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Stupid Mistakes - Smart Mistakes Series: Food #1

Thursday, January 26, 2012      11 comments

Last night I had a "deep thought" after I veered off-course on the food I had planned to eat. You know how it goes - you're doing great then suddenly an overwhelming compulsion to eat something comes over you and you seem helpless in the face o... Read more

Losing weight is not the only way to feel lighter!

Monday, August 08, 2011      20 comments

I've got to shout out to FlyLady.net for her amazing system! I've been decluttering my office this month, 15 mins at a time. I was really shut down about this task because the office, though small, is where a LOT of paper clutter gathers... Read more

The HABOOB that ate Phoenix!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      16 comments

Weather in the desert can get pretty impressive at times. Last night was one of those times. A giant "haboob" - which means "dust storm" - swallowed Phoenix whole yesterday evening. I'm sure it made national news - the thing was 7000 ft tall,... Read more

A Party in my Pantalones!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      31 comments

I will make this short and shallow. First - to be properly attired. For your viewing pleasure, I will don the costume of the nasturtium flower fairy from Cicely Mary Barker's "Flower Fairies" book. (I am so adorable!) Read more

What I choose to celebrate - this athiest's viewpoint.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      49 comments

I choose to celebrate people with different views working together towards a common cause. I choose to celebrate people doing small, kind acts for others - because they can. I choose to celebrate an atmosphere where people can speak freely w... Read more

Really - what **IS** the hurry?

Monday, May 02, 2011      15 comments

I've been going over my calorie range and feeling hungry and dissatisfied again. I'm still tracking, just to see HOW much over I am and if there's a satiety point somewhere - then maybe I need to up my calories. I've also been paying atte... Read more

Every morning is bright and shiny!

Sunday, May 01, 2011      13 comments

I have to laugh at myself sometimes. I am a grateful follower of flylady.net. Flylady is dedicated to helping people declutter and develop routines to foster peaceful, more organized homes. She helps you develop small routines over time ... Read more

A little each day: habits and routines make it happen.

Friday, April 29, 2011      13 comments

My journey with Sparkpeople has been accompanied by Flylady.net. Flylady is to cleaning and decluttering what SP is to diet and exercise. There is no "quick fix" or "magic pill". There are small, manageable routines that you build, OVER TIME,... Read more

The exercise conundrum

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      14 comments

I've been caught in a conundrum lately. It's name is "exercise". Yes - I've read all the SP articles saying you should find something you like and do that. I totally agree. I got bummed today seeing the "swimsuit ready bootcamp challenge... Read more

What might have been.

Saturday, April 23, 2011      54 comments

Sometimes you just have to write something down. This is one of those things. What would have happened if I didn't (re)join SP in Sept 2010 (my 3rd try at SP and my upteenth try at "dieting"). Since getting very ill in 2005, I gained ... Read more

No wonder the neighbors think I'm crazy!

Saturday, April 23, 2011      13 comments

Today I've earned my name of "the Crazy Garden Lady of Fairview Place". First - at around 6 am I was having my breakfast on the front porch. I recently cut down a tree in front because the frost killed it and I was trying to visualize what... Read more

A pile of rocks made my day

Saturday, April 23, 2011      13 comments

Today I moved a pile of rocks - about 25 football-sized rocks to be exact. And 30 bricks. And 45 flagstones And 6 stacking chairs and 3 pressboard banquet tables (mom helped with the tables). And that made my whole day. ... Read more

Halvesies

Thursday, April 21, 2011      14 comments

I eat like a dog. Head first, into the food. A series of gobbling, chomping, snorfling sounds ensue. I reappear only when the food is GONE. Then I get the "look" - you know the one. "Hey - where'd the food go?" Yes - I've been work... Read more

Back it up, Dove!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      26 comments

Hey there. See that rock over there? I've been hiding under it. It was a good rock. I felt secure and safe. Safe from all the attention one of my blogs received by being featured by SP. Silly isn't it? That success and accolades would dri... Read more

A bit of accountability please!

Thursday, February 17, 2011      39 comments

Whew - this last week was a killer! Lots of stuff going on. Unfortunately I've used this as an excuse to slack off on my goal to take back my house from CLUTTER! In January, I cleaned out my kitchen - that was HUGE and so FREEING! I now ... Read more


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