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Lost Wallet
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      5 comments

Today, I misplaced my wallet. We'd gone walking with the dogs and had stopped for a lunch at a restaurant. When the bill came I reached in my coat pocket and no wallet. I was sure I had it with me. My DD walked back to the car to look for it as ... Read more
Compulsive Urges Explained
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      1 comments

Compulsive Urges Explained I learned something life changing by Reading a free online 23 page booklet Fighting the Urge by Dr Amy Johnson. Link below. Please don't dismiss this. I'm not a crazy zealot (even though I sound like one) and I'm ... Read more
Stop It
Monday, February 03, 2014      3 comments

Pick any negative thing in your life. Don't spend any time thinking about it. Got it in your head. Go to youtube and watch Bob Newhart "stop it!" It's gone now and you must be smiling. Laughter is such a wonderful release. Let go of the thi... Read more
Compulsive Urge Visualization
Sunday, February 02, 2014      3 comments

Found a new visualization for those Compulsive urges to eat. Insight. I remember when I had very small children tugging on my thighs and begging me to pay attention to them. I always noticed their insistence, how could you not. Unless it was ... Read more
Getting to know ME
Saturday, February 01, 2014      3 comments

In a recent blog I wrote about my inner journey. There's a part of me that doesn't want to be slim fit and healthy. She tells me I'm hungry when I'm not and encourages me to overeat, binge and even eat food I dislike. Why are you a part of... Read more
Tracking in the dark
Friday, January 31, 2014      3 comments

Was invited out to lunch today to a Korean restaurant. Didn't recognize the menu items and have no idea what ingredients were used to make the meal. I had a Bento box and ate 1/2 of the pork Bulgogi, (because I know it's traditional), 2 slice... Read more
The inner journey
Thursday, January 30, 2014      4 comments

There's a part of me that doesn't want to be slim fit and healthy. She tells me I'm hungry when I'm not and encourages me to overeat, binge and even eat food I dislike. I have felt the sting of self sabotage and flinched into yo-yo dieting. ... Read more
Walk and Talk
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      2 comments

Had a lovely walk with my daughter and the dogs today. It was sunny, warm and refreshing. We talked about nothing, life, hopes, dreams, challenges, overcoming adversity and things that make us happy. We stopped at a waterside cafe and had lunch.... Read more
A Friend in need
Friday, January 24, 2014      0 comments

Went to a friends today because she was having computer problems. Three hours later.... Well at least we had a good time visiting. I had lunch before I went because she is a famous baker and makes delicious treats. Thankfully, I was able to re... Read more
Where do you start?
Saturday, January 18, 2014      2 comments

My DD needed an interview worth blouse so we went to one of THOSE stores today. You know the stores where only skinny rich people shop. We found what she needed and I am grateful she has something that will make her feel, well dressed and confid... Read more
Jeans with a zipper
Saturday, January 18, 2014      4 comments

Today I reached into my closet and got out a pair of jeans that didn't fit 3 weeks ago. I put them on and was able to fasten them and zip them up. Surprise! Now that's encouraging. I've worn elastic waist pants for so long that it really felt di... Read more
Motivation Explained
Thursday, January 16, 2014      1 comments

Paraphrasing and personalizing the SP article Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation Pt.1. This article explained so much to me about why I gave in to negative thinking, quit SP and regained the weight. You will always struggle with the c... Read more
Gratitude
Thursday, January 16, 2014      2 comments

Things I'm grateful for today. I thank God for His many gifts. Remembering the little things i have been given. The desire to be healthier. The willingness to admit I have been powerless. The courage to reach out to others. The gra... Read more
Exercise Challenged
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      1 comments

I am exercise challenged. I have asthma which frequently leaves me short of breath. I have committed to walking 3 times a week and have exceeded that goal each week. Yesterday was a hard day for me with asthma. Medication changes and step downs ... Read more
Another good day
Sunday, January 12, 2014      1 comments

Today was another good day. Don't know why some are so easy and others ...well you know. Taking it one day at a time for now. Eating healthy, tracking honestly, meeting my initial goal for exercising 3 times a week. Making progress. Proud tha... Read more

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