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I'm Expecting!
Sunday, September 25, 2016      8 comments

Packing to go back home to see my daughter and granddaughter last night was the wake up call to reality I needed. Trying on outfits, nothing fit well. Tried some quick shopping for pants to no avail. Damn you, skinny jeans! Where are the 1970's ... Read more
Time to Get out of Denial Land
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      4 comments

I got down to my goal range last year for my daughter's wedding, but as usual have been screwing around with overeating "just this once" ( Yeah, right. How do I so easily convince myself of that, after so many years of "just this once" snowballi... Read more
A Heartbreaking Goodbye to Abby
Thursday, August 08, 2013      10 comments

A little over two weeks ago, our little 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Abby , died suddenly of a heart attack. She was only a few feet away from me, just out of my line of sight as i sat drawing in my recliner. She never made a sound ... Read more
Another Question and answer game
Friday, October 26, 2012      4 comments

I got these from my friend CHERIRIDDELL 1. What song do you love to dance to? The Flight of the Bumblebee. ( Just kidding, but can't you just picture it??? I'd need a pot of strong coffee and some speed first.) 2. If you could have a... Read more
One word answer game
Sunday, October 21, 2012      6 comments

I thought this was fun, and even with just one word answers , I learned a few new things about my friend. I'm gonna give it a whirl, hope you will too. Copied this from HICKOCKHALEY Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste in... Read more
Back from 9 days on a Spark friend journey
Saturday, September 22, 2012      8 comments

Well, I am back home after a whirlwind week of fun and friendship. I flew from Chicago to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada for 9 days to visit my "separated at birth" Spark twin, CHERRIRIDDEL, and did we ever have a blast. We went to a dinner theatre... Read more
Hooray! I am
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      8 comments

This morning's weigh in moved me officially out of the "obese" classification and into the merely "overweight". I ran to tell my husband and did a dance of victory over being overweight. My dance may have actually been a rain dance, because we h... Read more
6-17-12 Progress Report
Sunday, June 17, 2012      4 comments

I am down almost 15 pounds since the start of May. I'm walking the dogs 4-5 times a week, trying to get that number up a bit, but some days we are working hard in the yard and I need to rest my weary bones. I need to increase my exercise beyond ... Read more
5-25-12 Progress Report
Friday, May 25, 2012      4 comments

I'll reach the end of my second week and of Phase One of the South Beach food plan on Sunday. I've stuck to it well except for a few extra pistachios on 2 occasions. On my Monday weigh in, I had lost another 4.4 pounds. My cravings are down cons... Read more
Baby Steps Progress Report
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      5 comments

The week ended on a good note for me. I took the dogs for walks twice. On Mothers Day my daughter called and with her stellar powers of persuasion talked me into starting the South Beach food plan which she has been doing and feeling so much bet... Read more
Helpful information about food cravings
Monday, May 07, 2012      5 comments

A friend sent me a link to a very informative and helpful article about food cravings this morning that made me realize some things in a different way about how some patterns have been engraved in my brain and become automatic, so that it's not ... Read more
Baby Steps
Saturday, May 05, 2012      8 comments

I will be 57 this month, but who's to say I'm too old for baby steps. I have taken so many giant leaps in life that turned out to be ill advised, in the wrong direction or unsustainable. Sustaining things is one of my weaker areas, actually. Whi... Read more
August miles
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      4 comments

Nothing to brag about this month. Between my trip to quilting school and playing catch up on work, I only hit my mileage goal of 18 one week of this month. September should be back up to standard. Still working to find that elusive balance betwe... Read more
WooHoo, Y'all! I fInally made it to Kentucky!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      7 comments

I've been doing the "Virtual Walk across the US". You start in Virginia at the Atlantic Ocean and you log your miles walked, run and biked. Your miles are plotted on a map of a bike trail across the country and every time you log your miles, the... Read more
Mileage update for 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011      9 comments

January: 0 February: 1.6 March: 25.9 (attempting to get back on track) April: 2.7 May: 16.0 (determined to get back on track again starting on the 25th, asked for accountability) June: 45.9 July:84.3 'Nuff said! ... Read more

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