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Changing from all or nothing to Something, Anything can be a victory
Friday, September 13, 2019      1 comments

I stepped on my scale this morning, and the number that flashed up was the same as it has read for the last three days. My old habits and old ways of thinking asserted themselves first.. "Darn, I worked so hard, planned and watched my meals, ... Read more
The bane of perfectionism
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      3 comments

I grew up in a family that over-valued the "perfect". Only 100% was excellence. Everything else fell short. I was well into my adulthood before I recognized that excellence does not require perfection. It is still difficult for me to rem... Read more
Noticing and Celebrating the Small Changes
Sunday, June 30, 2019      1 comments

Healthier should equal happier...and it does, when I notice and celebrate those small steps along the way to that goal. When the scale figures tick downward, it is easy to rejoice; when they creep back up, it's too easy to despair, too easy to... Read more
Can you convince me of the benefits of strength training & tell me how you have succeeded?
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      1 comments

I am feeling resistant to strength training, thinking of it more of being a weight lifter than anything else, which frankly, does not jive with my personal doesn't seem like much fun either! What are your secrets of success... Read more
Does this action or decision serve me?
Saturday, June 01, 2019      1 comments

I have been trying to figure out how to better motivate myself to do more of the things that are in my longer-term self interest and fewer of the things that only feel like what I want in the moment. It is definitely not easy! But then, mo... Read more
Celebrating Good Enouch Being "good enough"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019      2 comments

In my upbringing, there was no such thing as excellence, if I was not "perfect". It has taken me at least the last two decades working at incorporating excellence as good enough instead of perfect into my understanding. We are all imperfect ... Read more
Irrational anger as a non motivating force
Saturday, May 18, 2019      2 comments

As I look back upon my last leap off the wagon (2 days of not bothering to exercise, not bothering to track or discipline my food intake), I realize that the triggering events were boredom and anger....bored by the same more healthful and often... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Non weight (scale poundage) signs that I am getting healthier
Sunday, May 12, 2019      22 comments

Not a lot so far....close to the start of my healthy body journey: 1) I'm able to walk somewhat father without flagging 2) Some mornings my blood glucose level is better 3) my body measurements are a tiny bit smaller 4) I have fewer c... Read more
Visualizing the Future
Thursday, May 09, 2019      5 comments

I realized as I settled in to write this, that this is not a "new" concept for me, just one I have gotten a bit out of the habit of. I remember when I had so little income that it was literally impossible to make my budget balance, I intent... Read more
Making it Fun....not a concept I learned at Mama's knee
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      2 comments

Growing up, I learned more about being proper, being clean, and sweet, and respectful than I did about having fun. The idea was to be unselfish, kind, quiet. It is only very much later in life that I learned about the importance of also ... Read more
changing up my walking routine
Sunday, April 21, 2019      6 comments

I already realized the potential for boredom in my walking routine....and I am easily bored....but I hadn't thought about the body's "boredom". Now it seems more urgent and important to consciously make some changes. What I have been doin... Read more
Moderation is a "flashing word" for me
Saturday, March 30, 2019      2 comments

Moderation is a "flashing word" for me. What that means is that it is an emotionally charged word. I react to it negatively, without even giving it a thought. It seems that for most of my life I have been in rebellion against my mother's edi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Mistake can be, and often is, a learning opportunity
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      12 comments

I had a very busy day today, and didn't stop to chart my foods. I was concerned that I made a couple of "slips" with my food. I was tired because I wanted to skip it all, and not record anything, fearful that I would be way off in my calorie c... Read more
Stress and weight loss or gain-- my experience
Sunday, March 24, 2019      2 comments

I can look back to early family photo albums to see evidence that as early as 8 years old (when my father unexpectedly died), my level of stress contributed to my most dramatic weight gains. At that tenderest age, the only way I knew to deal wit... Read more
Some very concrete reasons I want to lose weight and be more healthy
Thursday, March 07, 2019      3 comments

1--so I can easily tie and untie my own shoes, and not be struggling with what should be a simple task 2--so I can remove and restore my shoes when entering someone else's house without embarassment or pitying looks 3. So I can enter any res... Read more

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