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Mantrabands
Saturday, August 20, 2016      6 comments

An ad crossed my Facebook feed for these bracelets with engraved mantras. I loved so many of the sayings, it took me awhile to decide! They arrived yesterday and I absolutely love them! I picked these two (to start): Choose Joy and Live What... Read more
For Workers Not Wishers
Sunday, August 14, 2016      1 comments

Sharing this note that came across my desk this morning. Seems like a great printable to post on your mirror for you to see each morning, doesn't it? ... Read more
BLC 32 - Are You Ready to Make Lasting Change?
Saturday, August 13, 2016      3 comments

As you may know, I've been participating in the Biggest Loser Challenge at Sparkpeople on and off since BLC17, possibly earlier. I had an on and off relationship with the challenge until BLC 24 or 25, when I joined the CAMO Crew. Up to that po... Read more
Identifying Opportunities to Live My Ideal Life
Saturday, August 13, 2016      4 comments

My friend's struggle with depression that led to her suicide has shined a light on my values: to be relentlessly positive, to find joy in every situation, to be present, to practice doing hard things, to be the model, even when no one is looking... Read more
The Finality of Suicide
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      12 comments

A classmate of mine passed away this weekend. I got more news yesterday. It was suicide. I'm baffled. I don't pretend to understand depression. It's disturbing to know this fiery, determined woman who would do anything for her kids would shoo... Read more
What's Most Important?
Thursday, August 04, 2016      2 comments

This weeks challenge is to explore your values and principles. Do you know what your core values are? You aren't alone if you don't. It's not somet... Read more
Unexpected Entry
Saturday, July 30, 2016      12 comments

I wasn't planning to post a blog today, but after what I just saw, I had to come by and document for posterity. ... Read more
Doing Hard Things - Vacation Style
Monday, July 25, 2016      9 comments

I hiked Mt. Rainier yesterday! emoticon ... Read more
Quick Vacation Check in
Thursday, July 21, 2016      6 comments

emoticon I'm six weeks post op and feeling fabulous!! I graduated to real food and was cleared to do strength trai... Read more
Defining Your Ideal Life - Who Would You Be?
Thursday, July 14, 2016      4 comments

I've been meaning to write about a very moving coaching call I had this past week. There was a ton of wise nuggets, but I wanted to share one in particular that was eye opening for me. Coach Elizabeth posed a question: "If you could be the ide... Read more
Vacation Prep and Adjusting as a Bariatric Post Op
Sunday, July 10, 2016      8 comments

I just realized today is still Saturday. I thought I had to go back to work tomorrow. What a boon to find that I have an entire day left!! ... Read more
Self Talk is Dress Rehearsal. What Script Are You Practicing?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      7 comments

As I'm in between Fat Loss Fat Tracks, I'm catching up on the podcasts and blogs over at primalpotential.com. I really liked her blog imploring us to stop being dramatic. primalpotential.com/plea
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How I Spent the 4th of July
Monday, July 04, 2016      8 comments

I slept in until 8:20 this morning. That was almost ten hours!! I've only had 24 ounces of water by 4:30, so I'm woefully behind to get to 48, let alone 64 ounces. ... Read more
VSG Post Op Check In
Sunday, July 03, 2016      10 comments

Here's a brief update to document my weight loss surgery journey. I'm in the pureed / soft food stage right now, but honestly, I'm doing some real food... Read more
What in Your Life is Not Optional?
Sunday, June 26, 2016      12 comments

This love note crossed my desk from Elizabeth Benton this morning. It moved me to action, so maybe it will move you too: ... Read more

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