August Theme = FRESH!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      5 comments

I'm a bit late posting about August, but I've been thinking about it for....oh....at least the past 10 days! This month's theme is FRESH! I've been on SP for 7 months and it's time to shake things up a bit. My goals are all designed to ke... Read more
Dog Pictures - on request!
Thursday, August 04, 2011      5 comments

My dog, Phillip, is among the most adorable dogs on the planet. Technically, we rescued him from the Hawaiian Humane Society three years ago. In reality, he rescued us!! As soon as escrow closed on our house, I began to frequent the Human... Read more
How is my husband like a binge?
Sunday, July 31, 2011      8 comments

Q: How is my husband like a binge? A: They both can be managed if I stay calm Yesterday after breakfast, I walked out to the lanai to find my husband furiously sweeping the leaves from the concrete floor. I asked him how I could help. ... Read more
Emotional Beast Does Not Eat Pittsburgh!
Friday, July 29, 2011      3 comments

I just finished reading SP's Dean Anderson's article on Taming the Emotional Eating Beast. It's part of the Mind Over Body Wellness Series - you can find it here: https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.ne
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*It just feels so good!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011      1 comments

The little star in front of my blog title is to remind myself that I want to come back & read it on a regular basis. I want to remember how I'm feeling right now. This summer has been a little rough for me. Fortunately, life is at an even... Read more
Go Ahead....Make my Day!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      2 comments

This morning, I was telling my husband about how my outlook on life has been changing lately. I'm getting so much better at dealing with obstacles. I'm really starting to look at them as challenges so I can get stronger, rather than reasons to... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tell Yourself That You Are AWESOME!!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      53 comments

Yesterday, as I was getting into the shower, my inner voice said to me, "YOU ARE AWESOME." I normally don't talk to myself like that. In fact, I have Never talked to myself like that. I so shocked to hear that from my brain that I launched int... Read more
I now know how to say NO!!!
Monday, July 25, 2011      6 comments

I've finished with the lessons on learning to say NO. I haven't seen any dramatic changes in my life yet, but I know they're on the way! I can feel a difference in my mood and mind because I've realized that learning this skill is critical to ... Read more
NO: How to #11 No reply is also a form of reply
Sunday, July 24, 2011      2 comments

If you're observant you might have noticed that I skipped #10. That's because I don't agree with it. It was, delay your response. When you get a lot of requests, I think it's best to get them out of your mental space as soon as you can. Each... Read more
NO: How to #9 Write everything down first
Saturday, July 23, 2011      2 comments

First, a note on yesterday. It was amazing! I only checked my e-mail 3 times during the day and I felt so much more centered and relaxed. I will definitely be cultivating the habit of limiting my e-mail checking. Today's tip is Write Eve... Read more
NO: How to #8 Make yourself less accessible
Friday, July 22, 2011      2 comments

Continuing in my lessons in learning to say NO, tip # 8 is to make yourself less accessible. Oooh!! This tip is a great one! It translates into behaviors like letting the phone roll over to voicemail and not checking e-mail too many time... Read more
NO: How to #7 Provide an alternative if you want
Thursday, July 21, 2011      1 comments

I'll start today's blog with a reminder of WHY I'm trying so hard to master the skill of saying NO. I want to clear out my life a little bit so I can focus on giving myself the thing I currently want most in life - a healthy, thin, fit, body! ... Read more
NO How to #6: Be Respectful
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      0 comments

This one is short and sweet. Say NO in a way that honors the other person’s request and is respectful to them. It’s about how you say it. There’s more to this one than meets the eye. I often don’t say no because I don’t want to be disres... Read more
NO: How to #5 Keep it Simple
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      2 comments

The fifth tip for learning to say NO is keeping it simple. Thinking about this one actually gives me a little giggle! I am the WORST! The basic idea is to get to the point without too much explanation. She suggests something like "I have... Read more
NO: How to #4
Saturday, July 16, 2011      2 comments

The fourth tip for learning to say NO is to use the medium you're most comfortable with. This, at first, seemed like a silly tip to me. It simply means that you can say no via e-mail, phone, text, or in person. After I thought about it fo... Read more

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