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Healed Heels: Things are easy when you REALLY want them
Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

Have you ever felt that something was difficult, if not impossible, for you to obtain? I've felt that way about many things: being really good at my profession, learning to ride my bike in traffic, losing weight, having nice heels. ... Read more
April Goals - I am more in control than I think
Saturday, April 02, 2011      3 comments

"Change your appearance and change what you do with your time - and your life will change. You are more in control than you think." - unknown. In keeping with my F-themed monthly goals for 2011, April's theme is.......wait for it....Facade!... Read more
Accentuate the Positive!!
Friday, April 01, 2011      2 comments

You've got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between You've got to spread joy up to the maximum And bring gloom down to the minimum And have faith or ... Read more
My enemy is NOT the shortbread....it's my attitude!!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday was a the first day that I met my fitness & nutrition goals for over a week! I am feeling much better about my ability to get back on track. I want to get back to that State of Mind (SOM) where it feels easy and fun! I jus... Read more
"Stop letting life drive you around like some passenger on a bus.... "
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      3 comments

I've been having a tough time since I got home from my trip. I gained weight and am exhausted from the 14 hour time difference. I eseentially travellled more than halfway around the world - and back - in 9 days!! I've been trying to be ki... Read more
See you in a week!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      5 comments

I'm on the say to Armenia. Yes, Armenica. My brother works in foreign aid (microlending) and I'm going to visit him. I leave my house at 4:30 am tomorrow to catch a 6:45 am flight. I'll be flying Honolulu to LA, LA to London, Lonton to Vien... Read more
Inside Weight and Outside Weight
Monday, March 14, 2011      9 comments

I got on the scale this morning for my biweekly weigh in and discovered that I've gained 1.6 pounds over the past two weeks. My first reaction was, Oh @#$#!! I'm a genetic freak! I'm a failure! Nothing will work for me! I might as well ... Read more
Making Conscious Choices
Sunday, March 13, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday I read "Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation" by Sparkexpert Dean Anderson. [you can find it here: https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/
e1/resource/motivation_art
icles.asp?id=630] Reading that article was exactly what I neede... Read more
Post Tsunami Lethargy
Saturday, March 12, 2011      3 comments

Fortunately, the Tsunami Warning tended to be a non-event for us. Our house is on high ground, so we didn't have to evacuate or worry about losing anything. The worst danger we faced was potential loss of water and/or power and loss of sleep f... Read more
New Stress Management Technique - Very Tricky!!
Friday, March 04, 2011      5 comments

OK- so sometimes i'm mentally still in high school...... For the past few weeks, I've been writing about my trials and tribulations with a really mean, bully of a coworker. Earlier this week, we actually had a mediated meeting to clear the... Read more
Slight Change in March Theme
Thursday, March 03, 2011      2 comments

I wrote a few days ago that my theme for March was "Fire Up" in the sense of mustering courage or being strong in the face of change. I've since realized that wasn't exactly what I meant. My ability to think of monthly themes is being hind... Read more
Freudian Trip: Do you ever feel like your inner self is trying to tell you something?
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

Do you ever feel like your inner self is trying to tell you something? I received a big message today! While on my "run" (really a super slow jog) this morning, I was enjoying one of my customary positive fantasies. I was picturing my... Read more
March Goals
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      1 comments

February was a great month! After two months on Spark People, I have lost 18 lbs. More importantly, I'm starting to really like exercise and am feeling much more confident about myself in general. It's been a good ride - and it's only sta... Read more
Taking care of myself leads to a healthy weight!
Monday, February 28, 2011      1 comments

I just weighed for the first time in 2 weeks and am floating on air with excitement. I've lost another 4.2 pounds. Woo Hoo and a Tweedle Dee Dee!! The most exciting thing about this weight loss is that it felt effortless. As can be seen ... Read more
THAT'S THEIR PROBLEM, NOT MINE!
Sunday, February 27, 2011      8 comments

I just had an amazing experience! I started typing a response to a message board posting to help someone who's been having problems with a coworker at work. I am having similar problems. As I started to give her encouragement, I ended up gai... Read more

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