutrition coach... I was doing pretty good with diet and exercise at the time, but I was consuming five or six cans of diet soda a day. Well, I set it as goal to r... Read more

As good as it gets? Nope, better.

Sunday, December 26, 2010      14 comments

Remember the movie of that title? The question at the root: "what if this is as good as it gets?" I started pondering that this morning. I received a Spark e-mail pointing me to this article: 5 Secrets of the 5% www.sparkpeople... Read more

Christmas eve - my way?

Saturday, December 25, 2010      9 comments

After my determination yesterday: "I am NOT my older sister. I am NOT my parents. I am me. If I'm going to do this at all, I have to do it my own way." And this great advice from LindaKay228 caused a little attitude adjustment: "Whateve... Read more

Being myself and Christmas eve

Friday, December 24, 2010      9 comments

Andi571 included this phrase in her blog: "I am always so afraid of hurting someone's feelings and I do things I don't want to do because of it. " www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Faith, hope, and the Christmas blues

Thursday, December 23, 2010      11 comments

Christmas is a joyous time of year... and yet many people struggle with depression and the blues. I was pondering this on the way home from work and in the grocery store last night. As I wished my co-workers who will be off today and thro... Read more

Dates on which we look back

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      8 comments

Today is my son's fourth Wedding Anniversary. On anniversaries and "special" dates, I tend to look back... this morning I looked back to find my diary entry from his wedding day. Oh, yes, I do keep a paper journal. Things I wouldn't wri... Read more

Shortest day of the year: Northern Hemisphere version

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      4 comments

I'm grateful for the weather being moderate compared to last year. But the darkest day of the year snuck up on me this year. I've been doing the "this isn't so bad" number all season, and then... this morning... I recognized the date on the ca... Read more

Reprise: Goal weight is kind of LIKE a Holiday, though

Monday, December 20, 2010      7 comments

I wrote a blog ten days ago about how goal weight NOT being a holiday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=3833644 Thinking about it again this morning, as I'm fighting a "bah, humbug" ... Read more


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