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Monday, May 31, 2021      35 comments

Today’s plan I’m in the honeymoon phase of restarting my journey. It’s where everything feels easy. Weight loss happens easily, eating healthy portions feels easy and I feel happy, optimistic, proud of myself and I feel in control and moti... Read more
A First Step: To inner peace and journey contentment
Thursday, May 13, 2021      7 comments

In the book The Four Day Win by Martha Beck, she gives names to inner thoughts created by restrictive dieting. The Dictator hurls cruel insults, blame, shame and self criticism and harshly enforces calorie restrictions, demanding endurance... Read more
Choose your friends wisely
Monday, August 31, 2020      8 comments

Choose your friends wisely Bill Gates has learned many things and received plenty of advice from Warren Buffett. “The most important might be what friendship is all about" said Gates. Gates recalled Buffett shared "You will move in the direc... Read more
Covid Poem
Monday, August 24, 2020      7 comments

Covid Poem "When this is over, may we never again take for granted A handshake with a stranger Full shelves at the store Conversations with neighbors A crowded theater Friday night out The taste of communion A routine check... Read more
Thanks Mom
Thursday, August 13, 2020      4 comments

Today was grocery delivery day. Chicken was on sale. We bought lots of chicken to fill the freezer. Delivery orders are unpredictable so I got more than expected. 2 each whole chickens, value packs of breasts and thighs. After putting the ... Read more
Tired of cooking every day
Sunday, August 09, 2020      10 comments

I’m getting tired of planning meals and cooking single every day. Can’t change the necessity so opting for batch cooking instead. Made Salsa verde chicken, chicken cacciatore and baked chicken with potatoes, carrots and onions. One busy day give... Read more
Easy weeks and Hard weeks
Friday, August 07, 2020      4 comments

The journey has easy weeks and hard weeks. Slenderella said she succeeded after she stopped quitting. She inspired me to find a way not to quit this time. I’ve been on my journey since last October. Twice during that time, I thought about q... Read more
Tired of Chicken?
Thursday, July 09, 2020      6 comments

We’ve all been cooking at home for months now. Our county is closing inside dining again because our numbers are zooming. That means cooking all our meals is continuing for the foreseeable future. I was getting tired of chicken so I bought... Read more
Numbers or Pleasure
Sunday, June 28, 2020      9 comments

Pondering these thoughts. When I first started, my journey it was still a diet and losing weight was my sole goal. I under ate and lost weight rapidly. Losing 5 pounds a week is very satisfying. I happily tracked my weight, water and calcul... Read more
Success outside the measure of numbers
Sunday, June 28, 2020      6 comments

Read this SP article and found so wisdom I needed. Highly recommended. Finding Freedom from Numbers www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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Mental Barriers
Monday, June 15, 2020      6 comments

Weighed in today and finally broke through a scale number that was a mental barrier for me. Don’t know why I set up certain numbers as milestones and then let them become invisible barriers. The other side of that number looks just the same as i... Read more
Tuesday, June 09, 2020      9 comments

Insight from reading the 4 Day Win book. People like me who had 2 alcoholic parents, have many emotional eating tendencies. I grew up believing I deserved my parents neglect. When my Wild Child overate or refused to exercise, I’d feel like... Read more
Inner Peace
Friday, June 05, 2020      8 comments

I’ve been reading a new book The Four Day Win by Martha Beck. She is amazing. She helped me give names and come to understand the different, divergent parts of my dieter personality. The Dictator. She desperately wants me to be slender but... Read more
Feeling broken?
Sunday, May 24, 2020      9 comments

I think we are all feeling like our lives are disrupted and that we are broken in dealing with all the changes we are facing. I was encouraged when I read this. Me: Hey God. God: Hello..... Me: I'm falling apart. Can you put me ba... Read more
Tuesday, May 19, 2020      7 comments

Lots of things going on. Fun thing. Was in a car parade to celebrate dear friends 50th Anniversary. It was good to have somewhere to go and even more fun to see friends. Good news. Went to pulmonologist for annual testing and passed ... Read more

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