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Stopping the Slide
Monday, October 12, 2020      3 comments

Somehow I have drifted away from the habits that make weight loss work for least the ones that are harder for me. I am still getting my steps and exercising 6 days a week, but I have stopped tracking, stopped planning my meals for the we... Read more
Spark Streaks
Thursday, October 01, 2020      4 comments

I am a big believer in streaks - once you get them started they can be very motivating. It is important to choose things that you can realistically do for the long haul and track them every day. My first streak was to give up diet coke - I have ... Read more
Mental Health
Sunday, September 20, 2020      5 comments

I believe that the crazy times our world is in is taking a toll on our mental health. I know that is true for me. With my youngest daughter at school in a province with border restrictions I have been unable to see her in 6 months and don't know... Read more
All or Nothing
Friday, September 18, 2020      3 comments

Today's coaching session was well timed! When was the last time I fell into all or nothing thinking? Yesterday. I was at an all day meeting that included lunch and candy on the table. I ate my normal breakfast and first snack and ordered as well... Read more
How will I know if I'm at a healthy weight?
Sunday, September 13, 2020      2 comments

I am a big numbers person. I love to track, plot and chart everything so it is hard for me to get away from the numbers on the scale being used to decide if I am at a healthy weight. The good news is there are other numbers I can use. The most i... Read more
Thursday, September 10, 2020      1 comments

One of my goals is to work more meditation and mindfulness into my day. I'm hoping it will help calm some of the crazy of my life. Incorporating visualization into this is a fun way to keep going. My retirement date is 2.5 years away and is my g... Read more
Making the Journey more fun
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      1 comments

Given that I am in this for the long haul and trying to make it a change to my lifestyle - the plan needs to be fun. I am trying to add fun into it by: 1. Include treats into my diet plan. I try to find one yummy recipe I can make at the end o... Read more
Still stuck
Saturday, August 29, 2020      0 comments

Trying today to focus on how far I have come and my NSV's as the scale is still stuck - but have to admit that I am pretty discouraged! Have changed up my fitness routine to include some running - hoping that will kick start the metabolism again... Read more
The Scale is Stuck
Wednesday, August 19, 2020      3 comments

Ugh! Despite following my program really well since the end of June - the scale now seems to be stuck! This is not something that has ever happened to me before, so I am going to blame my age and stage! It is frustrating, but I am still here and... Read more
Wednesday, August 12, 2020      4 comments

Moderation is something I am not great at and I know that it has led to my regaining of the weight I lost 4 years ago. I have often said that I either am in the head space to do what needs to be done, or I'm not. I am starting to think that I ha... Read more
Sunday, August 09, 2020      2 comments

I am aware that often a "slip up" - not meeting my step goal or eating something outside of my daily plan can cause a backslide but for me it is bigger than that. When I am on track and successful it is because I am in the "head space" to make e... Read more
Thursday, August 06, 2020      1 comments

I recognize that I am always going to have stress in my life. In the past when those stress levels have increased, I have dealt with them by eating. While I have been at home over the summer the stress levels have dropped markedly and I have bee... Read more
Diet Saboteurs
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      2 comments

I am a pretty strong person and I believe that my worst enemy in sticking to a healthy lifestyle is me! My coworkers are generally supportive on the surface although I do hear about it if I choose to eat my own dinner at a meeting instead of ord... Read more
Sunday, July 26, 2020      3 comments

What is my "why" for wanting to lose weight? I think it is complicated. For starters I came within 4 pounds of my goal 6 years ago - it was always disappointing to me that I did not make it - I want to get there. For bigger reasons - I am less t... Read more
Excuses, excuses!
Saturday, July 18, 2020      3 comments

No more excuses! My most common excuse is a lack of time...but I read the following somewhere and it has stuck with me: If someone paid you $100 to find 30 minutes today to exercise, would you do it? Of course I would! So I guess lack of time is... Read more

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