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Calories, calories, calories
Monday, March 24, 2014      1 comments

I went on vacation in January with my mother & sister. My mom is 82 years old & very set in her ways. My sisters & I have all battled weight at some point or another, several of us, most of our lives. I'm not pointing fingers, however on this va... Read more
The Clean Plate Society
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      6 comments

I grew up in what I like to call "the clean plate society". I'm sure many who grew up in the 60s & 70s share my experience. And I am married to someone who still believes every scrap of food should be eaten off every plate. In my case, I belie... Read more
Is there ever a time when we stop learning...or re-learning?
Monday, March 17, 2014      2 comments

I'll be the first to say, I think I know it all...I just can't remember it! When I checked in again here at Spark People after a few years, I began tracking my food & water intake. I don't know how, but I had nearly completely stopped drinkin... Read more
I'm learning
Friday, February 06, 2009      1 comments

My husband & I went out to dinner the other night. We went to Red Lobster. One of our favorite places. I chose my meal well. And my husband took half of my entrée. The real downfall, though, was that we ordered dessert. Now, I know that ... Read more
Hawaii & ALASKA?????
Sunday, February 01, 2009      0 comments

As you may have heard, I'm heading to Hawaii in a little more than a month. My husband & I have decided to treat ourselves to the trip...no kids...for our 5th Anniversary which is in April. But in an odd turn of events, I found out last night... Read more
Too cold
Friday, January 16, 2009      0 comments

I rarely complain about the weather, but it's just too cold. Normally, I will suit up & go out with for a walk with the dog...rain, sleet, snow, cold, heat...nothing stops us. But today, I just couldn't. ... Read more
Hawaii trip planning
Thursday, January 15, 2009      1 comments

I was just online, looking at the types of things we can do while in Hawaii. One of our favorite past times is visiting lighthouses. We will be on the island of Oahu. There are 3 'official' lighthouses there, but there are also an additional ... Read more
Going to Hawaii!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009      1 comments

It's official! My husband & I are going to Hawaii for a week in March! The idea popped into my head about a month ago...I watched a movie about someone who flew in & out of Hawaii several times over the course of a year. It made me start chec... Read more
The 18th birthday
Friday, January 09, 2009      0 comments

Well, the 18th birthday was a stange success. My daughter got a cake at school, cheesecake at the restaurant & a giant cookie cake from her boyfriend. I have abstained from most of it. It's weird to think another child (my 3rd of 7) is now a... Read more
An 18th birthday
Thursday, January 08, 2009      0 comments

Tomorrow, my oldest daughter turns 18. It's not my first child to turn 18, but it's my first girl. I worry about whether she's ready to be an adult. Whether the situations she will face will make her stronger or defeat her. This world is muc... Read more
Our purpose...
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      0 comments

I believe that we are on this planet for a purpose. I struggle with what my particular purpose is, but I know that I have one. My step daughter is struggling with emotional problems. She decided, not too long ago, to make suicide her New Yea... Read more
SparkPeople has taught me...
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      0 comments

Wow! Can I name everything? I always thought I was an expert on weight loss...after all, I could lose weight at the drop of a hat! I could also gain weight that way...and I did. But when I joined SparkPeople last year, I learned more than I... Read more
Ahhh, the quiet......
Monday, January 05, 2009      0 comments

Everyone is out of the house this morning...it's the first time in many weeks. I have to say, as much as I love to have the gang here, it is great to have the peace again. When I have the day to myself, I can focus on taking care of myself, s... Read more
Sunday, January 04, 2009      1 comments

Some things frustrate me so much. Not getting things done around the house. Or errands going awry. I've spent the day running around...going to my booths at the mall to restock & reorganize...then trying to find a new microwave & stand, as ... Read more
Auction day!
Saturday, January 03, 2009      0 comments

I'm blogging kind of early today because I know how this day will go! It's Auction Day! I love & hate this day. My dh is studying to be an auctioneer, but for now, we just attend & help at our local one. I hate auction day because it seem... Read more

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