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Foodio54 and the five worst drinks in America plus a little rambling

First of all, let me laugh at the blog name Foodio54. Clever. I have some really great old music running through my head now. Perhaps I date myself. (OK, in the 70s I was like, ten, but still!) Now, down to business. Mark Salinas stumbled my second Influencer post (thanks, Mark!). When I checked out […]

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Wed, October 8 2008 » Everything else, Motivation, Stress eating, Support » 7 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

Crappy day thus far. Not going to let it get to me.

It’s 10am and I had a rough morning. The whole family was crabby and difficult today. Impatience and miscommunication were rampant. And I didn’t handle it well. This was not one of my stellar Perfect Wife and Mother Moments. I’m now home alone starting my work day, feeling kinda crappy. So, how am I going […]

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Wed, October 1 2008 » Persistence, Stress eating » 4 Comments

Tired. Out of sorts. Blah. Want to eat. Want to weigh. Want to sleep.

I don’t know what’s going on (other than it’s not PMS). I’m tired. Out of sorts. Blah. I want to eat. I crave chocolate. I want to weigh myself every hour. I want to sleep. I want a responsibility-free day. But that’s not going to happen. So I’m just going to put one foot in […]

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Wed, September 24 2008 » Cravings, Motivation, Persistence, Stress eating » 11 Comments

Such a Pretty Fat or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

I don’t know, but some days, pie still seems like a pretty good answer. I found Jen Lancaster’s book Such a Pretty Fat (and her blog) via Elastic Waist. Her blog gave me a some good chuckles, so I decided to give it a read to take a break from all the Very Serious Stuff […]

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Sun, September 21 2008 » Everything else, Humor, Stress eating » 4 Comments

Weight loss and Second Life; My exceptionally cranky day

First, no one would have known today was a cranky day. I don’t tend to stomp around and be an obvious crank. But I really was colossally cranky. Wow. I was resentful that circumstances prevented my completing my 2.5mi weekend swim yesterday (I finished it this afternoon). I was cranky about just everything! It just […]

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Mon, September 15 2008 » Self image, Stress eating » 9 Comments

Gimme a can of that Rationalization-Be-Gone!

There I was, face-first into a batch of blueberry blintzes this morning, rationalizing that I was really making them for my dear husband (being the kind caring selfless wife that I am, you know) and well, they were fairly low cal (90) and low fat (11%) and, of course, I deserved them having had a […]

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Tue, September 2 2008 » Persistence, Strategy, Stress eating » 5 Comments

Smiling Now Primarily Used To Communicate Anger

Very funny article on the Onion: Smiling Now Primarily Used To Communicate Anger Hmm. I do smile a lot… 😀 *********** OK, I was going to leave this post at that — a light little funny link for a Friday. But, after pondering it in the shower, I need to add more. There’s a serious […]

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Fri, August 29 2008 » Humor, Stress eating » 1 Comment

Yeah, remember that whole not stress eating thing?

Well, apparently no sleep and a big argument over something stupid and several little annoying life things don’t “work” for me. Calgon, take me away! If only I had gotten some Calgon. Instead I went to Wendy’s. Ugh. Writing it down. Back to water. Right back on track instead of free-for-all-for-rest-of-day.

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Fri, August 22 2008 » Persistence, Stress eating » 1 Comment

I don’t want to stress eat. This is new.

I came home. My darling husband had fed and bathed the kids and gotten them in their ‘jamas. Ah. A relaxing night. But then… One kid dropped a full water pitcher on the floor and it broke. While I was on the phone. Another knocked over a glass of water on the table. Then the […]

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Thu, August 21 2008 » Stress eating » Comments Off on I don’t want to stress eat. This is new.