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Tuesday, October 29, 2013      3 comments

Made a juice! Carrot & celery with some of Ashley's pineapple cup. I did it...assembly, breakdown, and washing the juicer. Work but worth it. Even did some housework: took out some garbage, recycling and items to donate because the house is ... Read more

back to blogging

Monday, October 28, 2013      0 comments

Oh blog, I missed you! You kept me on track. You helped me focus my thoughts. You helped curb my crazy. I tried writing privately, then I didn't bother writing at all. Time is so much tighter now that I work. But I need to write. Even if ... Read more

last blog

Tuesday, August 20, 2013      1 comments

I wanted to say goodbye to the blog. I just discovered how to make private journal entries so I'll enter my thoughts there. I'll still visit the Spark site. Who knows, maybe I'll even play around with some of the motivational games and activi... Read more


Monday, August 19, 2013      0 comments

I never wrote about my user name. I think it will show some of the internal conflict I'm having about weight loss. This past year, when the news broke about the hospital in Texas banning workers with a high BMI, I was completely angry. I ... Read more

more about tennis elbow

Sunday, August 18, 2013      0 comments

After the cortisone shot to my arm I didn't slow down my pace. I figured I could do everything one-handed. I didn't use a splint or brace since it wasn't that bad. I didn't even tell many people. Basically, I ignored my doctor's advice to kee... Read more

keeping with the program

Friday, August 16, 2013      1 comments

I may not have lost much weight. The 140 appearing on the scale magically turned into 148 in a day: salt, bloat, lunch, whatever. I also still feel kind of lousy 100% of the time. That could possibly be because I decided to have a child at 38... Read more

diet soda

Thursday, August 15, 2013      4 comments

With slow and steady progress, I have targeted foods that have a bad reputation. I have been trying to eliminate them one by one. Diet soda is the next in line. I was never a big soda drinker, I only started drinking it regularly within t... Read more

tennis elbow

Wednesday, August 14, 2013      0 comments

About 20 years ago I developed Piriformis Syndrome from running. Basically it's just a chronically tight tush muscle. It's something I have managed over the years by consciously stretching and strengthening the various muscles it hinders (when... Read more

groceries again

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      1 comments

It is the third week in a row of wheat-conscious grocery shopping. I ventured out in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm---cursing and vowing not to buy as much as usual. I stuck to my promise and didn't buy much. Thunderstorm or not, buyin... Read more


Monday, August 12, 2013      0 comments

My mother has been my biggest adversary with my weight gain...mostly because she is very conscious of her own looks. So, I decided to play a little game. Heh, heh, heh. This gets complicated, but it's worth the effort. My absolute high... Read more

weighing in

Sunday, August 11, 2013      2 comments

I haven't weighed myself in over a week. I haven't seen many changes so I haven't bothered. The ring is tight, the bra cup runneth over, the muffin has a top. Last night I thrust my dinner plate out to show Jeff: a sprinkling of brown rice ov... Read more

still talking about wheat

Friday, August 09, 2013      1 comments

Aah. Once again, the internet helped me find a solution to a nagging problem in my head. If only the internet could help me find a solution to the nagging habit I have of surfing the Web... I think this "Wheat Belly" book pushed me too fa... Read more


Thursday, August 08, 2013      0 comments

It's time to pause and see everything that is good in my life. I've been meaning to do it for a few days now, but I was stuck in a whirlwind. I think I calmed down enough to look around. While nothing is perfect, my family and I are healthy a... Read more

food and emotions

Wednesday, August 07, 2013      1 comments

Since I'm trying very hard not to use food as a crutch, my emotions are harder to control. Yesterday, some punk kids threw rocks at my car. Instead of just making a non-emergency report, I went absolutely bananas on them and had the police com... Read more


Tuesday, August 06, 2013      0 comments

I can't believe it's time to go to the grocery store again. Yes, I am going to whine and this is where I am going to do it. I just loaded up on an enormous amount of food a week ago and it's gone already. I'm getting blood sugar headaches aga... Read more

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