Quick Check-in With/For Self
Sunday, April 19, 2015      3 comments

So today was a lot of in-head time, not very much in-body time. I sat most of the day. Many of the grand plans for the day petered out. Did a great job cooking and eating what's in the house. With income really tight right now, I have to... Read more
What a Week Ahead!
Sunday, April 19, 2015      2 comments

Spring has sprung--and way past spring into summer-high temperatures already! Fortunately, today is more like spring, with a light breeze and cooler weather that invites being outdoors. And still I am at home in PJs, reading a book and thinkin... Read more
There are no *Before* Pictures
Thursday, November 13, 2014      8 comments

I've come to believe there are no "before" pictures. Because there's no "after." There's only now. Today's now, and tomorrow's now to come. So the weight I am today, is today. And even when I reach a goal weight, measurement, or... Read more
Musing over fitness and food-tracking tools
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      3 comments

I find myself with a quandary. Having committed to tracking food and fitness again, I am left to figure out the best tools, for me, to use in my process. In my time awa... Read more
I Am the One
Sunday, November 09, 2014      4 comments

I am the one who starts strong, then disappears. I am the one who declares, then declines. I am the one who aspires, then retires. I am the one who reduces the weight, then regains it. And yes, I am the one who, having disapp... Read more
BLC 20 Halfway Point: Reflection, Recognition, Reaffirmation
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      1 comments

**the original post was too negative just because I was in a funky mood, so it's gone and a fresher perspective will be posted in the am--comments after the update**... Read more
Determined - Dedicated - Disciplined To Be Fit: Planning for Success
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      7 comments

"Determined - Dedicated - Disciplined To Be Fit." This is the motto of one Mrs. Ernestine Shepherd, 77-year-old competition-winning bodybuilder. She is a woman with a p... Read more
BLC20 "Before" Pictures
Sunday, September 16, 2012      8 comments

Here is the physical truth of my body shape as I begin the BLC20 12-week fat loss and fitness challenge. I'm sure I'm not unique in having avoided taking a good, long look at my body as the weight packed on. Indeed, the more weight I gained... Read more
"What a Ding Dong!": The Snack Cake Misadventures
Monday, September 10, 2012      8 comments

Some kind of Hostess I am to my own fat loss plan! In the face of some serious sugar cravings, I was a real Twinkie and ate a pack of Suzy Q's! ... Read more
Consistency: The Promise of Tomorrow
Sunday, September 09, 2012      7 comments

It's late at night and I'm terribly sleepy. The day wasn't jam-packed with busyness, yet it was full. And as much as I'd rather just get up and go to bed, I am going to make time to write this blog entry. It's about consistency. See, I am g... Read more
Almost a year to the day...
Friday, September 07, 2012      2 comments

Wow. As I look at my old blog entries, I realize that it's been almost a year to the day that I last wrote here. Many things have changed since my last go with SparkPeople. My relationship, job, and housing arrangements all ended. I e... Read more
Rest is part of the plan
Friday, September 09, 2011      4 comments

It's almost 8:30 pm, and I'm feeling torn between rest and movement. Truth is, my body already knows it needs rest, and is insisting upon it. My stubborn mind keeps slipping to action. This work I'm doing is lifelong, but my mind wants to d... Read more
BLC17 Day 1 Check-in
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      1 comments

Off to a strong start for the Biggest Loser Challenge, Round 17. My eating was moderate, nutritionally sound, and well within my calorie range. I have faced and overcome two of the most fatal binge-y foods in my personal Kryptonite cache. O... Read more
BLC17 & PMP "Before" Measurements
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      3 comments

In keeping with my desire to build a strong, healthy, ailment-free body, I have signed up for two challenges for the fall. The first, and my primary focus, is the Biggest Loser Challenge, Round 17. The second, which I only signed up for two days... Read more
Sitting witness to my inner dialogue
Friday, September 02, 2011      7 comments

It's Friday night, quarter to nine, and I've been sitting with myself for the past half hour being witness to a strong food craving. I'm observing my mind call out to my body, attempting to cajole, persuade, command. ...Go back to the groce... Read more

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