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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

Ready for 2010!

Thursday, December 31, 2009      4 comments

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. ... Read more

Happy & Excited

Monday, December 28, 2009      6 comments

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

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