Way I'm Being Good to Me #7: ASKING FOR WHAT I NEED
Monday, September 28, 2009      8 comments

This is actually one I've been working on for a long time, but I'm adding it here anyway to make sure I keep it up! I'm amazed at how much support I get and how good I feel when I ask for what I need. Sometimes it's a simple matter of ne... Read more
Way I'm Being Good to Me #6: GOING OUTSIDE
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      4 comments

For as long as I can remember, I LOVE to be outside. As a child, I was outside more often than I was inside on the weekends. I had a friend I was really close to who did NOT like to be outside, and I used to sometimes turn down a play date jus... Read more
Low-Fat Mac & Cheese Recipe (as promised)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      4 comments

I doubted this would be good--and doubted the ingredients, but it was spot-on in my opinion. The recipe called for uncooked macaroni, but I doubted that enough not to do it--and it was still heavenly. So I'm betting it's safe to say this recip... Read more
Monday, September 21, 2009      6 comments

I come from a family that's notoriously pessimistic. When and if something positive happens, we prefer to be pleasantly surprised (rather than to COUNT on something good happening and being disappointed). What I've noticed is that this tends t... Read more
Way I'm Being Good to Me #4: MEDITATION
Saturday, September 19, 2009      5 comments

I've always been interested in meditation. When I was about fifteen years old I learned that one of the teachers at our high school slept for three hours a night, and then meditated for three hours every morning. I was so super impressed by t... Read more
Way I'm Being Good to Me #3: THE JOY OF COOKING
Monday, September 14, 2009      7 comments

I've always loved cooking, ever since I was a little kid. I come from a family of four kids, and my mother was always looking for cheap ways to feed us all that weren't terribly unhealthy. The sounds and smells of cooking always remind me of t... Read more
My Friday Morning Wake Up Call!
Friday, September 11, 2009      5 comments

So, that's my house. That tree that's leaning against it is the top of a 100-ft. tree that fell this morning RIGHT onto our house above the master bedroom. The lines on the... Read more
Way I'm Being Good to Me #2: LET ME READ
Thursday, September 10, 2009      4 comments

I absolutely love to read. I have since I was a young girl. In my memory, I started reading fluently and independently a little later than a good chunk of my peers, and when I hadn't quite gotten the act of reading down yet, I have a memory of... Read more
Way I'm Being Good to Me #1: SAYING NO
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      6 comments

So I'm actually feeling pretty good today! What a weekend though. Seriously, it felt like a feeding frenzy. All the food and the drinking--and SO MUCH social time. Seriously, the weekend FLEW by, we were so busy. And by last night, I ... Read more
What a Difference a Day Makes
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      6 comments

Seriously! I can't say today was the most stellar day with food--although it was a great improvement over the past few weeks. But today I fought back a LOT of urges to engage in all sorts of behaviors that are unhealthy for me. I'm amaz... Read more
Back on Solid Ground
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      7 comments

I know I said this in my status message already, but seriously, the support here on this site is so motivating, so heart-warming, and so lovely. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! In short, a few weeks back I hit a rough patch all around--in terms of ho... Read more
Rough Spot
Monday, August 24, 2009      8 comments

I'm in a bit of a rough spot. I actually don't have the words to say much about it right now. But in the grand scheme, things are still ok. In the smaller, zoomed-in sense, not so much.... Anyway, I'm going to try to get back here and g... Read more
Weekend Shmeekend
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      5 comments

I definitely had another rough weekend. I strayed from the course YET AGAIN. I know on an intellectual level exactly the things I SHOULD be doing to have a better weekend. But then the weekend comes and I don't do those things. Like, knowing... Read more
Pictures of the Trail!
Saturday, August 08, 2009      9 comments

I keep saying I'm going to take pictures of the trail I walk; and finally I remembered! These are some shots from the upper portion of the trail ... Read more
Temper Tantrum!
Thursday, August 06, 2009      8 comments

Boy did I ever have one last night! It was one of those days. The night before last, we discovered the air conditioner was suddenly on the fritz. By the morning, it was pretty hot and humid in here! And then a whole string of things ha... Read more

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