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As part of a college course assignment, I sat in on an OA meeting yesterday. Within the first 15 minutes, I found myself drawn in; something in me resonating with every comment after every paragraph in chapter on Step 5. The first go-around the ... Read more
All of my life I have struggled with Body Honor.
Body Armor is more familiar.
I am an expert in constructing facades and buffers to keep my inner Me and my outer Me separate. You know what's frustrating about this? Outer Me reflects ... Read more
Scrapbooking Challenge: 212 in 2012
My Scrapalicious Team has issued a challenge to complete 212 pages in 2012, which equals about 4-5 pages per week. I am overwhelmingly far behind, but last week, managed to complete 10 pages, which moved me up to June of 2010 in my kids' books.... Read more
My Mother lost her Mother in April of this year, and my husband lost his Mother in July. Yesterday, I knew, was going to be a tough day for them both, and for my Father-in-Law. I was looking forward to doing what I could to make the day specia... Read more
HE ACTUALLY ATE IT!
Can't believe it! I made cookies from a diabetic recipe I found on the internet, and my 7y/o son is in love. They contain sugar, butter, chocolate chips, flour, and oh ya, 1 cup of shredded zucchini! Haha!
In yo FACE, Picky Eater! Mama'... Read more
Asking the Right Questions
Who goes to the Doctor to review one's blood panel 2 days before Thanksgiving? Shockingly, I do.
For years, where my health was concerned,, I have been asking the question, "How do you care that you don't care?" I just didn't care. I hav... Read more
Lessons From My Garden
I am learning that my job on this earth is to simply be. A branch on a Vine.
I have grapevines growing over a pergola in my backyard. I never see the branches straining to produce grapes. I never hear grunting from them, or see them sw... Read more
I think I'm catching on....
Alot has happened in the last year. Most of it good. Even in this economy, we've been blessed with a lay off (which led to an awesome, higher paying job my husband actually enjoys) blessed with credit card debt we can barely make the minimum p... Read more
I'm still here....
I'm hanging in there. I've been working with a friend who is discipling me in the Word. I am realizing that my eating habits are in place as a 20 year coping for emotional survival! I know that includes MANY people. I am conciously giving al... Read more
Enjoying where I am on the way to where I'm going
I am really enjoying how peaceful most of this process has been. It will be 6 weeks tomorrow; the longest I have EVER gone being honest with my program. I have blown it - but I tracked it. I have missed my fitness goals, but I've owned up to ... Read more
A Good Day
Usually when I eat out I find that, even watching portions and choosing carefully, I go over my calorie goals. I don't stress over it anymore, I just realize how very hard it is to eat at a restaurant and stay inside a 'weight-loss' calorie goa... Read more
A Bumpy Landing on Valentine's Night
Whew! I did really well all day yesterday saying "no" to myself and being surrounded by chocolate. Well, last night, I made my husband's favorite cinnamon-coated almonds. . .and ate what I estimated at 1/2 cup of them! That's an extra 470 cal... Read more
I'll Take It!
2 pounds. I am satisfied. Halfway through Stage 2 and today's Healthy Habit deal is consistant exercise. I have historically hated exercise. I find stuff I like to do for a month or so, but burn out has seemed inevitable. Well, I commit thi... Read more
What a crazy week!
Tomorrow is weigh-in. It's been a hectic week and I never quite shook my disappointmentof last week's one pound loss. I didn't do so hot for a couple of days after that, but I knew I'd get past it. I've been back on track, and started Alli o... Read more
A little disappointing, especially after losing such big numbers the first 2 weeks, but hey, I'll take it. It's better than gaining a pound, which I have so much more experience at. I'll increase my water intake and reintegrate my ab work into... Read more