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Second Time Around
Recently, I married my best friend. Although this is my second trip down the aisle, it is after having been a widow for over 9 years. God has blessed me once again with a loving, caring, and compassionate husband. I am in love, blissfully hap... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical ... Read more
Raw Apple Pie Dessert
When making the decision to transition from the S.A.D to a raw foods lifestyle, what initially caused the most angst was the thought of having to give up desserts. I love desserts. I prefer to eat dessert as the main course, and then eat the r... Read more
Exercise makes your body feel and look good! Every time I move I release those endorphins! Easier said then done some days. But the proof is in the being able to wear my favorite skirt without the aid of a binding girdle. It’s the little thin... Read more
Trying Once Again
I am my own worst enemy when it comes to sticking with a plan of action. Insanity is truly doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. What causes me to lose the drive and motivation, and settle back into the comfortabl... Read more
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
My boss sent this quote to me today. I do not know who made this statement, but I feel it truly reflects where my focus should be. I’ve foun... Read more
Did I make a New Year's resolution?
I do not make New Year’s resolutions, since I am notorious for not keeping them. And, I realized that goal setting is easy, but following through for me is difficult. This epiphany occurred as I viewed the big ball drop on New Year’s Day, and ... Read more
I am struggling with staying motivated in my pursuit of a lifestyle change. Funny, albeit this is my daughter’s sophomore year in college, this year her leaving has been most traumatic. I assume it is because she has made it clear that this is... Read more
Today is an emotional day for me as it is the 6th anniversary of my husband’s death. For some reason it really hit me like a ton of bricks. Perhaps because when he died it was on a Saturday. All week I felt as if something was looming and uns... Read more
A Night to Forget
Last night I decided to go out with a close friend to a night club, against my better judgment, to show off my “slimmer” self and give me an opportunity to dance. After receiving kudos from numerous co-workers about how much better I looked due... Read more
After working so diligently on changing my lifestyle, exercising, and attempting to eat healthier, one of the greatest rewards is getting a compliment commenting on your weight loss. Today, not just one, but two co-workers stopped me in the hal... Read more
Ok, admittedly, I was a couch potato prior to joining SP. Exercise was something that I shied away from by any means necessary. Aside from the repetitive motion of the fork to mouth, my exercise regime was practically non-existent.
My d... Read more
Countering Dichotomous Thinking
Dichotomous thinking is counterproductive to successful weight loss. Too often, I characterize foods as good or bad, illegal or legal. In my previous quests to change my eating habits, I was caught up into believing that I had to achieve perfe... Read more
Weekends prove to be quite challenging in my quest to change my lifestyle. I suppose this can be attributed to not following a set schedule as I have to during the week. Thus, I find that I need to find a buddy to rely upon as a go to when I f... Read more
Embarking upon a new adventure!
I am embarking upon a new adventure that is two-fold. First, I believe that I am probably one of the last holdouts to venture into the social medium. I am a neophyte in the realm of blogging; this is my first blog! Secondly, I am venturing in... Read more