Things I can control
Tuesday, November 27, 2007      2 comments

Today I had a good chat with myself. I decided that there are things in my life that I have complete control over. I can choose my attitude and outlook and I can choose how I react to my environment and how I treat myself. For today I choos... Read more
Small Steps and Gratitude
Monday, November 26, 2007      0 comments

I did not succeed at a public streak but the intention to do so really helped me put extra energy into getting my water and produce in. Maybe I can do better at the blog part now! This week it occurred to me how much little steps can influe... Read more
Small Consistent Steps
Tuesday, October 23, 2007      0 comments

I just read an article on the value of taking small consistent steps to reach a goal. It says that the SparkPeople program is: "More than anything else, it emphasizes the idea of creating (or breaking) new habits through small actions over tim... Read more
Random weekend thoughts
Sunday, October 21, 2007      4 comments

I want to get better about writing but find that I just don't do it unless I have had an aha moment - things going really well or things going really bad. I decided I could write when I am just content so I might as well get started. This w... Read more
Wednesday, October 17, 2007      2 comments

My spark email article today was just the thing I needed. It compared losing weight to driving in traffic - it may take a while to get to your destination, there may be starts, stops and detours but if you have a map of how to get to your destin... Read more
Lesson from I Love Lucy
Sunday, October 14, 2007      5 comments

When I turned on my TV this morning reruns of old I Love Lucy was playing. The episode on caught my eye. Lucy was trying to lose weight to fit in to a dress so she could perform with Ricky. I looked up the episode on line and it first aired on O... Read more
Lifestyle Changes based on self love
Wednesday, October 10, 2007      3 comments

Today I went to a networking luncheon. The food served was dismal -1. filet of cold fish ; 2 fried shrimp,2 mayo heavy salads; cesaer salad and carrot cake. In the past I would probably have eaten everything offered. After all, I paid $20 and I ... Read more
Now I remember why not to get too hungry!!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007      2 comments

I help DH in his dental office. We take lunch from 1 to 2 PM and eat breakfast at about 6:30 in the morning. Many days my standard morning oatmeal and peanut butter breakfast holds me. Some times when I am smart I take fruit or another snack wit... Read more
Feeling Good
Monday, October 08, 2007      2 comments

It is so exciting to actually be following a plan and following it well. It is a major rush. I writing this here in case I forget how good this feels. I think this rush is why past experience shows I get derailed when I make a slip. I her... Read more
I can be my friend
Sunday, October 07, 2007      0 comments

Yesterday I spent the entire day at my friend's sweet 16 spa party. There were teams of mothers and daughters and I was there by myself so I got paired with the birthday girl (who I adore). We had one exercise where we were to fill out a journal... Read more
10 Motivators
Friday, October 05, 2007      1 comments

In case I forget after a while here are 10 reasons I want to lose weight: 1.Shopping for clothing is much more fun at a smaller size - much greater selection 2. Better enjoyment of my reflection in the mirror and on pictures 3.Easier to wa... Read more
Success over tortilla chips
Wednesday, October 03, 2007      2 comments

My office eats lunch at 1PM. I was starving at noon. I broke down and had a packet of Instant Oatmeal at 110 calories. I felt a bit bad since I wsa finishing it just as we left for lunch. My ever so "supportive" spouse drove to a Mexican restaur... Read more
Almost tripped on perfectionism
Monday, October 01, 2007      0 comments

I am so excited about finding SparkPeople. This is the first time in a long time that I have willingly kept food records. I weighed in this morning and found that I had lost 7 pounds and I am feeling great. I have greatly reduced the amount... Read more

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