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Denise Elliott
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What if I gave myself permission to be OK just as I am, 22 pounds overweight and all?
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Setting goals: Where do I want to be?
I have had a lot of success in creating healthy habits in the past by setting SMART goals. For those not familiar with this concept, SMART stands for: S pecific - simply and clearly spell out what you'll do M easurable - make it something that can be tangib...
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Depression and Weight Loss: Is it hopeless?
For anyone who is here for the first time, today I'm writing about my struggles with mental illness, so if reading about that topic will cause you distress, you may want to come back tomorrow when I'll go back to my normal content. Welcome to Mental Health ...
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Crazy Awesome: the inaugural Mental Health Monday linkup
For those who have been following along here from the beginning - or at least for a few years - none of the following will come as a great shock. For anyone who is here for the first time, today I'm writing about my struggles with mental illness, so if read...
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Day 1 of my no flour commitment is in the books
Today was a vacation day for me and, with TCB off at work, I was pretty much left to my own devices, which made it much easier for me to focus on making healthy choices. Progress report on the items I committed to in yesterday's post: Today I ate no flour; ...
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Setbacks and lessons
You might have noticed that I haven't written in about a week. I have a pattern with this blogging thing, though, don't I? When I'm doing well, feeling strong, I write When I forget how important eating properly is for my long-term health, I disappear Somet...
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Mental Health Monday: What if?
Welcome to another installment of Mental Health Monday!  This regular series of articles from writers across the blogosphere was born out of a session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from  Fitbloggin’ 15  facilitated by Liz and Stephanie .  Every ...
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Mental Health Monday: Make up your mind, for goodness' sake!
Welcome to another installment of  Mental Health Monday!  This regular series of articles from writers across the blogosphere was born out of a session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from  Fitbloggin’ 15 .  Every 1st and 3rd Monday there will be ...
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One week down: What now?
So it's been seven days now and I'm happy to report that I've done really well with my commitments this week: Zero flour, Nothing with more than 19 grams of sugar, Three days of drinking 64 ounces of water, at least 48 ounces on the other four days, Ten min...
So it's been seven days now and I'm happy to report that I've done really well with my commitments this week: Zero flour, Nothing with more than 19 grams of sugar, Three days of drinking 64 ounces of water, at least 48 ounce...
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Day 6: Steady as she goes
As I sit here now, I'm nearly through six days of my "no flour, less than 20 grams of sugar, meditate 10 minutes every day" commitment , and I am doing pretty well. No flour since Monday, not even a little bit. I really wanted a bagel yesterday when we went...
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Knowing and doing are two different things
We've already established that I know how to live as a happy, healthy person who maintains her weight. I lost the weight and maintained within 10 pounds of my lowest weight for 8-9 months, so I know what needs to be done. Right now, however, and for the las...
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Learning patience
I have been in pain for quite a while. The pain started in earnest when I began to increase my running mileage during my 20 weeks of training for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon ; anything over four miles left me sore for several days. The pain starts in my lo...
I have been in pain for quite a while. The pain started in earnest when I began to increase my running mileage during my 20 weeks of training for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon; anything over four miles left me sore for several days. The pain starts in my lower back, extends through my left ...
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Lean/Agile project management
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  • Intuit Inc.
    Project Manager, 1991 - present
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True stories about life after losing almost 100 pounds.
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The primary topic for my writing is my day-to-day life. I talk about my struggle to manage depression, type 2 diabetes, and the need to recommit every morning to eating well and exercising to maintain a happier, healthier me.

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