Just today

What is it about stress that causes us to give up on our plan? Do we think our plan is stress and we can’t add “one more thing”. Is it really less stressful to dive in to the cake or chips or fast food? I’m not here to actually answer the question. I’m one of […]

Acceptances and disappointments

On any given day in social media, you will find articles and pictures telling us to be happy with our bodies. Accept and love them. That the way towards shedding the weight is to be happy WITH the body you have.   Be comfortable in your skin. Don’t make excuses in it – revel in it. […]

Wow – it’s been 10 years!

Ten years ago this month, numerous events took place: test results from a physical showing my cholesterol to be extremely high, a printed picture of a night I thought I looked great but didn’t – at all, and sitting watching TV with an open and empty bag of chips and no memory of eating those […]

Sometimes I’m up for a challenge. Sometimes I am the challenge.

Sometimes I’m up for a challenge. Sometimes I am the challenge. I could take this a lot of ways.   Today after lunch it was simply tripping over NOTHING (or, as I say, that big invisible rock) in the middle of the hallway.   Flat ground seems to be a problem. But in reality, this is what […]

I can do hard things

Five years ago I ran my first and only ½ marathon. I wrote this race report (below), which reminded me of the high I felt that day. And although I still don’t love or even like to run, it’s nice to be reminded that I can do hard things. In fact, it’s more than nice […]

Maybe not “Best Self” but definitely “Better Self”

We’re headed in to what I love to call the Bermuda Triangle of Weight Loss.  I didn’t coin the phrase – don’t know who did – but boy do I agree with it. Inside eight weeks we have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  How many of you thought about losing weight at one point in your […]

My identity – Today a maniacal football fan, tomorrow a prisspot

You know….if you met me for the first time today at around 4 pm today, you would have thought me some insane football fanatic who had pretty lousy language. If you would have met me just 2 days before that, you’d have considered me a high-maintenance diva. If you would have met me 12 years […]