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Most barriers to your success are man-made.
Friday, April 08, 2011      12 comments

And most often, you're the man who made them. - Frank Tyger This came from SP. I have thought alot over the years about the barriers I have put up. I am taking a class on eliminating self defeating behaviors. It is religious b... Read more
Happy Dancing
Thursday, April 07, 2011      8 comments

I got on the scale this morning to see if yesterdays weigh in was a fluke. It was not. I am down a bit more. Yay for next week. Life is good. Still sort of doubting my progress. But, different clothes and different numbers on the sca... Read more
Looking back and looking forward...
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      12 comments

I am not sure where exactly this journey will take me. I still as I write this have a goal to lose about 100 pounds. But, as I talked to my walking partner this morning I realized that I have lost 100 pounds already. No, I cannot do it the sa... Read more
I looked out the window and what did I learn?
Monday, April 04, 2011      9 comments

Right before I accomplish big things I want to quit. Because to me it seems that I am not accomplishing much. I do this so much that when I was in labor with my 6th child and said I don't want to do this any more. My husband told the nurse th... Read more
Facing the ups of downs of weight loss and self
Friday, April 01, 2011      13 comments

As I have said before I am a Stay at home Mom with lots of kids. Like many mothers with a limited income I have at times put my clothing needs last. If I am honest part of it might be out of desire to take good care of the kids. But lets face... Read more
Today's Realizations
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      12 comments

There are foods that I am healthier if I leave uneaten. I know this and I have known this for a very long time. I however continue to feel sorry for myself that "EVERYBODY" else can eat unlimited quantities of these foods. My underweight son ... Read more
"Freedom lies in being bold."-Robert Frost.
Saturday, March 26, 2011      4 comments

When I am afraid I also seem to be timid. I don't think being timid helps me to progress. I feel very worried at times that just being me is offensive. How I talk, what I say whatever...I kind of know why. I also am learning with the s... Read more
"You may never know what results come from your action.
Friday, March 25, 2011      4 comments

But if you do nothing, there will be no result." – Mahatma Gandhi As we go on this journey we move into uncertainty. That is difficult for many of us. We continue on. We are not sure the results. Sometimes we eat well. Exercise hard ... Read more
Who I am really keeps surprising me. - Poet Nikki Giovanni
Thursday, March 24, 2011      4 comments

I think the willingness to get to know myself and to become different from what I thought I was has been key in this journey. Who do I want to be and how am I going to get there. I am learning that although I know who I think I am. I am not a... Read more
What is your story?
Monday, March 21, 2011      10 comments

I got this quote from a friend's FB wall. It is so insightful: "We must be tender with each other. For every person walking past us on the street there is a story and a reason behind the behavior. Who knows what tragedy that soul has just crawle... Read more
Feeling a bit closer to my best self.
Sunday, March 20, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday I was feeling awful. I did not want to do anything or really continue on my journey to better healthy and better self. I was hoping to a bit of cleaning and then some quilting. Well, my kids slept in and I kind of wanted to si... Read more
Feeling Blahhhh today
Saturday, March 19, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday I was not making choices to be my best self or to reach my goals. I bought some over sized Jelly beans and 2 kinds of cookies. "For the kids" I ate more than they did. I am feeling disappointed and like I need to do a big ove... Read more
Best Self
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      7 comments

This example was given in a class I am taking: A man asked a Native American, How do you make a canoe? The Native American answered, Oh that is easy. You get a long and take out everything that is not canoe. So to be our best selve... Read more
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder,
Monday, March 14, 2011      4 comments

spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." – e. e. cummings I have been working since last October to like myself better. To learn about myself enough to accept my good points and not dismiss them out of hand.... Read more
Yep, I am still surprised.
Saturday, March 12, 2011      11 comments

Wednesday I got on the scale to confirm my weight for the Biggest Loser Spring challenge. GO TIGERS!!! I was down 3 pounds since I last recorded my weight on the tracker. The tracker is a wonderful tool. Because weight kind of bounces down... Read more

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