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Write It Down
Thursday, January 21, 2010      8 comments

Someone asked me recently about my schedule, how I work a full time job and teach piano students and recently began teaching yoga. It got me to thinking... They say, "write your goals down." Last September, I was given a resume-writing as... Read more
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      8 comments

My weigh-in this morning made me smile, down to 176.6, the extra workouts are paying off. I'm working for leanness, a lean look and I'm feeling really serious about what I'm eating and my extra work outs. I've been preparing to teach two yog... Read more
Gave Up Elevators Some Time Ago
Friday, January 08, 2010      5 comments

So I work in a building where the floors are connected by two flights of 11 stairs and since this building is set in a hill, there are two basements. I began using the stairs for more cardio in the spring of 2007, I work on the 3rd floor. That... Read more
New Year's Resolutions 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      3 comments

O.K..., o.k....., so I've been thinking about these,and pondering over these. Last year things were more clear. But I NEED to WRITE these down before too much time passes. 1.) I resolve to reach my weight loss goal and weigh 152 in 2010.... Read more
Flowing Through a Birthday Luncheon on "the river"
Monday, January 04, 2010      4 comments

My card club friends invited me out for a belated birthday luncheon today. Trying to mesh our schedules before the holidays didn't happen, but they let me pick the place. And there's this little Italian place called Carmela's in downtown... Read more
Trying To Understand Why I Do What I Do
Friday, December 18, 2009      4 comments

It wasn't too bad...really! It wasn't even that many calories, but I'm trying to understand why I do what I do when I eat when I'm not hungry. Know what I mean? Have you ever munched mindlessly? And then, realized one serving turned into thr... Read more
Of Time & Space: Making time for cardio
Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday was busy and I got through another semester by taking my final exam in a computer science class! With working full time and teaching piano, I am taking just one course per semester. It feels good to complete this semester after seein... Read more
Under Control
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      5 comments

I'm feeling like I FINALLY have my evenings back under control when it comes to eating. Started by slicing a Chipotle vegetarian burrito in half for a dinner several weeks ago and then using that strategy again on a Tuesday evening when I get h... Read more
Will I Hold On?
Sunday, December 13, 2009      4 comments

I'm experiencing success. Last Sunday I weighed 180.3 and I'm weighing in at 176.6 this morning, that's a 3.7 pound loss this week. And I'm feeling fear, feeling fearful of not being able to hold on to it. I'm most definitely in a shedding ph... Read more
December: The 10th of the month
Thursday, December 10, 2009      2 comments

Ooh, ooh baby, it's cold outside! The windchill is well below the 5 degrees that the thermometer shows. But I heard an old empowering song on the radio on the way in to campus and the music and the lyrics warmed me through and through. Des'ir... Read more
Goal Setting on the 6th
Sunday, December 06, 2009      4 comments

I like what Sparker YOOVIE wrote, I can identify with this one and she wrote it well. I edited it to fill in my numbers: "Fumble: I spent alot of this year in denial about the [22 lbs.] I gained back [while working toward the yoga certifica... Read more
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      4 comments

I reach up into the cupboard for the mug with the lumbering grizzly bear in a rocky mountainous landscape to drink from this morning. I took time to stir the oil back into the almond butter and lifted the boiled eggs out of the hot water, using... Read more
The 30th of the Month Review
Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

Instead of focusing on not reaching a goal I set for myself, I'm going to just keep working toward that goal of getting into the 170's. Setting the goal for December 1st was helpful in motivating me to work toward it all month and I'm not going... Read more
Turkey Run State Park on Thanksgiving, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009      4 comments

I wanted to change my focus this year, this Thanksgiving, from spending my time in the kitchen, making pies and homemade stuffing to getting out into the woods and hiking. T... Read more
Wading In To The Water
Monday, November 23, 2009      2 comments

You know the feeling---when you decide to get your feet wet and you're trying to find your balance on the pebbles and sand, the sediment under you. You take another step into the cool water, up to your knees,but you breathe in the warm, moist a... Read more

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