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Tuesday, October 02, 2007      3 comments

Today is starting off to be a tough day. I got up on the wrong side of the bed. (Hubby was up and out and I rolled over and got out his side. I won't do that again!) I am crabby for the first morning in a long time. I know that my crabby means... Read more
Life on the outside
Monday, October 01, 2007      1 comments

There is tired and then there's tired. I used to be tired much of the time. That was tired from carrying so much negative baggage. How else can you get so tired when you haven't done anything but sit around and eat? One of my favorite visuals ... Read more
Be good to yourself
Saturday, September 29, 2007      5 comments

Lots to do today. But the day is fresh and holds so many possibilities that I am invigorated and ready to have at it! Filling ourselves with the good stuff is not just the case with food, but with everything. I was lucky enough to find some go... Read more
Positive reactions
Friday, September 28, 2007      3 comments

Changing the way I react to others has been my focus for the last few days. What triggered this desire to change my reaction to negativity was several comments by different loved ones. The essence of which was a lack of confidence vote. Lame ... Read more
Still using? I wonder. . .
Wednesday, September 26, 2007      2 comments

Yesterday was an interesting day. I was feeling anxious, so I was looking for food. Food to calm the nerves. Oh-Oh! I smell trouble! Here she goes, she's trying to stuff those feelings again! But I have a new trick or two up my sleeve. One ... Read more
Whine tasting
Tuesday, September 25, 2007      4 comments

Phew! The climb out here on the trail is steep! I'm getting a little out of breath. I'm fighting the urge to set up camp and eat some trail mix. Lot's of trail mix. Screw the hike! Somebody call the rescue helicopter! Thank God I have some en... Read more
more pieces to the puzzle
Monday, September 24, 2007      3 comments

Well, my hike has taken me out of computer range for the last couple days. My last posts were a bit confusing. And some of my fellow hikers expressed concern because they have come to enjoy the more elated and positive Nancy. I like her better... Read more
Feelings overload
Friday, September 21, 2007      5 comments

Well one thing has been abundantly clear this week, I need to find some new coping mechanisms. I struggled with all sorts of uncomfortable feelings this week. Having Peter home for a visit really put me in a spin. The blog I was trying to wri... Read more
Oh No!
Thursday, September 20, 2007      2 comments

Well it finally happened. I broke my routine. I did not do my strength training as scheduled yesterday. I did my cardio earlier in the day and put off my strength training until I was just too tired. Then the voices started, "Ah ha! I knew y... Read more
A Little Tribute
Wednesday, September 19, 2007      5 comments

Happy Birthday Dad and Mary. My Dad is 81 years old today and my sister is ten years younger than I am, so that makes her about 12. It's a celebration of dedication to living an active and fit lifestyle. They both have their college degrees i... Read more
To Blog or Not to Blog . . .
Tuesday, September 18, 2007      3 comments

That is the question. The answer is blog! I just spent a good fifteen minutes writing. Trying to get in touch with what was going on inside me. I was confused. And I just erased what I wrote and said "Hey! Don't you see what just happened her... Read more
When the going gets tough . . .
Monday, September 17, 2007      2 comments

the obese get snacking! Fortunately I am not snacking . . .yet. Just recognizing the old comfortable pattern of my life. Awareness. I am aware that when I am tired I seek FUEL. Any sugar I can get my hands on, follow that up with something sa... Read more
Cookie Monsters
Sunday, September 16, 2007      3 comments

I have decided that Sunday is my day to organize my "Spark" week. That means a little extra time looking over my meal plan and making sure that it is finely tuned for the week. Just a little tweaking like substituting oatmeal for cream of whea... Read more
A Merry Heart . . .
Saturday, September 15, 2007      3 comments

turneth away something or other. I know it does something good for you. I can't remember the quote. Can't stop to look it up. Gotta keep up the pace. A good song makes my journey go so much easier. So I was looking up nutritiondata.com (I hav... Read more
Day one of month TWO!
Friday, September 14, 2007      6 comments

My first "SPARK" month was easy. I allowed myself time to learn and establish those new healthy habits. I am not an expert yet but I have a good understanding of the basics. My son Benjamin got his driver's license yesterday. So of course, I... Read more

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