still plugging away and celebrating the little recaptured joys of the thinner me.
Monday, April 27, 2009 2 comments
Well, it continues to be a tough time here in my life. I'm getting healthier yes, however, the mold in my basement which my landlord refuses to deal with is making me one little sick puppy. Every time the furnace comes on, and yes, it's 85 to... Read more
Tricking yourself into eating less and a small personal success
Monday, April 06, 2009 2 comments
News first. Yesterday, while running errands I stumbled across a new gym I'd heard advertised this week as a place for 'real people' to workout in a 'judgment free zone' called Planet Fitness. Also, this week, the location I stumbled upon is ... Read more
The eternal onion of self discovery
Saturday, April 04, 2009 2 comments
I'm noticing the little things that either help me stick to my goals or are potential hazards into which I can blunder and leave myself exposed to making choices based on how I feel in the moment more than on my long term plans. I'm jotti... Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2009 2 comments
If you don't hear from me for a week or two, it's not that I've given up on Spark. Though I am moving into the week prior to my period when I'm hungry ALL the time; I suppose it's my body's way of balancing since I've been so unhungry I've had ... Read more
Who'd Have Thunk it? I'm ahead of schedule!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1 comments
Just a quick touch in with the good news before I finally, finally get to crash and go to bed. Yes, yes, I know it's 11am, but I've been up and working since noon YESTERDAY! This is one of those weeks:) But I now get to sleep as looooong as I ... Read more
Healthy versions of comfort foods that saved my life:)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 2 comments
Okay, maybe not my life...but definitey they've helped save my waistline from ruin. As many of you know, I've been in craving hell the past couple months. There was a whole month where the only food that sounded remotely appetizing--meanin... Read more
Getting traction...using what works
Sunday, March 15, 2009 2 comments
I've been getting a sense of self control again the past couple days. I wonder how much of this has to do with medications, how much with stress, and how much is just the fluctuations of life? But that's all beyond me still, too much to contem... Read more
Facing my fears and insecurities
Saturday, March 07, 2009 3 comments
I know I've been lax on my blog. I'm not ignoring you, though perhaps I am avoiding you a wee bit. I suppose I'm deep in the trenches right now. It's tough. I admit it. I'm struggling and making mistakes and trying not to get down on mysel... Read more
Saturday, February 28, 2009 1 comments
it's been a tough but good month here. Struggling, but not giving up and I'm counting that a victory. My sleep has become a major issue; the insomnia, bad dreams and my body's refusal to stick to a set schedule or go beyond 6 hours and 45 ... Read more
Food is not the answer.
Saturday, February 07, 2009 2 comments
I can't seem to shake this melancholy. I feel a deep ennui and yet I'm having trouble finding anything that really 'feels' good and enjoyable. I try all sorts of things when I can find the energy, I continue with my daily responsibilites (whic... Read more
Does this happen to anyone else???
Thursday, February 05, 2009 2 comments
Or is my body just whacky? LOL I've noticed a pattern the past couple months; when I have a single day that is extremely high in physical activity followed by a day of rest and recovery, I have a normal appetite on the highly active, stren... Read more
How to make choosing long-term goals feel as gratifying as feeding 'in the moment' desires
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2 comments
I'm learning something about myself that is significant. Sometimes the emotional reward of choosing your long term desires over your short term can be more rewarding; the trick for myself is finding a way to make it an active choice that feels ... Read more
little things that add up to self worth
Monday, February 02, 2009 2 comments
I'll beg your indulgence from the start. I fear this post may ramble a bit. There's something I want to say, but I don't know how to do it yet, so I may ramble a bit until I stumble on it. I hope you don't mind and maybe we'll learn something... Read more
' Operation Exercise First'
Sunday, January 25, 2009 5 comments
I've read a couple Spark articles all touting early morning exercise and taken the information to heart. According to 'Learn to Love A.M. Exercise (Even if You're NOT A Morning Person)' by Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer and this one "Say No to Ca... Read more
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