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Why Do I Care about the numbers?
Sunday, July 14, 2013      16 comments

Thank you to all who responded to my previous blog. I don't know whether or not I care about the numbers. I know that I should NOT care about Spark Points but my life and my progress revolves around numbers: my blood sugar reading 3 or 4 ti... Read more
Spark Points!
Friday, July 12, 2013      19 comments

I don't get it. We have a member of Spark People who had a total of 405,473 points listed on June 30 (the last day of the month). On the last day of May this member had 391,929 points listed. Hence the person must have earned 13,544 point... Read more
Dancing away from the Fried White Carbs
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      10 comments

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I moved away from the Fried White Carbs. It started with a tentative little dance step. With a little leap I avoided a big plate of risotto that my husband, he who was formerly known as Mr Greasy Joan, prepared... Read more
My Fat Friend--snapshot of a relationship
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      22 comments

I have a Fat Friend. Of course I am fat too. I met my friend at a large Committee Meeting about 24 years ago. She asked me out for coffee after the meeting and I was flattered---nobody was interested in me or my ideas; nobody ever invited me ... Read more
Rights and Responsibilities for the Fourth of July
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      16 comments

I apologize if you are not in the USA but this post is USA-centric. The fourth of July is full of historic freight and significance. In 1776 the American Colonies decl... Read more
Train Riding: Moments of Time
Sunday, June 30, 2013      14 comments

Do you ever have seemingly trivial and evidently meaningless memories dwell in your mind? I think of some train rides in England. It was 30 years ago and I sat across fr... Read more
Trying Low-Carb again
Monday, June 24, 2013      18 comments

I've been low-carbing for the past three days and have gone through the evenings with no cravings. I do exempt fruit and most vegetables. A banana, for example, will not drive me into Constant Craving. Nor will a little radish--white inside ... Read more
Bats Singing and Going to Camp
Friday, June 21, 2013      12 comments

th-sounds-from-actual-bats/277086/ The above link demonstrates bats singing the theme song from "Batman" and the below picture is of ba... Read more
Vision Collage for BLC-22
Saturday, June 15, 2013      17 comments

I started out with many, many images I wanted to use and then culling them down so they would be visible was the main challenge. I had to include cats and music but had... Read more
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      11 comments

imals/artist-statement/#film This short film and the photographs on the web page were very moving. Isa Leshko is a photographer. In addition to the short film and the photographs of elderly ani... Read more
Friday, June 07, 2013      9 comments

This is a place-marker for me to think about goals that are both SMART and smart; today I just want to be feckless....Smart goals are: S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound). S: I'd like to be rid of ni... Read more
Stolen from STONECOT
Thursday, June 06, 2013      12 comments

"My stomach is not the alternative to the dust bin". Thank you, Stonecot!... Read more
Cracker Update
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      10 comments

I am still doing battle with the crackers. But I'm pulling ahead. After a disastrous April, May and the first three days of June have been: Greasy Joan: 31 Crackers: 3... Read more
Yummy Goodness! Make your own artisanal High Fructose Corn Syrup
Saturday, June 01, 2013      8 comments

rn-syrup.html Or you can look here: diyhfc... Read more
Peggie Sue
Saturday, May 25, 2013      18 comments

Peggie Sue. Peg O' My Heart. Sweet Delight. The Bird. The Spanish Prisoner. The Hungarian. The Pegstress. Peppy. The Citizen Journalist. Peg Peg. Biscuit. The ... Read more

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