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A good day

Saturday, October 15, 2011      7 comments

The body was ready to be up at the usual time, despite my having turned the alarm off. My Saturday early morning tradition has become watching the streaming video of the most recent "Biggest Loser" show, and usually working out while they work ... Read more

Leaders and followers

Friday, October 14, 2011      13 comments

I'm in the midst of reading one of those great big books: a historical novel, set in the days before Henry II took the throne of England. The author, Sharon Kay Penman, is a historian in her own right, so her books are full of fact and flavor ... Read more

On days like this, routine truly *is* my friend

Thursday, October 13, 2011      12 comments

Woke up with the sinus headache miseries. I'd been feeling it coming on last night when the sneezies hit. I took my Zyrtek this morning. I will likely resort to Advil throughout the day, as needed. Despite all that, I just don't feel at the ... Read more

Routine is my friend... maybe

Wednesday, October 12, 2011      9 comments

As I contemplate the habits of the workday... get up, shower, dress, pack lunch, put the oats on to simmer... Spark... go to work, take those vital walking breaks, come home, Spark some more, maybe exercise, fit in my "one thing" related to home... Read more

Prepping for Winter ahead

Monday, October 10, 2011      12 comments

It sure hasn't felt much like Winter is coming the past week. We've had 80's several afternoons. This morning, though, because the calendar says so, I had the guy out to clean the furnace, change the filter on the humidifier, and all that jazz... Read more

Grandpa would have loved this race

Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

Indulge me, I'm going to write about my mom's father. As a kid, I used to call him "mean", because I was a kid, and he was tough and gruff, and of a military kind of bearing. In fact, he had been to war, in WWII, and when he came home, he spen... Read more

Saturday's pep talk

Saturday, October 08, 2011      8 comments

We are facing the beginning of a three day weekend off work. I am determined that *this* weekend is not going to be like *last* weekend. I have taken steps to adjust my attitude and examine my feelings, my priorities and motivation. This morn... Read more

Let's see if we can reinforce positives without stirring up the negatives

Friday, October 07, 2011      9 comments

First off, Thursday was a decent day with the food. I didn't write it down, but I know the drill, and know what I ate, and it was all pretty routine stuff, so I know I'm in range. No "extras" or slipped ins... and I can do that when I am *not*... Read more

Demons, dark places, and the big cycle

Thursday, October 06, 2011      15 comments

One of the major reasons I am not comfortable with compliments that surround weight loss success is "the big cycle". I've written about it before. It is the cycle of many things, I could give it a dozen names. "The myth of continuous improvem... Read more

Next steps

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      12 comments

Monday was a good recovery day. No "extra" exercise, stayed on the food plan, treated myself "gently" from a self-talk point of view, and began trotting out my bag of mental tools related to binge recovery: 1. As best I can, figure out th... Read more

Practicing what I preach

Monday, October 03, 2011      11 comments

Treat yourself gently. Imagine your best friend came to you and told you what you just wrote. What would you advise him/her? Would you tell them they are a terrible person? Or would you comfort them? That's the advice I preach to others... Read more

So let's talk about that full rebellion mode

Sunday, October 02, 2011      11 comments

OK, we all know weekends are hard. But it's been a very long time since I went into full and blatant rebellion mode. As in make a list of target foods and go to the grocery store and purchase them with the express purpose in mind to eat witho... Read more

Design, vision, fantasy...

Friday, September 30, 2011      9 comments

The word "design" popped into my brain today. Maybe it is because I'm in the design phase of a project at work, but maybe it's just one of those random things. Either way, where the brain went was, "Live your life by design". I think this... Read more

Not a pretty topic, but it weighs on my mind today

Thursday, September 29, 2011      20 comments

The topic? Suicide. What an ugly word. Made uglier when it enters your life through someone you know. Made more so when "nobody saw it coming". Last night my son clued me in to some FB statusses I had seen from people I met during his d... Read more

Classic morning pep talk

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      8 comments

emoticon Yep! Feeling charged up this morning. Wondering what changed from yesterday to today, because yesterday... Read more

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