Numbers 31-40 of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy

June 15, 2010 Relax

Long overdue, it’s time for another installment of my 100+ Things That Make Me Happy list 31. Buying a gift for a new baby There are so many very cute things for new babies, and someone having a new baby is such a hopeful statement to the world.  I love buying gifts for new babies […]

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More Tracking, More Fun!

June 10, 2010 Relax

I seriously think I may have hit on something with this way of tracking my food alongside my daily pleasures.  It makes me look forward to pulling out the little notebook throughout the day.  I don’t feel like I’m policing myself or living with the drudgery of a food journal (although I am, on both […]

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One day of tracking, done!

June 8, 2010 Relax

Well, yesterday I tracked my food – and my Pleasures. Diet tracking was easier than I’d expected and the idea I came up with to put it face to face with tracking my pleasures/relaxation made it more fun and less tedious. Pleasures for the day : The Moth podcast Reading a book on the plane […]

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Numbers 21-30 of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy

April 26, 2010 Relax

We were away for the weekend, and it was really nice.  I think I can find 10 things for my 100+ Things That Make Me Happy list from this weekend which we spent in Estes Park, Colorado 21) The Mountains Preferably the Rockies, and preferably in Colorado, but I always love mountains anywhere.   Of course, […]

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Numbers 11-20 of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy

April 2, 2010 Relax

I’m continuing my recent series on creating a list of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy and why I found that to be a really helpful partner in managing my weight the low-stress way last year. 11. A hot bath with a cool glass of water : This is a cheap and easy thing, but […]

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Numbers 1-10 of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy

March 16, 2010 Relax

I recently made this post about creating a list of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy and why I found that to be a really helpful partner in managing my weight the low-stress way last year. Make a List As I mentioned last week, I’m going to post some of my 100+ Things That Make Me […]

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100+ Things That Make Me Happy

March 10, 2010 Relax

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon an idea to create a list of 100 Things That Make You Happy.  I started the list, then let it languish. Last year when I was scared to death about the endometrial cancer stuff I found it again, and this time I completed it. Why? What’s the […]

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Some nice things

March 3, 2010 Relax

Wow, this “focus on relaxing” thing seems to be really helping me. Focus on the Positive Instead of just paying attention to food (it’s a food journal week) and exercise that I should do, I’m paying attention to the Relaxing and Pleasure of what I want to do too. It makes me focus on the […]

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Emphasis on Relaxing

February 18, 2010 Relax

I’ve been feeling more stressed these past few days, so it’s a good thing I’ve been trying to put an emphasis on relaxing. I’ve meditated daily.  Yesterday I called a friend and that was really helpful. I’ve tried to sleep a bit more. I’m drinking tons of tea, especially green tea. The other day I […]

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This week’s plan : to relax

February 8, 2010 Relax

I have a plan for this week, and it’s to enjoy myself. I want to take a bubblebath. I want to go back to the pool and swim (which I haven’t done in many months). I want to watch a few movies, and listen to some music, and drink good tea & light a few […]

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A good life

November 26, 2009 Relax

I’m largely back to my usual self.  This year has been a hard one, the endometrial cancer dominating everything else, but it’s also been a year of learning.  I’m still learning. When you read about people getting news of a major life change or getting a scary diagnosis you sometimes see reference to it as […]

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Weekend & last indulgences

October 30, 2009 Relax

Well, this weekend I will try to take advantage of as much fun time as I can before going into the hospital on Monday evening.  Most everything i wanted to get done & wrapped up has been done (one more thing to do, might or might not get done). This weekend should be fun – […]

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If you have to …

September 3, 2009 Relax

If you have to go to an oncologist, it’s not so bad if his office is just a few steps away from this view of the Eiffel Tower, right? If you have to have a hysterectomy when you wanted to be having a baby, it’s not so bad that it’s because they found a condition […]

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Putting myself first

September 2, 2009 Relax

These days I do everything I can to reduce stress in my life and to put myself first. The big shock of the unexpected endometrial cancer diagnosis is behind me, as are (most) of the sleepness nights associated with it.  But the medical road is just at a cruising area now, not done by any […]

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199: it’s not you I want, so relax!

August 31, 2009 Relax

It has felt like the number 199 has been avoiding me on the scale.  This week I’ve seen 198 and even 197 (okay, I admit, it was 197.6), but 199? Nope.  I’ve also seen 200, and 201, but really wanted to break out of the 200s again this week, and this time for good. But […]

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