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Choosing Well
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      7 comments

These are the behaviors I am choosing. I choose to be healthy and strong and well. Eat without distraction. Eat on time ----because hunger and thirst lead me to make bad decisions. Avoid bread, sugar, and starchy foods ---those only i... Read more
Chain Reaction
Saturday, December 15, 2012      9 comments

A series of small occurrences keep nudging me to stop being in denial about my weight and my apathy. I chatted with a sweet friend at the chiropractor; we haven't run into each other recently. C originallhy set up our free exercise classe... Read more
Bouncing Back
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      7 comments

What some have said about picking up to start again. . . . Michael Eisner (head of Disney from 1984 to 2005) -- Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success. Roger Von Oech (Stanford PhD, Creativity Consultant... Read more
This is my Beijing Olympics
Thursday, August 09, 2012      10 comments

I heard it over and over again the past few days at the London Olympics: an athlete recalls being devastated by failure, feeling so low at missing goals, publicly displayed while falling short. And then, that sentence each victor repeats, each... Read more
Lose weight the way you're willing to maintain
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      15 comments

I heard on TV today: People have so much trouble KEEPING weight off because their method of dieting to lose weight in the first place is not sustainable. You need to develop an eating and exercise approach which matches what you are willin... Read more
If I stop when I'm full . . .
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      6 comments

If I keep doing what I was able to do at lunch today . . . if I stop the moment I begin to sense "enough" . . . if I get right up and put the food away . . . then I WILL lose weight.... Read more
Go sparsely with parsley?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      9 comments

Travelgrrl's enjoyable blog mentioning yellow squash from her neighbor's giant garden made me remember a poem from my sister many years ago: O, green peas are pleasers, and turnips are tops, And rutabaga's one of our noblest crops, But ... Read more
Keep looking toward your dream
Saturday, June 16, 2012      9 comments

To anybody who's looking toward any dream, and dealing with any battle, keep looking to that other side, that dream you're trying to reach, just don't take your eyes off that goal ahead, what you want so much. Nik Wallenda June 15, 2012... Read more
Act the Part, Suck it Up (Thanks _Indygirl)
Saturday, June 09, 2012      14 comments

I have continued to work out 3x per week, but not at an effective intensity. I have been not been tracking, and my clothes are feeling tight. Strategy: 1) Start tracking. 2) Bought some cool-and-comfortable workout pants, half-pri... Read more
What I Need
Sunday, April 01, 2012      15 comments

New!  The amazing craving control cone!   Have you ever wished you had more willpower to say no to that second half-gallon of ice cream?  Is your wrist sprained from lifting that two-liter pop bottle to your lips?  Are you going broke buying... Read more
Spark Break for Travel
Thursday, March 29, 2012      10 comments

I will look forward to catching up with you guys some time next week. I may steal a few computer minutes here and there, but overall I will be absent.... Read more
Today's Strategy for 100% Compliance
Monday, March 26, 2012      10 comments

This is what I needed today to pick up where my mental toughness let off. Guess I wasn't singing loud enough. Couldn't resist the baked goods while shopping. Ridiculous ... Read more
Sing and Remember
Sunday, March 25, 2012      10 comments

Steve Siebold on says to clarify your weight loss goals to the point where someone could wake you up at 4 in the morning and say "What are your goals?!" and you could spit them out even in a half dazed state of sleep. Siebold says... Read more
Speed Motivating (a la Speed Dating)
Friday, March 23, 2012      11 comments

Want to get recharged in sixty seconds or less? Scan a few pages of your friend feed! It's amazing what cream you hit right away, just skimming . . . you get the condensed version even from "friends of friends!" [see bottom of page if you... Read more
Unsubscribe to Junk [Food]
Monday, March 19, 2012      17 comments

The more I clean up my eating habits, the more I discover that so many treats I used to love are delicious only in my memory. I will not list them --- because I myself am easily triggered, and I'd rather not read a blog and find that its de... Read more

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