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Trip to Silver Falls State Park
Saturday, September 13, 2014      12 comments

Our big trailer trip to several national parks was cancelled as my Dad entered his last days and passed away mid-August. As his executor, I have had plenty of things to do that didn't make three weeks away a good idea. DH and I did manage to t... Read more
Back from Vacation...
Thursday, July 24, 2014      15 comments

I'm back from 3 weeks sailing around Washington State's San Juan Islands. Our sailboat is 26 feet long, and has no room for my scale or many steps while onboard. I consider it a victory that I only gained 1 pound over that 3 week period. Of c... Read more
Going the wrong way...
Thursday, June 26, 2014      15 comments

I've been struggling with my weight lately. The latest challenge was moving into my sister's home, while she and her family were on vacation for 10 days, to care for our Dad. My husband and I got home yesterday. Dad's 88 with major health iss... Read more
Crazy medical week.
Thursday, March 27, 2014      13 comments

My 87 year old Dad, who lives alone, fell Monday morning, knocked his TV off the table, and hit the table with his ribs before he hit the floor. He doesn't like to ask for help, so, he lay on the floor for over an hour before he felt up to craw... Read more
A Sense of Urgency
Sunday, January 26, 2014      14 comments

I've finished 21 days of the video series on mental toughness. I face the future without a daily dose of tough talk from the coach. His parting words: ~Life is fragile. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Your time... Read more
Plateau, Season of Pain, and Payoff
Saturday, January 25, 2014      6 comments

Day 20 of the video series deals with plateaus and the last 2 stages of success. When you've been 100% compliant but the scale doesn't move, you've hit a PLATEAU. Plateaus are the body's way of self-regulatin... Read more
Core Beliefs About Diet and Exercise
Friday, January 24, 2014      9 comments

Day 19 of the video series was a review of the fact that belief precedes action and an inventory of core beliefs about diet and exercise. Siebold asked: What are your core beliefs about diet and exercise? A... Read more
Cause and Effect / Belief and Action
Thursday, January 23, 2014      9 comments

Day 18 of the video series deals with making the distinction between cause and effect. This is an important tool in weight loss and maintenance. If I keep trying to fix only the effect, nothing will permanentl... Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      8 comments

Day 17 of the video series concerned habits. Here are the things I took away: Habits can be constructive or destructive. Habits are STRONG and can have addictive qualities. Most behavioral habits can be ... Read more
Thinking Styles
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      6 comments

The day 16 video concerned willpower. Siebold contends that it is the ONLY thing you need to reach your goals. What I'm taking away from this video is another look at thinking styles: Negative thinking is... Read more
Emotional Manipulation
Monday, January 20, 2014      5 comments

Day 15 of the video series was about monitoring and manipulating YOUR OWN emotional responses. The problem is that we tend to overreact to the pressure and stress of any habit change. I need to control m... Read more
People Pleasing
Sunday, January 19, 2014      5 comments

The day 14 video concerns being addicted to the approval of others. Siebold reiterated that most people are emotion driven. Those who have an emotional investment in some subject or belief usually see opposing... Read more
Saturday, January 18, 2014      8 comments

Day 13 of the videos was on the topic of harnessing Sexual energy. I've written and erased this blog too many times this morning. It's just going to be short! Watermellen wrote a good review a couple of days ... Read more
Grow Up" Emotionally!
Friday, January 17, 2014      9 comments

I watched the day 12 video today and got a shock. He talked today about being an adult vs. being a child emotionally. An adult makes a commitment and follows through without whining, making excuses or breaking... Read more
More Self-talk
Thursday, January 16, 2014      10 comments

Day 11 of the video series. What I choose to take away are these thoughts: ... Read more

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