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Friday, April 03, 2009      2 comments

Well, I'm sitting in Barnes & Noble in Bend. I'm down here for 2 weeks to help my Dad out with my Mom, and can't get on the internet at their house, sooo.... I miss being at home this time of year for this long -- so much to do in the garden ... Read more
Sunday, January 06, 2008      1 comments

From one of today's linked articles: "Your body is not an enemy that needs to be beaten and starved into submission....The key is balance. Too much of anything can hurt. But not enough of everything can hurt even more." Tho I haven't b... Read more
Friday, November 30, 2007      1 comments

OK - I'm feeling desperate. Not only didn't I lose anything eating "sensibly" the past week -- I gained two more pounds. Time to revise my idea of what passes for "sensible". Like maybe not the "just a couple of bites won't hurt" and the "I'v... Read more
Abducted by Aliens?
Monday, August 27, 2007      2 comments

Well, no..... That would be a good explanation for disappearing from SparkPeople for almost 4 months -- but that's not where I've been and I don't really have a reasonable explanation. Until this past week I just stopped tracking my meals and ... Read more
Touching In
Wednesday, November 29, 2006      0 comments

Have been so involved with posting and reading posts that I haven't been journaling -- or exercising, or food tracking. A good example of how the same thing can be either a support or an obstacle, depending on how we use it.... My solution was... Read more
Sunday, November 19, 2006      0 comments

Am plateaued on Phase 1...(:-( Guess I do have to "pay" for that birthday dinner after all. Even managed to do cardio yesterday. Better get on it today.... Read more
Day 8 - Back to My Normal Rhythm
Friday, November 17, 2006      0 comments

Dad and Mom headed home this am, so I plan to get back to my routine ASAP. Amazingly, I lost another half pound yesterday, even with the birthday treats.... Read more
Day 7 - 11/16 (Retro)
Friday, November 17, 2006      0 comments

Dad arrived this pm to take Mom home in the am, and as it is his birthday I rationalized indulgence in bread, pasta, and birthday cake. Back to P1 tomorrow, and since Thanksgiving at friends is coming up quickly, I will probably want to start A... Read more
Day 6 - 11/15 (Retro)
Friday, November 17, 2006      0 comments

Did well on P1 today until evening, when my friend Y. called to tell me a tree had fallen on her house. No injuries to anyone, and surprisingly little damage to the house, tho she does have a large branch through her kitchen roof. The tree remo... Read more
SB1 Day 5
Tuesday, November 14, 2006      0 comments

Still challenging as I am serving bread, potatoes, wine, etc. to others. I found that if I fill a wine glass with water, I don't feel like I'm missing out. Who knew? :-) But I'm no longer craving carbs or sweets when I'm not looking at them -... Read more
SB P1 Day 4
Monday, November 13, 2006      0 comments

Mom is visiting for a few days, so it will be a good challenge for me to stay w/in P1 guidelines while cooking "normally" for she and John. I managed to pass up artisan olive-rosemary bread and cookies last night... It will also be hard to get... Read more
Day 2
Saturday, November 11, 2006      0 comments

Second day of staying on track diet-wise. AND I did cardio. And took time out for meditation. All major areas of procrastination for me, so that feels good. Have built a shelf over my treadmill so I can put my laptop up there and watch the W... Read more
Phase 1 Revisited Day 1
Friday, November 10, 2006      0 comments

Well, already I'm bargaining -- couldn't let the pears and fresh apple cider our friends brought go to waste, but didn't want to postpone starting another day, so decided Day 1 would be a "fruit & nut" day and I'll drop the fruit and do "by-the... Read more
Right Speech Pitfalls
Friday, November 10, 2006      0 comments

Well, haven't been able to give that goal a checkmark for the last 3 days because I keep choosing to join in on the political disparagement comments in post election conversations. I guess the good news is that I'm aware that that's what I'm do... Read more
Zero minus One
Thursday, November 09, 2006      0 comments

So I've spent the day eating all the stuff I didn't want to have around to tempt me on Phase 1.... What a twisty mind I have. Still have oranges, apples, apple cider, none of which will keep for 2 weeks, so maybe first day will be a sort of... Read more

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