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"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;
Friday, March 11, 2011      14 comments

but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." – Michelangelo Buonarroti This year is all about actually making my goals happen. I am learning and changing. I am being more strict with myself in some ways and more kind in othe... Read more
Size-You people are making me CRAZY!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      14 comments

OK so I am feeling bad today. But, my son will be awarded his Eagle Scout award tonight. Of that I am thrilled. Last month I developed a hole in my favorite black pants and threw them out. So my best fitting pants are a pair of jeans that so... Read more
admit it!
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      8 comments

If you are looking for true confessions of one kind or another sorry to disappoint. Today I was thinking of a different kind of denial that really surprises me. I think I have written about it before but, each time I confront it I am shocked. ... Read more
Switch from Hoping to Knowing
Monday, March 07, 2011      4 comments

I want this year to be the year. I want to end the year weighing my goal weight. I want this to happen. I love the idea that I read that if you are committed there is nothing that can stop you from eating correctly. I struggle still some wit... Read more
The choices is only hard until it isn't...
Sunday, March 06, 2011      10 comments

I have talked about this before. I have not talked to the friend who said it to me so I won't give him credit. I am continuing on this journey. Some days the choices seems so difficult. Everyone else gets better treats than me. Everyone els... Read more
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday I started a class on Overcoming Self-defeating Behavior (SDB). The instructor said that only you can do your SDB nobody else can do it for you. If you don't do it then it won't happen. I have been thinking about my choices sin... Read more
Today (and everyday) I am a work in progress...
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      14 comments

January I did awesome at avoiding sugar. February I relaxed a bit and I think a bit to much. Today is the first day of March. I was thinking this morning that it was time to start over. I began listing in my head all the things I did not acc... Read more
Begining Days of Beck:
Monday, February 28, 2011      4 comments

Day 1. Record the advantages of losing weight. I have written on a notecard to carry in my pocket the advantages of losing weight. Here is a blog I wrote earlier: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Monday, February 28, 2011      5 comments

First I want to say that my comments regarding the Biggest Loser were based on my relationship with my own children. I have realized over the last bit that I need to show my trust in them. They feel like they can make correct choices when I sh... Read more
Some thoughts on Biggest Loser
Thursday, February 24, 2011      17 comments

If you have not watched and plan to watch first and read this later. On Biggest Loser this week there was a red line. If you fell below the red line then you went home immediately. Then there was also the normal elimination. One ... Read more
What are friends for?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      7 comments

This morning I was talking with my friend about our NO SUGAR goal. I did amazing in January. Somehow in February I took...shall we say a poor me kind of approach and ate some sugar. I would not call it a binge but it is creeping back in. It... Read more
Be happy!
Monday, February 21, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday, as I said in my activity feed, my 5 year old son said "What ever your problem is you should just get over it and be happy. We should all do that." Then he continued to talk about some things that had happened the day before with his... Read more
Sometimes ya gotta do the work Day 1- 4 Beck
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      12 comments

I am lumping the first few days of The Beck Diet solution into one day. I keep restarting and I just want to move on. Day: 1. I have written why I want to lose weight. 2. I have picked to reasonable diets ( South Beach and Calorie ... Read more
Valentines- Love of others and love of self.
Monday, February 14, 2011      9 comments

Happy Valentines to all of my friends. The traditional topic of the day is love and chocolate. So, my questions is who do you love and how are you going to show it. I am planning an nice family dinner this evening. If chocolate is your... Read more
Controlled Environment
Sunday, February 13, 2011      6 comments

I found a weight loss show called Heavy on A & E. The people start their time on the show at a facility in a controlled environment. They stay there for 30 days. I watched the show. It was different than Biggest Loser but interesting. I was... Read more

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