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Boot Camp Challenge
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      0 comments

Well, I joined the boot camp challenge this month. It's been great, because it gave me the motivation I needed. I'm not loving the videos always, because I'm pretty scared of the ball, but I'm doing the exercises that I can on it and modifying... Read more
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Monday, August 28, 2006      0 comments

This too shall pass. It's a phrase that I've forgotten over time and that I'd do well to remember. It's something I should get tatooed on my forehead (if I was interested in tatoos). I guess that's it. ;-)... Read more
Experience
Thursday, August 24, 2006      0 comments

Well, there's no doubt that I'm letting previous experiences color my current weight loss journey. I did feel very enthusiastic about sparkpeople, and still do, but I'm also really, really struggling right now. There are many things th... Read more
Giving
Thursday, August 17, 2006      0 comments

Giving can't be about keeping score. Giving is a way to open your heart to others and to end up with a (healthily) enlarged heart. Giving can backfire, though, when you give constantly with little in return at the expense of your famil... Read more
Patience from a Diamond
Monday, August 14, 2006      0 comments

Well, as my friend Ferret Eyes would say, "I'm just not feeling it" today. I worked hard through most of last week and then blew it over two binges over the weekend, and my weight is up a pound. It could be worse. And I have today... Read more
Walking a mile
Friday, August 11, 2006      0 comments

I've spent the summer helping someone who causes me a great deal of frustration. I love her, but she's stubborn and can be very overbearing and rude, without meaning to. A friend of mine, who follows Buddhism, gave me some sage words t... Read more
Competition
Wednesday, August 09, 2006      0 comments

Today's Healthy Reflections concerned competition. I'm just not very competitive. I like trivia games, and I can get a little competitive with those, but I don't really care if I win or lose. I like playing games for the play, and hea... Read more
Listening
Tuesday, July 25, 2006      0 comments

Yet another thing to work on, lol. It's hard for me to quiet my mind and listen fully. I remember talking to my cousin years ago. She had a home business, homeschooled her children before it was "en vogue", and dealt with a difficult marr... Read more
Worthy of Imitation
Monday, July 24, 2006      0 comments

I think, in many ways, I'm worthy of imitation. I work hard, I take my jobs seriously, and I try to be kind to others. There are two areas in which I'm completely not worthy of imitation - my weight and my patience. I don't have s... Read more
Taking control of emotions
Sunday, July 23, 2006      0 comments

Oh, was this an apt reflection for today! Today is the day that many people on my sparkpeople thread post what they call "accountability reports". I usually post mine on Mondays, but I had decided to post it today, instead, as I weighed my... Read more
Carpe Diem
Friday, July 21, 2006      0 comments

Carpe Diem - Seize the Day! has long been my signature for various online bulletin boards, etc. It's important to me for it to be my philosophy in life, too. Some days, for me, that can mean taking on too much. Carpe diem might mean... Read more
Goals
Saturday, July 15, 2006      0 comments

One of the biggest treasures about the sparkpeople site is the specificity of goals. There are so many goals to choose from, and they are goals that help you as a person and the plans work with you to change to a healthier person, not just a th... Read more
Healthy Diets for kids
Thursday, July 13, 2006      0 comments

I'm lucky. My ds has mostly been homeschooled, so his meals have been healthy and he hasn't been exposed to the junk at school. He doesn't drink soda or eat fast food (his choice - he doesn't like the stuff). He does have a major swee... Read more
Time
Tuesday, July 11, 2006      0 comments

I guess time is a personal thing. The concept of time changed for me when my sister died just shy of age 49. That, for me, will be a milestone when I pass it. I have just over 2 years to go. I try not to get all mysterious about it. ... Read more
What would I do if...
Monday, July 10, 2006      0 comments

For me, "throwing away the bowlines" has to do with learning to say no. I come from a long line of caretakers and volunteers. These are the most admired qualities of women in my family, despite the fact that for at least three generations,... Read more

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