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Dealing with stress constructively

I had a moment of clarity last year in which I realized that, until I learned to deal with stress better, I would never stop overeating to deal with stress. Sounds obvious, right? So I have experimented and found several things that work for me, not necessarily in this order or in every circumstance: Support […]

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Thu, November 13 2008 » Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 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

Exercising on an airplane

I’m on one. To China. Right now. I found more articles on how to exercise on planes than I expected. I started searching because I don’t want to break my exercise streak for the latest Elastic Waist fitness challenge. Because I’m just like that. (OK, my bronchitis broke my streak on Friday, but I’m back!) […]

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Mon, October 20 2008 » Strategy » 3 Comments

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

Rough day, some highs, some lows. Ideas?

Well, I was ready to write yesterday off, but I pulled it together and turned it around. Learned a few things about myself. Still puzzled by a pattern of mine. Feel free to pitch in with suggestions The past week or week and a half have been truly stressful on many many levels. I turned […]

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Wed, October 15 2008 » Persistence, Strategy, Stress eating » 10 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

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

Ah, yes, this was my “planning to diet” for far too long…

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Tue, October 7 2008 » Humor, Strategy » 3 Comments

Part 2, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Hi, all! I wanted to continue to my second posts (see first here) about the Influencer by Patterson, et al. But first, let me say, I really reflected on the last post. And, I feel really emotional about saying I believe, probably for the first time in my life, that I can do this. (Or […]

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Mon, October 6 2008 » Humor, Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Useful tools » 11 Comments

Influencer: The Power to Change Anything (even weight loss)

At my company, each quarter, the managers and executives read and discuss a book that’s particularly relevant to our goals, our values, and our mission. This quarter, we read Influencer by Patterson, et al. The book looks at how people successfully change behavior — basically “what it takes to change anything.” Interestingly, it wasn’t just […]

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Fri, October 3 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy, Useful tools » 15 Comments