Beyond the Year of Living Dangerously
I am just getting over a sickness that lasted two weeks or so which included a bevy of things not designed to keep me well --- from a persistent and nagging cough, probable kidney stone pain, separation anxiety from my coach, and a major deadli... Read more
Rolling out of the fog
This has been an interesting couple of days where I have been feeling both highs and lows. I am proud of myself though, for hanging in there, and coming out of what feels like a fog.
I talked to my counselor (shrink) yesterday, and my heal... Read more
Getting in the right frame of mind
Getting in the right frame of mind takes some work. It can be harder when life feels like a whirling dervish around you. I am experiencing some struggles and conflicts at the moment, but I am completely aware that while I have no control of the ... Read more
Slow Progress is Still Progress
Even when my mind may be all systems go - it does not necessarily mean the rest of me is following suit. It has been a week with a little bit of struggling - not isolated to any one particular area - all areas, but it is okay because I may only ... Read more
The Week Ahead
I've got three hour-long training sessions on the book to meet with my new trainer, Don this week: Mon, Tues, Thurs. I've got system training at work, Tues-Friday and we will likely be eating together as a group on those days. I will keep fruit ... Read more
Out of the Closet (Food Closet)
The Food closet, that is. for so many years, have been a behind the scenes person, and that usually included my food intake. Whether, I would eat solo, late at night, or just out of sight, people frequently had no idea what I was eating --- nei... Read more
Right back to it
Started today off with intention. Went out for breakfast with hubby - had toast, 2 eggs over medium and a fruit cup, and 1 cup of decaf tea, and 1 cup of reg tea.
This is working as my new eating plan - balanced, and including fruits/vegg... Read more
Taking it Old School
I have been feeling like crap the last week and a half. There's several reasons for this --- some might be quick to point out about Hadley's departure, and there is some truth to that, but it goes much deeper than that, and I can personally trac... Read more
Pride in the Name of Love
When I started to write my blog tonight, I started to think how SERIOUSLY PROUD of myself I that I have gone to the gym and worked out for an hour with Don.
Filled with pushing the sled,both weighted and not, lat raises with... Read more
Get Back on the Horse
This is a phrase I've picked up from Hadley. Along the lines of fall down seven times get up eight. My time with Hadley is on standby. We had our last (for now) workout as he moves in just a couple of days. Tonight, we went and had some vittles ... Read more
Celebrating New Beginnings and Special People
Once upon a time in my life, I was as hard as nails. When I was teen, I remember my mother giving me a shirt that had Garfield the cat on it. It said, "courageous, bold and direct. Has the compassion of a rock." I had to agree with her back the... Read more
Staying the Course
Last night I was in the midst of writing a new blog and we were hit by a wave of thunderstorms and the power went off. Luckily, it came back on around 6am today, but I lost my blog and a few hours sleep.
I recognize that I need to get my h... Read more
It's all about my attitude, baby!
I reminded myself of an important point today. It's all about my attitude, baby. I am about to undertake a major life change here and how I view this particular happenstance is going to make a big difference.
The lesson applies to this iss... Read more
So knowing I am having some emotional turmoil right now, what do I do to stay on track?
Well, I don't try to force myself to be perfect. I do what I can, keep my eye on the prize, and be kind to myself. Hubby and I went out for breakfast th... Read more
Best. Coach. Ever.
I've had a hard time in blogging lately, because I have so many feelings swirling around my head. My life is jam-packed with emotion right now, and I am afraid that once I start spilling it out, it is just not going to stop.
I am in the mid... Read more
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