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Anxiety
Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

Maybe it’s not so bad that I get a little anxious anticipating what I am going to eat at the next party, or when I go out to eat with friends. Maybe, in fact, that angst is just that healthy little voice inside of me heating up to say, “Plan ah... Read more
Dealing with People Who Deplete Us, Chapter 2
Thursday, January 24, 2013      8 comments

A while ago I wrote a blog about dealing with people who deplete us. The message was, let them go to find their own tribe while we find ours. Seems fair enough. As solid as I think that idea is—not mine originally, but famous coach, Marth... Read more
The Journey Is Not Just about Feeling Positive
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      15 comments

When I was a kid I used to wear out my red crayon out first. As the months of school wore on it became harder to find in the box…the paper peeled back from the waxy color, the point gone after the first use. Why I wondered were there not two r... Read more
I Resolve to Have More Fun in 2013: Join Me?
Sunday, December 30, 2012      10 comments

My fun resolution for 2013 is to make an effort to see more movies, both at home and in the theatre. My husband is on board with this and I’m going to track it. I know this is silly, light-hearted and not at all important to the world at large... Read more
I Need a Quick Answer
Thursday, December 20, 2012      16 comments

I’d like to have a quick answer to the question, “How’d you do it?” When I say I used Sparkpeople.com to get fit my family and friends seem to think I’ve followed a fad diet plan or that I have amazing will power. The truth is that S... Read more
Should We Put Healthy Living on "Automatic?"
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      11 comments

In the morning I push a little button on my coffee pot; the coffee has been pre-measured, and the time, pre-set. I stumble toward a soft chair with my journal and my iPad to begin the day. I’m as reliable as rain in the Pacific Northwest. ... Read more
Thank You for the Best Christmas Present Ever!
Saturday, December 01, 2012      10 comments

Last year I wanted to be thinner going into the Christmas holidays. And here I am a year later, down 30 lbs and at my healthy goal. Being a healthy weight is the gift I “made for myself” -- with lots of support from Spark people, Spark friends... Read more
Every Body is Beautiful
Saturday, November 24, 2012      20 comments

I was the third born in a family of 3 women. First there was my mother who was often confused with an actress because of her hour-glass figure. She also had both the ability to eat anything she wanted without gaining weight AND an impeccable ey... Read more
Fine Reasons to Make a Mess
Saturday, November 17, 2012      8 comments

I like cleaning up, de-cluttering and keeping a pretty organized house. But sometimes the best thing is making a Big Mess. I mean a significant mess. For example, what is better than building a fort out of chair cushions with a kid and disrup... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dealing with People Who Deplete Us
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      244 comments

I found a quote this morning that helped me with my worrying about someone else's drama and am sharing it here. I know we all get caught up in other's stuff from time to time. This is from Martha Beck: "When we force ourselves to connect ... Read more
Slipping Away
Monday, October 29, 2012      5 comments

When I worked long hours and traveled for my job I had a colleague who managed to exercise no matter where we were. He would slip away for a run at lunch time; disappear at five to swim or hit the gym; or just go for a long walk after dinner. H... Read more
Dodging a Health Bullet with a Friend
Saturday, October 27, 2012      11 comments

My exercise buddy and good friend dodged a scare this week. Her doctor had seen a "mass" on her spleen and sent her for an MRI. To add insult to injury this appointment was her last 5 year check up post breast cancer and they had given her a c... Read more
What I Think About Having to Struggle with Weight Loss or Anything Really
Monday, October 01, 2012      8 comments

I will never think less of you because you have to struggle. People who seem to be at ease with everything seldom are, or they are not challenging themselves.... Read more
Seasonal Delights
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      9 comments

Just came back from the grocery store and realized I bought summer fruit for what may be the last time...fall is coming. Notice those apples? In the meantime I will enjo... Read more
No Rush to Fitness Here
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      5 comments

I was walking up a long hill this morning on a 5 mile trail. As the incline increased I wanted to take big strides to get to the top quickly. It didn't take too many big steps for me to realize I needed to slow down. Smaller steps worked great... Read more

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