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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not another false start. At last!
Monday, October 17, 2016      42 comments

Background: I lost 50-60 pounds when I lived in Ecuador. I retired, divorced, kids left for college, moved house in 2013. I ate. I gained back more than I had lost and yes, that's a very short period to have gained so much. As usual, ... Read more
Time for a new doctor.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      8 comments

I have had wonderful NPs and doctors for most of my career. Even living overseas, I felt that I was in good hands. I retired, came here, found a doctor in my insurance network and was ready to work with her as I had with my previous health car... Read more
On being furniture
Sunday, May 22, 2016      6 comments

In spring of 2002, our family adopted two cats. My daughter chose Beck, a tuxedo cat, and my son chose Angel, a black cat. This is the story of Beck. ... Read more
Three successes!
Saturday, April 09, 2016      5 comments

The WooHoo jar lounge group focuses on reminding ourselves of the positive things we do. Heck, we all KNOW what we're doing wrong and beat ourselves up for it all the time. Today, I am posting three things I've done recently that are good for ... Read more
Just wing it
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      6 comments

What has been happening? Nutshell since last blog: Dating: The guy I met in the city and I had two dates. No spark there, so that's fine. We tried. Then I met another man I've been seeing from time to time. I'm not in love and I'... Read more
I don't like reality sometimes.
Saturday, April 18, 2015      8 comments

I'm starting to get out there to try to meet people. I'm on a couple of on line dating sites. I try very hard to be honest because I'm tired of not getting second dates. If they don't like me as I am, then let's not even get started, right? ... Read more
You are not alone
Saturday, February 21, 2015      8 comments

And neither am I! The SP team for my area has been inactive for a very long time. I finally broke down and decided to offer to lead the team figuring I couldn't do any damage to it. There are thousands of members, yet no activity on the... Read more
Interim goal achieved!
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      7 comments

I had gained so much weight that I was over my previous highest weight. When I started again this time, I made my first goal to reach my previous highest weight by my birthday, which was yesterday. I made it! I hadn't adjusted my l... Read more
Baby step day
Monday, January 26, 2015      6 comments

For the last three nights, I have had very frequently interrupted sleep. I'm exhausted. It should be fine soon, but today, I have no energy. I stayed home all day and my fitbit is showing a meagre 1,237 steps. It is STILL a good spark d... Read more
What I want to tell myself
Saturday, January 17, 2015      9 comments

My challenge today is to write down a letter of encouragement to myself. I'm to think how I would encourage a friend and say those things to myself. I know I'm very critical of myself and I will rewrite several of these lines to make sure that... Read more
Friday, January 16, 2015      8 comments

My daughter gave me a mushroom farm and it has been producing gorgeous fresh shiitakes. I have made mushrooms with brown and wild rice, a mushroom omelette, Thai soup with mushrooms. . . I will let you know when I start to be tired of mushrooms... Read more
I'm NOT starting again
Friday, January 09, 2015      9 comments

If you go through my blog, there's definitely a theme . . . starting again. Starting over. Not giving up. That last, fortunately, is the one that applies today. I have been tracking my food for over a week and I stayed within my calori... Read more
Fine dining
Sunday, January 04, 2015      7 comments

This post is inspired by ADARKARA. I love to eat. I think that is obvious, don't you? I love to eat so much that I eat too quickly to feel full and start looking for more to eat and then become overfull by the time the brain kicks in to t... Read more
It has been forever
Thursday, January 01, 2015      7 comments

It seems that while I was losing weight, I was blogging. Perhaps I should listen to that. Today SP will be swamped with the annual resolutions and that's great. Yes, a lot of people don't keep them, but I did keep mine one year and lost a lot... Read more
"She has a great personality"
Thursday, March 20, 2014      8 comments

One of today's daily Spark videos is this:
ail.asp?video=54 (This is a gender normative post because I'm straight and these are my experiences. I understand t... Read more

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