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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.takahik.com . It was fun but challenging! I thought I was going to have a heart attack, my heart... Read more
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
On the whole, I think 2009 was really very good to me, especially on the weight-loss front.
I was able to lose 20 pounds and so far have kept them off. That's the most successful I've been in a DECADE, so it's nothing to sneeze at.
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I am a creature of habit. I like my life when it is under control, when it is predictable, when it is "just so."
Unfortunately, that's not the way life goes very often! Much of life comes at us with the force and intensity of a Star War... Read more