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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Changing My Mind About Sugar
Sunday, October 08, 2017      46 comments

I have gone almost a week now without eating any processed sugar. It is something I don't usually eat. I know people who eat very few sweets but once in a while they can eat a candy bar or some cookies or an ice cream cone. It is a different sto... Read more
Changing My Mind and Sticking To The Plan
Saturday, October 07, 2017      4 comments

This last week I had a new health concern rear its head. It turned out to be harmlessly benign, but it gave me just long enough to pause and let reality sink in under my skin. Back before I began losing, I had high blood pressure, high cholester... Read more
Oh, Good Grief!
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      8 comments

Well, I stayed within my points today, but it was not pretty! I ate my breakfast as planned. Shortly after I had a discussion with my daughter about the cocktail hour snacks for her wedding. One of the items planned was "Chex Mix". I have a good... Read more
Major NSV And A Blue Dot Day, Too!
Sunday, August 20, 2017      7 comments

I was just finishing dinner this evening when I got a text from my sister-in-law (one of life's great gifts to me) who, along with my brother (another of my great gifts) was traveling home from the state fair and would be stopping for ice cream ... Read more
Learning and Re-learning, Always, And Tracking!
Saturday, August 19, 2017      4 comments

I have some new conviction. It has come from all angles (or maybe it is all angels!). It is nothing new, but for some reason it has new meaning. A few days ago I had a texting conversation with my two sisters about tracking. We have all be... Read more
Changing My Mind About Ice Cream
Thursday, June 29, 2017      13 comments

I love it when my daughters teach me things about food! Last week one day Abby said, "Mom, I have been making banana ice cream and it has changed my life." Well, do tell! So she did. And I have made some variations along the way. Tonight's... Read more
About My Renewal And Not Changing My Mind!
Friday, May 05, 2017      8 comments

I will not be changing my mind about my renewal! I have had 3 blue dot days in a row and I am rocking my step count with 22,000, 13,000, and 17,000. It feels good! I have also done a ton of yard work and planted some new perennials and a bunch o... Read more
Changing My Mind About the Half Way I Have Been Operating
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      8 comments

It's a new month, the sun is shining, and I am hitting the restart button. I have allowed myself to slip and slide along a slippery slope for a while. I haven't gone bonkers, but I have not made any progress in 2017 and that needs to change. ... Read more
Changing My Mind About Events Running In The Background
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      8 comments

I should have been prepared for what happened but it was sneaky and I was weak. Eleven days ago the anniversary of my father's death quietly appeared. It has been 7 years. I should be ok. I was ok. My siblings and I shared some great memories an... Read more
Changing My Mind about a Great Weekend of Family Excitement
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      6 comments

Well, for starters, it was more than a weekend. It started last Wednesday when I picked up my youngest daughter and hour into the trip to Chicago. Daughter's fiancee is a graduating medical student there and Friday was his Match Day. Unless you ... Read more
Changing My Mind About A Few Things
Thursday, March 09, 2017      8 comments

I just got home from a mission work trip. I did one of these about 5 weeks ago and took another group back for more. We are mostly retired folk, but three of our 13 took vacation days to do this. Kudos to them! Got home last night and I'm leavin... Read more
Changing My Mind About Turtling Along
Monday, February 27, 2017      9 comments

I think I am the queen of the turtles. I started the current phase of my journey 5 1/2 years ago with the plan to lose about 40 pounds. The first 20 came off pretty quickly, but the next 20 have come in fits and starts. I never quit, but I would... Read more
Changing My Mind About Vacation
Sunday, February 19, 2017      7 comments

I took a little vacation. I went along with my friends to Disney World with their seven grandchildren ages 5 to 17 years old. We traveled last Sunday, arrived in time for an evening of Magic Kingdom then did a park each of the next 4 days and sh... Read more
Changing My Mind About A Rough Spot
Friday, February 10, 2017      3 comments

The struggle is real. Life has been a struggle the past couple of weeks. I came back from a mission trip with a pound less than I went with. That was good and I was ready to keep rolling. Or so I thought. I have been off sugar, but I start... Read more
Changing My Mind About Going On A Work Trip
Saturday, January 28, 2017      9 comments

I spent part of this past week on a mission work trip with friends from church. We stayed in a "dorm" with each of us having our own room, sharing the common bathrooms, and preparing our own food. We each signed up to cover certain meals and we ... Read more

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