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Going to the limit with my calorie allowance for the first time
Thursday, March 04, 2021      1 comments

I know I don't have to tell y'all that this Pandemic is HARD. Being forced out of work is FRUSTRATING. Being stuck at home is BORING. Being a family caregiver while being stuck at home is STRESSFUL. Cooking (and cleaning up after) for the 8,954t... Read more
Happy Cheese - I mean Valentine's - Day!
Sunday, February 14, 2021      0 comments

Well, I finally did it. I baked my very first cheesecake yesterday using the smaller (7 inch) of the two springform pans that my husband hint-gifted me at Christmas. I have dubbed it "The Practice Pan". Since then, I have been Googling recipes. ... Read more
Healthy Silver Linings
Saturday, January 30, 2021      0 comments

When my Mother-in-Law was living with us, I had to quit my part time job to care for her because Mom and my husband were both working full time. I was literally stuck inside 24/7 save the occasional trip to bring MIL to the doctor's office. Now ... Read more
My Birthday Gift To Myself
Saturday, January 23, 2021      5 comments

Today is my birthday and I have officially crossed over the "halfway point" to 60 years old. Normally, my husband and I would go out to dinner - never somewhere fancy, because that's just not my style - then afterward meet a friend at our f... Read more
Sometimes Even Stupid Mistakes Have Silver Linings
Thursday, January 21, 2021      1 comments

Soooo.... Yesterday, I did something really bone-headed - I locked my keys (along with my purse and phone) in the car at the grocery store :::facepalm::: The electric hatch wouldn't raise using my fob. Thinking that maybe my fob has a low batter... Read more
Quarantine Fatigue and COVIDiots = Positive Goal-setting
Tuesday, January 19, 2021      2 comments

Due to major COVID case surges (We have hit 3 million, yall) and ER capacity at 0% over most of the state, our strict lockdown has been extended indefinitely. Annoying, but certainly not surprising since the only time I ever see literally everyo... Read more
Note to self: There is always a silver lining!
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      2 comments

We all have days that are just plain wonky. Days when it seems like the only one of the Seven Dwarves we can relate to is Grumpy. Days when trying to get anything done right is like trying to nail Jello to a tree. Yesterday was one of those days... Read more
I got the BEST lagniappe today!
Sunday, January 10, 2021      0 comments

There a word that is beloved by all Cajuns and that word is "lagniappe" (Pronounced LAN-yap). A lagniappe is a small gift given to a customer by the merchant at the time of purchase. Today I got a doozy of a lagniappe! One of my favorite Ch... Read more
Trying new things is fun... Mostly
Saturday, January 09, 2021      3 comments

Like pretty much everyone on the face of the planet, I love fries. So when I set a goal yesterday to try a new veggie, I made turnip fries in my (newly upgraded) air fryer. As they cooked, the smell was, well, stinky, but I didn't let that deter... Read more
TGIF: Off to a great start!
Friday, January 08, 2021      1 comments

Since my goal for today is to walk an extra mile, I met a good friend at a nature preserve early this morning for a (masked, socially distanced) walk. We haven't seen each other since before the Holidays and we were so busy catching up that we w... Read more
So excited! Extra workout opportunities starting next week!
Thursday, January 07, 2021      0 comments

The coach for the Zoom classes offered by my gym just announced the addition of another class beginning next week. Yay! Instead of two 30 minute classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays there will now be three (plus the Saturday class). That makes 150 ... Read more
Note to self: Muscle weighs more than fat!
Tuesday, January 05, 2021      3 comments

Sooo... Part of the awesome schwag I got from my year-long Diabetes Prevention program was a very cool Body Trace scale. Although I must admit to jumping on it to access weight gain after an occasional cheat meal, I usually try to weigh myself o... Read more
Week 1 : Done!
Monday, January 04, 2021      3 comments

I am soooo glad I joined SP! While I have been on a (mostly) healthy journey since I completed a year-long Diabetes Prevention Program a few years ago, I really needed to start shaking things up again. SP is just what I need. The accountability ... Read more