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La La La La Life Goes on!
Friday, November 30, 2018      10 comments

Life just keeps happening and it's my choice how I cope. Ended up in the ER this week...for an accident prone family member, which basically describes my entire family unit, especially me. However, since it's not me, I am vagueblogging. Good new... Read more
It Feels Right
Sunday, November 25, 2018      11 comments

I'm back into my routine of exercise, lots of vegetables and healthy well-balanced meals. I wasn't ever truly out of my routine other than a desperate rendezvous with a big hunk of pumpkin bread and consuming a wee bit more carbs than I normally... Read more
'Tis the Season to Maintain a Sense of Humor
Friday, November 23, 2018      11 comments

Our Thanksgiving was um...humorous and by humorous I mean upsetting. I must chose laughter instead of misery because it is a much more fun way to cope. While it is reasonable to expect most humans to behave in respectful ways and not tolerate an... Read more
Because it Makes me Feel Young(er)!
Saturday, November 17, 2018      13 comments

That is one of my "why's" for Why I love losing weight and why I want to lose more...and why I love exercise and healthy eating too. I zipped THOSE pants today. They haven't zipped, snapped and stayed that way in maybe 5 years! They ar... Read more
Behold The Beauty in Life and Dismiss the Dismal
Wednesday, November 14, 2018      8 comments

When I go on my walks, some mornings or evenings, I am so entranced by the stunning colors of fall foliage that I pause and gaze up to admire it all. I even take photos. I got caught the other day and thank goodness this gentlemen didn't think I... Read more
Thinking of Holiday Treats Constantly, but I Will Be Strong!
Sunday, November 11, 2018      9 comments

I don't even eat sugary treats anymore and yet lately my thoughts wonder to holiday treats every other minute or at least it seems like that. I obsessed about my treat obsession and I think I figured out why.... ... Read more
When the Holiday Treats Sweet Talk Me...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018      14 comments

Had a moment of panic where I thought, "How will I keep this momentum going? What shall I do when the holiday Cookies Coo at me, the seasonal Pies plead with me and the enticing cakes come calling?" So, I came up with my plan of action when the ... Read more
Better Boundaries Helps Me with Weightloss, but...
Monday, November 05, 2018      8 comments

Kids are off today for a teacher work day, so I took off as well. The house was filled with excitement, giggles, whispers, and banter since both my kids had friends over. I was feeling just the happies, when my daughter's friend's mom texted. "D... Read more
Losing Weight, Flying, Ruminating & Making Peace
Saturday, November 03, 2018      11 comments

Yahoo! My jeans are just too big now and I finally decided to order one new pair of my favorites in a smaller size only to find out they no longer make them in tall. No problem, I really should just shop my closet anyway. Already do that for wor... Read more
The Good Shoulds and the Magnificent Musts
Thursday, November 01, 2018      4 comments

I think it was Albert Ellis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and author, who warned about the "tyranny of the 'shoulds' and 'musts'." We can get trapped in rigid and perfectionistic thinking of what we should and must do, and then when we don't/c... Read more
I am Joyful in Part because of Pain
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      7 comments

I think so much of life's minor and major adversities have helped me to truly appreciate little things more and be a happy person. Today, I am literally joyful because of yesterday's pain. This virus gave me the kind of throbbing headache that e... Read more
Damage Control? Grab a WHOLE
Saturday, October 20, 2018      11 comments

All the ingredients were there for a full blown binge Friday evening-exhausted, run down & getting sick, stressed and HANGRY. There I was mindlessly eating processed "health food" that really isn't so healthy and feeling like I was filling a bag... Read more
Infusing JOY!
Friday, October 05, 2018      11 comments

My goal lately is to infuse joy into everyday life as a way of managing stress. One of my favorite ways to do this is attending a high cardio Zumba class. (The low intensity Zumba classes just don't do it for me). ... Read more
Boundaries, Gratitude & Accepting Imperfection: Keys to My Wellbeing
Sunday, September 30, 2018      10 comments

I am doing better since my now deleted emoting blogpost. I am truly touched by the support from my sparkfriends. Your words meant so much to be and helped lift me up off the proverbial floor! I stepped back from all that is going on wit... Read more
Saturday, September 22, 2018      10 comments

That's how I got to this point of consistently fighting my way toward the goal of an improved body through carefully planned healthy meals and regular, sometimes intensive exercise. I finally had ENOUGH. I was sick of whining. I was sick of doin... Read more

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