Just Another Blog Post: Archive from July 12, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Alright everyone, I've put this off long enough. It's time for another blog post. I've got my Josh Garrels playing in the background, my coffee is hot, and my water bottle is full. Confession time. Since my last post, I've GAINED 15 lbs. 15. That's quite a lot in only 3 months time. I've tossed … Continue reading Just Another Blog Post: Archive from July 12, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

I Just Don’t Want To: Archive from May 8, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

There comes a point when you're just happy with yourself because you're a "good person." I don't know what else to do or think about to make me motivated to lose all this weight. I started out really goal-centered, really positive, really motivated. I made lists and goals and plans and rewards and here it … Continue reading I Just Don’t Want To: Archive from May 8, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Rewards – Changes: Archive from March 8, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

So rewards update. Not that y'all particularly *need* to know every detail of my weight loss plan, but it helps me to write it all out. Because food is neither good nor bad (see previous post), it isn't helpful to use food as a reward for weight-loss. So I'm revamping my rewards system a bit.  … Continue reading Rewards – Changes: Archive from March 8, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Micro-Changes and Comfort Food: Archive from March 7, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Okay, so in short, after talking with my therapist today and my life coach yesterday, micro changes are back on. (Yes, already.) But with a couple changes. I'm still keeping 4 of my original 6: 1) Set my alarm for 6:30. Changing to 6:15. 2) Drink a glass of water for every cup of coffee. Changing … Continue reading Micro-Changes and Comfort Food: Archive from March 7, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Motivation – What’s That?: Archive from March 6, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

So, not only have I barely done *any* of my micro-challenges this past month, I've also GAINED 8 lbs. In a month. (She says while she eats a handful of chocolate covered cranberries.) I would love to say, "You know what, I've given up. I'm just going to be fat forever and I'm going to … Continue reading Motivation – What’s That?: Archive from March 6, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

The Micro-Changes that Didn’t: Archive from January 30, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

So I'm not sure where I went wrong. My first three weeks of micro-changes went fairly well. New habits established. Healthy attitudes. Consistent positivity. Then Week 4 hit, with new challenges. I really didn't change all that much. 10 jumping jacks to 15. Set my alarm for 15 minutes earlier and change the snooze amount. … Continue reading The Micro-Changes that Didn’t: Archive from January 30, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Micro-Changes: Archive from January 23, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

So my first experiment with micro-changes went... okay. 1) Set my alarm. This one was the easiest as I could just set the alarm on my phone and schedule it to repeat every day. Sometimes I got up right away, sometimes I snoozed several times, sometimes I ignored it altogether. This micro-change was almost too micro … Continue reading Micro-Changes: Archive from January 23, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

21-Day Challenge: Archive from January 12, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Hi all! I'm not good at blogging so you probably won't see me on here that much, but day 6 of the 21-day challenge is to update my profile and post a blog post, so here I am! I think the first thing I'll write about is my micro-goals because I'm the most passionate about … Continue reading 21-Day Challenge: Archive from January 12, 2017: Cross-Posted from SparkPeople.com

Thanks for Joining Me

Thanks for joining me on this journey of weight loss, self-care, health, and emotional wellness.  My first several posts are going to be cross-linked from my original blog forum on SparkPeople.com.  While a great community, I realized I wanted to branch out into something more.  Something where anyone can read and comment without having to … Continue reading Thanks for Joining Me