“Continually push yourself harder. Never accept yourself as you are. You are always a work in progress. No excuses.” I often feel the need to counter ubiquitous messages like these in my writing. We are enough, as we are today. We do not need to change ourselves for anyone else. I do not need to… Continue reading Self-Acceptance & Improvement
Here are some ideas for simple actions a person can take to live a healthier life. When we choose to focus on our actions and habits instead of focusing on a fickle and unpredictable outcome, such as losing weight, we take back our power over our lives. Don’t be at the mercy of the scale. … Continue reading Need a 2013 Goal? Forget “Lose Weight” – Actions Anyone Can Take for a Healthier Life
There is a Facebook page called “Curvy Girls are Better than Skinny Girls”. Several of my friends and acquaintances “like” this page. Even though I consider myself “curvy” I do not like the page. Here’s why. I know people think they are just celebrating themselves when they follow this page, but celebrating yourself does not… Continue reading Curvy Girls are NOT Better than Skinny Girls
Sound familiar? This is one of those lines of thought that I think so many people have when trying to lose weight or change eating and exercise habits. No matter what I do, it’s never good enough. The first question to ask yourself is “Good enough for whom?” Who are you trying to please? Who… Continue reading No Matter What I Do It Will Never Be Good Enough So I May as Well Give Up.
I realized that bits and pieces of my story are all over the place, on this blog, on my facebook page, on fatsecret, in my head… but I’ve never written a summary of the whole story. So I’m going to do that now, up to today including how I lost the weight and how I… Continue reading My Lifestyle Change, Losing 120 lb and Keeping it Off
I’m always writing about how you don’t have to be perfect and just do a little better every day. Don’t dwell on your mistakes, just rectify them and move on. This post is about knowing when it is okay to compromise and listening to yourself rather than worrying what other people will think. I would… Continue reading Don’t Fear Compromise
I was just looking at my weight history and I realized that I have maintained my weight under 170 lb for exactly one year. That’s one whole year without a significant re-gain. I dipped down to 161 at one point and bounced back up to 174 at another, but for the most part, I have… Continue reading When is Enough Enough?