Monthly Archives: November 2009

It's a Thanksgiving Miracle!

This morning I was delighted to step on the scale and find that I have passed the 10 pound mark – a milestone made all the sweeter because it happened over Thanksgiving!  I attribute this success to a few factors: … Continue reading

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Running & Weight Loss

I love running!  Although I can’t sustain it for longer than a minute right now, I look forward to the time when my runs are 30 or more minutes long.  Several years ago, I was able to jog 5 miles … Continue reading

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Calling All Emotional Eaters

Mary, of A Merry Life, posted an incredibly insightful entry today about emotional eating.  You can read it here. As a long-time emotional eater, I found this post to be a great reminder of why food is not the answer!

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Thanksgiving Success Story

Turkey Day has come and gone and I have one more thing to be thankful for this year – my plan worked!  My total calorie intake was about 2600 for the day – higher than a normal day, but definitely low … 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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Crazy busy week, not much time for a real post, so I’ll leave you with 3 quotes that I have taped to my computer monitor to keep me focused.  All of them are related to things that I struggle with … 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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There, I've Said It: I'm Afraid

A wise woman (my awesome trainer Rena) once told me that all human emotions are derived from fear or love.  A wise man once said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.  As I slowly work my … Continue reading

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Tonight I had yet another work-related celebratory event to navigate – and I am proud to say that not only did I manage not to exceed my calorie goal, but today’s overall calorie count was the lowest of the week! … Continue reading

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Wanted: Your Weight Loss Tips – Cookbook Giveaway!

Tiffany at From 12 to 6 is sponsoring an awesome giveaway this month – just post a weight loss tip to her site and she will enter you in a drawing for a great cookbook by Ellie Krieger! You can … Continue reading

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