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Happy 4th
Saturday, July 04, 2015      1 comments

We spent the day shopping and cleaning - the son has invited half a dozen college mates for the weekend. We don't have a big house, so having so many sleep over means moving furniture and clearing the clutter. The best thing about this hol... Read more
The worst place to behave
Friday, July 03, 2015      3 comments

I took the day off yesterday to take our younger kid and her friend to an amusement park. 1.5 hour drive each way, and 11.5 hours in the park, acting as sherpa part of the time and being mercifully ditched so I could sit quietly with some work ... Read more
Return of an old adversary
Thursday, July 02, 2015      6 comments

Warning: a little bit of self-indulgent TMI approaching. A little paunch is slowly reforming. I used to have a more substantial one, which I tried to rein with industrial-strength jeans that in turn created very uncomfortable muffin tops.... Read more
Food as a spectator sport
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      4 comments

Today we had a work lunch. We went to a buffet where we load up raw food in a bowl and choose sauces, and the restaurant "cooks" grill our concoction. I put together a bowl of shrimp, scallops, fresh veggies, and a bit of beef, and instead of ... Read more
Nowhere to hide
Tuesday, June 30, 2015      4 comments

During his first year at college, the son borrowed a dorm-mate's fancy camera and took over a thousand pictures, and decided he wanted a nice camera himself. So this thrifty son, who has been socking away his summer earnings every year, decided... Read more
Clean slate
Monday, June 29, 2015      1 comments

We were house-bound this weekend due to more torrential rain on Saturday - but now we have a sump pump so hopefully no more bailing with buckets - which meant a little more work to resist temptation. Idle hands .... So I'm glad it's a new ... Read more
Stuck in reverse
Sunday, June 28, 2015      1 comments

I have gained 4 lbs in the last month. After months of losing, and a month of maintenance, I have been moving backwards. So ... not panicking *yet*, but it's clear this ramping up to full carbs is not going well. What I think I have lear... Read more
Another chance
Saturday, June 27, 2015      3 comments

It seems every night, I tell myself: tomorrow's another day, another chance. I don't know whether it's the continued craziness at work or this normal-carb maintenance after months of low-carbing it, but I am having a lot of trouble being disci... Read more
Pizza nirvana
Friday, June 26, 2015      3 comments

What a dangerously delicious, or deliciously dangerous, evening. We had a late day at work, so I suggested picking up pizza for dinner. We do this about once or twice a year, so it's a very rare treat. I got a pepperoni for the kids, who of c... Read more
Womanning up
Thursday, June 25, 2015      3 comments

I bought a dress last weekend when outlet shopping with the kid. It was on sale and cost only $25. It's a simple cotton tank dress with a knot at the bodice. Nothing special about it, other than it's the first dress I've bought in over a doze... Read more
Sweet and salty
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

Today I ate a little less than yesterday, and just barely in the higher limit of my target range - so a bit of progress. It seems cruel, but I think increasing my fruit intake is stimulating my appetite. My dietician warned me that this might... Read more
Mea culpa
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      4 comments

I admit, this nighttime snacking thing has me beat. I can't kick it - or at least, I don't have it in me to resist every night. So I've decided I might as well build the snacking into my planning. I'll carve out a calorie allotment and try to... Read more
Monday, June 22, 2015      2 comments

So I am up two pounds from my low, and I'm grateful/amazed it's only two considering what I've been throwing into my body. I am making myself enter everything into the tracker so that I have to face up to what I'm doing. I'm moving a little cl... Read more
No rest for the wicked
Sunday, June 21, 2015      3 comments

This is the first weekend with no homework or soccer games, that I am in town and can really devote to chilling with the kids. Today I took our daughter to an outlet mall as a long-promised reward. We don't shop much, so by the end of our thre... Read more
In need of patience
Saturday, June 20, 2015      2 comments

"I can resist everything except temptation." Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite writers. He's better known for wit than wisdom, but I think there's some truth in his provocations. I am not good at this maintenance thing. Although I am all... Read more

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