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No really, this time with feeling!
Monday, April 26, 2021      3 comments

Ouch. A few years since I "started again" and here I am, heavier than before. But this time I mean it. My excuses: I retired. My Mom needed lots of care and then died (November 2019). I'm post-menopausal. I'm lazy. I like sweets. Pa... Read more
Today I Start Again
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      1 comments

The last time I was here I was hoping to get my act together and lose weight before retirement. That didn't happen. I guess the one saving grace is that my weight has topped out and has been stable for quite a while. It's just 30 lbs more tha... Read more
My January Diet
Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

Many people decide to start the new year with resolutions and for many that includes the D-word. I'm no different, it's just that my "diet" is different. First off, I love food and I love to grocery shop. The hunter-gatherer is strong in me a... Read more
Obligatory New Year's Blog
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      5 comments

I am sort of feeling like the new year snuck up on me. Can't I have a few more days between 2012 and 2013 to get my act together? I'm in a bloat cycle and I started the year literally uncomfortable in my skin. It's still scary to see my weigh... Read more
Two Years!
Sunday, October 21, 2012      5 comments

I knew it was coming up, but I might have missed it, if not for the wonderful team leaders of the At Goal & Maintaining/Transition to Maintenance team. Two years since I hit that magic number that I'd dreamed about since I was in junior high. ... Read more
The Mathmatics of Obesity (NY Times)
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      4 comments

Interesting article in today's paper: www.nytimes.com/2012/05/
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Beating a Binge Before It Starts
Thursday, March 29, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday I wanted to eat everything, but I didn’t. Here’s how: Factors working in my favor: 1. The urge hit while I was at work. I don’t keep much excess food there. I bring my lunch every day and other than that I have a box of Luna... Read more
Am I Being Dumb or Wise?
Thursday, February 02, 2012      1 comments

I've had Crohn's disease for about 20 years and most of that time it has been in remission, though I still take a boat load of medicine to keep it that way (and to deal with the bonus arthritis that came with it). But now I've got this little p... Read more
A Few Goals for 2012
Sunday, January 01, 2012      0 comments

In the past week I've been preparing for jumping into 2012 with both feet. This somehow involved a large outlay of money, but there's nothing like making an investment to keep me from backing out on grand notions. Here they are, so far: 1... Read more
Being a Team Player
Sunday, December 11, 2011      2 comments

Maintenance is a lonely business. No one tends to stand up and cheer when you say, "Hey! I weigh the same as I did last week!" ... Read more
Vacation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Monday, August 22, 2011      2 comments

I’m back to work after a week of vacation. It feels like a time to examine the week, reassess and make some plans for fall. The Good: We spend a few days on the north Oregon Coast, probably my favorite place in the universe (besides “home... Read more
Becoming My Own Mother
Sunday, July 17, 2011      1 comments

This weekend I decided to be my own mother. Not my actual,Sainted Mother--I couldn't manage that as it is abundantly clear I only share half her DNA, and not the saintly part, either. What I mean is, I started using parent talk on myself. I s... Read more
Teaching Myself to Sew
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      1 comments

Now that I’ve reached my weight loss goal, I realized I needed new challenges besides “maintenance” (which is every bit as hard as weight loss, but that’s a different blog). Learning is an essential part of healthy living, so I decided I needed... Read more
“I Had a Thought” or Don’t Forget to Exercise Your Mind
Monday, May 16, 2011      3 comments

My Grandma, Mom and I were prone to giggling fits while together. One such fit occurred after my Mother said, “I had a thought…” and Grandma quipped, “Did it hurt?” Most of us use our brains enough that we aren’t at risk of spraining them wit... Read more
When Medicines Attack!
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      2 comments

I got an email from my rheumatologist's office today which indicates that he's starting to get concerned about the effect of my medications on my kidneys. He wants me to get checked again in a month rather than my standard two months. My creat... Read more

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