Category Archives: Motivation

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow – Final Thoughts On Miraval

My last few hours at Miraval were uneventful – I packed up, had breakfast, picked up my boxed lunch and caught the shuttle to the airport.  On the way there I watched the scenery roll by and reflected on my … Continue reading

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The Beck Diet

For the past several days I’ve been reading The Complete Beck Diet For Life and really enjoying it – Judith Beck is a cognitive behavioral therapist specializing in weight issues, and in this book she provides excellent techniques for changing … Continue reading

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Analogy and confession…

Hello everyone!  Many many apologies for my long absence – I was out of town for a few days, and then we had some computer difficulties here at home which have been stealing away my attention.  I have been trying … Continue reading

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Crisis of Faith

For the past week or so I’ve been struggling to keep myself motivated to eat well.  I’ve been trying to jolly myself along with inspirational quotes but this weekend I really let things go.  Friday was a company Christmas party … Continue reading

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Every Challenge Could Have Paradise Behind It

I have been struggling with my food intake for the past several days.  I haven’t binged, but I haven’t been making wise choices and have definitely not been eating mindfully.  Today in the car I was listening to a Blues … Continue reading

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite (Fitness) Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…bright copper ket….oh wait, that’s someone else’s list of favorite things!   The list below contains a few things that I really rely on to keep me eating healthy, working out regularly and just … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day – Bring It On

Hello out there in blogland!  With the inevitable Thanksgiving feast just around the corner, I’ve been giving some thought to how I will navigate the ‘feastivities’ without completely going on a food bender and putting myself in the position of … Continue reading

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First Training Goal Achieved

Last night I achieved my first triathlon training goal: swim 200 yards without a break.  A small goal, yes – but more than I could do three weeks ago, so I’m feeling pretty good about that!  I’ve decided my next … Continue reading

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Impatient, Discouraged and Re-energized

Today I was feeling both impatient and discouraged.  Impatient, because I’ve been at this for a few weeks and my pants don’t feel any looser, and discouraged, because I am starting to feel overwhelmed about the huge task I have … Continue reading

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