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Aggravation agrees with me!
Friday, May 10, 2019      9 comments

I reached a new low in weight this morning, which is still a weight that would have me gasping in horror in my younger years. I find it helpful to track lows. I write my weight down weekly or biweekly and circle when I reach a new low, which is... Read more
A Positive Technique That Helps Me
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      10 comments

This came to me yesterday (or maybe I read it somewhere and forgot). It's my own variation on cognitive therapy I suppose. I let myself vent in my head about whatever challenge is upsetting me and then I add a BUT, NEVERTHELESS, YET or DESPITE. ... Read more
Building Fences and Weightloss-What?!
Sunday, May 05, 2019      11 comments

A wise sparkfriend, Speded2, once commented on a blog I did about boundaries by saying something like, "we build fences so we don't build walls." Brilliant. We set boundaries with people who drain us in the hopes of maintaining the relationship... Read more
Thanks Spark Archives! Apparently,this happens every year!
Sunday, April 28, 2019      13 comments

I went back through my old blogs and was reminded, this is my bat sh&T crazy time of year. Sorry, I didn't use a more respectful clinical term. My mood is all over the place as you can tell from my more frequent blogs. One hour I am running away... Read more
The Old Me is Gone
Saturday, April 27, 2019      9 comments

There's a great line in the Taylor Swift song "Look What you Made me Do" where she says "...The OLD Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ...she's dead." No, this isn't a morbid line. The implication is the old insecure, easily push... Read more
I Forgot About the 3rd Beast! (Managing Anger)
Thursday, April 25, 2019      9 comments

I already mentioned the beasts that taunt me and can try to convince me to make unhealthy choices: Binge-y Beast and the Beast of Sadness. Well, I can't believe I forgot the 3rd that visits me too often...The Beast of Anger...let's call him BS f... Read more
Fighting another Beast!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      11 comments

**Image from "The Gruffalo" (children's book) I once wrote about my inner binge-y beast that wants to eat.all.the.food. Well, I forgot to mentio... Read more
Grateful for any Harmony and Peace
Monday, April 22, 2019      11 comments

Today, so far has been relatively peaceful and I savor it. There have been no emergency or stressed-out calls from the parents, no tween dramas, and no work crisis. I got in an early morning walk admiring the blooming trees and enjoying the joyf... Read more
Magical Sweat
Sunday, April 14, 2019      14 comments

I have written about this many times because I want to record and remember it. I was miserable and irritable this morning and the weather just added to my gloomy outlook on life. Once again, though, a sweaty workout transformed me. The music fue... Read more
Oprah is Right! "Where there is no struggle, there is no Strength!"
Friday, April 12, 2019      9 comments

I now believe I can be a formidable force because of the struggles I have faced. Every challenge in life has pushed me down at first and then I did whatever it took to get back up and often triumph. Without these struggles I would not know how s... Read more
Bunny! Thank you!
Monday, April 01, 2019      10 comments

What a wonderful distraction! I looked out the window and saw an adorable brown cotton-tailed bunny frolic by. For that moment in time any worries or ruminations went away and I simply smiled and though "how cute." Then my mind wandered to Spri... Read more
The blessing of having a cold!
Saturday, March 30, 2019      12 comments

May end up deleting this one...have never been this happy to have a cold. I have been feeling so stressed out and overwhelmed and I kept feeling like everyone (exaggeration) wanted a piece of me. I just wanted to hide from people with a sign on ... Read more
Stormy in More Ways then One, But Flowers want to Bloom!
Thursday, March 21, 2019      11 comments

I was hoping to report that things are better since my last post, but nope, sometimes the rain turns to downpours and even some flooding. Not only have more stressful things happened, but it is literally pouring rain today and one relatively min... Read more
Grumpy, Grateful, Hungry and Healthy
Friday, March 15, 2019      11 comments

Life lately seems to be summed up with the saying "when it rains it pours" and some days it feels more like it's metaphorical poop, not rain coming down. Yet there is always plenty to be grateful for and now especially, I try to focus on that. T... Read more
Boundaries and Weightloss
Saturday, March 02, 2019      12 comments

I believe at least for me boundaries are related to weightloss. I'm not talking about telling that hot and enticing cookie that "no" means "no.":). I'm talking about personal boundaries and dealing with challenging people. Someone once ... Read more

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