Vacations Gone Wild!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      1 comments

I just returned from a week on the mainland - 4 days in Las Vegas and 4 days in Carmel (visiting family). I haven't weighed yet, but did really well in Vegas and not-so-well in Carmel. The lessons I learned were: 1. Make realistic goals w... Read more
Can I get a woop woop?
Thursday, February 17, 2011      7 comments

I am sitting in the San Fransciso airport and am SO PROUD of myself!! I'm returning from a trip to Las Vegas. Before I left, I made a list of realistic personal goals for my trip: 1) walk for at least 80 minutes each day to make my cardio... Read more
Other people's living rooms....
Monday, February 14, 2011      2 comments

Last night, I went for an extra walk because i knew I'd be facing extra challenges this week (I'm currently in the LA airport on my way to Las Vegas to chaperone a student trip). Because I had a million things to do, I walked the last part of m... Read more
Reminder to the future me - stop at 2 beers!!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

My husband, Paul, and I went to the baseball game yesterday. I really like just sitting in the stands at the University of Hawaii stadium, it's got a really nice view of the Honolulu skyline. Yesterday afternoon was perfectly sunny, with a li... Read more
Truncated. The word of the week!
Friday, February 11, 2011      2 comments

Truncated is the first word that pops into my mind when I think about this week. This week has been a crazy drama filled week at work!! Last Tuesday, I actually walked out of a meeting to avoid a storm of criticism and insult from a cowork... Read more
Meet the love of my life!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011      3 comments

Now that we know each other, it's time to tell you about the love of my life.....my dog Phillip! Shh.....Don't tell my husband..... Phillip is a brown basenji mix that we rescued from the Honolulu Humane Society a few years ago. (Act... Read more
First Real Challenge - Met Successfully!!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      0 comments

Given the fact that I'm an confirmed emotional eater, I knew that the most challenging aspect of my journey to healthier habits would be stress. I also knew that difficulties would most likely come in the form of stress at work. Well, yest... Read more
Insight Flash! I don't have to try so hard at EVERYTHING!!
Monday, February 07, 2011      4 comments

As I was using my lunch hour to deliver pot luck supplies (plates, forks, cups) to someone else to take to a meeting that I can't make for a club that I only said that I would join so I wouldn't hurt a friends' feelings, I had a sudden flash of ... Read more
Small, Rewarding, Rewards
Monday, February 07, 2011      4 comments

OK - I did it. I bought myself some small rewards. Just big enough for me to see and be happy, but not so big that I felt guilty. I bought: a new tea mug for my desk at work, a set of resistance bands, a black shirt for my upcoming trip t... Read more
Reaping Rewards is not as easy as it sounds.....
Saturday, February 05, 2011      2 comments

I made a reward system when I started with Sparkpeople. I get money in my "bank" (an excel file) for lots of things such as meeting weekly goals, getting spark trophies, meeting fitness milestones and, of course, meeting weight loss goals. ... Read more
February Goals
Friday, February 04, 2011      1 comments

I've actually been living these goals for the past 4 days, but haven't had time to post them. For me, this year is the year of weekly goals arranged around monthly themes. My intent is to keep things new and interesting so things feel fresh as... Read more
Quotes to Change the Desire to Give Up Into Persistence
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      0 comments

1. “All things are difficult before they are easy” ~ John Morley 2. “Failure is never final and success is never ending. Success is a journey, not a destination.” ~ Ben Sweetland 3. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acqu... Read more
Quotes to Change Criticism into Nurturing
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      1 comments

1. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered wi... Read more
I lied yesterday!! I got PELTED!!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      0 comments

I spent much of my blog yesterday waxing lyrical about the beauty of Hawaii. I also made a very sweet comparison to the weight loss journey - when it's rough, it's not fun - but when it's beautiful it is worth it. After posting my blog, I ... Read more
An Beautiful Day in Honolulu!
Sunday, January 30, 2011      2 comments

Today is a perfect day in Honolulu. I'm absolutely serious. As I took my little brown dog (Phillip) for his walk this morning, I was filled with a feeling of gratitude for such a beautiful day. As we walked toward the mountains, I could... Read more

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