Category Archives: Willpower

Deep Cleansing Breath

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I managed to hurt my finger again.  More gravy!  I was testing the gravy at home to see if it was warm enough, and without thinking I dipped my not-completely-healed finger into a small amount on a spoon.  It was so hot it burned my fingertip.  It’s feeling much better today but is still red.

None of my clothes fit me anymore.  Well, they do, but they are uncomfortable and my choices are limited.  I got on the scale today and it read 242.4, so that explains it.

I’m a mere .6 away from my heaviest weight of this year, which is where I was when I started SparkPeople in January.  All that work down the drain.

I know why I gained.  I’ve been depressed and not really caring about my weight.  I’d been lazy, and eating everything in sight.  Being healthy is hard work and I am LAZY.

I realize that I need to treat myself better.  I started working out with a friend in the evening (we’re doing various DVDs in her humongous living room after work).  I’m not crazy about it, but it’s not the company, it’s just my natural inclination to want to go home and lounge around eating peanut butter.

I signed back in to SparkPeople today, and I’ve been logging my food.  Mostly fruits and veggies, but then again it’s only 10:30 in the morning.

I can do this, because I’ve done it before.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the holidays, because they are each only one day per month.  I need to take better care of myself.  I want to fit back into my clothes!

  1. Logging every bite.
  2. No candy.  Who needs it?
  3. Exercising at least 10 minutes per day.
  4. Speak kindly to myself.

Friday’s Moment: Persistence

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

~ Calvin Coolidge

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The Work Monster

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I work for an insurance agency.  Aside from the sedentary work type, you wouldn’t think that this is a place where you would get fat.  You’d be wrong.

Two cubicles down from me is the “candy cube” or the cubicle where one worker keeps a basket full of fun size candy bars and other treats.  Take as many as you want and leave some money in the jar, she is only too happy to buy more.  She also has a large jar on her desk where she keeps “seasonal” candies.  Currently: jelly beans, and lots of them.

I avoid this cubicle like the plague.

We have several companies that wish to woo us – shutter installation companies, catastrophe damage remediation companies.  They shower us with baked goods: muffins, donuts, even boxes and boxes of chocolates.

Today, a local restaurant that wants our business (and that we use to cater lunches on occasion) just dropped off a big tray of sandwiches, including my most favorite chicken salad on a croissant. 

It’s like the whole world wants us to continue to be chunky!  I will NOT give in.

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