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Do you require a caffeine fix in the morning?
Thursday, August 25, 2016      5 comments

This reminds me of one of my sisters (except the transformation is not quite this complete ... Read more
Three easy ways to get a brighter outlook
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      7 comments

Number one: count your blessings. The following come to mind immediately - green trees and blooming flowers, a roof over my head, heat when it's cold, food when I'm hungry, eyes to see (and my glasses!), ears to hear (and my aides!), abilit... Read more
My fitness goal...
Monday, August 22, 2016      7 comments

Saw this and knew I just had to share ... Read more
Have you tried a mug recipe?
Sunday, August 21, 2016      7 comments

We're enjoying our first rainy day in a long time. So I decided to make myself a special Sunday morning breakfast. Since I'm trying to use up last season's frozen blueberries, I decided to experiment further with a Blueberry Muffin in a mug. T... Read more
Separating appearance from self-love/like
Friday, August 19, 2016      4 comments

I do not love aspects of myself. That's it - plain and simple. I don't love how I look at this weight. And I never will. The cold, hard truth of the matter is, I probably never will lose enough weight to be in the recommended range. After ... Read more
A wise person once said...
Saturday, August 13, 2016      7 comments

"Forget the failures. Keep the lessons." Dalai Lama This has been a bizarre week of ups and downs in the healthier living segment of my life. It included a fair amount of overeating and some odd food choices and quantities. None of ... Read more
So I'mma do this
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      7 comments

So #1: The scale was not kind this a.m. I had some great days this week and a couple not-so-great. Too much salt yesterday may have pushed up the weigh-in but I also had double helpings of dessert one night so that accounts for no surprise i... Read more
Just for today - let's celebrate!
Friday, July 29, 2016      5 comments

Dear SP Ladies and Gentlemen, Let's put aside political issues and party lines for just a minute. Let's take a moment to think about the seventy year struggle it took for American women to gain the right to vote in 1920. Dates vary for w... Read more
Uncovering a treasure
Sunday, July 24, 2016      6 comments

After thinking about it for a long time, I have started to de-clutter. Last week, I promised myself I would fill a bag with throw-a-ways. So there I was on trash night with a bag in hand. In the bottom of a desk drawer, I unearthed a small 3-... Read more
Adventures of an out of practice cook and a meal planning newbie
Friday, July 22, 2016      6 comments

Living on my own has contributed to some verrrrrrrry bad habits. Fortunately, fast food and take out are not among them. I basically stopped cooking or preparing meals once there was no one else to prep for and eat the results. It's amazing h... Read more
Hiding in plain sight
Thursday, July 21, 2016      8 comments

Been giving some thought to body image, fat-shaming (mainly self-inflicted but also awareness of what society at large puts out there) and photographs (or lack thereof.) Quite a jam packed agenda, eh? I guess what brought this to a head is a ... Read more
"Oops, I did it again..."
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      7 comments

... regained half the pounds I "lost" that is... again. The statistics on regain are high for a reason. It happens to most of us. It's happened to me before - multiple times. This time was going to be different. It really was. I gave mysel... Read more
A bit of this and that
Friday, July 08, 2016      6 comments

It's been a while since I've blogged. Hey, let's face it - I'm not a regular blogger - ever! It's been a busy summer full of some wonderful family time. So I will just ramble on for a short bit... Just returned home from three weeks wi... Read more
Looking at the "buts"
Sunday, June 12, 2016      10 comments

If you follow my tales, then you'll know I'm about to head west (but only about 3 hrs down the highway) to spend quality time with my almost 5 month old great niece. This will be my last stint, for a while at least, as great Nanny. This time I... Read more
Recently read: Dietland
Friday, June 10, 2016      5 comments

Finished reading Dietland by Sarai Walker a couple of days ago and I'm still thinking about it. It begins as the story of a young, obese woman who has lived a life of various diets and enduring the ridicule of the world around her. She takes ... Read more

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