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Comfort Food is NOT Comforting Me!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014      5 comments

Hi friends! I've been MIA from here for way too long and my life has changed in so many ways. Most importantly, my mother passed away on July 15th, after living with my husband and I for 9 years --- to the day, I might add! The next day my fathe... Read more

Eat More -- Lose Weight! --Sounds like The National Enquirer!

Monday, April 01, 2013      4 comments

Ok, my body is not just funny -- it's hilarious! Yesterday I ate 40 calories OVER the high end of my calorie range and lost another pound! I'm not complaining. In fact, I love this! But seriously, I know this is just my body's way of telli... Read more

My Body Has a Sense of Humor

Sunday, March 31, 2013      6 comments

I decided this morning when I was riding my exercise bike, that my body is funny! Now, it doesn't LOOK quite as funny as it used to, but it still likes to play tricks on me, so that's why it's funny! I've been on a plateau for a while. I e... Read more

Short and to the Point -- Oh yeah, and positive!

Friday, January 04, 2013      5 comments

I was getting groceries out of my car today and my neighbor and her girl scout daughter cornered me with the annual girl scout cookie order form. As I was saying to the mom, "I shouldn't even be ordering these." She said, "Why not? You've alread... Read more

I'm not vain -- I'm healthy!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      8 comments

This morning, for my eighth birthday in a row, my mother didn't realize it was my birthday. Yes, it's sad, but I'm not dwelling on it. I'm not mad, I'm not disappointed, it's what I've come to expect. You see, she had a massive hemorrhagic strok... Read more

Victoria's Secret???

Saturday, October 20, 2012      5 comments

This is just a P.S. to yesterday's blog. Another non-scale victory that cracked me up! I received a Victoria's Secret catalog yesterday! First ever! It had to be a friend pranking me -- right? I mean, I'm 61!! Just sayin'.... Read more

Hello, Snooty Fox!

Friday, October 19, 2012      3 comments

Today our homework for SparkCoach was to blog about our non-scale victories. That assignment came on a really good day for me. This morning I made the semi-annual trek up and down the steps to the off-season closet upstairs to transfer them to o... Read more

I'm a copycat, but I'm a healthy (maybe skinny) copycat!

Saturday, August 18, 2012      11 comments

I just read a blog written by one of my SparkFriends and it really hit home with me. I see now why, among other reasons, we are SparkFriends! We have come to pretty much the same conclusion at almost the same time. I was a day slower than she... Read more

Bear's Bath

Saturday, July 07, 2012      2 comments

My husband is always worrying about our dog Bear being too hot! This is the dog mind you who finds the one square of sunshine on the floor and lays in it -- no matter how hot it is! So last night he got this brilliant idea for "Mommy" to give hi... Read more

Maybe I'm amazed...

Friday, April 06, 2012      1 comments

In the word of Sir Paul, maybe I'm amazed that I've stayed with this "diet" so far. And maybe I'm amazed that I really look forward to exercising every day and feel guilty if I don't. People who know me are probably amazed too, although they are... Read more

Maybe it was the fat holding me together, cause I'm falling apart ...

Saturday, February 11, 2012      3 comments

Don't get the wrong idea, this is not going to be a negative blog. I just wanted to hook you and reel you in with the title. And if you're reading this, it worked. Without going into a whole lot of medical jargon and mumbo jumbo tha... Read more

How to lose weight while on hospital food

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      2 comments

Don't be fooled by the title, losing weight on hospital food is not as easy as it sounds! This hospital didn't have cooks, they had "caterers." I kid you not, their names were posted on the activity board in my mother's hospital room "Caterers M... Read more

Carving out time for me...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      0 comments

The last few days have been a little rough. My mother, who has lived with us since her debilitating stroke 6 1/2 yrs. ago, now has gallstones and has chronic pain from them. The last few days have been doctor calls and appointments and pain pil... Read more

Anyone need a chin -- I have two!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011      1 comments

Isn't it funny how we can talk ourselves into believing those extra pounds don't really show that much? I bought what I thought was a pretty, flattering dress for my step-son's wedding. Got a pretty necklace and earring set, silver shoes and pur... Read more

My new weight loss strategy

Sunday, October 09, 2011      2 comments

Last night the hubs and I went to his son's wedding. The wedding was outdoors in a gazebo. The weather could not have been better. The dinner was delicious. The bride looked gorgeous and the groom looked handsome. My grown daughters and their hu... Read more


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