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Just Like Starting Over
Monday, February 26, 2018      5 comments

It's February of 2018. Still cold as heck outside, with the leftovers from a recent snowstorm still on the ground. In a past year I would have been depressed by this. This year is different, and all because in January I began going to the local ... Read more
Back on the Low Carb Wagon
Saturday, December 17, 2016      4 comments

I fell off the low carb wagon, and boy did I fall off. February of 2015. My parents were going into an assisted living facility, and to keep them entertained during the move, my brother and I took them out to a nice restaurant lunch and dinner, ... Read more
It's been a looooooooooooong time!
Sunday, August 28, 2016      7 comments

I have been off Spark forever and a day, and then I saw an email come in with a linked article about how stress can be good for you. I followed and read the article, and then for giggles I put my calories in for today so far, and then I updated ... Read more
Well Hello There
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      6 comments

I've gotten 25 pounds lighter since starting over again, which is pretty darned great considering that I haven't actually "stuck" to my eating plan for quite some time. My life has been in a whirlwind state. My parents moved from their isol... Read more
Travel, Food, and Work
Monday, January 19, 2015      4 comments

I was gone for a week for work and just getting my local-land-legs again. Living out of a hotel room, it's difficult to stay on track, especially with no way to cook (though there is a fridge, so some things were possible). I need to figure out ... Read more
Need to Be A Little Less Aggressive in My Plan!
Monday, January 05, 2015      7 comments

Coming down with a stomach flu bug. Realized that it's not ALL about results. Yes, my results on paper have been fantastic. And yes, I've been feeling pretty great, all told. But I need to take a little softer approach I think, an... Read more
Beware the Quinoa Cakes!
Saturday, January 03, 2015      6 comments

Just kidding. I had a girls' night out with my dear friends, and after surveying the menu decided that the "yam quinoa cakes" sounded harmless enough and maybe even a little bit healthy. Didn't think much about the calorie content until I decide... Read more
Anne Lamott's Anti-Diet
Sunday, December 28, 2014      0 comments

This is wonderful. "Here, Pastor, this tube of barbeque Pringles is all for you. I have my own." LOL and well said, let us all feed ourselves with respect and take the time to make and eat good food that makes us FEEL good! https:/... Read more
An Off Day, and How We Deal With It.
Sunday, December 28, 2014      3 comments

I was feeling a bit discouraged today. I realized last week that I'd calibrated my scale all wrong. It was still set the way I'd set it for myself when we bought it in 2010, when I was still very active. It has two settings, "athlete" and "... Read more
The Reformed Shopping Cart
Saturday, December 27, 2014      5 comments

I used to laugh at myself when I would go shopping (especially comparing my typical shopping trip to hubby's typical shopping trip ... my cart would be full of chocolate, baked goods, coffee, bread, crackers, cheese, cereal ... his was the only ... Read more
Difficult Day ... Glad it's a Friday!
Friday, December 26, 2014      5 comments

I had the day "off" but it was busy nonetheless. Very frustrating day, food-wise. I shopped a lot and didn't eat enough of the right things. Started the day with carbs and had more at lunch time. Nothing drastic, just too much of it. Also ... Read more
Low Carbs and the Sleep Challenge
Thursday, December 25, 2014      1 comments

I did some research last night (yep, pretty late) and found out that I am not the only person who has experienced insomnia as an apparent side effect of going low-carb. (It's reportedly all because tryptophan, which is essential for making melat... Read more
A Breadless* Trip to the Bakery
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      5 comments

Interesting afternoon! A couple of weeks ago I made plans to meet my friend A for lunch out. We mutually picked a place that just happens to be a fabulous bakery, with amazing whole grain and rustic breads. I saw that today they had Vietnamese s... Read more
Moderation! Not an Exciting Word, BUT ...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      2 comments

It does seem to work. :) I was a little bit flustered by my slip up yesterday, so I decided to do the mathematical thing, and quantify my experience. A while back during my first week I started a spreadsheet to add up all my weekly ca... Read more
Ate ... too ... much ...
Monday, December 22, 2014      3 comments

Tonight I conveniently forgot that I had only 100 or so calories left for dinner, due to my earlier-in-the-day indulgences (extra dried fruit, that little bit of dark chocolate, etc., plus a snack that turned into an extra lunch!) ... When I las... Read more

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