What’s your biggest remaining challenge?

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

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

Weekend experiment working!

Well, my weekend experiment is working fabulously! Just had to post a quick note. I woke up (rather, the kids woke me up). I had already identified specific actions to take: * Finish Uncle Claus’s birthday project * Get car inspected * Run errands: post office, Petco, BJs * Give kids (and me, thanks to […]

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Sat, August 23 2008 » Persistence, Strategy » Comments Off on Weekend experiment working!

A weight loss experiment for the coming weekend

So, in a previous post, I mentioned that weekends were tough for me and I didn’t know why. Most of the typical obvious reasons don’t seem to apply. BUT… In rereading that post, I had a flash of insight. (That’s where flashes of insight actually happen in the brain, in case you wanted to know.) […]

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Wed, August 20 2008 » Strategy, Stress eating » 3 Comments

Unmotivated to confident in 5 minutes

I’m a morning person. Normally. But today is one of those I-stayed-up-all-night-watching-the-Olympics-so-I-want-to-sleep mornings. But my kids did sleep and are now rarin’ to go. So… here we go 😀 I also woke up famished. Hungry and tired is not a good combination for me. I started the day with an egg roll. I am declaring […]

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Sat, August 16 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy » No Comments

Dear (Food) Diary and my amnesia problem

Sanjay Gupta (CNN) knows he had seven peanut M&Ms on July 22nd. Like me, he suffers from food amnesia if he doesn’t write down what he eats. (Remind me sometime to tell you about the study I signed up for in college that was designed to test a new type of anesthetic designed to cause […]

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Tue, August 12 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy » No Comments