Wisdom and Genius
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 9 comments
Like so many Spark People, I actively seek and apply wisdom and genius that I encounter. We don't have time to make all the possible mistakes that would provide helpful object lessons in our lifetimes. Better to learn what we can from each other... Read more
Is this Passive Agression?
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 8 comments
A whole week has slipped away and I have made forward progress - not at all. I have also not slid backwards, so some small thing to celebrate. I can sense my DH is getting more frustrated with me but I don't know what to tell him. It seems like ... Read more
Could Cutting Ties to Outcomes Help?
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8 comments
I have been sneaking up on goal setting this year but encountering strange resistance. In probing this (unusual for me) hesitation I am learning some unsettling aspects of myself. I often conduct quarterly and year-end reviews of aspirations, ac... Read more
Get Busy and Forget About Food
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8 comments
If, like me, you have found yourself at times obsessing over thoughts of food and feeding as a result of trying to manage your physique, this concept may be helpful. I also often noticed that when I was engrossed in important or enjoyable tasks,... Read more
How Do You Deal with a Pusher?
Monday, January 04, 2021 12 comments
No, not that kind of pusher. A general pusher. Let me explain. Family dynamics 101: Many either want to be like their folks or the complete opposite. Many discover they become their folks whether they intended to or not. Similarly, many dis... Read more
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10 comments
Thank You for being here and for being so upbeat and positive in the face of life's trials and tribulations. We share common goals of health and well-being even if our reasons are different and varied. Your continuing presence is a gift to me. I... Read more
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11 comments
Like so many other SparkPeople, I am dithering and debating over holiday preparations. To do or no? Some details are getting firmed up: no family/visitors staying with us. This leads to the issue: make traditional treats if we will not be entert... Read more
I Need to Write My Script and Choose My Committee
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 9 comments
I find myself back in the weeds with skinned knees and scraped palms. This is so old. I struggle to tame feelings of disgust and recrimination. Why do I do this to myself? How can I shift my judgment to mercy and compassion? I know from experien... Read more
Today is a Special Occasion
Thursday, December 03, 2020 8 comments
Today is a special occasion. And so is tomorrow (when it becomes today), don't you agree? Therefore, that special indulgence or 'treat' is justified, is it not? Well, to be frank and honest, No, it's not. To be truly special, it... Read more
Note to Self
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 8 comments
If you grew up in ‘Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child’ days, your folks probably thought they were doing the right thing. You may have felt unloved, unsupported, or unfairly and harshly judged. Ok. So this is past. Why am I still breathing life... Read more
What Will it Take?
Thursday, November 12, 2020 5 comments
Revisit: What will it take? Such an innocuous phrase, yet profoundly powerful and full of potential. This question and strategy are not new to me. Yet I tend to forget to apply them; frequently and repeatedly. Why is that? Probably be... Read more
Edging Closer to Acceptance
Monday, November 09, 2020 6 comments
I have enjoyed following MTNKITTEN's series on mental toughness and would say that I think (and act) like a 'fit' person (for the most part). However, that didn't prevent me from becoming fat, nor did it make it easy to trim my body back to norm... Read more
Planning with Uncertainty
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10 comments
4 days until All Hallows Eve 7 days until the US elections 31 days until Thanksgiving 60 days until Xmas 66 days until New Years Covid-19 all days until... ? What plans are you making for these events? What adaptations are you con... Read more
What Was Normal Anyway?
Thursday, October 15, 2020 8 comments
My DH commented that he keeps thinking 'we will hunker down and strictly isolate after xyz...' only to find another disruption on the horizon. We have taken active, and some would say, extreme precautions from before the country acknowledged the... Read more
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