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DANGER,Will Robinson, DANGER!

Friday, January 15, 2010      8 comments

I'm sure nobody remembers that line from Lost in Space, but I can't get it out of my head so that's the title of this blog. I've done really well in January EXCEPT: on the two Fridays I've had my way with a bottle of wine. A big bottle.... Read more

Feeling It

Thursday, January 14, 2010      4 comments

I'm really enjoying the Spark book much more than I thought I would. I thought it would be a big ol' commercial for the website but it's very positive and upbeat, and it's working to renew my fight on flab. A new semester started yesterday... Read more

Flipping my reasons for losing weight

Wednesday, January 13, 2010      3 comments

Thanks to all of my spark friends who commented on my last set of blogs about the reasons I want to lose weight. Through your comments I've realized how NEGATIVE my reasons were. AND, how unkind and unloving I am to myself! Even more impo... Read more

Reason #6 - Physician, Heal Thyself

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      5 comments

No, I'm not a doctor, as all of you know, I'm a teacher. I often tell my classes (and individual students while counseling or advising) that being successful in college takes a TOTAL commitment. Students have to make education their #1 pr... Read more

Reason #5 - Why wait until you HAVE to?

Monday, January 11, 2010      4 comments

I am on reason #5 for why I want to lose weight. My card reads, "I want to develop good health habits before I have to." This is short and sweet. I am fortunate to be healthy, and I'd like to stay that way. SOOOO many people wait u... Read more

Reason #4 - I won't avoid social occasions

Sunday, January 10, 2010      4 comments

My card reads: "I will be happy about seeing people I haven't seen in awhile instead of worrying about being judged." I avoid all social events if I don't feel thin enough. Now that we live out of state from our families, I even try t... Read more

Reason #3 for losing weight

Saturday, January 09, 2010      3 comments

Reason #3: I will stop comparing myself to everyone else in the room. Whenever I go anywhere, it is an automatic response to see how I measure up to everyone else. Am I the fattest, the oldest, the worst dressed? But mostly -- am I the f... Read more

Reason #2 - "Wherever I go, there I am"

Friday, January 08, 2010      7 comments

I've always liked the quote in my blog title, and it relates to my next card which reads: "I want to be comfortable in my own skin -- more self-accepting and less self-critical." Like many of us, I have issues with the messages I received ... Read more

Reason #1 - I don't want to feel like a rat

Thursday, January 07, 2010      4 comments

I am really trying to re-focus my efforts this month on the principles of the Beck book. One of the core principles of her book is to make a list of personal reasons you have for losing weight, write them on 3x5 cards, and review them often -- ... Read more

Giving myself credit

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      7 comments

I'm giving myself credit for sticking to my plan yesterday despite the desertion of the troops. I'm up early today, will be on the treadmill by 6:00 am, and have my meals planned. Temptation will always be with us, we just have to cons... Read more


Tuesday, January 05, 2010      1 comments

I had another long day, full of meetings and new assignments. I went out to lunch with my coworkers and had a grilled chicken salad at a local bar. I was surprised when it came with shredded yellow cheese on it. Who does that? (NOTE TO... Read more

Copying Makambo, "I'M FEELING THE SPARK!"

Monday, January 04, 2010      3 comments

Wow, did I have a great day today! I never thought I could work out BEFORE I left for work, but I did it today! I was on the treadmill by 6:45 (3.25 miles, 50 minutes) AND did the Spark Boot Camp video after that. Good thing, because ... Read more


Sunday, January 03, 2010      6 comments

I am having a wonderful Sunday, working on schoolwork for tomorrow BUT planning to meet all my goals. I need to get on the treadmill which I will do as soon as I finish this blog entry. I've decided to work my WARRVESTS strategy...that's j... Read more

*S*O*R*E* but Resolved!

Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

Oh man, my b*tt is really sore after walking up mount nebo yesterday! If you want to see pictures of the hike, you can go to . It was fun but challenging! I thought I was going to have a heart attack, my heart... Read more


Friday, January 01, 2010      8 comments

I am really happy to have the new beginning a new year brings. I'm just READY. The holidays kicked me in the butt and I totally slacked off. I'm ready to get back on track. This morning I will join my husband's hiking club in hiking Moun... Read more

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