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Still a little crazy, but apparently that’s good for losing weight

My week’s been crazy, not me — well, no more than usual. 😉 However, I continue to lose weight, so apparently this is good for keeping me busy. I really haven’t been thinking much about food. (There’s a lot more time to do stuff, by the way, when one isn’t thinking about food all day. […]

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Wed, November 19 2008 » Motivation, Progress, Self image » 6 Comments

It occurs to me, that I am a different person now

You know, I was just in the kitchen, washing dishes before heading to bed (can’t stand waking up to dried up dirty dishes) and I realized — I am a different person. I have made permanent healthy changes. I’m not perfect, but I do pretty well. And I will lose this weight, in time. And […]

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Sun, November 16 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Self image » 4 Comments

Fighting inertia! (plus update)

OK, in typical me fashion, I made it through the tough part (the travel) pretty well and now I just want to kick back. Ugh. I don’t so much want to eat, but I do want to sleep and I have no energy to exercise. I want a miracle to occur. I know I’m still […]

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Tue, November 4 2008 » Motivation, Persistence » 3 Comments

Another great Influencer quote on recovering from failure

Here’s my favorite quote from one of the Influencer blog posts on how to recover from failure by Maxfield: Did you know that successful people fail more often than losers do? It makes sense, right? They try more things, riskier things, and set their goals higher. So they fail more often, but they also succeed […]

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Tue, October 21 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy » 1 Comment

Great Karno quote on motivation

When it comes to motivation, I say get it wherever you can. Dean Karnazes in 50/50

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Sun, October 19 2008 » Motivation » 1 Comment

Part 4, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Finally! The final post in my Influencer series. What a great book. If you haven’t read the first three posts, here they are: One: What to change and how to want to change Two: Personal strategies to change Three: Social strategies to change Tonight is the fourth and last post, focusing on structural (organizational) strategies […]

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Thu, October 16 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 6 Comments

50/50 by Karnazes and what really motivates me (hint: not just losing weight)

I know I still owe you the final Influencer post, but I had to interject this one! So, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that I’ve made a big personal breakthrough: Exercising to lose weight sometime in the future? Yawn. That’ll last a few days. However, having a goal like riding my bike to […]

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Mon, October 13 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy » 11 Comments

Two great posts I found: motivation and lentil love

LifeRemix is a great private collection of blogs. I found these two gems there tonight while riding my @#$^^&*&#$%@% exercise bike at 11:10pm to meet my @#$@#^%@^@#% daily exercise commitment. (But I did feel great when I was done.) Lentil Love: How to Sex Up a Simple Staple and Save from WiseBread — Good for […]

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Sun, October 12 2008 » Motivation, Recipes » Comments Off on Two great posts I found: motivation and lentil love

Down 3.3 more pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition

Well, down 3.3 more pounds for a total of 12.7 in three weeks! -12.7 since starting Biggest Loser Blog Edition -19.5 since starting blog -36.5 from highest weight I don’t feel deprived, I am enjoying (l.o.v.i.n.g.) the exercise I’m doing, and am so motivated. This week was an extremely difficult week for a number of […]

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Sat, October 11 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Stress eating » 6 Comments

Part 3, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Hi, all! I wanted to get back to business and continue to my third post (see first here and second here) about the Influencer by Patterson, et al. So far, we talked about figuring out what to change, getting yourself to buy in to the change (for real), and the ways to actually make the […]

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Thu, October 9 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy, Support » 3 Comments