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Family drama, self-care
Thursday, October 16, 2008      4 comments

"Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable / And lightness has a call that's hard to hear" (lyrics by Indigo Girls) There's some family drama going on right now involving my mom & sister. Years ago I distanced myself from them as an act... Read more
More activity requires more fuel
Tuesday, October 14, 2008      4 comments

I averaged 78.6 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise over 6 days this last week. I tried to keep my calories low, within the range SP originally set for me - 1200 to 1550 - & felt ravenous much of the time. I binged/overate Friday through Sun... Read more
New toy - weighted vest
Monday, October 13, 2008      3 comments

DH & I bought a weighted vest from Wal-Mart yesterday. We'd been thinking about it for awhile & finally came across a high-quality low-end version (they can get pretty expensive). It's advertised as a 20-lb vest, but it read 22 on the scale af... Read more
Revisiting my desire statement
Friday, October 10, 2008      3 comments

As a reminder to myself, here's my latest Law of Attraction desire statement. ********************** I am in the process of attracting all that I need to do, know or have to attract & manifest my ideal body. I love knowing that my ideal... Read more
Thursday, October 09, 2008      3 comments

"Abhyasa, or practice, is really about making something a priority. As we enact that priority, an energy builds in our life to support it." I turned 27 less than 3 weeks ago. Before my birthday, I came up with a list of 27 things I wanted... Read more
On punk & PLUR...life's awesome!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008      4 comments

"Long before we actually die to an old behavior, the way has been paved for a new one." My early teenage years as a skate punk taught me to question everything. My late teenage years as a raver taught me the values of PLUR (Peace, Love, Un... Read more
My new kitty
Tuesday, October 07, 2008      3 comments

Meet Skuttles, he's a 6 year old cat at the Oregon Humane Society that I've sponsored. I love animals but am not ready to own a pet, so sponsoring at least one cat & dog is on my list of things to do before I turn 28. I can see myself spon... Read more
Letting go
Monday, October 06, 2008      2 comments

"Vairagya is the elimination of whatever hinders progress & refinement." -B.K.S. Iyengar Vairagya is an aspect of spiritual practice that's laid out in the Yoga Sutras. It means nonattachment, renunciation, or letting go. This weekend tau... Read more
When you think you can't, you can!
Monday, October 06, 2008      2 comments

Had another beach weekend, this time w/ my mom. Friday was a rest day & on Saturday I blasted my plans out of the water. Intended to only cover 4 miles, mostly running, & in the end did a total of 6! Haven't run in awhile too, & my body felt ... Read more
"When transgressions hinder..."
Friday, October 03, 2008      1 comments

"When transgressions hinder, the weight of the imagination should be thrown on the other side." -Yoga Sutras In a reflection of the pragmatism that is at the core of all yoga teachings, Patanjali takes a moment, before he begins to outline ... Read more
Veggie awareness in more ways than one
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      3 comments

Today's World Vegetarian Day & October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. I'm feeling conflicted about restarting my veggie efforts after eating chicken again on Saturday, 9/27. The conflict comes from having unreasonable/unrealistic expectations ... Read more
October Goals & Pic Promise
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      4 comments

Here are my October goals: 1. 1250 fitness minutes 2. 5 fruit/veggie servings a day 3. Vegan Mondays 4. Get 5-10 lbs. closer to goal weight 5. Listen to Paul McKenna's 'I Can Make You Thin' CD once daily I've also decided to po... Read more
A Telling Dream
Monday, September 29, 2008      2 comments

Metaphorical dreams are a rarity for me. Last night's couldn't have been more telling: I returned to base camp after starting the descent down an ice cliff. I'd been hanging onto a precarious ledge for who knows how long, paralyzed in fea... Read more
Tracking for 2 weeks
Friday, September 26, 2008      3 comments

I've decided to start sharing my food & exercise tracker on my page in the hopes that it will encourage me to actually use them. I keep a separate food & exercise log on a different site & generally ignore the trackers here. For the next two w... Read more
Veggie Restart
Wednesday, September 24, 2008      4 comments

I fell off the veggie wagon last night at my bday dinner out w/ family. Went 4 weeks veg & now I'm starting over. I'm more irritated that instead of coming out of the veggie closet, it was easier for me to reach for that chicken & calamari. P... Read more

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