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A lazy weekend
Sunday, October 23, 2011      2 comments

I have had a wonderfully relaxed, cozy weekend with my hubby. The weather has gone suddenly cold - perfect for snuggling! The kids have been with grandparents and we've loved every moment of just the two of us. It's the first kid-free weekend... Read more
Feeling like me
Thursday, October 20, 2011      1 comments

I didn't even know how bad things were. Now that I'm feeling good, I wonder how I handled it before. I was missing out on joy in so many areas of life. Now I'm more engaged and present. Still out of commission exercise-wise because of my... Read more
Nothing like a good night's sleep
Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

My simple eating routine is working pretty well. Eggs for breakfast, apple and string cheese or yogurt for snack, a slimfast and fresh veggies for lunch. Then I have a regular meal with the family for dinner. Tapering off my old meds th... Read more
Self-revelation and moving forward
Thursday, October 13, 2011      4 comments

So I continue learning more about myself on this journey. Saw a psychiatrist yesterday and got a three-fold diagnosis - social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder. Somewhat surprised but relieved to kn... Read more
The fog is lifting
Saturday, October 01, 2011      4 comments

Things are going much better. I'm feeling less overwhelmed and fraught with worry and anxiety. I've been on my medication for five weeks now and saw dramatic improvement in the last week when my doctor raised the dosage. I'm sleeping soundly ... Read more
Here's to keeping it simple
Monday, September 19, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday I worked out for the first time in weeks. That alone was a mood booster. Also planned dinners for the whole week, and made up a bunch of egg white sandwiches to freeze and cook quickly for healthy breakfasts. For lunches, I'm altern... Read more
I don't know where to begin
Sunday, September 18, 2011      5 comments

I don't even know where to begin. It's been a month since I blogged and I've been off the weight loss wagon, eating my emotions and feeling very stressed and overworked. A major deadline is behind me and that's brought some relief. But ... Read more
Tending two shops
Monday, August 15, 2011      3 comments

A Sparkpeople email went out last week with that title. The quote for reflection was: "Sometimes you look at a person and see a cynical snake. Someone else sees a joyful lover. You're both right!" - Rumi, poet It really made me pau... Read more
Feeling much better, but will be offline a few days
Friday, August 05, 2011      6 comments

I'm taking some time away for some much needed solitude. And will be offline. Sweet silence. Absence of technology. I see lots of naps, journaling and walking in the woods. Ahhh. The cold has pretty much cleared up, just dealing with a ... Read more
Zinc, Puffs and hot tea
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      2 comments

Zinc drops, Puffs Plus and hot tea are a sniffly girl's best friends. I'm still fighting this cold. Taking another day off working out. But I have still tracked my food. I'm on target to meet my 7-day tracking streak. ... Read more
I am sick and tired
Monday, August 01, 2011      4 comments

Literally. Not figuratively. Woke up feeling like I hadn't even slept. Hello, nasty cold! Would you please run your course and be on your way already? I don't have time for you! ... Read more
Fresh baked bread
Sunday, July 31, 2011      5 comments

I couldn't be more pleased with my baking success! I made an overnight no-knead recipe and it rocks! Isn't she a lovely loaf? Mind you, I am not a baker by any stretch of the imagination, so that is why I'm so tickled over how well this came ... Read more
Starting a C25K program
Saturday, July 30, 2011      1 comments

I've done well in the exercise arena this week. Started going to the gym with hubby regularly. And, yesterday, I started a C25k training program. I wanted to spice up my treadmill time with some intervals and challenge myself, so I plunged in... Read more
Deconstructed wedge salad
Friday, July 29, 2011      3 comments

I've been craving salads a lot lately. Here's my deconstructed wedge salad. All the goodness of a wedge, but in a chopped version instead. This was dinner a couple ... Read more
Weight loss requires time and commitment
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      3 comments

Anybody got some extra time they can throw my way??? My mind has been turning since 4:45. The minutes inched to 5:45 and my mind hadn't settled down a bit, I decided to give in and get up. And enjoy some of this delicious early morning si... Read more

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