What a milestone...and just at vacation time!
Sunday, August 30, 2009      4 comments

I discovered the day before vacation that I've lost 23 POUNDS since I started with SparkPeople!!!!!! emoticon ... Read more
More pluses: renewed energy and creativity! Who knew?
Sunday, July 12, 2009      0 comments

I thought I would have nothing to comment on this week, but little pluses came to my attention. Just this Friday evening, when I was cleaning a client's house, I noticed as I was lugging around the vacuum and washing windows (and blinds), that I... Read more
All about mind-set
Sunday, June 28, 2009      0 comments

It's been nearly 5 months since I started seriously taking notice of my lifetstyle. I am a totally different person. Being about 20 pounds lighter feels FABULOUS!! A few more pounds (and hopefully another size smaller) will make me slimmer than ... Read more
I admit it ... I've been playing hookey from SP ... but it's all good!
Monday, May 25, 2009      0 comments

Yes, I enjoy checking out reading the articles and the postings, but BOY! have I been busy!! I now own 5 Walk At Home DVDs because I get SO MUCH out of them. I used to think that 90 minutes of aerobic activity a week was a lot - NOW I surpass th... Read more
Back...with encouraging news!!
Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

After a Valentine's week bout of shingles, I was left almost totally wiped out!! My skin was tender and my stamina was GONE!! My 2 big cats liked my being stuck at home for a whole week, especially our naptimes in the recliner -- the 3 of us tog... Read more
Yet more little progress-steps...
Sunday, February 01, 2009      0 comments

After I wrenched my back a couple of weeks ago (trying a sit-up, coming up too fast & twisting when my cat starting walking on me), I lightened up on my exercise. I even avoided miserable snow shoveling for several days...relying on 4-wheel driv... Read more
No scale available, but...
Monday, January 19, 2009      0 comments

Hopefully, I'm adopting new habits to replace the old bad ones. On days off, like today, I usually have a second cup of tea in the morning, complete with milk & sweetener. Now, I've replaced the second cup with one of green tea, no milk, just sw... Read more
Taming my sweet, junk "tooth"
Thursday, January 08, 2009      0 comments

Even after shoveling this evening, I didn't grab a sweet snack. Just my usual oatmeal for supper. The only snack was a caramel-flavored rice cake. Used to be, I always ate something after strenuous exertion. I must be making progress. Stil... Read more
First smoothie creation ... this could become a habit!
Sunday, January 04, 2009      0 comments

Got a new stick-blender for Christmas. It's been great at blending my marvelous soups (homemade creations are my specialty) and mashing cooked squash. Today I decided to create my own smoothie from ingredients I already had - frozen raspber... Read more
Does shoveling lots of snow count as a workout?
Thursday, January 01, 2009      1 comments

The major dislike I have for living (all my life) in western NY is lake-effect snow!!! I've spent most days of the last week + SHOVELING!! Anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes a day, depending on the previous night's snowfall. ... Read more
Chaos abating ... back to setting goals!
Friday, December 26, 2008      1 comments

Nothing like working in advertising during the Christmas season to scramble your sanity! Overtime days & scrambling to get last-minute assignments completed to convince people to spend more money than they should. In the midst of all that, ... Read more
Old habits die hard ... how can I count calories & cook at the same time?
Sunday, December 14, 2008      1 comments

Many years ago I dieted by counting calories of everything. But then, I was at home (without a job) and had time to figure out the calories of all the ingredients in all my recipes. Now, I have a full time day job & am moonlighting on Satu... Read more
Brother, can you spare a grocery gift card?
Saturday, December 13, 2008      0 comments

I think I gradually gained weight as I got older, endured an office job for 11 years, and found my one job didn't allow for much of the dietary "luxuries" as lots of fresh produce. Now that I've managed to find a moonlighting job, I have ev... Read more