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Why Success Generates Unrealistic Expectations

Monday, August 20, 2012      12 comments

Currently I have been contemplating goals and goal setting as I face the knowledge that in order to achieve what I want my maintenance plan must change. As I struggle with this (but I don't want to change, cheese with my whine), I realize t... Read more

Redefining Goals

Sunday, August 19, 2012      6 comments

Last year when I could afford a membership to my yoga studio, I was speaking with my yoga buddy and instructor regarding the outcomes we sought. My friend was hoping to strength train her upper body, which is reasonable. The instructor mentioned... Read more

The Most Difficult Part of Maintenance

Saturday, August 18, 2012      14 comments

I have all of these momentary thoughts and contemplations through my weeks that I want to share but I don't. I jot them down to save them for later, to flesh them out into stories or morals that build depth and character to the issues. Essential... Read more

The Method to the Madness

Thursday, July 12, 2012      7 comments

Things have been bad lately. Not physically, I've been staying on track and counting and counting and counting. Rather, the struggle has been over rationalizing my means for staying healthy. I have felt that I've been fighting the good fight, bu... Read more

Lose Weight Without Exercise!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      14 comments

Sounds like a trick, right? Not true because I've actually managed it. As I dealt with other areas of my life and lost focus on my long-term maintenance goals, weight gain became a self-perpetuating cycle of binging and gain over the course... Read more

10 Reminders

Saturday, June 16, 2012      10 comments

This is inspired by MAGGIEROSEBOWL's courageous and timely blog.
al.asp?blog_id=4924818 The odds are against me. As a part of the mythology of weight loss, 95% of al... Read more

Proportion Distortion

Sunday, May 13, 2012      8 comments

As we all celebrate Mother's Day today, I also celebrate a day finally free of over-the-top binging yesterday. That isn't to say I didn't binge, but it was only four pieces of candy and half a scoop of ice cream as opposed to many, many more plu... Read more

A Glimpse into My Morning

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      8 comments

I started the day with my alarm ringing early in order to get up for yoga. But I was depressed but I didn't know why and I was not in the mood to do anything but sit around. I got on the scale and I'm at goal and no longer underweight. I didn't... Read more

Lifestyle Matters: How to Say No

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      13 comments

As I reminisce on my weight loss and my continued maintenance I find that a key to success in my journey was learning how to say no. To myself. The way food is portrayed in our lives through schooling, though media, through advertising, the... Read more

2012 maurices Main Street Model Search: Results!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      10 comments

I have the results for the maurices Main Street Model Search! First off, thank you to all who participated and cast their votes for me. All of your support is endlessl... Read more

2012 maurices Main Street Model Search: FINAL DAY!

Monday, March 19, 2012      5 comments

After 22 days of voting, weíre down to the final day and I just cast my FINAL vote! Voting closes at noon (MST) TODAY. I'm excited to find out the results, tomorrow, T... Read more

2 Days Left! 2012 maurices Main Street Model Search

Sunday, March 18, 2012      3 comments

We're down to the final 2 days, so only two more chances left to vote for my entry in 2012 maurices Main Street Model Search. You know the drill by now probably. Out of the current 1,446 contestants, the top 100 with the most votes will mov... Read more

2012 maurices Main Street Model Search: 4 days left to vote!

Thursday, March 15, 2012      8 comments

Only 4-5 days more left to vote. Thatís 4-5 more chances from each person to help me make it to the next phase into the top 100! I only wish they hadnít cropped my fee... Read more

Point A to Success

Monday, March 12, 2012      10 comments

Into March now we're past the first sixty-six days to the year, which is the approximate amount of time it takes for a routine to become habit. You may recall that I began this year attempting to keep four specific resolutions to enhance my dail... Read more

2012 maurices Main Street Model Search: 11 days left!

Thursday, March 08, 2012      11 comments

There is a little over a week and a half left to vote for me in the maurices Main Street Model Search! I am so touched by the outpouring of support from everybody, but especially here on SparkPeople. You all make one amazing community! Ther... Read more

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