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Five things that made me laugh yesterday
Friday, January 11, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday, I said that one way I'd try to focus on living in the moment was to find five things that made me laugh. I did! I really enjoyed looking for things that were amusing, too. It put me in a very good mood all day. 1) Chris's... Read more
It's a new day -- live it!
Thursday, January 10, 2013      5 comments

Today is a day very like so many others. I have work. I'm covering for my supervisor. I have more work on my desk than I have time to complete today. I've scheduled in my exercise, I've planned (and made!) my meals for the day. My kids are ... Read more
I did it. I did it!!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      5 comments

I've been avoiding the scale for some time now. I knew I gained over the hols and I didn't want to see the damage. I'm back on track with my health, though, and when I was losing weight I was weighing myself every day. I know that weight fluc... Read more
Set medium range goals
Friday, January 04, 2013      4 comments

More navel gazing based on The Spark I know what my total weight loss goal is, but I need to set some milestones that will help me go towards those long term goals. The last post gave me some sense of what motivates me and why I want ... Read more
Thinking on purpose
Thursday, January 03, 2013      1 comments

This is navel gazing applicable only to me. My friends are welcome to ignore this post and I won't feel slighted. I bought "The Spark" and read it over the summer, but it didn't get me out of my plateau just to read it. So, now I'm going... Read more
Starting over -- again!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      4 comments

Go me! You know what this means? It means I have NOT given up on myself. I gained a bit over the hols, but so what? People do. It doesn't mean I'm going to gain it all back, right? And the way to make sure that I don't gain it all ba... Read more
Update on body fat percentage
Saturday, December 01, 2012      4 comments

I mentioned in my previous blog that I was pleased to learn that from the trainer yesterday that I am at 20% body fat, which she said was good. Then I looked on the charts -- apparently 20% body fat for a woman is fantastic (upper range o... Read more
It hurts so good!
Saturday, December 01, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday, I had my first session with a personal trainer. Two very important points came out of that: 1) Working with her was good for me because she can push me. She didn't push too hard the first time out, but she knows it's OK to work... Read more
Where Will I Be Next Year
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      2 comments

Wow. Where to start? This is part of the Challenge of Harry Potter. The coming year will be full of changes for me. I will retire from a career I have loved for 27 years (it will be nearly 28 then) and will slow down on the travel. ... Read more
Copy and paste meme -- from CCASKEY37
Monday, November 19, 2012      2 comments

CCASKEY37 copied from JANTWO and I've copied from him. "Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you.” No, I didn'... Read more
The many faces of Casey
Wednesday, November 07, 2012      5 comments

I have posted two new pictures. One is the one of me as a Greek goddess for Hallowe'en (yes, my workplace DOES go crazy over Hallowe'en) and one is of me as Susan B. Anthony, performed for the Embassy of the USA here in Quito for their election... Read more
On beauty and my view of myself
Saturday, October 27, 2012      4 comments

As is clear from my previous blog post, one of the things that has been changing in my life has been my view of myself as ugly. All my life, I knew I was ugly. I was teased as a kid for being fat and pale and having glasses and braces. ... Read more
Hear the goddess!
Friday, October 26, 2012      1 comments

Our office has a Hallowe'en party every year. Each section has a theme. This year, we've created a little Parthenon in our section and we're all Greek goddesses. Because I LOVE playing roles and all, I decided to come to work in my kit. ... Read more
Every day a new start. It's simple -- not easy.
Monday, October 01, 2012      2 comments

The years I kept starting with SP and not getting anywhere, I kept kicking myself and hating myself for not doing what I need to do. I kept asking myself, "why can't I keep it going?" One of the things I'm learning on this journey is that,... Read more
Setting myself up to succeed!
Monday, September 24, 2012      4 comments

This morning, I made a huge batch of roasted veggies so I'll have them ready for lunches this week. I made sure not to buy things when I went to the store this weekend that I find hard to resist. I'm at my lowest weight since I started doing ... Read more

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