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Wisher, Wanderer, Warrior...Which Are You? Which Do You Want to Be?
Friday, September 23, 2016      5 comments

I have shared before that my favorite podcaster, hands down, has been Elizabeth Benton at She does it again in her recent podcast. Don't let her passion scare you off. She's the real deal and authentic in her mad desire t... Read more
Empty Calories
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      10 comments

My focus this week is avoiding empty and unnecessary calories. I planned and tracked my food for today. So, if I want to eat off plan, I need to pause and assess the hunger...and track it before I eat it. This will be good practice. I can do ... Read more
102 Days Post Op
Sunday, September 18, 2016      7 comments

It's been 102 days since I had my vertical sleeve gastrectomy. I'm down 30 pounds and still working hard. Below is the format I use in my hard copy journal. I thought I'd post it here today. ... Read more
Miracle Morning
Sunday, September 04, 2016      3 comments

I scanned the Spark Teams for a Miracle Morning Team and didn't find one, so I created one. Here's a link if you'd like to join. I'm not sure where I'm going with it yet. I just felt like having a team of accountability partners might be a good... Read more
Preparing for Success
Saturday, September 03, 2016      5 comments

The next round of the Biggest Loser Challenge is about to begin next week. I've been reflecting on life in general lately, so this is a perfect time... Read more
Saturday, August 20, 2016      6 comments

An ad crossed my Facebook feed for these bracelets with engraved mantras. I loved so many of the sayings, it took me awhile to decide! They arrived yesterday and I absolutely love them! I picked these two (to start): Choose Joy and Live What... Read more
For Workers Not Wishers
Sunday, August 14, 2016      1 comments

Sharing this note that came across my desk this morning. Seems like a great printable to post on your mirror for you to see each morning, doesn't it? ... Read more
BLC 32 - Are You Ready to Make Lasting Change?
Saturday, August 13, 2016      3 comments

As you may know, I've been participating in the Biggest Loser Challenge at Sparkpeople on and off since BLC17, possibly earlier. I had an on and off relationship with the challenge until BLC 24 or 25, when I joined the CAMO Crew. Up to that po... Read more
Identifying Opportunities to Live My Ideal Life
Saturday, August 13, 2016      4 comments

My friend's struggle with depression that led to her suicide has shined a light on my values: to be relentlessly positive, to find joy in every situation, to be present, to practice doing hard things, to be the model, even when no one is looking... Read more
The Finality of Suicide
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      13 comments

A classmate of mine passed away this weekend. I got more news yesterday. It was suicide. I'm baffled. I don't pretend to understand depression. It's disturbing to know this fiery, determined woman who would do anything for her kids would shoo... Read more
What's Most Important?
Thursday, August 04, 2016      2 comments

This weeks challenge is to explore your values and principles. Do you know what your core values are? You aren't alone if you don't. It's not somet... Read more
Unexpected Entry
Saturday, July 30, 2016      12 comments

I wasn't planning to post a blog today, but after what I just saw, I had to come by and document for posterity. ... Read more
Doing Hard Things - Vacation Style
Monday, July 25, 2016      9 comments

I hiked Mt. Rainier yesterday! emoticon ... Read more
Quick Vacation Check in
Thursday, July 21, 2016      6 comments

emoticon I'm six weeks post op and feeling fabulous!! I graduated to real food and was cleared to do strength trai... Read more
Defining Your Ideal Life - Who Would You Be?
Thursday, July 14, 2016      4 comments

I've been meaning to write about a very moving coaching call I had this past week. There was a ton of wise nuggets, but I wanted to share one in particular that was eye opening for me. Coach Elizabeth posed a question: "If you could be the ide... Read more

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