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It's all in your mind
Thursday, June 20, 2013      13 comments

I read a bit of what I call "soul reading" each morning. It tends to be theological, but sometimes it's other, such as The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Right now I'm reading The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield. The Wise Heart talks a... Read more
Three Things I Know Right Now
Sunday, June 16, 2013      7 comments

I really love NPR, and when I'm up early enough on a Sunday morning, I love to listen to On Being with Krista Tippett. This morning's program featured Sarah Kay - a young poet who has had great success and who perceives words in a way that can ... Read more
All or Nothing
Thursday, June 13, 2013      13 comments

Today in sparkcoach the subject was "all or nothing" thinking. I believe that's what's led to my inability to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the past, and why it's so much easier this time around. I believe, after almost 50 years of strug... Read more
Crossfit for Hope
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      2 comments

Well, I got my friend SaraCondon into trouble by joining BLC 22 (but it's been GREAT trouble for her and for me, both!) and now she's going to get me into trouble with this: hope.crossfit.com/cures/
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S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC 22
Friday, June 07, 2013      14 comments

S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) These goals are better than vague goals for obvious reasons. For example, today there is a BLC-wide challenge for the weekend (including Friday and Monday). One part... Read more
Team Work
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      3 comments

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Happier Times!
Sunday, June 02, 2013      5 comments

First off, I am SO grateful for the support and help and just good cheer that so many of you sent me, either via comments here or on my page or via sparkmail. This lovely site brings so many positive people together. I just LOVE it! ... Read more
Harder Times
Friday, May 31, 2013      9 comments

So far, I've been really enthused about everything. I've been feeling like I'm making major progress and really learning to "work" the program. Then this week happened. May 29th is the anniversary of my sister's death from lung cancer... Read more
Reality sets in
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      6 comments

I really like Sparkcoach. For me, it's been totally worth it having those daily reminders, and more importantly, my daily accountability. Due to my knee injury, I played around at the Y this weekend, and found a routine of water jogging ... Read more
Goals/photos
Sunday, May 26, 2013      10 comments

So, for BLC this week we have to post full body shots (or take them, I guess, but I've decided to post) and also create goals for the challenge. So to get the icky stuff out of the way, here are my photos: ... Read more
Ups and Downs
Friday, May 24, 2013      3 comments

So yesterday I ate too much. I ate too much at night because I didn't eat enough during the day. I learned that: I'm giving away the last box of gluten free matzoh. That stuff is just too much of a trigger for me. I'm saying NO ... Read more
Knees
Thursday, May 23, 2013      8 comments

Another thing I'm going to have to learn about this time around is what the heck to do when evil arthritis or an injury pops up. I LOVE exercise. I get very annoyed when I can't do it, and I also start that familiar sense of panic that "I'... Read more
Learning Curve
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      7 comments

I am having so many lessons in wonderful humility! With all the great tools I've gotten from sparkpeople over the years, I can't get over how LITTLE advantage I've taken of the wonderful, wonderful members, teams, etc. Now, having said... Read more
Biggest Loser Challenge 22!
Saturday, May 18, 2013      9 comments

Sometimes challenges scare me. I grew up in a "controlled" environment. Rebelling openly wasn't useful (ie. didn't get me anything but grief), so I learned to rebel silently. A silent way to rebel was to be non-competitive in things... Read more
Some Musings on the SCALE
Friday, May 17, 2013      1 comments

So today, I responded to a friend's blog, where she discussed how frustrated she was with the scale not moving. It was ironic, because I was planning to blog about the same thing. As I wrote my response to her, I realized that it was basically... Read more

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