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From the Mouths of Babes

Friday, November 07, 2014      8 comments

I weighed in today, the "first" day of my effort (of THIS round of efforts). As expected, I lost a pretty good chunk of weight, as history has told me this is the case. But because I am using the advent calendar to remove pounds as I lose t... Read more

My Goal/Reward Sheet (with kids' input!)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      6 comments

After our Wii "Just Dance Marathon" last night, I asked the kids to give ideas for rewards for weight lost. For those of you who looked at my last blog, you saw an advent calendar of sorts, where I (or my kids) will rip up the numbers of pounds ... Read more

A New Approach...? See photo.

Monday, November 03, 2014      7 comments

A visual reminder for the entire family that they have to help me with this. This sparked a lot of questions from my kids. My 16-year-old: "What's this?" Me: "It's my remi... Read more

A Quick Fall Lower-Cal Dessert Recipe

Thursday, October 16, 2014      3 comments

A friend gave me a recipe for pumpkin muffins that is super easy. She said it was a Weight Watchers recipe. I modified it then entered it into the calorie counter I use. Give either a try - you may want to enter the ingredients into your own cal... Read more

Your water, infused

Monday, August 04, 2014      4 comments

On impulse, I bought a water bottle based on a spot I saw on Good Morning America's "Deals and Steals." It is a personal water bottle that allows you to have flavor-infused water. My water flavor of the day is cucumber cilantro. My sister ... Read more

A Little Inspiration

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

Read this on my LinkedIn account today (if you have an account, you probably saw it, too): "Stay committed to your dreams and you'll see them reflected in your future." and the image that came with it - very cute... Read more

Me & Mom Time

Thursday, July 03, 2014      5 comments

Since putting my then 66-year-old father in a nursing home full-time last year due to his Alzheimer's disease, my mother has not had a break - * She remodeled the basement of her home, which was 'almost' an apartment, to make it into a liva... Read more

The Difference

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      7 comments

I watched an episode of "Extreme Weight Loss" tonight, quite by accident. I'm traveling, and was flipping through channels in my hotel room as I sit at my computer. I came across it, and watched. And cried, of course. I'm learning what... Read more

Back in the USS...A

Tuesday, June 03, 2014      8 comments

Because I have a song from the Beatles on my brain, and nothing ends in "USA." Anyway... I took a trip to the UK. It was because of work that I went, so I took some extra days and an extra person (my husband) and we took a few days of enjoy... Read more

A Little Perspective

Wednesday, April 30, 2014      9 comments

I put on a pair of summer shorts this past weekend and at first was angry about them fitting. These are the shorts I wore last summer, the shorts I wanted to have shrunken out of. But then I realized that had I not lost the 10 - 15 lbs that... Read more

Face it, I gotta maintain

Monday, April 28, 2014      4 comments

So here's the deal. I have grand plans for a month's challenge, even ask my SparkFriends or brother or husband to join me, then I eat crap until I hurt. It's like planning out a hike using a very detailed map and then leaving the map behind... Read more

There Once Was a Girl, Who Had a Little Curl...

Friday, April 11, 2014      8 comments

...right in the middle of her forehead. And when she was good she was very very good. But when she was bad she was HORRID. emoticonRead more

Just Stick With It - Lesson Learned?

Friday, April 04, 2014      9 comments

I hope so. March was my "feel sorry for myself" month. For whatever reason. No point in dwelling (after all, I had 10+ years of "feel sorry for myself"). I gained a bit of weight in March, stopped tracking food, didn't care to exercise... Read more

Excitement...

Monday, March 31, 2014      7 comments

No long drawn-out entry here, but after a wasted March of making excuses and showing a slight gain of weight (instead of losing 6 lbs - see right side of my home page), I've opted to make a quick list of what is going on this month: Lose 8... Read more

My Wasted March

Sunday, March 30, 2014      5 comments

As much as I believe in "live only for today; focus only on today" it's amazing at how quickly I am able to justify giving in to bad habits when I am not feeling "up" to being kind to myself. Day after day in March I made excuses for eating... Read more


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