Where Are You Spending Your Limited Self Control?

November 17, 2010 Featured

Did You Know Self Control Is A Limited Resource? I don’t know about you, but I grew up believing that I could do almost anything (including lose weight) if only I brought enough “Willpower” (aka “self-control”) to the task. I held this belief for a really long time.  Every time I failed or faltered on […]

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Weekly Weight Loss Plan : Week of November 15th

November 15, 2010 Plan

When In Rome Italy, eat Pasta, Pizza and Gelato Last week was really nice – after being home for several days continuously, we went away to Italy for a long weekend to visit Pompeii. As an American I’m always impressed by the really ancient stuff – since US history only goes back a few hundred […]

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The World’s Best Chocolate Shop for Dieters

November 12, 2010 General

Marketing advice for chocolate boutiques in Paris : If a large portion of your target market is female trying to pay attention to not over-indulging in your treat suffering from moments of low self-esteem then perhaps this is a Bad Marketing strategy “Les truffes fraiches”   –> “Fresh truffles ” (refers to chocolate truffles) “Ça n’est […]

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Create a New Habit : Critical Moves For Exercise

November 10, 2010 Featured

Trying to make a regular behavior into a habit My Big Goal these days is to become a Regular Exerciser. Right now I’m going into what should be my 5th consecutive week of “Regular Exercise”. I’m trying to develop this new behavior into more than something I push myself to do, I want it to […]

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Weekly Weight Loss Plan : November 8th

November 8, 2010 Plan

photo credit: ai.dan It’s deep into Fall now and I’m loving the crunchy leaves as I walk to the gym and around town.  Yes, I’m back to walking to the gym regularly, I made my “regular exercise” goal this week! Last week’s goal (Regular Exercise) : DONE! The strong focus on “Regular Exercise” has been […]

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Travel Diet Tip : Track Your Diet Victories

November 5, 2010 Plan

A Frequent Traveler sharing her travel diet tips I’m a frequent traveler.  I travel at least 50% of the month for work, and on top of that I travel frequently in my time off.  It’s been a pretty typical month – in the past 4 weeks I slept at home in my own bed less […]

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Habits : From Cobwebs to Cables

November 3, 2010 Featured

photo credit: ShellyS Habits are everywhere Good and bad, useful and useless, helpful and destructive, we all live with multitudes of habits from the moment we wake until we drift off, and from birth through death. Habits allow actions to become automatic, therefore reducing active thinking on things we do often.  We brush our teeth, […]

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Weekly Weight Loss Plan : Week of November 1st

November 1, 2010 Plan

photo credit: s myers Check in on Intuitive Weight Loss Six weeks ago I started a little experiment with “intuitive weight loss“. It has not been a rip-roaring success. I don’t have a scale where I am today, but I’m clear that if my weight has moved, it’s not in the downward direction.  Last I […]

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My Personal Benefits of Exercise

October 26, 2010 Move

photo credit: ZenNomad Major Goal : Regular Exercise I’m still working on this goal of becoming a regular exerciser.  Last week I wrote about why I want to become a regular exerciser , a post which addressed my motivations and touched on the benefits of exercise as a part of my life.  In coming weeks […]

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The Pleasures of Fall

October 22, 2010 Relax

photo credit: Andreas Nilsen I love changing seasons – even when the seasons I like best are ending, there are always new things to look forward to in the one coming in.  Making my list of summer pleasures helped me appreciate some of the things as they came to pass – and therefore I’m repeating […]

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What You Should Focus On

October 20, 2010 Motivate

I recently came across this sketch by Carl Richards of BehaviorGap.com (image and text used with permission) Carl’s work focuses on helping people to develop smart investing behavior and “how our relationship with money and what we choose to value can impact our lives.”  His website is based around hand-drawn sketches that illustrate financial truths, […]

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How Much Attention Is Needed To Actually Lose Weight?

October 18, 2010 Plan

photo credit: Marcus Jeffrey Question : How Much Attention Is Needed To Actually Lose Weight? One of the topics I continue to revisit is trying to find the point where I pay enough attention to my weight loss efforts to move the scale downwards, without putting so much attention on it that it becomes a […]

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Why I Want To Become A Regular Exerciser

October 15, 2010 Featured

photo credit: Mait Jüriado Lately I’ve been resisting exercise and I’ve decided to dig into this resistance some.   This week I made my weekly goals all about exercise (only about exercise, in fact). One of the writing prompts I left for myself was to explore WHY I want to become a regular exerciser.  In future […]

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Numbers 61-70 of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy

October 13, 2010 Relax

It’s been a while since I’ve added to my list of  “100+ Things That Make Me Happy“.  Over the past several weeks I have spent a lot of time appreciating my daily life, but a lot of the daily pleasures are things in the earlier numbers. 61. Wearing jewelry photo credit: Gauis Caecilius The thing […]

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Enjoying Life, Maybe Losing Weight…

October 11, 2010 Plan

Building Trust with Myself photo credit: David365 Last week I wrote about embarking on a short experiment in “intuitive weight loss”. It’s been an interesting experience, I guess largely because I’m having to trust myself. The voice of self-criticism yells loudly sometimes, but most of the time I quiet her.  I think the internal part […]

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