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My scale is at the entrance to my kitchen

Monday, September 24, 2012      7 comments

Itís the first thing I see when I enter in the morning still in my PJs. Iím probably alone in this. I know itís not a common location for this item. When I moved it from the bathroom to its current visible spot, I wasnít thinking about ... Read more

I live with the junk food king of the world

Sunday, September 23, 2012      4 comments

Hereís a picture from my sparkpage, posted when I first joined several years ago. This is not a staged photo. My table really looked like this. Itís somewhat better now since I... Read more

Grandma said "Always get a fresh chicken"

Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

Of course Grandma meant it should still be clucking. Getting a ďfreshĒ chicken was her answer to me as a newlywed, when I asked why my chicken didnít taste as good as hers. She lived in the country and I was in a NY apartment so heading ou... Read more

Suddenly 20 lbs heavier

Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

No, I didnít eat 70,000 extra calories. I decided to get serious about strength training. The set of weights I got for Christmas 10 years ago were gathering dust in the basement. Maybe I would be more likely to use them if I put them by the T... Read more

"Later Never Comes"

Thursday, September 20, 2012      3 comments

ďMommy, will you color with me?Ē asked my 4 yr old daughter back in 1973. Maybe I was busy with the baby. Maybe I had homework to do (grad school). I donít remember why, but I replied, ďLater, Jeannie, Iíll do it later.Ē Sadly, she said, ď... Read more

I Canít Turn Back Time but maybe I can slow it down a little.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      4 comments

Once I proudly pulled my new driverís license out of my wallet. Once I wore an ID around my neck to advise building security that I belonged there. Now I carry a Medicare Card. It all went by so fast. I never thought about what I was e... Read more

I don't want to go the gym today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

I donít want to go to the gym today, but itís raining heavily so I have no choice. I donít want to hear ďI told you so!Ē Especially when it isnít true. I donít want to hear ďRunning will ruin your kneesĒ Especially when it isnít true. ... Read more

3 Years on SP - My First Blog

Monday, September 17, 2012      4 comments

I feel like such an oddball. I didnít have dramatic amounts of weight to lose. I never yo-yo dieted. I was always rather content with my pear shaped body and I was always active and fit. However, by age 61 I was carrying 30 lbs more th... Read more


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