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A Most Glorious Day
Saturday, July 02, 2016      7 comments

July began where June ended - typical June Gloom. Once the fireworks of the Fourth were over, all that changed and the weather has been perfect; so I, of course, had the carpets cleaned. Now the inside is just as bright and beautiful as the outs... Read more
Change can be a Good Thing
Saturday, June 18, 2016      5 comments

I am going through another change -- perhaps the final change? Since this is my first time around, I don't know how many changes (other) people go through in a lifetime, so I don't know what to expect. This change is a kind of acceptance of thos... Read more
and just like that, the moment is lost
Saturday, March 05, 2016      6 comments

I was in the middle of writing what I believed to be a good blog, then I hit a wrong key........ Read more
Today I am the Windshield
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      2 comments

For sure, I am a changed person. I'd rather be Bat-Man, though. 8-) All those good habits I learned before are coming back, and I am looking forward to losing pounds, getting more exercise, and eating right-er! Dh is right on track, his body i... Read more
Decisions, decisions, decisions
Saturday, January 02, 2016      4 comments

Don't know where that line came from, but I'm using it now. Last year was the worst, and I'm trying to decide if I should shut MoomShine down, and become born again as who-knows-who. I'm not putting in writing how many pounds I've re-gained bec... Read more
Today I am the Moth
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      3 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

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