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Back to My Normal Routine
Friday, November 10, 2017      2 comments

After all the traveling to/from Maine, and a trip to Cuba, I am good and ready to stay home for a while. I'm back to my daily Jazzercise classes, and logging my food into my SparkPeople app. I'm also mostly back to my 10K+ steps a day. It fee... Read more
Comfort food
Saturday, September 02, 2017      2 comments

My last blog, three weeks ago, mentioned the voices in my head that call out for consolation via treats, usually in the afternoon. They are still here. At least I recognize them now, and I'm trying to deal with them. Iced coffee with milk doe... Read more
Food for Comfort
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      4 comments

Well, I put on 3 lbs during this most recent trip back to Mom's. This time was a bit different. First off, she died in hospice during the first week of my trip. My siblings were with me, so that their support was comforting. Then I was left on ... Read more
Tigers, Lions & Bears! Oh my!
Monday, June 26, 2017      5 comments

Wow. I just read my last blog. I was oblivious to how my world would change. In late April, we discovered that we'd brought home bed bugs from the UK. They were mostly in my room, but also in Steve's and in several closets. Major cleaning, s... Read more
Going Down
Saturday, March 25, 2017      6 comments

You know that elevator voice that speaks as the doors close, "Going down."? Well, that's the little voice in my head these days. I changed up my menu plan by reducing the calorie range by about 100 calories, and reducing the carb range signifi... Read more
Looking Back
Saturday, February 11, 2017      4 comments

I've been looking at my past blogs. I've had a good year. While I'm not a lot thinner, I am stronger and faster. In my book, that means I'm healthier too. Sure, I'd like to reach a "normal" BMI rating. But my heart is good, and I'm actually ... Read more
UK Vacation
Sunday, January 22, 2017      4 comments

We are starting our second week in the UK. Finding fresh veggies is not easy here. My carb intake is up, and veggies/ fruit way below normal. The good ... Read more
Set-point Theory
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      2 comments

I've read couple of articles recently, referring to one's body's "set point". It's a weight that the body likes and is reluctant to give up. I think I've hit it. Since October 1 (just after the Italy trip), I've weighed between 164 and 169 con... Read more
Working on the Home Stretch
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      2 comments

15 lbs to goal weight of 151. So far, nothing is changing. This week, I've decided up the ante in the physical activity category. Going to the Jazzercise classes of the instructors who push me. While I still can't hop, I can get up on my tippy t... Read more
Coming back
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      2 comments

Well, I'm up 5 lbs. But my clothes fit, and I'm back on the exercise track. Plus I'm tracking my food and staying I range. 15 lbs to goal. I won't make it by the holidays, but maybe by Feb 1? Hubby is talking about a vacation get away for the t... Read more
Back to Reality
Saturday, October 01, 2016      8 comments

I'm back in Sacramento. Physically anyway. My body clock is totally messed up, along with the eating schedule. As I suspected, I put on 5 lbs while in ... Read more
First "tour" completed
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      7 comments

I completed two of four hiking events. LOTS of rain this week. The next nine days will have lots of walks. I'm looking forward to it. Tomorrow, I will ... Read more
Day 7 - Greve in Chianti
Saturday, September 17, 2016      2 comments

After yesterday's rain soaked day, I was discouraged. Today was absolutely magical. The day started with a sudden rain shower just after I woke up. I loo... Read more
Florence, Day 4
Friday, September 16, 2016      1 comments

Took the bus up to Fiesole (fee-YAY-soh-lay) to see the Roman ruins of an amphitheater, heated baths, and a temple. Go to my blog for photos. I treated m... Read more
Florence, Day 3
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      0 comments

If I can get the breakfast buffet under control, then I will have a net loss after this trip. Lunch and dinner are doing great. But the breakfast offerings are over the top. It doesn't help that their pantry is not stocked with low fat or fat fr... Read more

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