Soon, but not yet

February 3, 2008 Motivate

Soon I think I’ll be moving forward, but apparently not yet.  I guess it’s pretty good for me to be kind of stuck here right now, because it’s clear to me I don’t want to stay at this weight.  I’ve lost enough to be fitting into the fat clothes, but I feel yucky and want […]

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February eve…

January 31, 2008 Motivate

I am glad the end of the month of January has come, I always like the beginning of a new month, it feels like a new opportunity. In February I’m going to do some of the thinking involved in the WHYs of losing weight – what are my motivations, goals, and the HOWs – what […]

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UNDER-promise, OVER-deliver

January 25, 2008 Motivate

I had an interesting exchange w iniya on her blog a few weeks back, and I decided to expand our discussion for my own blog. One of my key philosophies in life is this : UNDER-promise, OVER-deliver. I am a fanatic about it at work, constantly fighting my bosses to get timelines and project goals […]

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My weight & body goals

January 6, 2008 Motivate

I recently updated my “Progress” page and thought I’d share the changes here. I’m trying to not be very dependent on the scale, so I am not making many weight goals. I’ve also chosen a weight-management approach that is slow going, and I’m willing to lose one or two pounds a month if I can […]

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Best Year Yet 2008

December 26, 2007 Motivate

I have been doing a program called “Best Year Yet” (BYY) since around 2001. It’s a book written by Jenny Ditzler, which walks you through a series of exercises in which you end up identifying your biggest priorities and objectives for the year. You don’t need to do it in January (I think the first […]

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The end goal is what exactly?

December 24, 2007 Motivate

I’m starting to think staying in this for the the long haul IS the end goal… Even a year or two ago I had this image in my head of one day being “there” – at goal, done with the hard part.  I’m now realizing it’ll never be done. Hanging in there day after day […]

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An interesting exercise…

December 22, 2007 Motivate

I was going through your comments on my blog to respond to some questions I’d been asked over the past week or so, and suddenly was able to see things much more positively, thanks to looking over so many kind and encouraging remarks. By nature and nurture, I am a perfectionist. I am extremely hard […]

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Do you reward yourself?

December 7, 2007 Motivate

Do you reward yourself for staying to your plan? It’s more common to reward yourself when you lose a pound, but I don’t believe in that. I’ve spent too many weeks slogging it out, exercising like crazy and dieting myself silly and the scale didn’t budge to believe in that. I think we need to […]

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Back in Onederland

December 3, 2007 Motivate

It’s been 4 weeks now since I’ve been easing back to healthy living and trying to find a new way (Low Stress Weight Loss). I pulled the scale out of storage this morning because from the feel of my pants I was pretty sure I’d be able to confirm I was back in Onederland and […]

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Closer or Farther?

November 28, 2007 Motivate

I am starting to realize that every choice of every day leads me either closer to or farther from my goals. There is no lazy hang-around-in-the-middle that is possible. When I choose to go for a walk, I move closer. When I drink the hot chocolate, a bit farther. Maybe not as far as a […]

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Don’t let the scale rule your life

November 25, 2007 Motivate

I used to be a scale-o-holic. Or “scale ‘ho” if you are into vulgarity. I have had that foot-square piece of equipment in visible sight in my bathroom for … years. And every day, after potty and buck naked before my shower I’d get on it. Even when I was totally neglecting my weight the […]

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Confronted with reality, again

November 8, 2007 Motivate

Several years ago I lost a significant amount of weight, qualifying me to join the National Weight Control Registry. I am proud of the fact that I have kept of *most* of the weight I lost, and I am proud to be a member of this group of people who have lost weight and kept […]

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Small Victories!

July 22, 2007 Motivate

I have decided to add one more thing to my Vacation Gameplan. Every day I am going to note at least one Small Victory. We are faced with hundreds of food choices every day (plus a bunch of activity ones too). Sugar? Cream? Supersize? Cheese? Mayo? etc etc etc. By focusing on some of the […]

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What I love about me

July 19, 2007 Motivate

I have just been reading several weight loss blogs for the past hour, and I was saddened to see how many people are beating themselves up, hating something about their bodies, feeling like failures, etc. I’ve been there, and I honestly can’t say how I got out of that space.  I go there from time […]

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What is beauty?

July 16, 2007 Motivate

I am working on building my self-esteem & self-acceptance.  Like many people I compare myself to an imagined ideal, to what could be, what I think I “should” look like.  I think it’s important to build self esteem separately from weight loss, because what you weigh is not your net worth. Somehow, when I was […]

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