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Skin Care
Monday, September 07, 2015      0 comments

This week I started a new skin care regimen. I have always had problems, but in the last year or so nothing seems to prevent breakouts on my nose and cheeks. I've decided to give Proactive a go. This is day 3. It's hard to tell if it will hel... Read more
Homemade blue cheese dressing
Friday, September 04, 2015      3 comments

I made a lovely salad for dinner tonight. Avocados are decadent but oh so delicious and totally made the salad special. The real plus was homemade blue cheese dressing. It's so superior to store bought. A little yogurt, mayo, sour cream, garl... Read more
Please Don't Falter
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      4 comments

This is the longest I've stayed on a diet in years, maybe as many as ten years. This is the best I've felt in years as well. So can you understand why I'm pleading to myself to not falter? This past week I lost zero pounds. I deserve it. I j... Read more
Feel like Eating More than Usual
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

So I am fighting the urge to eat. I've already had a nice breakfast and usually am totally satisfied at this time of day. I've often observed in past experiences, that I feel extra hungry right before an imminent drop in weight. (I wonder if... Read more
Purging the Closet
Saturday, August 22, 2015      3 comments

Oh boy, what fun! This morning I tried on clothes and made a huge pile to donate to the Goodwill. Some may say it's better to save them in case you gain weight again, but no, no, no. I want no options available should I start putting on pound... Read more
Reward Yourself
Monday, August 17, 2015      3 comments

I feel like I shouldn't expect rewards for losing weight (the reward is my improved health), but darn it, it's fun to have an excuse to do something concrete for myself. A couple of days ago I decided to splurge on a pair of sandal - the expens... Read more
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      4 comments

Last night I decided to resist eating a package of raw almonds. It definitely kept my calories from climbing too high, but I am torn because almonds are low in carbs and really good for you. But calorie-wise you can have an ice cream bar for l... Read more
Made It
Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

Well, the girls have headed home and I feel like a super grandma. My 3 year-old granddaughter Cosette was a very good girl, but mostly due to having so much fun playing with toys with Maama...that's me. It also really helped having her big sis... Read more
Pushed Through It
Monday, August 03, 2015      3 comments

I made myself go on our walk today and am really glad I did. It was hard, but I don't want to break the habit. I have often told myself that the daily walk was the best thing I've done for myself in years. Before I adopted our dog Willow, I r... Read more
Taking Time Off
Sunday, August 02, 2015      1 comments

I'm not really that sick. I only have a sore throat and head issues. However, I decided to baby myself and skip our 1.5 mile walk this morning. Oh, and my hubby watered the plants for me. I have to say it feels really good to take it easy. ... Read more
Day of Reckoning
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      1 comments

For the last two days we've had our grandchildren visiting. They are amazing and I love them so much! The food situation however, is a little different. We had some various treats on hand and of course they called out to me in sly little whis... Read more
Appreciation Mode
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      1 comments

This morning I looked at the back of me with a hand-held mirror to the full length one. I was naked. I don't know why I did it, but I think I was imagining bigger improvements. It was a mistake. Now I am in appreciation mode. Trying ... Read more
Third Glass of Wine and Peanuts
Friday, June 26, 2015      1 comments

I had a minor setback. Last night I felt the pull of my old habits and consumed three helpings of peanuts and that extra glass of wine that has always been my nemesis. I am a late night binger and the true culprit is that third glass of wine. ... Read more
Cheat Day Not Defeat
Monday, June 22, 2015      0 comments

I knew that Father's Day with my three children and their families was going to be a cheat day. I even planned on it. I was a little concerned about my ability to regain my momentum afterwards, but I have done it! My husband and I just got ho... Read more
Assessing the Damage
Sunday, November 28, 2010      2 comments

Of course I was unable to be strict during the Thanksgiving holiday. I did however keep it to a respectable limit. The main positive is that I have returned to Sparkpeople to resume my journey. "One foot in front of the other...." Tomorr... Read more

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