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What's this maintaining stuff?
Friday, June 27, 2014      6 comments

A maintainer? Wow, I guess I can finally call myself that! Though it's been about 6 months since I came to within half a pound of the number on the scale that I said was my goal. But I really think what I've been doing for this past year is main... Read more
5K, the sequel
Saturday, December 14, 2013      2 comments

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement from Spark People far and wide on my 5K blog. I was blown away when I saw that it got a popular blog trophy! It was a lot of fun doing this with family, and we want to do it again. Maybe when we... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 5K--wow!
Friday, December 06, 2013      174 comments

Never in my life did I ever think I'd do a 5K. Never in my life did I ever think I'd WANT to do a 5K. But, armed with new knees and 60 pounds less, I participated in our family's 5K fun run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. I walked a pretty respectable... Read more
Tiny? Me? Really???
Monday, May 27, 2013      5 comments

Recently Mom took me on a cruise and I heard a compliment that has never been paid me in my entire life. I was talking with another passenger about having to watch out what I eat so I didn't gain a bunch of weight. She said, "Oh, but you're so t... Read more
February...winter or spring?
Sunday, February 24, 2013      8 comments

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I HATE being cold. People who don't know me as well are astounded when I complain about being cold here in Texas. "You are from Wisconsin, how can you complain about the cold!?!" Wish I'd remember that con... Read more
One square at a time
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      7 comments

Last evening I finally finished my niece's wedding gift...the day before their second anniversary! I was initially going to say this had nothing to do with the journey of the past year, but it is another example of patience and small steps yield... Read more
Did I reach my goal?
Thursday, May 31, 2012      8 comments

Today is my goal day. This is the date I aimed for when I signed up for Sparks last August--the day I was to achieve a weight loss of 40 pounds. Even though my ticker says I've lost 40 (and a half!) pounds, seven of those were pre-Sparks pounds,... Read more
I don't weigh enough? What! Really???
Friday, May 18, 2012      6 comments

I'm in shock! This has never happened to me before. Last evening I was told that I don't weigh enough to make a Double Red Cell donation. Seriously?!? I've never in my life been told that I don't weigh enough for anything! I've donated bloo... Read more
Hooray for Bionic Knees (and other celebrations)!
Monday, November 07, 2011      5 comments

Do you ever notice how motivation goes in waves? Up and down, up and down... I'm really very blessed to be doing Sparks with my mom and that we are good support for each other. And usually we aren't in the same phase of weakness at the same time... Read more
Candy corns are veggies, mallowcreme pumpkins are fruit? Sadly, no...
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      3 comments

I've survived! Halloween has come and gone without one kernel of candy corn passing my lips. And I have been known to down an entire bag! When I was a kid and old enough to afford the twenty-nine cents for a bag, I'd eat until I had fuzzy socks ... Read more
200 steps to floss my teeth
Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

Since wearing consistently a pedometer over the past few weeks, I've made a pretty radical mental shift. Almost all my adult life, I've looked for the most efficient way to get from here to there; partly because of knee problems I've had since a... Read more
Random, perhaps not cohesive, thoughts
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      3 comments

This morning, with the cool weather, I found myself standing in my closet wondering what to wear to work. And in the midst of the wondering, I wondered how many of the clothes I wore this summer I won't be wearing next spring. As I break out the... Read more
Donut holes don't have calories, do they?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      3 comments

OK, there are donuts in the break room this Tuesday. Again! Donuts are one of my red flag foods--those that once I start eating them I don't quit. And twice a week a local donut shop donates their leftovers to us. Donut shops close here at noon,... Read more
Better late...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      2 comments

Kind of late in starting blogging, but the past couple months were an exercise in mental hanging-on-with-the-tips-of-my
-fingers. Who starts a diet and exercise program while in the middle of a stressful work project? Me, I guess. I've ... Read more