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2016 is 1/12 over

Monday, February 01, 2016      6 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

Progress check

Sunday, January 10, 2016      6 comments

I've been doing really well with fitness (6 days a week) since before Thanksgiving, including strength training. That's helped me to not gain weight, but I would like to lose a few pounds. I haven't been very good with freggies. Well, there w... Read more

Too early for flapjacks?

Sunday, December 27, 2015      5 comments

And by flapjacks, I mean New Year's resolutions. 1. I want to lose 5 lbs. I'm going to try 4x400 + freggies (fresh or steamed). I guess I can expect to lose about a pound a week, depending on my second goal. 2. I've had a good streak o... Read more

Dear future self

Sunday, December 20, 2015      8 comments

This was a point from that emotions of procrastination article which a lot of people joked about bookmarking for later. I guess it's asking if what you're doing today will remain something you will always be glad you did. Some things you... Read more

December plan

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      6 comments

It's a new month. My goals until December 21 involve holding the line on my weight. Since the last two years I have gained 4 pounds over the holidays, this means being a lot more vigilant about party eating, being faithful about cardio, and do... Read more

Being evil is draining

Sunday, November 22, 2015      11 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

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