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Navigating those DETOURS
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      14 comments

We all have detours on our journey. Some are unexpected and unavoidable (illness, surgery, family emergencies) and some are planned (vacations, celebrations and holidays). The key is how to we navigate back to the "MAIN ROAD" when we make a de... Read more
Facing the Unexpected
Monday, December 05, 2011      21 comments

I woke this morning to news that a friend of 31 had died from cancer early in the morning. I knew his time was near but the finality of it is so sharp. Life affords us many unexpected trials. This is the case even with our own journey to "Heal... Read more
Ending the Year Well
Friday, December 02, 2011      8 comments

There is something both sad and exciting about flipping the calendar over to the LAST month of the year. It makes me both realize "lost potential" and anticipate "future success". While there is nothing I can do to go back and change my nutri... Read more
Lessons from the Wind
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      10 comments

It's a VERY windy day here in Chicagoland (more than the USUAL). We are gusting up to 50mph and it's coming from the north so you know it "bites". I was sitting here looking out my window and was thinking about the wind. There is a lesson the... Read more
Are you planning on a weight gain?
Thursday, November 17, 2011      17 comments

emoticon Thanksgiving is ONE week away. Many of you are perusing today's ads and making out your shopping list. Y... Read more
A sneeze burns 3 calories!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      8 comments

If you have seen Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (my favorite) then you certainly know the line when his dad covers his nose with mud "I'm misabuhl". But being the person that I am I found a silver lining. EACH sneeze burns 3 calories! WOW! O... Read more
Talk to yourself!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      7 comments

Another weigh-in, another 6/10ths of a pound gone. These slow steps DO add up. I just keep plugging along and making those lifestyle changes and HOW my life has changed. Something Bob Harper said that stuck with me is "speaking to yoursel... Read more
The Coat in my closet
Monday, November 07, 2011      10 comments

It was brisk tonight and windy and I needed to walk the dogs. I grabbed my winter coat from last year. I bought it SNUG so I could wear it THIS year after losing more weight. I had ROOM to spare. It felt SO good! Soimetimes it's an NSV (no... Read more
Saturday Reflections
Saturday, November 05, 2011      6 comments

It's been a BUSY day! I can't believe all the things we have done and it's still not bedtime! I like this kind of day because I'm so busy I don't have a lot of time to sit around and think about food. There's a lesson there... staying busy he... Read more
Taking the YOU out of "failure".
Friday, November 04, 2011      11 comments

My earliest memories of the word "failure" were with the school grading system of the 60's. Everyone knew F was for "failure". I'm 56 now and have no idea if they still use that system but I never cared for labeling any child, or their work a ... Read more
Thirty Days of November - Day 3 - Surgery
Thursday, November 03, 2011      4 comments

My puppy had surgery today and it was the longest day. Now I know she's not my child, but for some reason it was still a LONG day waiting on that phone call. She's home now and feeling mightly poorly. The good news - I stayed in range ... Read more
Thirty Days of November - Day 2 & an Epiphany
Thursday, November 03, 2011      7 comments

Today was a good day. I had a loss for the week (7/10ths of a pound). I stayed in range. I participated in my virtual race and bested my own best time. I got some cleaning and decorating done around the house (translation - didn't sit in my ... Read more
Thirty Days of November - Day 1
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      13 comments

The new month has begun! There are thirty days ahead to CHOOSE healthy eating and fitness. I want to have "less" of me come December 1. To do that I must have a plan. Part of that plan is putting it in writing so here it is. 1) Track fo... Read more
Tomorrow is a NEW month
Monday, October 31, 2011      8 comments

With November creeping in and Halloween's bounty of treats on our doorstep it's a good time to FOCUS. New months are like new beginnings. You turn the calendar and have a fresh 30 days before you. That's 30 days to make a REAL differenc... Read more
Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 30, 2011      10 comments

Today is our city's official "Trick or Treating" from 2 - 4 p.m. It's a city ordinance that the Sunday before Halloween (if it's not on Oct. 31st anyway) is designated as the only allowed doorbell ringing day. Whether you participate in Hallow... Read more

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