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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

Cosmos and me

Monday, March 10, 2014      7 comments

I'm a nerd. I looked forward to Neil Degrasse Tyson's revamp of Sagan's Cosmos and watched it excitedly last night. While I hope future shows in the series tone down the whiz-bang effects of the space ship, it was a fun ride. I'll keep watchi... Read more

Struggling with the daemon

Sunday, February 23, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday afternoon, I was hungry. I looked at my plan and saw hard boiled egg and spinach salad. Sounds good and I have the hb egg already in the fridge, so it will be pretty easy. I pealed the egg and thought, I would really rather have... Read more

Four and more!

Saturday, February 22, 2014      4 comments

Four days following the SP menu plan. I really like this. By shopping only once a week, I am not being tempted to buy foods I shouldn't eat. I have everything I need to make good food. I am learning how I will modify the menu next week, too.... Read more

Back to the basics

Thursday, February 20, 2014      7 comments

Before I regain ALL the weight I had lost, I know I have to change. Madness, as they say, is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Waking up every morning and saying "this is the day!" and then continuing to make poor food choi... Read more

A lot has happened

Sunday, January 12, 2014      7 comments

Major life changes in the last six months: Retired. Empty Nest. Decided to divorce. Moved house from Quito, Ecuador to Guerneville, California (Includes purchase of a house, packing, unpacking, etc.) I knew these were all comin... Read more

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