What’s your biggest remaining challenge?

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

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

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

My reactions to PastaQueen’s book Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

As I mentioned the other day, I was up all night reading PastaQueen‘s book Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir. Thanks, PQ. 😐 (I almost blogged right then, but my husband opened one eye, saw that it was 4 or 5am, raised one eyebrow to say “are you kidding me!?” I avoided marital conflict and went back […]

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Tue, September 9 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Self image » 3 Comments