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Recounting My Weight Loss Journey
Friday, March 12, 2010      10 comments

I weighed in at Weight Watchers weekly, and my weight went up and down, up and down and down, and up and down and down and down. I didn't always feel successful. When I look at the lowest weight of each month rather than the weekly weight, I got... Read more
Did You See the Elephant Blog?
Thursday, March 11, 2010      6 comments

Maybe you can help me. I read it. I went on. But my mind kept coming back to the elephant. Now I can't find it. It goes something like this: the rider(driver) is the brain; the elephant is the emotions. The rider can keep the elephant goi... Read more
Precise: Estimate::Obsessed:Rational
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      7 comments

Precise is to Estimate as Obsessed is to Rational.?! Hmm. Maybe, on maintenance anyway. When I look at the top rack of my dishwasher I used to be able to tell you what my bathroom scale was doing. If my dishwasher was full of measuring cup... Read more
One Down Differently Today
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      12 comments

Yesterday when I wrote "One Down" I was talking about finishing the grant proposal that I'd been stressing about. Today my "One Down" is a good one, too. I'm back down the one pound I was over the weight I'm aiming for. I expected it to take 5 d... Read more
One Down; Preparation for Next Time in Order
Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

Well, the grant proposal is in the mail, with all the required forms and signatures. Relief. Natalie is napping and I'm sipping decaf tea. Relax. Relax. In The Spark, Chris Downie says, "Avoid stupid stress," on page 42. He demonstrates ho... Read more
Focus Vs. Balance
Sunday, March 07, 2010      9 comments

My meditation reward last night was truly restoring. It helped me relax, as I aim to have balance in my life. I tend to focus. Focusing rather than achieving balance has gotten me in a lot of difficulties throughout my life. Like either I'm diet... Read more
Just For Me
Saturday, March 06, 2010      6 comments

Today's Love Yourself Just the Way You Are Challenge: Do the Team walk at Lake Morton, 9:30a.m., this morning. Later, do something special just for YOU. Share what you've done or write a blog about it. The Team walk was great this morning... Read more
Paquita, Zumba, and Fun!
Friday, March 05, 2010      15 comments

I did my first Zumba class this morning and found out why so many people have told me that it is great fun. The reason? It is great fun! Zumba is Latin dancing exercise. Our instructor, Paquita, calls out the steps in an authentic Spanish ... Read more
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five....
Thursday, March 04, 2010      11 comments

It had escaped my attention, obviously for years. I have donated hundreds of items of clothing to a thrift store that supports great programs(literacy/GED, financial stability, basic needs: food pantry and homeless prevention) I have been assoc... Read more
Celebrate Son in Law's New Job! & Listen to Wellness Coach
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      9 comments

Celebrate Son in Law's New Job!! He starts March 15th as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant, more commonly called Optometric Technician. I'm so proud of him!! He has significantly increased his income and taken a lot of pressure off my dear pr... Read more
Must Really Need this Challenge
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      12 comments

I'm doing the Polk County Team Love Yourself As You Are Right Now Challenge for March. We weighed and measured today and I recorded mine in the Weigh In & Other Measurements. I actually had some small improvement. We looked in the mirror and fou... Read more
Love Yourself as You Are Now Challenge - Polk County SparkTeam
Monday, March 01, 2010      8 comments

Assignment for today: 1. Write a short summary about what you want to do for yourself in the March Love Yourself as You Are Now Challenge. I'm at goal weight and I still can't say I feel really good about myself. Weight - Sometim... Read more
He Meant Well
Sunday, February 28, 2010      8 comments

My hubby is not big on holidays. Thirty years ago, after we'd been married for one month, I gave him a "Monthiversary" present. He just laughed. He told me he does Christmas and birthdays, but no other celebrations. So, I've accepted that. ... Read more
Saturday, February 27, 2010      9 comments

Synchronicity is kind of like coincidence, but a little more mysterious, at least I think of it that way. "Events that seem related, but are not obviously caused one by the other," is how the Encarta Dictionary explains it. Yesterday aftern... Read more
Challenge Met!
Friday, February 26, 2010      9 comments

I just finished a 7 mile bike ride. The weather was chilly, but I got warmed up pretty quickly. At the beginning of February I saw a challenge on the message boards and signed up. Many of the people committed to hundreds of miles, but in good Sp... Read more

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