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Overwhelmed

Thursday, August 15, 2013      8 comments

Let me start by saying that I am writing this blog just to blow off steam, so nobody has to feel the need to read it or respond to it. It is what it is. It has been a horrible day. My fellow Outlaws know from posts on my thread that I hav... Read more

Something Kicked In . . .

Monday, July 29, 2013      13 comments

I'm almost afraid to say it--don't want to jinx a good thing--but something has really kicked in for me in the past few weeks. For years I have been 'trying to lose weight,' watching the same three pounds yo-yo up and down for months, then gett... Read more

Midpoint Reflection: BLC22

Saturday, July 20, 2013      4 comments

I've done a pretty good job of meeting my goals for this challenge. 1) Track my food daily. emoticon This ... Read more

Breaking Barriers (and Facing Anxiety)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      8 comments

I've been working really hard this week, and it paid off. I lost 4.5 pounds! That puts me at 30.5 pounds lost since the first of the year, below another 10-pound marker (-220), and below the lowest weight I can recall being in the last 15 year... Read more

Goals for BLC22

Monday, June 10, 2013      3 comments

1) Track my food intake daily--the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've been doing pretty well, so there isn't any one thing in the food area that l feel needs more work. But I have been slacking off a bit on tracking, and I know that it is vital... Read more

What's on My Mind?

Monday, March 11, 2013      5 comments

Oh, lots and lots of things. Spring break, for one. It starts Friday, and that's not soon enough, as far as I'm concerned. The students are restless and I'm getting tired. I don't have any big plans, just sleeping in, cleaning house, startin... Read more

Weekend Movie Quote Challenge

Saturday, November 10, 2012      5 comments

OK, I LOVE movies, so I'm in. I think I got all but one in the first round--just can't remember the title, although I know the movie! Can you name which movies these quotes are from? 1. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.... Read more

Fergus Licked the Dish!

Sunday, November 04, 2012      7 comments

I am thrilled to be able to report that Fergus FINALLY seems to be getting the hang of eating out of the dish. Last night I gave him half of his food (kitten replacement milk mixed with canned kitten food) with the syringe, then presented him w... Read more

Update on Fergus

Saturday, October 27, 2012      11 comments

Well, the little guy is really making himself at home here. I still have to keep him in the bathroom when I am not at home, mainly because he is so small that I'm... Read more

Mid-Challenge Goal Reassessment

Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

So . . . itís mid-challenge: time to review my goals and the progress Iíve made towards them (or not.) I determined to be a really good teammate and to do the best that I can for the team. I think Iíve met this goalóalthough I might have b... Read more

I Really Did Not Plan on This!

Monday, October 15, 2012      13 comments

Yesterday I found a tiny kitten sitting in my garden. I knew better than to handle it, so I left it there in hopes that the mama would retrieve it. I went out about an hour later, and it was still there, crying. Waited another two hours--stil... Read more

And 10 More Makes 40!

Monday, October 01, 2012      5 comments

One last list of things I am grateful for. (This is getting harder to do without repeats!) 1. Long flannel nightgowns. Love them when the weather gets cold! 2. Fires in the fireplace. (Wish I had a fireplace!) 3. My CD collec... Read more

Sunday Gratitude List

Sunday, September 30, 2012      3 comments

It's is getting harder to come up with things, but here goes. 1. Cooler fall weather. 2. Brightly colored autumn leaves. 3. REAL apple cider 4. Bonfires. 5. Pine trees. Love the fragrance. 6. Rainbows. 7. Moon... Read more

10 More Thing I'm Grateful For

Saturday, September 29, 2012      4 comments

I have a feeling these are going to get sillier as this challenge progresses! Today I am going to focus on foods that are healthy and/or low fat. 1. Yoplait Parfaits. I especially like the caramel ones. 2. Laughing Cow Cheese. ... Read more

BLC20 Weekend "RINGO" Blog + 10 Things I am Grateful For

Friday, September 28, 2012      7 comments

I'm filling in two squares at once by posting a blog that includes 10 things I am grateful for. Years ago I tried to keep a list like this every day but got out of the habit. I sometimes find it is hard to find that many things to be grateful ... Read more


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