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No Calories You Say?
Friday, May 31, 2013      2 comments

Have you ever heard the statement that if you feed yourself while standing or moving, the calories don't count? I know, it is just a wishful thing to say....as if. However, this morning as I was out for an early morning walk, (gonna be a hot ... Read more
My challenge today
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      1 comments

In order to feel positive about my efforts I am to list 3 accomplishments from today. 1) I did some garden cleanup 2) I paid someone a compliment at the grocery store 3) I give thanks to God for the gorgeous sunshine today and the beauty t... Read more
Meditating Day 5
Thursday, November 10, 2011      0 comments

Rough session this morning. Tired and draggy so I only set timer for 8 minutes. I did get through it but so many thoughts flitting around, not sure I feel any better for the 8 minutes. Oh well. Thoughts today included: DH might get loc... Read more
Meditating Day 4
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      0 comments

I had to plug my phone in today to recharge so I chose to use the computer timer again. Well, I'm very tired this morning so I thought I'll just do 9 minutes. Well I should know better than to try and cheat the meditation gods. I turned on th... Read more
Meditating Day 3
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      0 comments

Hey, 3 days in a row, not bad. I was tempted to skip this morning, but I feel accountable now that I've vowed to do this and put it in writing. Guilt can be a wonderful motivator. Used my phone alarm as my timer, worked better than the co... Read more
Meditating Day 2
Monday, November 07, 2011      1 comments

So down to my computer and set the screen timer on for my 10 minutes of meditating. More thoughts than meditative moments today but that is okay. Still let them float by, maybe not fast floating, but eventually they faded, one by one by on... Read more
Meditating Day 1
Sunday, November 06, 2011      0 comments

I set the timer on my phone so that I didn't have to keep checking the time to see how long I had left to endure sitting still with my eyes closed. I focused on the air moving in and out of my nostrils (suggested by the book). The thin... Read more
Meditation: A Vow
Sunday, November 06, 2011      0 comments

I am currently reading a book that talks about the benefits of meditation. I have been drawn to meditation for a number of years and I have dabbled at it. One time I got a book about 8-minute meditation and I had a wonderful 2 weeks and then ... Read more
I'm in the Zone - not always a good thing
Saturday, January 01, 2011      0 comments

When I hear someone say "I'm in the zone" I normally think of that as a positive thing. Usually, it would be of course. In my current situation though, it is working against me. My zone is, never allowing myself to feel true hunger. Today, ... Read more
Justification
Monday, November 29, 2010      0 comments

So my daughter and I went to the movies yesterday. Nothing so bad about that when you are trying to lose weight except.....for.....the....arom
a...of that delicious buttery popcorn!!!!! I talked to myself all day about how I could justify h... Read more
As Another Month Fades.....
Sunday, November 28, 2010      3 comments

It's amazing how quickly time passes. My parents always told me "don't wish your life away" as I used to say to them when I was 6, 7 and 8....Oh I can hardly wait until I grow up! I guess they were wise afterall. I feel very lucky to be on th... Read more
Step by Step
Saturday, November 27, 2010      0 comments

I am going to enjoy this day a moment at a time. I find it's the best way. If I allow myself to think too far ahead I can feel overwhelmed. Lots of chores waiting to be done before going back to work Monday, 3 teenagers to keep organized, hav... Read more
It Only Takes A Minute
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      0 comments

One of my goals this year is to "take a minute" to talk to people who come and go from my work area. I have parents and students who come to the counter...I'm taking a minute to ask them how they are and genuinely listening to their answers. I... Read more
Another year dawns
Saturday, January 03, 2009      0 comments

I feel particularly excited about 2009. I feel blessed with so many positives that have come out of some serious personal negatives at the end of 2008. I continue to see that if I didn't have some obstacles I would not be a ble to appreciate h... Read more
Slooowwwwwly......
Thursday, December 18, 2008      0 comments

Well this morning I weighed in to be rewarded with a 1 lb loss! I'm am so thankful and encouraged that my mediocre work has paid off. Think what I could do if I really tried a lot harder. I am looking forward to the challenge of continuing to... Read more

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