The Inner Saboteur

Each week we have a different area to explore in our Keto Group. This week we are supposed to be aware of 'daily self-talk', you know that little voice that we hear in our heads? I like to call mine my 'Inner Saboteur'. Let's call her 'Miss S' so that I do not have to …

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Scar Tissue

I heard someone refer to the damage from their childhood as having 'scar tissue'. That really resonated with me, and not just because I keloid. I thought of the tough exteriors that we create to protect us from harm. People who pretend to be hard but are a gooey mess inside. Many overweight people overeat …

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Like A Man

I’ve spoken about my issues with control and related to control is anxiety and an inability to relax. As part of my coaching sessions I was asked to read up on the various meditation techniques and to try some of them out the following week. Last Sunday I tried Mindfulness Meditation, which is the practice …

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Monday Blues

Monday's are never great days as we have just had a weekend to relax and then we are snapped back to the realities of life. Monday now holds even more dread as it is also our weigh in day with my keto group. Last week I gained weight. Considering the feasting we did on the …

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The Inner Voice

I have had a great week. Work is still hectic as we ramp up on the design and documentation of multiple new interfaces but I am feeling in control and not over-whelmed. We are starting with our design workshops which last most of the day with the system integrator. On Friday our internet crashed at …

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Soul Food

The last month has been the longest in years that I have gone without writing. I use writing as a way to process my thoughts and feelings and to put things in perspective, or just as a way to diarise my life. I enjoy it when my old blogs pop up as Facebook memories and …

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Double the Trouble

This week flew by. The slow downhill ride from December to mid-January rolls past at triple time it seems. Our trip to the US seemed so far ahead when we booked it but it is so close now. We received a confirmation email about our flight this week which reassures me. My Mom has already …

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Tricked

So far we have not had any news on our flights being cancelled and we have progressed our planning as if there has been no Omicron drama bubbling up. Norm has booked a shuttle to take us from Atlanta to Chattanooga. He has also booked our flu shot for next week so that we reduce …

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Powerless

It feels like months since I have written because I usually write a bit every evening after work and then just have to edit and tidy up my post on Saturday, but this week I have worked late every night as I had a deliverable due for close of business on Friday. I was just …

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Memories and Triggers

I have mentioned before how we have so many challenges to deal with in South Africa that people in other 'First World' countries seldom experience. My village of Hout Bay was without water for over 4 days. Some areas were without water for about a week. Our house must be on a different reservoir or …

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