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Trying again
Friday, January 09, 2015      5 comments

I am now signed up for a new round of the BLC. I really need it: I need the discipline; I need the challenges; I need the requirement to post my weight weekly; I need to feel that "team work" is one aspect of my hope to lose weight and to sus... Read more
"Burning the Old Year"
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      1 comments

Burning the Old Year BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Letters swallow themselves in seconds. Notes friends tied to the doorknob, transparent scarlet paper, sizzle like moth wings, marry the air. So much of any year is flammable, ... Read more
Pride and Prejudice and Pain and Potato Chips
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      9 comments

I have gained ten pounds since October 18th. I had a trigger, but I accept full responsibility for turning to food, my most effective medication. I collapsed and went totally private so that I could not receive any Spark Mail and I got rid of ... Read more
Full Blown Binge mode
Wednesday, November 26, 2014      0 comments

I am in full-blown binge-mode. I keep trying to talk myself out of it. The responsibility lies with me. The flaw is mine. And I am taking the responsibility. But I had a huge trigger: and now I know that any ostentatious dislike or me or t... Read more
Paulo Coehlo
Sunday, October 19, 2014      9 comments

Paulo Coehlo has got some good quotations that I like; they are motivational in various ways. Some of them seem tried and true; some seem very original. 1. The ... Read more
I regret my tongue and pen
Saturday, October 18, 2014      8 comments

"Responsibility so weighs me down. Things said or done long years ago, Or things I did not do or say But thought that I might say or do, Weigh me down, and not a day But something is recalled, My conscience or my vanity appalled." ... Read more
Coming Out---of some sort of closet: My basement dweller
Saturday, October 18, 2014      11 comments

I am sorry that my blogs have often been so "mysterious" and evasive and elusive. So let me be honest about my issues: At the moment I am in a heap of tears because I offended somebody on Spark who just "defriended" me. I am not entirely ... Read more
Trying harder; trying better
Thursday, October 16, 2014      9 comments

A blunt confession: during the past few weeks I have not been trying harder nor trying better. I've been letting myself down in many ways: each little let-down is ... Read more
Happy Birthday to Mr. Eliot
Friday, September 26, 2014      7 comments

You are the music while the music lasts. - T.S. Eliot (1) Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. (2) Business today consists in persuading crowds. ... Read more
Firefighters and Princesses
Thursday, September 18, 2014      7 comments

My grandson will be 3 years old in December. He's a delightful little guy but he is also illustrating the kinds of gender stereotypes that are pervasive. In his own home... Read more
Surviving My Birthday!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      7 comments

I survived my birthday and felt a lot better today. It is over; it is done with for another year. And there was no ice cream, no cake, nothing more fattening than a blueberr... Read more
Full Disclosure: I must do better
Thursday, September 11, 2014      14 comments

I must do better. I have been a bit wacky and wonky and crazy with food of late. Ever since I returned from Norway I have had few "clean" days. It's time to meet my trigge... Read more
Noro Brooklyn Tweed Scarf
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      7 comments

I'm thinking of knitting a couple of these with a black or dark navy background. Knitting discourageds eating. This scarf is modelled by Mrs. Palmer.... Read more
Monday, September 08, 2014      9 comments

I have vowed not to spend any NEW money, but I still have a smallish stash of knitting yarn. I started (and almost completed) a hat like this last night. I already hav... Read more
Discipline is my secret friend
Sunday, September 07, 2014      9 comments

September has always been the beginning of MY year. My birthday is in September; my school year starts in September. September is my month for new resolutions (and yes, ... Read more

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