Time after time
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
- Jean de la Bruyere, 17th century French essayist
Once again this idea that we all have the same number of hours in the day. Yet some accomplish s... Read more
I have a huge, strong tendency to blow things our of proportion. When I get worried about the smallest things for instance, I might stay up all night and not sleep.
This week has been rough on the sleep and, thus, rough on the working out. ... Read more
When I went for my well woman visit, I spoke with my doctor about having her monitor my PCOS. Apparently she was under the impression that I was being followed by a reproductive endocronoligist and thus hadn't worried about what my levels were... Read more
More scale rants
I swear it said 215 yesterday. And I swear that yesterday I was low on my calories and high on my exercise. So why did it hover between 216 and 217 today and why do I care so much?
I know, the numbers on the scale don't define me. I can t... Read more
Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow; whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die.
- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu's teachings
A few notes on flexibility:
First, physical flexibility. This is my third week back at yoga. ... Read more
Love your body?
Tomorrow is NOW's Love Your Body Day and to be perfectly honest, I am of two minds on the issue.
I want to throw my scale away and just love my body, lumps and bumps and all. I would love to never think again about what that number is...but... Read more
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great. --Mark Twain
Certainly good advice. I've had plenty of belittling of my ambitio... Read more
There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such
I've seen how totally true this is. Either I am committed to taking care of myself or I am not. If I am eating junk or not exercising, clearly my commitment isn't what it should be.... Read more
The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. --James Cook
I've been following the conversation on Spark about negativity about weight loss. While I've only had a very few negative responses, I have been surprised not to get more positive feedback. A friend once explained to me that sometimes people d... Read more
Another big frikin bowl of veggies in my belly. That's right, I filled the whole thing up with tons of celery and cucumbers. I also added greens on my salad (for something new and interesting) and I have eaten my apple today (which just leaves... Read more
Today started as a struggle day. I wasn't feeling so hot this morning. I read an article on Oprah.com that suggested making lists of 5 good things when you're having a rough time...so here's the first:
5 most beautiful sights I've seen:
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Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere. --Ano
So I guess this is what it boils down to. Every time I feel a twinge of my nerve I start to worry. I worry that I will have a full blown attack of siatica, I worry that I won't be able to exercise, I worry that I will have to have back surgery... Read more
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. - Wayne Dyer
Each day I have many choices to make. I choose what time I get up, what I do in the morning, what I eat, whether I exercise, who I talk to, what my attitude is...the list goes on and on. Each of these choices builds into my life and makes me w... Read more
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Why is this idea so challenging for me? I would rather lose weight slowly than not at all. Yet I struggle to be content with small amounts of progress. Note to self: be happy with small amounts of progress.... Read more
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Another Good Quote for Reflection
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
- H. Jackson Brown
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