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White water ahead
Friday, March 10, 2017      8 comments

My husband's birthday is tomorrow. We've been on a healthy lifestyle challenge since the first and this will be his first "cheat day". I'm trying to figure out how not to have it be a cheat day for me. Thinking of some of my old strategies fo... Read more
-2 of 90 day challenge
Monday, February 27, 2017      5 comments

A neighbor alerted me to a 90 day health challenge and I am going for it. I'm 5 pounds over my goal weight, 10 over my favored weight. The challenge has an incentive for 10% weight loss, which I could do without being very scary. At my lo... Read more
Getting back on my feet
Saturday, January 28, 2017      8 comments

I think this is the longest I've gone without updating my blog in quite a while. I've been around Sparkpeople here and there, but my life was pretty complicated for a while there, and the election was a challenge for me. I have mostly been rep... Read more
October half over
Saturday, October 15, 2016      7 comments

There was a note on facebook today, "be who you needed when you were younger." There's a time that would have inspired me but it's a bit much for me right now. I guess I'm just kind of whelmed. I'm keeping it together, but my reserve capacity... Read more
How time slips away
Sunday, October 02, 2016      6 comments

I started working for my school in July. It will be 3 months this week. And I guess it's been 2 1/2 since my last post here. What's that acronym for wellness they use at colleges? SPICE? Spiritual: I feel like I'm around 80% spiritua... Read more
School starts in 17 days
Monday, August 01, 2016      7 comments

Around here. They're just kind of nuts that way. The younger kids start a week later. I've been doing okay with the new job, feeling alright about it. It is pretty intense. Hard to believe it's been 4 weeks. But the first 2 weeks were ... Read more
Out of the frying pan...
Sunday, July 17, 2016      8 comments

It must have been as last semester was wrapping up in May, I decided to look for a job. 1) my next couple of semesters were going to be relatively light and 2) my husband kept breaking his teeth, which was going to eat through our reserves some... Read more
Easy does it
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      9 comments

My perspective on lifestyle has been challenged by one of my kids needing some help with theirs. Is everything I'm doing something I wouldn't mind them doing? Do I really want to carry them on top of my own program or should we manage things s... Read more
Plan for June
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      5 comments

Nutrition: Trying to stick to the DASH plan as well as I can. For each meal: - Green, a vegetable or fruit - Brown, a whole grain - White, a lean protein like dairy, soy, eggs or chicken Also, plenty of water. Fitness: I've mea... Read more
Semester break
Monday, April 25, 2016      5 comments

I'm kind of on Semester break until June 1. I'm done with finals, anyway, and I don't have any assigned stuff. I will have clinical shifts the first half of May, five 12 hour shifts (and graveyards at that). They are planned to be 3 one week ... Read more
If maintenance is harder...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      6 comments

If maintenance is harder, why have I been afraid to go back to weight loss mode? Today is my 40th month of maintaining. My weight is higher than I'd like, over 5 pounds so. Why don't I set about losing those 5 pounds? It's that or buy bigge... Read more
Stepping it up
Monday, February 29, 2016      7 comments

I've been really consistent working out either cardio or strength since November. And my weight is, at least, not increasing. But I want to lose a few pounds so I'm going to try cardio every day and strength training a couple of times a week. ... Read more
Attitude vs. Motivation
Sunday, February 21, 2016      3 comments

This is a question I have pondered now and again, which I learned a lot about last week. Someone had posted an article about altitude decreasing mood but increasing focus. I was puzzled by this because both seratonin (low in depression) and do... Read more
2016 is 1/12 over
Monday, February 01, 2016      7 comments

I'm contemplating my priorities and goals as this first month of 2016 winds down. February is shaping up to be a little hectic so I'm trying to be realistic. I got a follow up survey from the NWCR (it was a second request, actually, I di... Read more
Grand Theory of Maintenance
Thursday, January 21, 2016      5 comments

The Dreyfus theory is an educational psychology model about how we come to really master something. It was adapted to nursing but Patricia Benner, and I've talked about it now and then relative to maintenance. I learned some interesting new th... Read more

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