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Today I am the Moth

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      1 comments

I don't do change well, and today I learned I'm about to make another major in my life (this sounds awfully melodramatic even to me); after 13 years, my Potters Group is about to disband, and I know of no thing else to do with my life. Thirteen ... Read more

The End of the Line

Saturday, September 26, 2015      1 comments

Final Step: #7. Create your plan of action My observation? Not motivational. Not thought through. Began with a sketchy suggestion and ended with a sketchy suggestion; i.e., Will you follow a structured food plan, or just slowly work healt... Read more

Step 6: Set up Your Environment for Success

Friday, September 25, 2015      2 comments

I almost didn't read this because I've always been a health-food nut, so my immediate environment is clean. Then I read it, and it still doesn't apply, but it was worth reading because I had to do a whole lot of thinking about my particular sit... Read more

STEP 5: Build a Support Team

Thursday, September 24, 2015      2 comments

You have to know a lot of people to do this, or join a support group. Your close friends and family group are, in all likelihood, full of saboteurs, and you are not going to change these people. As for building a team? I was surprised by who is ... Read more

Anticipate obstacles and create strategies to overcome them

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      2 comments

I watch football: I think the reason the blindside block is ruled a foul is because the receiver is made defenseless by something that cannot be anticipated. The way to handle a blindside block, is to get yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep... Read more

STEP 3: Increase your Confidence

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      8 comments

If I am to increase my confidence in being able to reach my goals, I need to prove to myself that I can. I already know that I can; what I don't know is that I can lose these final pounds. Therefore, I need to set more goals for myself. I've al... Read more

Solidify Your Commitment

Monday, September 21, 2015      6 comments

Here it is: I am committed to losing 17 pounds at the rate of 1/2 pound per week. I will achieve this by keeping my calories below 1300 per day, and I will achieve that by writing down everything I eat in my Nutrition Tracker. I also am committ... Read more

My Personal Wellness Vision

Sunday, September 20, 2015      8 comments

I am in the process of reading Ellen Goldman's 7 Things to do before you Lose Weight. OK. I've lost 70 and have yo-yoed my way up to having lost 63 pounds, and am looking for ways to lose those 7 plus 10 of their original friends, so I thought t... Read more

Big Girls Don't Cry

Sunday, July 26, 2015      9 comments

...and that could be at the core of why I'm a big girl, and unhappy about it. I know I'm an emotional eater. I read everything I can about the whys, wherefores, and hows to put a stop to this. For some reason, though, (maybe I'm not seeing what'... Read more

Time for a New Posting

Sunday, March 01, 2015      9 comments

I stopped losing weight on April first 2014. For the past 11 months, I've been up and down 7 pounds, and I am tired of being on this silly routine. I am a master at wishful thinking, so at great risk I am posting this: I think my adjusted atti... Read more

Cannot Believe I Said That

Sunday, July 13, 2014      8 comments

I am hating this day: Just 7 short days ago i weighed 4 lbs less than I do today, and I was so hopeful that I was back on the losing streak. Two days later the scale showed a gain, then another gain, and now today it's another gain. I can't figu... Read more

I lose because I track; therefore, I win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      4 comments

Well. That's not entirely correct. In order to lose, I must eat less and/or exercise more, first, but I do like to think that tracking alone will make me lose. The past three months were difficult, but are behind me. It's time to cleanse the ... Read more

Worst Case of Easter Basket Pig-out I've Ever Experienced

Saturday, May 10, 2014      5 comments

I think I am fully recuperated, at last. My last blog is visible as I'm writing this, and in that one, I'm complaining about being 156lbs and having completed a 1200-cal binge. I've no clue how many calories I ingested this past week, but I did ... Read more

Soft and Fluffy

Sunday, March 02, 2014      5 comments

Yup. I was a skinny kid, and mom was always on my case about my weight. When I was 14 she told me that grandmothers need to be soft and fluffy. I retorted that soft and fluffy was not what I wanted to be. I vowed I would never be a soft and fl... Read more

Thoughts on the Cottonwood

Saturday, February 08, 2014      7 comments

I fell in love with the cottonwood and JR almost simultaneously. The two years we spent together ended rather abruptly, and very painfully. I Still miss the cottonwood, but there are others and I am still in love with them all - JR -- not so muc... Read more

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