Comfort Food is NOT Comforting Me!!
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!
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
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!
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!!
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
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'....
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Hello, Snooty Fox!
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!
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
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...
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 ...
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
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...
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!!
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
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My new weight loss strategy
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