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Being evil is draining

Sunday, November 22, 2015      10 comments

I've been AWOL for November, not because I was doing National Novel Writing Month, I gave up on that when our internet was getting fixed. But then the church I belong to (officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, aka Mormon) m... Read more

My semester break plan

Friday, October 23, 2015      8 comments

This is a cross post from my organization blog: If all goes as planned, I should be starting actual nursing school January 4. This semester was the pre-semester, and there will be an interview I have with the admissions people sometime in th... Read more


Sunday, October 18, 2015      7 comments

I think I'm getting used to my current roller coaster. My husband shifted to self employment, and I had a lot of stress over the health care issues, in addition to the stuff we do for self employment (he's a lawyer, and I am oftentimes his para... Read more

Dog's Food

Sunday, October 11, 2015      9 comments

This is something I got from Onekidsmom's blog about wall to wall treats, and a tip to see it as dog's food. The thing is, would you even feed a dog a lot of junkfood? I don't have a dog, but my understanding is you risk winding up at the pet ... Read more

4 Characteristics of 40 Something Maintainers

Monday, September 21, 2015      3 comments

I saw a link to this group in the big maintenance team's "Big Page of Links" and went to check it out, and I decided to sign up. There are some distinct issues with being a maintainer in your 40s. 1. Your metabolism may be beginning to sl... Read more

The Spectrum of Happiness

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday I was thinking about body dysmorphia, how just because we lose weight doesn't always mean we feel okay about our bodies. I'm still surprised when I see my reflection or even my shadow, that I look normal. I've been working on this a ... Read more

Six Apologies and explanations for the Big Maintenance Team

Sunday, September 06, 2015      23 comments

I am looking for a balance here between members who would like team business to stay behind closed doors and some who have expressed that I still have amends to make. Most of this is already contained in two posts I made on the team, but not ev... Read more

Define Transition to Maintenance

Saturday, September 05, 2015      11 comments

What is Transition to Maintenance. In physical terms it seems to involve approaching either goal weight or sometimes people reach a point of maintaining that wasn't their original goal. That gets at how and why people set the goals they do. ... Read more

Thankful maintenance is hard

Monday, August 31, 2015      8 comments

My husband used to bike a lot and said he loved going up hills. He rode his bike up 1,500 feet once, then called his dad to come pick him up. I used to think he was crazy. But earlier today I was thinking about how the hard journey of maintai... Read more

Where did August go?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

Our college kid has been visiting the last two and a half weeks, so the month has slipped away. We've had a pretty good time, though. My younger kids have already been back in school for a week, which I think is crazy. My baby starts preschoo... Read more

I can carry you

Thursday, August 13, 2015      4 comments

My walking budy has been on vacation, so I've been watching Lord of the rings while I workout. And yesterday Samwise Gamgee tells Frodo "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!" That really speaks to the essence of Recovery for me. The... Read more

The success amoeba

Sunday, August 02, 2015      3 comments

A few weeks ago an internet friend said she was starting the Beck Diet Solution, and she wondered about applying it to other goals, so I've been working on that the last couple weeks with respect to home organization. She's has decided not to c... Read more

Back on Track

Sunday, July 19, 2015      7 comments

I've been tracking food and exercise for several weeks now, and I can't believe I ever stopped. But apparently I did, in the fall of 2013. My weight seemed fine and I was in school full time, so I guess that's how it happens. And my weight wa... Read more

July goals

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      3 comments

i've been walking with a neighbor but shes out of town for a week. My son needs to walk for a pioneer re enactment hes doing in a couple months. I'm hoping another neighbor can go today but she's had foot trouble. We've had some trouble... Read more

The wheel never stops turning

Thursday, June 25, 2015      6 comments

"But that only matters to the people on the rim" or words to that effect, is something Badger tells Mal, that one time. I still working on weight management. My husband says I'm grumpier, and I feel it. And that's why I decided to do it... Read more

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