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What happens when I (or you) binge on sugar
Thursday, August 11, 2016      5 comments

I've been making excellent progress on being dairy-free (haven't had cheese in weeks). I've also been making (slow) progress in increasing my water intake, and my new observation is that to get enough water in, it's a really good idea for me to... Read more
Notes to self
Saturday, May 21, 2016      5 comments

The parts make up the whole ~> Get enough sleep....delicious! ~ HALT ~ Exercise feels great! ~ Cooking well and creatively for myself feels beautiful! Remember, the following are not emergencies: * Hunger...instead : Prepare for it and ... Read more
Mini update
Sunday, April 24, 2016      8 comments

I"ve been tracking all week...even the two days when I fell out of sync with my goals. I'm realizing how far I had fallen away from my ideals of eating really healthy food. I have gotten sidetracked by convenience, taste, and simply dulling mys... Read more
Back, again.
Sunday, April 17, 2016      6 comments

I'm back, again. This time, having gained back 100% of the weight I lost six years ago. Clearly, I gotta make it a priority not just to lose weight and be healthy, but to find ways to take it one day at a time (one minute at a time, sometimes) a... Read more
Plan update!
Monday, September 07, 2015      5 comments

~~In bed by 11 p.m. 4 or 5 nights per week. --> Was getting better and then slipped. Will persist! ~~5 minutes of meditation (or more) before bed. --> Have not done this AT ALL. Will start tonight. ~~Get up 7 a.m. (4 or 5 mornings... Read more
Plan w/ my trail buddy
Monday, August 17, 2015      5 comments

In bed by 11 p.m. 4 or 5 nights per week. 5 minutes of meditation (or more) before bed. Get up 7 a.m. (4 or 5 mornings per week) 1 hour of movement 6 days per week (including strength, which includes stacking wood!) Sugar free/ Wheat fre... Read more
Shortest blog on record: How I want to feel
Friday, June 26, 2015      5 comments

I want to feel comfortable in my body. I want to feel proud of my body. I want to fit in clothes without having to worry about "disguising" some part of me. I want to feel confident that I am doing the best I can for myself health-wise by eatin... Read more
Birthday Intention
Monday, April 13, 2015      2 comments

I have a goal to lose eight to nine pounds by the next Hakomi residency (a convenient point in time that happens to be in just over a month). Perhaps that is ambitious for a middle-aged lady, but I'm setting the intention and the actions (below... Read more
Mindfulness and Company on the Journey
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      3 comments

I'm back. I've been away for months...and before that I wasn't really participating. My weight is now higher than it was the first time I started SparkPeople, and while it's not at an all time high, it's close. I'm two pounds away from the BMI... Read more
I thought plateaus happened LATER!
Friday, July 04, 2014      4 comments

For five days I have been on track with food tracking, staying within calorie range (between 1,200 and 1,500 per day) and doing modest aerobic exercise every day and strength training (to “failure”) almost every day. Result? ZERO movement on ... Read more
Day 3 on Track: Update
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      3 comments

Did 3 (count' em) days of staying on track with food (tracking and staying within limits). Have I lost an ounce? Answer: No. Darn this middle-aged-ness! Nothing for it but to continue. I've been a bit of an exercise slacker because... Read more
Stopping and Water!
Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

I'm proud of myself because I stopped eating the day before yesterday. Not altogether, of course, but I'm noticing that even if I eat a lot at one point during the day and feel freaked out about it, I can just stop and let that be enough for the... Read more
Checking in, not checking out
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      3 comments

It's clear that emo stress, perceptions of overwork, being alone, and evening are the challenge times for me. When I'm feeling upset, angry, bored, stressed, and/or tired I have a tendency to reach "Stuff I Oughtn't Have." And just the f... Read more
My YES plan
Thursday, January 02, 2014      12 comments

I'm going to feel better about inhabiting my body. I'm embarking on a good health, good skin, and feel good change. As a result of these changes, I anticipate that I'm going to gently step away from the extra weight that I allowed to cre... Read more
Too busy doesn't matter
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      8 comments

It's too late tonight to write a blog, but I'm going to do it anyway. I've been too busy and too stressed out to focus on eating and exercise...at least that's what I've been telling myself. I taught four classes this fall at two diffe... Read more

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