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Entries Tagged as 'weight loss'

Back Up Five Steps

December 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: sturm and drang · weight loss

Six Days Without Sugar

February 14th, 2010 · 25 Comments

We–my husband and I–are at the end of Day Six of a 60-day trial of being sugar-free.  For the past six days, we haven’t had any cane sugar (table or unprocessed), honey, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or artificial sweeteners.  When we set up the rules, we allowed ourselves one agave-sweetened treat per week, and […]

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Tags: dessert · non-scale victories · weight loss

Support for the Year of Self-Care: Pause, Ask, Listen, & Respond

February 27th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I think many of us spend so much of our lives with family members, role models, religious leaders and texts, self-help books, magazine articles, and other facets of society telling us to be ruled by self-control, via willpower, that it quickly becomes ingrained in us that immense willpower is essential for running the more difficult […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · New Year's resolution · sturm and drang · weight loss

The Year of Self-Care: Offer Yourself Empathy

February 18th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Offer yourself empathy. This is a very important step in self-care.  I started to say it’s one of the top three lessons I’ve learned in the past couple of years of self-care. Really, it’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my whole life. Before the start of 2006, before I began offering […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · weight loss

The Year of Self-Care: Commit to Weekly Grocery Planning

January 14th, 2009 · 26 Comments

Perhaps you are a lucky soul who lives in a time and place where, during your day, each day, you get to take a lovely stroll through stalls or shops selling fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, cheeses, meats, etc.  You carefully inspect each in-season fruit or vegetable to pick out the highest-quality combination of tastes and […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · meal planning · New Year's resolution · weight loss

Support for the Year of Self-Care: Embracing Gradual Change

January 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

We’re one week into 2008, and one week into the Year of Self-Care!  How are you feeling? Are you pumped about this year being one where you will grow in your ability to feel more soothed, more fulfilled, and healthier? I know I am. I’ve struggled lately, emotionally.  About half the time, I feel fine.  […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · New Year's resolution · weight loss

The Year of Self-Care: Embrace Gradual Change

December 31st, 2008 · 22 Comments

We want change to happen instantly.  We want fast results.  We want to dive head-long into something and discover success within days, or even moments.  We think that instant success will feed us for the long haul—keep us going until we are truly great at something, or until we’ve accomplished what we’re trying to do. […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · New Year's resolution · non-scale victories · weight loss