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Presents to oneself... a.k.a. rewards
Friday, November 18, 2011      5 comments

We all live on budgets, right? Losing weight usually means some of our wardrobes become, uh, "loose". But, not being infinitely wealthy, it takes time to replace them. Priorities being what they are, the work wardrobe comes first. The workou... Read more
Oh My Goodness!
Thursday, November 17, 2011      9 comments

I had forgotten how HUGE a high a morning workout gives me. See those bubbles? Soda is NO match for endorphin bubbles. A good night's sleep, a morning workout, and a... Read more
Always have a plan B
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      9 comments

Yesterday I wrote about keeping those small promises so we have the momentum to keep the larger ones. Today my after-the-work-day pep talk is about having a plan B, in case the prime objective gets derailed by what we sometimes refer to as "lif... Read more
Promises to keep
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      8 comments

I've long observed that the most empowering thing I can do is to keep a small (or large) promise to myself. The small ones are in fact more important, because they maintain momentum to meet the larger ones. Pulling myself back up by the bo... Read more
Beyond the ABC's - what maintenance is all about
Monday, November 14, 2011      5 comments

A Monday pep talk... OK, so the weekend wasn't the best in terms of health and fitness. Things might have got in the way. In my case, Friday was OK, Saturday was a disaster, Sunday was better than Saturday, but still not good. But now it'... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: Z is for zing!
Sunday, November 13, 2011      7 comments

There are a lot of good, positive Z words: zest for life, for one. Zenith, as in a high point as you first reach the phase. Zigzag to handle the fluctuations. Great Z words. I'm choosing another cautionary one, though: beware the "zing... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: Y is for yo-yo
Saturday, November 12, 2011      4 comments

Oh, my, yes, indeed, I used the word "yo-yo"... and we all know the dangers of yo-yo dieting! Many of us have engaged in this questionable practice... intentionally or negligently! But I'm using it as a cautionary note, in that during ma... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: X marks the spot
Friday, November 11, 2011      6 comments

Last year I used a real X word, xenophobia, in October, to describe my feelings in my "new", "alien" body size. It has been over a year since I wrote the xenophobia blog. I'm feeling a lot more at home in this foreign land of thin and fi... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: W is for Who...
Thursday, November 10, 2011      7 comments

Rudyard Kipling was a favorite childhood read-aloud author, sponsored by my dad. This one was often quoted: dad was a journalist. "I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When ... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: V is for vigilence
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      9 comments

"Be Ever Vigilant - don't get too complacent" is the motto of one of my Spark fellow travelers... Marenamoo. She hasn't been around the Spark for a while and I miss her wisdom and contributions. Another friend I miss is WalkingAnnie. Sh... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: U is for un-doing!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      13 comments

I have had a hard time with U. Most U-words are just... utility players? Useful but unimpressive? Understanding this, I was tempted to put my U in the middle of a word... like fUn. But I chose "undoing", as in a melodramatic way, one mig... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: T is for tools
Monday, November 07, 2011      11 comments

When I was a kid, I could only pass beginner's swimming lessons by employing a nose clip. Getting water up my nose, especially during certain strokes, so distracted me as to be unable to keep going the required distance! Fast forward to be... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance - S is for service and satisfaction
Sunday, November 06, 2011      7 comments

There are so many good S words I am suffering from over-stimulation and an excess of sibilence! There is my son, who is a big part of my motivation. There is the sunshine that is essential to get our vitamin D, that leads to good feelings, and... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: R is for recovery
Saturday, November 05, 2011      9 comments

Not every day is a "peak performance" day. That's OK. "Continuous Improvement" is to some degree a myth. There are plateaus and peaks and dips along the way. It's the long-term trend that's important. Every training plan that works has ... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: Q is for quiet
Friday, November 04, 2011      8 comments

Since I didn't use my M for meditation nor my P for prayer, I'm using my Q for quiet, because to be successful in maintaining a whole and healthy lifestyle, there is a requirement for the inward-looking, upward-looking, listening element. This ... Read more

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