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Tapping works
3/21/2014 11:42:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Every time I stepped onto the ice, my body ached with terror. After tapping for just two days, I noticed a substantial decrease in my anxiety when thi...  Read more

KTLASERS

Best year yet
3/19/2014 10:55:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So far in 2014, I've taken up belly dancing, ice skating and indoor rock climbing (well, I plan to go back, anyway). I'm also building on last year's...  Read more

KTLASERS

Stupid calories
2/1/2014 11:41:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I ate less today than normal, but almost double the calories. I got a fast food burger for lunch. 880 calories. I had pizza for dinner. 900 calories....  Read more

KTLASERS

Gettin' my groove back
2/1/2014 1:50:00 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I had a minipiphany today. I don't move anymore. I eat my feelings. I have to work hard to feel attractive. (Like serious mental practice.) ...  Read more

KTLASERS

Food hates me
1/30/2014 1:17:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, not all food. Just some food, like wheat bread and conventionally-grown corn. But do I stop eating it? No. Well, mostly, but no. So here I sit,...  Read more

KTLASERS

Stress is a family affair
1/29/2014 1:43:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am on a quest to destress my husband and me. We made grand plans, but we never followed through. I want to go to yoga once a week. I want to go in f...  Read more

KTLASERS

Exercise, new experience, and girl time
1/28/2014 1:04:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

A friend of mine is a professional belly dancer. She is giving me lessons. Today was our first. I got in a good workout, we had fun catching up, and m...  Read more

KTLASERS

Good, old-fashioned manual labor
1/27/2014 1:50:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I worked in the yard today. I'm sore and tired and have a lot more to do. It never ends, really. The calorie-burning possibilities never end! I'm goin...  Read more

KTLASERS

If I hadn't eaten dessert
1/26/2014 1:29:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'd have been under calories for the day. If I'd skipped the magic shell (that I put on banana and strawberries, at least), I'd have been in my calori...  Read more

KTLASERS

I need to up my game
1/25/2014 12:49:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I started off strong. I lost two pounds in the first 9 days I had my tracker. Then I started eating like crazy. I stopped trying to get my steps. I we...  Read more

KTLASERS

I just didn't care
1/23/2014 1:25:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I didn't care today. I really wanted to get my steps. But I didn't care to actually get my steps. I really didn't want to fill up my body with toxic c...  Read more

KTLASERS

In my head
1/22/2014 1:43:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Three different blogs today seemed to be birthed from my own thoughts. They were all first blogs. I can't say it any better than they can, so let me s...  Read more

KTLASERS

Try it first
1/20/2014 1:10:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I made a meal plan for today so that maybe, for the first time a long time, I would come in close to my calorie range if not actually in it. I account...  Read more

KTLASERS

Co-leader of Grain Brain and so much more.
1/20/2014 11:43:27 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Been with Sparkpeople over two years, met goal and now became a co-leader of a team. Recently changed my name to Fitsmallclothes to recognize my...  Read more

FITSMALLCLOTHES

Eat to live
1/20/2014 12:41:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

You've probably heard the expression "eat to live; don't live to eat." Maybe you don't really know what it means. Maybe you do. Maybe you hate it beca...  Read more

KTLASERS

Time is flying
1/19/2014 2:01:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday my oldest turned 6. Today we had her party. It's been two straight days of celebration. Food-wise, I haven't done too badly. Activity-wise,...  Read more

KTLASERS

Soccer moms
1/17/2014 3:14:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I was wondering how so many sports parents could be so overweight. I mean--you're always running around taking your kids to practices and games and ev...  Read more

KTLASERS

I feel so good when I exercise
1/17/2014 2:47:55 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Not just because I feel good about myself for being active and not just because of the endorphins. It really regulates my body. When I don't move enou...  Read more

KTLASERS

Sleep is important
1/15/2014 2:34:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Every night, my body is ready for bed around 8 or 9, but that's my first opportunity of the day to get stuff done sans kids, so my brain won't let me...  Read more

KTLASERS

The silliest things
1/14/2014 9:29:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My BFF was saying she felt silly doing extra little things to get more steps since she got her Fitbit. I assured her she wasn't alone; my husband and...  Read more

KTLASERS

Technology is wonderful
1/13/2014 6:13:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The other day I got in 1000 steps pacing while on the phone with a friend. Today I got almost 3000 pacing while researching home improvement projects...  Read more

KTLASERS

Celebrating our Victories
11/24/2013 2:21:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We're always the champion for everyone else. We're encouraging and cheer them on. It's time for us to be selfish and celebrate our victories instead o...  Read more

REYNOLDSREPORT

Calling All Decor Gurus. . .Please. . .and Thanks !!
10/14/2013 12:01:01 PM,  22 COMMENTS

The purchase of a new bedroom set was specifically to move from a Queen-sized bed to a King-sized bed. . .which necessitates a change in bed linens. ...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

So Excited. . .and Tootsies Are SOOO Tired !!
10/10/2013 7:38:20 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I cannot recall when last I was so tired!.....maybe last Saturday after scalping the yards and putting in the winter lawn... Last night, left a d...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

BLC23: General Registration Now Open - Come Join The FUN !!
8/30/2013 2:07:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I borrowed from a Spark Friend the idea of blogging an invitation to the BLC23 - a program which has become a vital part of my everyday life. I'v...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

Dolly's Big Adventure
8/9/2013 7:37:15 PM,  18 COMMENTS

WOW - what a week! Such a combination of Health, Medical and Social. . .need the weekend so I can take a break! And. . .finally. . .after almost...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

7/18/13 TNT Blog
7/19/2013 12:23:45 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm busy on the Chat Thread culling for TNT reports and running off to SparkPages to read my teammate's TNT blogs then back to the Chat Thread to comm...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

MY JUNE REPORT CARD. . .an early peek 8-)
6/28/2013 12:25:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

150 207 149 150 207 149 150 207 149 At the beginning of JUNE, I set some personal June Focus Goals. As the end of June approaches, I did...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

A Will and Ice Skates
6/22/2013 11:42:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Let me begin by stating that no, I did not inherit a pair of skates. Rather, I am speaking of the will that lives inside of me. That will keeps me g...  Read more

GRACEINAZ

12 Week Goal(s)
6/11/2013 12:25:15 AM,  10 COMMENTS

As part of a challenge in which I am participating, I am required to formalize four goals for the next 12 week period. These are goals I have been wo...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

Food Cravings and 'White Knuckling' - My Solution
6/8/2013 9:29:24 AM,  9 COMMENTS

While reading and responding to the article in a fellow sparker's post, I was put in mind of many of the statements I have read in blogs and on chat t...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

Weekly Goals: June 5-11
6/6/2013 9:29:47 AM,  4 COMMENTS

First, a recap of my May 25-June 1 results: 100%: Tracking Nutrition, Eating within Cal Range, Drink 8 Waters, Being Active Around House 70%:...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

Staying on Track with Team Activity / Posting Requirements
6/3/2013 3:13:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Whle the document included is directed a particular team, it really can be applicable to all - we're all on teams with requirements, whether they be a...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

Weekly Goals: May 25-June 1
5/25/2013 10:20:13 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Reflecting back to a time I was dropping weight like I knew what I was doing, I've decided to resume my blogging habits of that time. Advance apologi...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

5% Dawgs vs Cats - Blog #2:
5/20/2013 12:13:20 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Interesting unintentional exercise activity yesterday - wound up as part of an impromptu cattle round-up. Neighbor brought home a new cow...no o...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

5% Dawgs vs Cats - Blog #1: A '(re)Starter' Blog
5/19/2013 9:39:29 AM,  9 COMMENTS

As part of a mini challenge in the 5% Spring Into Summer Challenge, I need to blog...daily if I want my full points. And, I do. More importantly, I...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

"Be Healthy"
5/14/2013 3:17:07 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A few years ago, I put together a 30 by 30 list (www.reynoldsreport.co)- 30 things I wanted to accomplish by the time I turned 30. Well, I'm turning 2...  Read more

REYNOLDSREPORT

BLC21 Wk#8 Weekend Challenge: What Is On My Mind
3/11/2013 12:55:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The challenge called for me to post a blog each day of the weekend about something that was on my mind. Not feeling well at all for the past 3 weeks,...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

BLC21 Weekend Challenge: Positive Thought About ME
2/15/2013 11:45:34 PM,  11 COMMENTS

These assignments are amazingly difficult. . I'm not in the habit of spending much time thinking about me. One positive thing about me is that...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

BLC21: Letter From Future Me
1/28/2013 10:57:48 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Dear Past Me, After more than a half century, I have finally learned that I am adequate, that I have innate value. YOU are adequate, YOU hav...  Read more

DOLLFACEDX

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