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The Little Touches

I saw this quote and it made me realize that it doesn’t take a HUGE effort to get healthy and stay there. It reads: It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master’s fame. Orison Swett Marden It doesn’t take grueling workouts or starvation to get to a [...]

Don’t Break The Chain 2015

If you are keeping track of your exercise, abstinence or any other good habit, you might like this Don’t Break The Chain calendar the Karen Kavett made. If you keep track of things in an 8.5? X 5.5? planner, like I do, then here is one that will print up on Letter Size paper and [...]

Twelve Tips To Shed Pounds: Not What I Needed…

I saw this poster on Symphony of Awesomeness. It’s from an article on PostiveMed and it reminded me of how it felt to be so desperate. Here are the 12 Tips: Water: Drink lots of it. Before meals and between meals. Dehydration often masks itself as hunger. Eat Your Calories: Don’t drink them, except for [...]

Find Your Greatness

I saw this motivational poster on LiveToTheBeat and it made me say, “YES!” It reads: Find your greatness. I don’t want to see some genetically blessed person in my motivational posters. I wanna see THIS guy! This guy is inspiring! He’s sweating! He’s working hard! The next time I think about blowing off my incredibly [...]


Over the last year, I have lost 59.8 pounds by keeping my bingeing at bay and walking a slow twenty minutes a day. But, I’m getting weak… I talked about this a little over a month ago here: Starling Fitness – Better to Look Weak And Be Strong So, I added some weight training every [...]

Please Do Not Mention Specific Foods

In the Overeater’s Anonymous group that I attend, we have a sentence in the meeting format that says, “Please do not mention specific foods in this meeting. If you are having trouble with specific foods, please discuss them with your sponsor.” I have heard this phrase in many meetings, so it’s not that unique, but [...]

And You Will Be Brilliant!

Sometimes I need a little boost and this animated GIF really made my day: It reads: And you will be brilliant! I don’t know why having Doctor Who telling me that I’ll be brilliant if I just keep working is so motivating to me, but it is. This is one picture from a series encouraging [...]


Sophrosyne: It’s a word I’ve never heard of before. In fact, it’s a word that my spell-check has never heard of before. It was never taught me in school or religious classes, despite being the one thing that would have helped me most in life. The definition of Sophrosyne is: A healthy state of mind, [...]

There Is No Diet

I saw this motivational poster on thefitnesselements and I didn’t know what to think about it. It reads: There is no diet that will do what healthy eating does. This seemed like arguing semantics to me. ANY plan of eating you choose could be considered your diet. Any plan of healthy eating is, in fact, [...]

Become A Priority in Your Life

I saw this motivational poster on Positive Life Tips and it reminded me of the difference of my life before and now my life after. It reads: Become a priority in your life. This means a lot of things that I didn’t know it would mean. Setting appointments for things like meditation and exercise that [...]

Every Inch of You Is Perfect from the Bottom to the Top

I don’t know how this song flew under my radar for so long, but now that I’ve found it, I’m all about that bass! I had heard the song a couple of months ago and I thought I liked it. Yeah, love for all body images (except the skinny bitches line)! It’s great! Embrace your [...]

American Medical Review Profile of Overeaters Anonymous

This video is a profile of Overeater’s Anonymous by American Medical Review in 2010. It is a good introduction into the program. Fast forward to the 1:10 minute mark to skip past the cheesy graphics and announcer. This video isn’t a replacement for attending meetings. It’s just an introduction. Nothing can replace the fellowship of [...]

Overeaters Anonymous Public Service Announcement

I just saw this little public Service Announcement for Overeater’s Anonymous. It’s a really good depiction of what it felt like to be powerless over food. It wasn’t dramatic, it just was THERE ALL THE TIME. I NEEDED to be eating everywhere: at work, at home, at the park, in the car, EVERYWHERE. Overeater’s Anonymous [...]

Gentleness and Time

I saw this quote today and it shocked me at how BAD I am at this: It reads: When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis de Sales Whenever things have gotten harder in my weight loss journey, I have attacked things [...]

Everybody Here Is A Friend of Mine

Usually when I have a migraine, I hide in a dark room, hoping to sleep it off, but last month, we were traveling to see family and I couldn’t hide. I took my two naproxen sodium pills and the pain lulled to a dull thud. Mike was going to drive and we stopped to get [...]

Contraints of the Space-Time Continuum

Just yesterday, I was talking about how I need to live in The Here and Now. Then this gorgeous quote from Hank Green shows up in my feed. It reads: I live in the present due to the constraints of the Space-Time Continuum. It’s true. We MUST live in the present. We can’t do anything [...]

The Here and Now

I saw this quote today and it helped me be happier with living in the now. It reads: The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need. Ann Richards I have a hard time living in the now. I am always thinking about the future or [...]

Fail Thrice

I saw this quote and it made me feel better about my weight loss failures. It reads: Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice. Minna Thomas Antrim I’ve been really beating myself up lately about the fact that it took me TEN years to get my butt to [...]

Nothing Is Easy to the Unwilling

I found a quote yesterday that explained the last decade of suffering to me quite nicely. It reads: Nothing is easy to the unwilling. Nikki Giovanni I thought I was willing. I wrote down EVERY bite of food that went into my mouth, all 7000 calories each day. I went to Weight Watchers EVERY week, [...]

Somebody There, Standing in the Gap

I saw this quote yesterday and it told me EXACTLY what I needed to hear. It reads: Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us. Oprah Winfrey Weight loss and conquering overeating is impossible to do alone. I keep letting my [...]

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