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Feeling Groovy
Monday, February 22, 2016      2 comments

After about 4 days of gentle misery I am finally feeling good again. Yesterday was terrible. I had a headache, minor chills and a tummy ache. I slugged around on the couch and recliner all day. I did very little in the way of fitness, only some ... Read more
Fancy Dress
Saturday, February 20, 2016      3 comments

I went to a dress up function tonight. I wore a belt. This for me was a great thing. before I started to lose weight I would have worn a caftan. What a difference one hundred pounds makes. I'm going to start taking pictures.... Read more
Tummy Ache
Thursday, February 18, 2016      3 comments

I am way under my nutrients for the day. My tummy started hurting yesrday and by this morning I just couldn't eat anything. I started feeling better this evening and managed to cook and eat a healthy dinner. I hope one day of poor eating will no... Read more
Why did I Ever Leave
Monday, February 08, 2016      6 comments

I love SparkPeople and can spend hours a day reading articles responding to posts and looking at recipes. No matter how much I love it I always manage to drift away for months or even years at a time. I don't work out as diligently, or eat as we... Read more
I Probably Think This Song is About Me
Tuesday, July 01, 2014      2 comments

My family reunion starts in two days. Since we only have the reunion every 2 years I have lost over 60 pounds since the last one. I was so looking forward to showing off a little. I have worked really hard to lose weight and it does not come off... Read more
Rita's Funeral
Monday, June 23, 2014      5 comments

My cousin Rita was buried today. She was always full of warmth and laughter and I have loved her dearly all my life. She was four years older than me, only four years. I am 57. She did not have eating issues like me but she had her own self inju... Read more
Getting a Move On
Friday, June 20, 2014      2 comments

Illness, work and other obligations, along with general stress have taken me away from my neophyte exercise routine. I plan to take a trip from the message boards and try some classes. I haven't been making it in to the gym for lap swim but may... Read more
A New Start Every Day
Friday, March 21, 2014      5 comments

Incorporating good habits into an established lifestyle is never simple, and more to the point, never easy. For this reason and many others we must learn to move on to the next day and start fresh. I would previously have said we need to forgiv... Read more
The Slogs
Friday, March 07, 2014      3 comments

It is so essential that we don't fall prey to the plateau, or even worse, the setback. I call these interludes "the slogs". Many of you know what I mean. You've been sick or injured. Medication had water retaining, or weight retaining propertie... Read more
Own Your Beauty
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      1 comments

We all possess beauty. Many of us take our whole lives to discover the beauty within ourselves. No matter how you view the world, or how the world views you, there is a beauty, a grace, an elegance about you; about us all. Take time to appreciat... Read more
Getting it Right
Sunday, March 02, 2014      2 comments

Although I've been getting my calories right and loading up on fruits and veggies I am having a difficult time keeping my fat and sodium under control. I frequently go over on these two. I am also having a hard time getting enough potassium, cal... Read more
Celebrating Sweet Success
Thursday, February 27, 2014      2 comments

This has been a long journey and I am only half way there, but today is a day to celebrate. Before Christmas I had lost 95 pounds (Sparkpeople's count is 9 pounds less). I determined I could reach 100 pounds down by the end of January. I didn't.... Read more
Not So Good Anymore
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      5 comments

I have gotten really used to avoiding fast food, and junk food in general, but today I went to Krispy Kreme and had 2, not just 1, but 2 glazed donuts. I had made a tactical error in that I didn't eat lunch before my noon root canal. I usuall... Read more
Active Sparking
Sunday, February 23, 2014      2 comments

I am enjoying my weight loss journey but I am ever more aware of how much thought and concentration it takes for me to be successful. My computer crashed a few months ago and although we have another computer I always use my laptop. I made the e... Read more
Move to live
Thursday, August 01, 2013      2 comments

I heard a radio article today about a She-Cago team of senior women basketball players. I am only remembering so don't hold me to facts but I believe that the one player 79, had only started to play basketball at age 70. Because one of their mem... Read more

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