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January progress on my 2018 Goals
Thursday, February 01, 2018      14 comments

I'm going to review monthly and see how I'm doing. 1) Reach and maintain my “fighting weight.” I consider myself a Lightweight which is the range 130-135 pounds. On January 1, my weight was 135.6. On January 31, my weight was 134.4. I maint... Read more
Goals for 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017      16 comments

emoticon I’ve been inspired to write out some goals. Here are my specific ones. 1) Reach and maintain my... Read more
10 Year Sparkversary
Monday, October 23, 2017      18 comments

Another year.... I find myself being less active here on SparkPeople. I still make the time to log my daily food and fitness. I believe that's what has enabled me to keep my weight in check and maintain my healthy habits. I read articles an... Read more
35 days left in 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016      12 comments

Good question, Christine! What is my plan to finish 2016 strong? My main plan is to stay on track and ensure that depression doesn't overtake me. This time of year is traditionally difficult for me. I need to acknowledge that and keep up wi... Read more
9-year SparkVersary
Sunday, October 23, 2016      22 comments

It's time again to step back and take a look at where I am. It's been a very stressful year. My job is very uncertain. My relationship has issues that I don't know how to resolve. I've recently received some bad financial news. Thro... Read more
Saturday, June 11, 2016      17 comments

I took the train up the coast to Santa Barbara yesterday. It may seem like a trivial thing to go about 100 miles by myself, but it was a big deal for me. I've wanted a little getaway for a long time, but it seemed there were too many obstacles i... Read more
8 year Sparkversary!
Friday, October 23, 2015      25 comments

Wow. Has it really been 8 years? I guess so. Overall, I'd like to consider myself a success story. I didn't lose a remarkable amount of weight (about 40 pounts). I didn't lose it quickly (it was about 3 years before I made any progress at... Read more
Streaks, Obsessions, Big Round Numbers, and Magical Thinking
Thursday, March 12, 2015      27 comments

Streaks, Obsessions, Big Round Numbers, and Magical Thinking I've read blogs and status reports from SparkFriends who've been frustrated over breaking a login streak. Thi... Read more
Thank you all for 2014!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      18 comments

2014 will be gone in a few hours. It was an interesting year with some new challenges for me. I regret that I didn't handle them all with class and grace. I certainly did learn a lot, though. The best thing I learned is I can always coun... Read more
A Little Help from My Friends
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      19 comments

I don't let my homelife spill into my worklife very often. Yesterday was an exception. I mentioned to a co-worker that I'll be out of the office for a few days due to my Guy's back surgery. She said, "When you go to pick him up from the hospital... Read more
Little things with big value
Friday, February 21, 2014      29 comments

Okay Friends, I’m looking for some input. Let's hear about little things with big value. For example: Several years ago, I used to spend a lot of time and energy looking for my keys. It stressed me out and drove me nuts and a couple of day... Read more
All things being equal....
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      18 comments

I’ve been thinking of my Mom a lot lately. I guess it was back in the late 70’s when artificial sweeteners were first gaining popularity. We were discussing the mathematics of weight loss. Mom: So if I just use this stuff instead of ... Read more
Looking ahead to my new year
Friday, January 17, 2014      21 comments

My New Year is fast approaching. I was thinking of making 2014: My Year of Sanity. Mind you, I’m not clinically insane, it’s just that I sometimes I step back and find I can’t make sense out of what I’m doing. I consider myself at goal f... Read more
Good-bye 2013
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      21 comments

Just out of curiosity, I checked a SparkReport to see where my weight was at this time last year. I was about 5 pounds heavier than I am today. I'm currently about 5 pounds heavier than my lowest point for the year. I'm at a healthy weight and ... Read more
Monday, October 07, 2013      21 comments

I feel bad. The neighbor's dog attacked again. No serious injuries, but this is a very serious situation. There can't be a good resolution when people just won't be reasonable. My best hope is they'll move the dog to another home and I'll p... Read more

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