Suggestions for Eating Healthy in Vegas
Monday, August 10, 2015      5 comments

I caught myself saying "I'll restart trying to eat healthy after the trip". Yes, I have the excuse of why I am going - to fulfill my mother's wish to have her ashes spread near where she used to live - and all the feelings of grief and wi... Read more
It'll Put Hair on Your Chest
Monday, June 08, 2015      2 comments

Thank you to PRNCSCUP1-2FULL for her blog on this subject. I hadn't remembered until now about that phrase "it'll put hair in your chest" if you eat/finish that food. And it was my mother who said it to me. Could eating food equal power... Read more
Real HOPE to RUN Again!
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      10 comments

HOPE! I LOVE having realistic hope! I'll be having surgery March 27th to repair/remove the meniscus tear in my right knee. Doc said I should eventually be able to resume runs up to 6 miles long! And I'll no longer limp after being on my feet for... Read more
Stop Wasting Food
Monday, January 19, 2015      10 comments

Day 17 Stop Wasting Food* I don't know exactly where/how I got the message about finishing all the food on my plate. I know I really like finishing things - using up all the candles/craft supplies; reading all the Nancy Drew books, findin... Read more
Celebrate Oneself?
Sunday, January 11, 2015      7 comments

So, when it comes to birthdays, how do you celebrate yourselves? My issues with feeling unimportant and lonely really spike around my birthday. And my next one is a milestone one - 50. I don't know what to do to celebrate me. I wan... Read more
Gym Encounter and Speaking Up for Myself
Monday, December 22, 2014      8 comments

When I went to my small storefront gym today, we had a new manager. Hey, this is a great opportunity to speak up about how frustrating it is that only one of the tuners on the TV's transmits signals to our radio/MP3 players, so the sound often ... Read more
Food/Needs Connection
Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

MEMORIES & FOOD* Fudge - time spent in kitchen with Mother. The name "Harris fudge" even associates it with connection. Cheese - Sunday midday meals with Dad - him slicing up the Colby cheese Grilled cheese, tomato soup - being a... Read more
"What Do I Feel?"
Friday, December 12, 2014      7 comments

I avoided doing the homework in the later part of the "What Do I Feel?" chapter of "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" book by Spangle. I've been putting it off for days (?years?), most recently saying I had to be home alone. Today I put it off by go... Read more
Rebuilding Self Esteem - Chapter 4 of Life is Hard, Food is Easy
Monday, December 08, 2014      5 comments

Rebuilding Self Esteem - Chapter 4 of Life is Hard, Food is Easy (LIHFIE) This is a long chapter with lots to take in and work on. Spangle divides self esteem up into these three areas: How I see myself, what I say to myself and what I b... Read more
Chapter 3 - What's Going on?
Saturday, December 06, 2014      5 comments

Chapter 3 - What's Going on? from Life Is Hard, Food is Easy - by Linda Spangle The discussion of heart hunger and head hunger is very valuable, both types resonate with me. These issues are something I would benefit from paying more atte... Read more
November Monthly Goals Update
Monday, December 01, 2014      7 comments

Stopped doing much of anything to take care of myself and track my goals around the middle of the month. Kept tracking sleep. Having a very tough time, feeling drained, lonely, stressed by my personal issues, not great marriage and not having ... Read more
Day 3 Put Food in Its Place
Thursday, November 27, 2014      4 comments

Day 3 Thanksgiving Day I don't want to look at food issues today. DH says how are you going to build inertia if you skip after Day 2. Ugh. I want to buy stuff. And I am not a shopper. Might be a substitution for misusing food. ... Read more
Modification of Plan
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      3 comments

After reconnecting with the 100DWL group here on Spark, I am going to join them in restarting the book in January. Since I NEED something to focus on now, I am going to work in another one of Spangle's books - Life Is Hard, Food Is Easy. These... Read more
Updates - The Simple and Not So Simple Truths
Tuesday, November 25, 2014      9 comments

The simple truth - my mother died on September 23rd. The not-so-simple truth - my mother died on September 23rd. After a six day hospitalization. I stayed with her in her room. She was at peace and ready to go. Every day the staff would ... Read more
August Challenges - And On To September!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      7 comments

AUGUST CHALLENGES SLEEP BET - I blew past my goal to average more than 7 hours of sleep a night! I averaged 7:49! I'd guess that I had been getting 6.5 - 7 ho... Read more

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