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Looking for your Heart's Desire
Saturday, January 02, 2010      3 comments

Every morning I read, seeking motivation, ideas, inspiration, wherever serendipity leads me. The gleaning from today: Do you accept responsibility for your choices in life? Do you feel in control of your life? No matter how negative ev... Read more
New Year, New YOU--!
Friday, January 01, 2010      3 comments

Quote: 'Don't mistake failing with "I am a failure," as no one is successful all the time.’ I had a different topic in mind for this special day, but when the above turned up first thing this morning I realized the day is choosing its own t... Read more
Counting down --
Thursday, December 31, 2009      5 comments

We're on the edge here. Today's quote: Do you have a desire to lose weight, have children, or try a new career? If so, are you taking appropriate steps towards these desires? Often your wants turn into lip service, and because of that ... Read more
Systems are not quite 'GO' -
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      0 comments

- but getting closer! There's quite a lot going on at once, and it feels as tho everything is warming up for The Day (The Year?). Just where is that fine line between 'THIS time I can make it work' and 'ACK' - as in total fear of failure? T... Read more
Getting set -
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      1 comments

Cultivate What Gives You Joy The easiest way to identify what our heart wants is to examine the feelings that surface when we relate to something. What feelings arise when you chase down the things that make your heart flutter? True happine... Read more
Getting ready -
Monday, December 28, 2009      3 comments

One of my GOALS (yes, I have to think in terms of 'goals,' not resolutions - I feel as tho setting a goal gives me a target to shoot for, whereas a resolution sounds as tho it's engraved in stone, and that only makes me worry I'll break it; so i... Read more
Monday, May 12, 2008      2 comments

I haven't quite worked out this reward thing yet: new glasses, maybe. A haircut should be on the list. But for now my focus is on treats - specifically, ONE treat. If there's one food you just wouldn't want to give up, wouldn't want to part... Read more
Thursday, May 08, 2008      3 comments

In the 19th century, wind-driven ships were sometimes becalmed - they were said to be "in the doldrums." We tend to use the phrase when we are blue, or down in the dumps. I would suggest when weight-loss plateaus happen (and if you've been dieti... Read more
21 Days
Monday, May 05, 2008      3 comments

They say - the ubiquitous "they" - that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. Today makes 21 days since I began getting up at 6 AM and walking for at least 30 minutes before breakfast. I didn't get a driver's license until I was forty; s... Read more
Saturday, April 26, 2008      2 comments

Another Sparker and I emailed about mini-goals. When I started on this little adventure, I realized I wanted to lose a grand total of 150 pounds. Yowzer. That was a mountain that seemed insurmountable. I mulled it over for a few days, and though... Read more
Out of Shape
Thursday, April 24, 2008      2 comments

...so what does that mean? The person who says "Oh, I'm so out of shape, I don't think I could even jog around the block." I think in terms of, can I get to my feet to trim my toenails? I once worked in a furniture factory where we made uph... Read more
Wednesday, April 16, 2008      2 comments

Okay: two weeks' vacation in Barbados. Sun - FOOD - sea - FOOD - palms - FOOD - shopping - FOOD... well, you get the idea. But even with all that, I didn't gain anything. Didn't LOSE any, but just the fact that I came home without having gained ... Read more

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