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Okay, No more secrets!

Saturday, May 14, 2011      2 comments

I recently wrote about telling on myself. Not sliding quietly by in the shadows, particularly when I'm not really doing what I said I was doing. And not bothering to correct misperceptions. Well, equally, there is another side. Today I h... Read more

No more secrets!

Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

Well, our secrets are what get us. So here goes. I set a goal in late March to lose 10 lbs by June 1. And started out really well. Tracking my food, lots of exercise, REALLY limiting evening eating. And did really well. Got as close as a 9 ... Read more

I see a pattern here.

Saturday, April 23, 2011      1 comments

Well, I have been so diligent, following Sparkpeople menu plans, tracking food, no extra treats. And I have seen wonderful success. Still a little way to my goal, but headed there. And I have a good map, so all I have to do is keep going. Ri... Read more

Following Directions!

Monday, April 18, 2011      5 comments

What? Read the instruction manual and follow the 'easy step-by-step' directions? I can put this chair/tent/computer/life together better than anyone! Aren't things that are well designed just supposed to be intuitive? I don't need someone else... Read more

Argh! The hare in a tortoise's body!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      3 comments

Well, it is Wednesday weigh-in, and I am down .2 lbs. Well, rather than be pleased that the direction is down, I am feeling agitated and irritable. Only 2/10ths!?! I did everything right ALL WEEK! Didn't go over, even once. Ate according to t... Read more

Patience is a Virtue!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      1 comments

So, 2 weeks ago, I got motivated to get back into CONSISTENT healthy eating and exercise. Follow the Sparkpeople program, drink water, follow directions. Well the first week was a miracle. The scales showed that I was down 5 of the 10 lbs tha... Read more

Life is Short Anniversary Today!

Sunday, August 15, 2010      4 comments

Today, August 15 is the 4th anniversary of 'Life is Short.' Four years ago today I finished my breast cancer treatment, I retired, my husband retired and we left for Newfoundland. In the time since then, I have seen a lot of the world, and le... Read more

To Everything, There is a Season

Thursday, October 01, 2009      8 comments

The first of October. I love the fall, the cool weather, the colored leaves. But it is also a time of dying, of withering, or pulling in. I am a gardener, and as I witness nature going through this process, I feel a sadness. Unlike spring, w... Read more

Heretical Thinking

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      3 comments

I know I sound like a heretic, but sometimes I don't really care about eating healthy. I just want to eat what I want AND lose weight. Or not. I just want to skip breakfast, and eat cake. No whole grain bread for me! I get tired of thinking o... Read more

Begin at the Beginning

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      3 comments

Today is cinco de Mayo and I have been with Sparkpeople about 6 weeks. This is my first blog. I have to begin somewhere, just like with getting healthy. I always want to begin at the end. Already to be there, already to have achieved my goal... Read more


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