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DESERTDWELLER2
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Struggling
Friday, January 25, 2013      3 comments

Feeling blue and very food needy. A good friend and neighbor passed away Tuesday and my automatic response is to want to use food to dull my senses and take away the pain. How is it that we have given food so much power in our lives? ... Read more
Wonderful Day!
Saturday, January 19, 2013      3 comments

Beautiful day - about 74 degrees, and no wind, just slight breeze. Was dancing around the house this morning while doing house work, but headed to the pool for an hour this afternoon. Did a good 30 minutes of swimming. Used water weights and ... Read more
Lesson Learned
Thursday, January 17, 2013      4 comments

Never have ham for the last two dinners before weigh-in day AND eat a bag of beef jerky the day before. I couldn't believe the scale; and altho I'd like to blame the whole 6 pound gain on water retention, I think I have to take the blame for so... Read more
No pool
Monday, January 14, 2013      2 comments

One of my goals was to go to the pool at least 3 days a week during the winter.......but our usual AZ winters are NOT 20 something degrees! Hopefully soon this cold spell will break and things will get back to normal.... Read more
Back on Schedule
Monday, January 07, 2013      3 comments

Hubby and I been sick since last Friday, so no real exercise and not much planning on meals. But I'm feeling much better today , and altho I probably won't get outside for another few days, I'm feeling interested in planning my food and cooking... Read more
Lovin' 2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

Two days of 2013 and they have been very good days for me. Everything has gone great on my food plan and I've been getting even more exercise than I was aiming for. I sure wish there was a way to bottle this euphoric feeling when you know you'... Read more
Healthy Day
Sunday, December 30, 2012      3 comments

Had a nice walk around the neighborhood this afternoon. This morning went grocery shopping - 3 different stores (that must count for some exercise!) And made a crock pot soup of chicken vegetable. No potatoes, noodles, or rice........ just ... Read more
Doctor Report
Saturday, December 29, 2012      6 comments

Haven't had my labs yet, but doc was very happy with the fact that since I saw her last April, my BMI has gone from 42 to 37. That is good news, and I will use it to motivate myself to continue on this journey.... Read more
Oh Oh
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      1 comments

Well, all the goodies didn't make it to the freezer! I don't know which makes me sadder.....the fact that I started eating them or the fact that it doesn't surprise me that I got into them. This morning I just started throwing stuff in the... Read more
Jesus IS the Reason for the Season
Monday, December 24, 2012      3 comments

Looking forward to tonight.....Christmas Eve service at my church and hubby is coming with. Tomorrow morning I will go to Mass with him. I love it!!... Read more
Plans don't always go as planned
Sunday, December 23, 2012      5 comments

All my menu planning didn't really come off as I anticipated. Our house guests had some of their own ideas on menus and brought a few goodies with them.....sooooooo - ate a few things I certainly hadn't planned on eating. But, that's ok. Our ... Read more
Christmas Goodies and an IDEA
Friday, December 21, 2012      3 comments

Somebody PLEASE come and get all the wonderful Christmas goodies that so many of our thoughtful friends and neighbors have given us. Containers of fudge, tins of shortbread cookies, plates of decorated cut out cookes, yummy looking bars and bri... Read more
Planning Ahead
Thursday, December 20, 2012      4 comments

Tonight we are going out to dinner with friends......and I looked up the restaurant menu on line so I could decide on what I will order ahead of time. This approach works well for me. We are also having house guests this weekend and I have all... Read more
Success on the scale
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      4 comments

I'm calling it success - even tho it was only .8 pounds. It now puts me at a lower weight than I have been in at least the last 5 years......ONWARD. Stan FIRM and Praise Him! ... Read more
Excited about Today and looking forward to tomorrow
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      3 comments

Since reconnecting with SP I have gone back to my stricter level of carb consumption and, most importantly, "calling" to the Lord for help each evening.....so 3 days of "good" low carbing. I had begun to doubt I could get back into the swing ... Read more

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