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And not a bite to spare
Sunday, July 19, 2015      3 comments

The tally of fish caught is now 19 total, with my hub slightly ahead of his brother and the kids right in the mix. This is the best kind of fishing - lots of variety being caught, but all too small for anyone to ask me to clean and coOk! ... Read more
Gone fishing
Saturday, July 18, 2015      2 comments

This weekend we are at the lake with my in-laws. We rented a modest house for two nights - it is clean but a little too small so our kids have to sleep on the sofa and lounge chair. Not that it matters because they *love* sleeping in living ro... Read more
My kids are turning into my mother
Friday, July 17, 2015      6 comments

For many years, as I was gaining weight, whenever I visited my mother, she would nag me to stop eating so I wouldn't get any fatter. She was irritating as heck and would put me in a foul mood, because a) I didn't want to admit I was gaining wei... Read more
If I were a tall man
Thursday, July 16, 2015      2 comments

When I was growing up, I often wished I were a tall, white, blond man. Not because I had a gender identification issue, but because I had read that they had all the advantages in life and highest likelihood of career success. And then I eventu... Read more
It's not all or nothing
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      4 comments

I've noticed that lately I have a couple of bad days each week, where my brain decides it's all or nothing. Meaning once I consume past my target range, it turns into a no holds barred frenzy. Or it feels like it - I end up a few hundred calor... Read more
Words of wisdom
Tuesday, July 14, 2015      2 comments

PJDANIELS left a very helpful suggestion a few days ago - that I should throw away leftover junk food that the kids don't eat. So that may be perfect common sense and logical, but it goes against my entire upbringing. Not only was I taught to ... Read more
I am not an expert
Monday, July 13, 2015      5 comments

Tonight I was at another work dinner, and I was asked by a colleague's wife how I had lost weight, and could I help her daughter lose weight. I told her that what I did was under supervision by my doctor and a licensed dietician and monitored b... Read more
Blaming my better half
Sunday, July 12, 2015      5 comments

I blogged yesterday that my sister-in-law told me that the hub's parents had "warned" her about my weight loss, and I attributed the odd use of "warned" to imprecise translation and slightly off choice of word. This morning and last night, ... Read more
Danger, Will Robinson!
Saturday, July 11, 2015      7 comments

My in-laws are here, and now the occupancy of our house has doubled. The two pounds of strawberries I bought yesterday are already all gone - you'd think I'd have remembered that food disappears at least twice as fast when there is company! I ... Read more
A shopping victory
Friday, July 10, 2015      7 comments

Some of my in-laws are arriving tomorrow night to visit for a couple of weeks - they haven't come to see us in about 7 years, although we have flown to see them every couple of years. So in preparation, I went to Costco tonight to stock up on s... Read more
A promise
Thursday, July 09, 2015      3 comments

I hereby solemnly vow that I will never again allow a monster bag of chps from Costco to enter this house, unless I know it is destined to be consumed by ravenous teenagers within the day. I hope one day i will have the willpower (again) to... Read more
A matter of survival
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      2 comments

The kid, who lives on Netflix when she isn't playing soccer or volunteering at work, has gotten hooked on an atrocious tv show called "Gossip Girl." Its sole reason to exist appears to be to show pretty people in pretty clothes living fantasy l... Read more
Doing the bunny hop
Tuesday, July 07, 2015      3 comments

I was thinking tonight that my calories are bouncing around - on weekends it's hard to stay within range and during the week I have a little more luck. So... a little like one step back, two steps forward. And that got me thinking of the bunny... Read more
Deja vu
Monday, July 06, 2015      2 comments

I feel like I've been blogging the same thing over and over lately - trying not to regret a dietary indulgence today, and reminding myself that tomorrow's a fresh start. I'm glad this holiday weekend is over. It was fun, but so many temptation... Read more
Collateral damage
Sunday, July 05, 2015      6 comments

So the son has his dorm buddies staying for two nights, and they have been cooking for themselves. We went to Costco to load up on supplies: for protein we bought fresh salmon, chicken breasts, and hot dogs. Tonight we came back from our ... Read more

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