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Inspirtional Words I did Not Write
Saturday, June 03, 2017      12 comments

I am finding so many quotes that pick me up as I deal with a stressful situation going on while other stressful situations dance around me too. I figure these quotes apply to trying to lose weight as well. I am putting some here so I can come ba... Read more
MPTs Cannot Make me Eat Cookies!
Friday, June 02, 2017      9 comments

According to my late night internet search for "dealing with difficult people" (or deranged passive-aggressive sociopaths), many of us deal with MPT "minor petty tyrants." Carlos Casteneda coined the term and a Huffington Post article quotes his... Read more
My Imperfect and Slightly Unnerving Walk
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      11 comments

After dropping off my kids, I decided to take a quick morning walk to de-stress before work. As I proceeded down the street in this lovely tree lined neighborhood, the eerie buzz of thousands of cicadas seemed to drown out the morning serenades ... Read more
What I do When I want to Bang my Head Against a Wall, Scream and/or Sob counts
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      8 comments

I was going to say "when I want to lose my Sh$t", but was afraid I might be censored. Anyhoo.. it's a lot easier for me to stay the healthy course when say on vacation at the beach not having to schlep my kids anywhere or deal with work. We stro... Read more
Giving Birth
Friday, May 26, 2017      10 comments

Well, not literally. I recall reading some lovely quote about how if you are going through pain and discomfort, it means you are about to (metaphorically) give birth. That resonated with me. Some of the best things/times in my life and some of t... Read more
That Fat Lady with the Smile
Saturday, May 20, 2017      8 comments

I live in the kingdom of thin-dom where it is rare to see obese or even overweight women. I'd like to say it's because everyone is healthier here, but as I have gotten to know enough other moms, that is only sometimes the case. I would suspect t... Read more
Goodbye Sweetie!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      13 comments

Thought I would post a low to no sugar lifestyle update as a reminder to myself. Did weight fall off me after months of being pretty much off any form of sugar other than what is found in fruits... leaving me looking like a Victoria Secr... Read more
The Resistance Phase
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      9 comments

Actually what has gotten me thinking about this is my wonderful aging parents. I am fortunate to have a close relationship with my parents and I am fortunate they were good parents (though as a teen I might beg to differ). I live a reasonable d... Read more
Find the Funny Story
Thursday, May 11, 2017      13 comments

As I was trying to help my daughter deal with girl dramas, I thought about what has helped me cope with all sorts of things over the years. Humor. We are all narrators of life in our head and sometimes we need to alter the narrative. It's not ab... Read more
It's Not About Me!
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      12 comments

An old friend who lives in another state called last night and I was touched. We have not seen eachother in many years and we maybe talk or email once or twice a year if at all. Low and behold at the very end of the conversation she came out wit... Read more
Just do something!
Sunday, May 07, 2017      11 comments

I love that feeling of being excited about working out, but I don't have it today. Today I feel like a sloth. Too often I got into the mentality that if I couldn't do a great workout, I shouldn't do one at all. I even wrote a post reminding myse... Read more
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      7 comments

Reached a breaking point yesterday. It takes more to get me to that point these days, but that point still exists. That final thing happened that set me off and I found myself going there. My mind swirling with... "I DESERVE a treat. En... Read more
Swim or.....
Sunday, April 30, 2017      14 comments

On days where I start to feel forlorn that I am doing what research indicates are "all the right things" and I am not seeing results (translation for me-not moving at a nice pace toward a healthy weight), sometimes I think about stopping. In my ... Read more
Thursday, April 27, 2017      13 comments

I had forgotten about this and I think it's relevant for me to recall and write down for a reminder. Recently, I had a run in with some cupcakes from a really good bakery. We had a birthday party for our daughter and there were 3 cupcakes left o... Read more
I Think I know the Secret!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      9 comments

Articles about combatting emotional eating often say things like: "Try calling a friend when you are stressed instead of eating cake." "Brush your teeth so the treat won't taste good." "Take a relaxing bath." Haven't been a phone chatter since b... Read more

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