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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

Morale-o-Meter results thus far and my day

I don’t think I’m going to keep Morale-O-Meter up — because there are only so many places I can maintain info and still have a life — but it’s interesting. I think I will keep this type of info up informally in my planner. I felt great today. Got a lot done. Didn’t start my […]

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Sat, August 30 2008 » Persistence, Useful tools » Comments Off on Morale-o-Meter results thus far and my day

My 2008 and 2009 fitness goals

As a start: Develop a training plan that will get me ready for all three legs of a sprint-distance triathlon. Do a 5k run/walk (I’ll be walking). Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in Raleigh, NC is on Dec 6, 2008. And I get to wear bells (though after 5k of bells jingling, that might be […]

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Sat, August 30 2008 » Strategy » 2 Comments

Action plan: focus on triathlon, not weight

OK, I’m much more relaxed since refocusing on a goal other than weight loss. Remind of this. Often. I get REALLY freaked out about the number on the scale, but I’m great with non-scale victories when weight loss just happens as a side effect. My action plan for today was to post my goals here, […]

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Sat, August 30 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 1 Comment

Useful links about establishing good habits

I have good habits and I have bad habits. And changing the bad habits to good ones is hard! Or perhaps I’ve made it harder than it has to be. I found a number of good links today about habits and routines, most from Zen Habits: 7 Little Habits That Can Change Your Life, and […]

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Fri, August 29 2008 » Persistence, Strategy » Comments Off on Useful links about establishing good habits

How to stay focused on the important stuff

Find the big things not getting done because you are caught up in daily trivia? Ask this simple question: Will it matter in five years?

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Thu, August 28 2008 » Motivation, Useful tools » 1 Comment

Want To Improve Your Life? Tell A Whopper! | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want To Improve Your Life? Tell A Whopper! | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement Interesting article: What’s even stranger is that, upon follow up, researchers found that students who had exaggerated their grades later improved those grades – often by exactly the amount they had exaggerated them in the study. So what’s going on? […]

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Wed, August 27 2008 » Motivation » Comments Off on Want To Improve Your Life? Tell A Whopper! | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Don’t laugh, but I’m going to do a triathlon

I have blogged about how I love watching marathons (and triathlons). The women and men who compete are so focused and determined. Positively inspiring. Then, recently, I read a post about a woman of size who completed a triathlon. And my dream began! (Oh, that I would have kept that post in my favorites. Sigh. […]

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Wed, August 27 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 6 Comments