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Off to a pretty good start
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      10 comments

I struggled a bit on a few of my goals yesterday but am back on track today. One of the most difficult for me is planning my meals in advance. I normally have chicken, lean meats and fish in the freezer, so very often dinner is a piece of prot... Read more
Ready to Start the New Year Right
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      12 comments

One of the things I did not put down as a goal yesterday (but should have) is to spend an hour a day with my diet notebook. YES, I have an old-school composition book that I use daily. But the hour is really just an umbrella for doing thin... Read more
My 2013 Goals
Monday, December 31, 2012      6 comments

1. Eat a lot more fruits and veggies. Vary the selection. Do NOT only buy the same old-same old because they are the least expensive. More variety will keep me from getting bored. ... Read more
Wah Wah Wah: I need some cheese with my whine!
Saturday, December 29, 2012      9 comments

I've been on a negative trajectory and it's gotta end NOW! This minute!!! First it was the cruise. ... Read more
Sad day
Saturday, December 22, 2012      24 comments

My childhood friend passed away this week. She has lived with cancer for the past 6 years and finally lost the fight. She was the kindest person I've ever known. She collected friends throughout her life. She was smart, funny, and pass... Read more
When Gaining 5 Pounds Can be Good and Other Random Musings
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      20 comments

I'm back from my 7-day cruise, and despite my best intentions of only having one "treat" per day, I gained 5 pounds! ... Read more
Good news, bad news, and just news
Thursday, December 06, 2012      14 comments

The bad news first. I have had a very bad week with my eating. And it must be because I am stressed, even though it is GOOD stress. We are leaving Saturday for New Orleans and will leave on Sunday on a 7-day Caribbean cruise. BUT, what I... Read more
I'm losing it
Monday, December 03, 2012      16 comments

And not weight, either! I have no idea where my mind is. #1: I lost a bra. Yes, we walked the Tulsa half marathon and I had my brand-new sports bra, but when I got home I couldn't find it. I mean NOWHERE! I called the hotel and ask... Read more
SHH! Don't TELL!
Friday, November 30, 2012      16 comments

Today I weighed 150.5! This is a new Personal Best since I joined Spark in May 2009. I won't record it until I'm sure it's going to stick around. But even SEEING that number is encouraging. Only 1 more pound before I see a middle 4! It's be... Read more
Trusting the Process!
Thursday, November 29, 2012      9 comments

Enjoyed reading a "Tough Love" blog posting by itsmatt yesterday. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5148135 Today I am calm and at peace with my actions. I know that what I am... Read more
More about Beck Cards
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      6 comments

Beck cards (advantages response cards) are to be read several times a day as a matter of course and more often if you are feeling vulnerable to getting off track. In addition to reasons to lose weight, you also make out cards for your goals... Read more
Why I still need to lose weight
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      14 comments

Yesterday I mentioned the reasons I had for losing weight that I've already accomplished during the past year. But I forgot one! "I will not be embarrassed to have my picture taken." This was a biggie -- TC LOVES to take pictures and I've al... Read more
Beck Program Rebooted
Monday, November 26, 2012      9 comments

My weight LOSS efforts have flagged for quite a while; I've maintained in the 151-156 range for the past (UM) SEVEN months! Don't get me wrong: I'm totally grateful for the 25-30 pounds I lost between December 17, 2011 and May 5, 2012. But no... Read more
Hike Photos
Sunday, November 25, 2012      15 comments

Kricket4 shamed me yesterday because I didn't post photos of our hike, so here ya go! We hadn't been to this state park in quite a while and sort of "forgot" how beautiful it was. It's less than 45 minutes drive from our house, even pulling a ... Read more
Camping Update
Saturday, November 24, 2012      10 comments

We had such a blast at Petit Jean State Park, the first state park in Arkansas. It was constructed largely by the CCC during the 1930's and 1940's and their magnificent stonework is evident everywhere. The weather was incredible and the leave... Read more

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