Great snow storm is here. I already shoveled 40 minutes and was proud to track the minutes. I never thought that apart from the fact that I have always enjoyed playing in freshly fallen snow (until I get cold that is), I would derive so much ple... Read more
The weight ticker fiasco.
I just read a post in one of my groups where someone pointed out to me that my weight is creeping up and I should watch what I eat. That really hurt my feelings a lot. It actually surprised me how much I felt my privacy was invaded. I took the t... Read more
Pilates makes me feel....
.... just wonderful. I did that 11 minute CD yesterday, just lounging out in front of the fireplace with my puppies (they didn't do Pilates, they are a bit stiff), and today, I not only noticed that I can feel all my muscles, but also that I am ... Read more
Picking up the pace
I am doing so well. I just keep on going. That is all I needed to learn, I think. Just keep on going. No wasted time thinking what I could have done better, no wasted breath complaining about how I made choices I shouldn't have, no feeling bad a... Read more
SP tells me to blog.....
Well, I am in the sparkstage that states you should write about a problem goal in your online journal.. I have not really kept a regular journal, just a few blog entries. I guess those days are over, hahha. I like the ideas SP comes up with, and... Read more
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly understood; an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. CHESTERTON
What a wise statement that is!! I found it in my Zen Calendar, and have been living by that fo... Read more
My Contract with Myself as seen on SP
Here’s a sample contract with a few common problems and countermeasures:
I, the Schnootie , hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to improve my accountability to myself and increase my cha... Read more
Gaining the energy to face the day
A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
- Lord Chesterfield, diplomat
We found out that ge... Read more
How do you keep everything in perspective?
Way back when I had my twin girls and life was crazy, I was overwhelmed, felt incapable, and like a horrible mother.... I learned slowly that I need to set boundaries for myself. I can't please everyone, I just need to please myself. If I am not... Read more
The Value of a Supportive "Family
My family doesn't hold me accountable, because they just love me the way I am. So even if I were to tell them, that they need to help me watch out to stay away from chocolate, and remind me that a second helping is not really in my best interest... Read more
Do you really know what you're made of?
My core is pure happiness and a deep rooted joy of live, and love of nature. Anything that comes my way gets filtered through that. I think my mother taught me a lot of that. She was never jealous of anyone, she was content with what she had, an... Read more
The beneficial beauty of selfless acts
I have a little problem with the selflessness. A lot of times it starts out for the common good, but then people take for granted what you have to give, and start to expect it. I only like to be selfless when it actually is fun for me. I am not ... Read more
Thinking for yourself in the face of doubt
This used to be real hard for me in many ways. I don't like to be a pioneer, and I don't like to draw attention to myself. Not negative attention anyway. But over the years, I have become much less of a follower, because I noticed that the thing... Read more
Finding and celebrating the joy in life
A long time ago I realized that happiness is not something that some people have, and others don't like blue eyes or long legs. Happiness is something that comes from within, can't be bought, can't be coming from others. And in order to make any... Read more
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What do you take a stand for?
I am not a big hero, but growing up, I realized that there are many people who are being pushed around by others, just because they don't wear the right clothes, don't fit in, are shy or insecure. That always bothered me. I still step up when I ... Read more