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don't stir, move on
Saturday, June 23, 2012      0 comments

I avoided an argument with Mom today, but taking a firm stand, setting boundaries and not backing down. As a result my sisters and I had another excellent day of combined work, laughter, sharing personal information. We cut down two matu... Read more
Thursday, June 21, 2012      0 comments

I woke in a strange bed in a different state - the guest bedroom at mom's. I woke to my mom and sister arguing in hushed voices. I was prepared for it and was ready for it. I resolved to keep this thought while I am here: "Eating will not ... Read more
let's put the func (funk) back into dysfunction or mama's got a brand new bag!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      0 comments

food is a source of confict for my all girl family. In a day, I will be in Chicago and facing all the dysfunction of my childhood - at least in my own mind. Carrying this baggage is something I haven't been able to figure out. It's what I thin... Read more
finally house is cleaner
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      0 comments

I am expanding my understanding of the reasons I have gained weight back in the past. In 2008 I lost about 60 pounds. But four years later, I am back at my peak weight and determined to learn something about the process of MAINTENANCE! SO I... Read more
Hello Fear, How are you today?
Monday, June 18, 2012      0 comments

In the cafe (spark message board) there is a question, "are you afraid of being thin?" My first reaction was not, but really, I might be. I have bee heavy for so long, it has become a part of my identify, my way of relating to the wor... Read more
ehhhhh computers
Sunday, June 17, 2012      1 comments

Finally I found the reason I couldnt blog - chrome is now blocking pop-ups. Wouldn't I have remembered changing that? Oh well, everything seems to take longer to do than I anticipate. I spent some time planning this morning time for all the... Read more
getting motivated to run
Saturday, June 16, 2012      0 comments

I used to love to run. Now i procrastinate to avoid it. I wish I could figure out why. the longer I wait the hotter it will get. It's 8am. The dog's stomach is making alien noises. He needs some plain rice. I need to wash dishes. ... Read more
why will this time be any different?
Friday, June 15, 2012      0 comments

I am back after a long absence. I read posts like confessions, and think yes, I also repeat my errors or sins against my health. I was getting this grim sensation staring truth in the face and felt like why will this time will be any differ... Read more
no shopping yet
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

Today is the third day in a row I am focused on sparking and I am behind in my shopping. yesterday a friend bailed me out by preparing a steamed rice and chicken dinner but that also kept me from shopping. So. What are the chances of good choice... Read more
back and forth motivation
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      2 comments

I feel re-energized and am glad to have this site to lean on for the tough stuff. I am making great choices this morning. I have a mountain of work to do, to make these choices a habit and yet, i know that every time I return to this site I hav... Read more
staring the chocolate rabbit in the eye
Monday, March 15, 2010      0 comments

evil rabbits lurking everywhere! worked out two days in a row. Sadly this is my best gym record in a month. There will be better bragging by next week. Just reminding myself how good I feel after a 30 minute heavy cardio stair workou... Read more
limiting the activities that dilute my focus
Sunday, February 21, 2010      2 comments

Im heading to Toronto to see an old friend. This is something I want to do, and owe to a good friend. But after this week, I am limiting the interruptions to my focus on my weight and fitness. I can't do it all, so it's time to priori... Read more
welcome to my 3rd midlife crisis - THE GOOD ONE
Friday, February 19, 2010      3 comments

I dyed my hair platinum in my twenties because I never thought I'd have the guts to do it later in life. And I wanted to know what it was like to be blonde. I've outdone my ex... Read more
My reward is here
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      1 comments

In so many ways, my reward is here. What if I carried more of a I'm living the dream attitude? It's true that my reward is on spark people. The reward is the getting -- as in the satisfaction I get from making good choices and seeing litt... Read more

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