Do I Give Up? What Is the Alternative?
I’ve been looking for a job as an entry-level attorney for almost a year now. The anniversary of my lay off holds psychological significance. Do I really want to continue to hold out hope of getting an attorney position into another year? At ... Read more
Spring Cleaning Discoveries
Today was Spring Cleaning. My husband and I went through our closets and drawers to mend, discard, or donate any clothes that no longer make the cut. At times it was pretty funny because we had on mismatched outfits. For instance, at one poin... Read more
Drawing Comfort from the Past and the Future
Sometimes life can be quite a ride. I was so happy and at peace yesterday morning. I had a meeting in the late morning so I decided to walk the mile and a half to get in a little exercise, too. It was raining and windy enough that I had some ... Read more
Evolving Relationship With Food
Today illustrated to me just how far I’ve come in the short span of about a month. I attended an all-day training with breakfast and lunch included. I ate breakfast before I arrived so I had a cup of decaf and walked past the muffins and danis... Read more
I've Stopped Beating Myself Up
This week marks the fourth week in a row that I’ve exercised five or six days a week. I notice greater flexibility and strength. My husband told me that I’m looking more toned. All good. What’s even better is I don’t think about exercising; ... Read more
Different Weight Loss Strategies for Older, Heavier Women?
On NBC News tonight, a story aired about a recent study’s conclusion that, statistically, more mature women who are overweight or obese don’t lose weight by increasing exercise alone and actually need to increase activity or they will experience... Read more
Ninja Master Avoider
I am a master avoider. My ninja-esque skills are legendary. I am so good that I can avoid feeling negative emotions before I even know I’m experiencing any emotion at all.
I think I’ve figured out how it works: I interpret a statement,... Read more
Today was glorious. The first day of spring turned out to be sunny and mild…the perfect day to go sailing. Lucky for me, some neighbor friends are members of a sailing club with access to sailboats in a marina that is walking distance away (2.... Read more
Rambling Thoughts on Unexplained Sadness
Yesterday was really rough. I was so sad I couldn’t seem to stop crying. I don’t know what happened. In general, I’ve been feeling up for the last several weeks and I’m feeling much better today, but yesterday I seemed to be overwhelmed by wa... Read more
Envy is Good.
Today, I saw a tall, rail thin, beautifully dressed lady. I was envious of her. Why the burst of envy? At first I thought it was because she's thin and I'm not and I'd really like to be. But that didn't feel quite right. I like having curve... Read more
I wasn't feeling great today and the thought of attempting to get my legs over my head did not appeal, so I ditched pilates class and went into the main gym area instead. Having new tennies, I decided to take them for a test drive on the treadm... Read more
Gaining More Control By Exerting Less Control
I put my foot down yesterday. I've been exercising and being more mindful of what I've been eating, but no weight loss yet. After a review of my food journal and nutrition tracker, I noticed several things:
1) I eat until I'm over-full ab... Read more
A Little Encouragement Goes A Long Way.
I've been taking exercise classes five days a week for three weeks, but still no weight loss or reduction in measurements. I know it is because I've been more hungry after exercising, so I've been eating more. Well, I recently weighed myself a... Read more
Thank you, Body!
I have not treated you very well, especially during the last few years. I now understand that my weight is your best effort to deal with all the extra calories I consumed because I was stressed or sad or anxious, agitated or di... Read more