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Back to Battling the Beast
Monday, November 11, 2019      11 comments

The Bingy Beast is back trying to sweetly entice me to eat all the food and go back to sugar-that evil ex! My body seems to want to bulk up for winter. Sustained stress combined with poor sleep has cortisol wreaking havoc with my hunger cues. La... Read more
There's no need to Hide and Numb!
Saturday, November 02, 2019      14 comments

So much time and agony was wasted numbing myself with unhealthy food and trying to avoid confronting obstacles. So much time was wasted crashing from sugar, feeling terrible about myself and gaining weight. Did the obstacles run away while I was... Read more
It's Not Supposed to Be Easy!
Friday, November 01, 2019      12 comments

This hit me today as I was driving and ruminating about some new elderly parent issues and some issues I discovered with a member of my child's special education team. It's the same with weightloss too of course. Life in general is not meant to ... Read more
Somebody noticed my weightloss!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      17 comments

It had been a long time since I had heard those magic words spoken in a positive way, "Did you lose weight?" Finally heard them today from a neighbor. I didn't think anyone out there noticed, but she did. She complimented me too. It made my day.... Read more
Sunday, October 27, 2019      12 comments

I continue to maintain the weightloss, but am realizing how off balance I became and I am working to create a new balance. I finally starting to sleep a little better which helps and I think changing how I view recent challenges helps. ... Read more
Finding my Way by Detaching with Love
Sunday, October 20, 2019      12 comments

I am finally getting a little more sleep and adjusting to the new normal of regular stressors combined with a challenging elderly parent. Speded brilliantly brought up the notion of "detaching with love" many months ago and that is what I am fin... Read more
I will Survive
Thursday, October 17, 2019      13 comments

There have been many times where challenges have seemed insurmountable but somehow I muddled through, problem solved got things to improve even if just a little. I have been so tormented lately over the situation with my challenging elderly pare... Read more
Glorious Sunrise, a Song of Hope
Friday, October 11, 2019      10 comments

On my morning walk yesterday, I saw the most glorious sunrise that sadly my cheapo phone could not capture well. So much light ablaze in the sky with beautiful pink and fiery orange streaks dancing about. It was a song of hope amid the gloom of ... Read more
More Quotes on Resilience and Life in General
Wednesday, October 09, 2019      8 comments

Can't get enough of these when life is challenging... "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light." Anonymous "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Martin ... Read more
What I've Learned After Losing 27 Pounds
Friday, October 04, 2019      24 comments

I am now 10 pounds from goal so I figured I would take inventory of what I have learned since joining Sparkpeople in 2016. 1. Tenacity pays off. I think I lost maybe 12 pounds my first 2 plus years here and I did a lot of staying the sam... Read more
Put on The Life jacket and Be a Survivor
Friday, September 27, 2019      16 comments

I've written about inner strength and having to save myself before, but I got another reminder that I need to be the one to put on my own life jacket and take care of myself. One of my parents had yet another tirade at me. I suspect this is an e... Read more
Life Whack-a-Mole and Maintaining Weightloss
Thursday, September 19, 2019      11 comments

As soon as one end of the sandwich generation crunch is going better, the other end falls apart! This week things are calmer with mom's stress levels and I am having some pleasant interactions since last outburst. Now a big IEP issue is emerging... Read more
Inspiring Quotes on Resilence
Wednesday, September 11, 2019      10 comments

These are helping me. Hope they help you too. “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicte... Read more
Got Grit?
Tuesday, September 10, 2019      9 comments

Grit is such a powerful word. Persisting in the face of obstacles is so crucial to losing weight and maintaining that loss. It's so much easier to do this on those days when everyone around you is pleasant, you can sleep in and relax and life is... Read more

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