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Great weekend in beautiful place
Sunday, July 31, 2011      1 comments

We were invited to our friends' lake cottage this weekend. It was relaxing and quiet and I feel like my batteries have recharged. No TV, no internet (which broke my 190+ day SP login streak - - but I'll get over it). Just good conver... Read more
Memories of grandma
Friday, July 29, 2011      4 comments

I logged onto SP this morning, and proceeded to read a health article on Tamoxifen and how much it helps the survival rate of some breast cancer patients. The low cost and high effecacy amaze me and I'm glad we have made this advance in women's... Read more
Morning meditation
Thursday, July 28, 2011      0 comments

As I sat this morning, sipping my coffee and reading articles on Sparkpeople, I was struck by how quiet it is in my house in the morning. I've learned to use the time for planning, reflection and sometimes, a good "self pep talk". I feel... Read more
About halfway to my goal
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      2 comments

Life, for me, is rarely black and white. Always shades of gray. I'm about halfway to my first major goal, and I'm feeling a bit impatient today. Admittedly, I feel proud of my lifestyle change and weightloss so far. I did spend 30 minu... Read more
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      1 comments

I stumbled upon a wonderful little poem called The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Keith, which can be found here: http://www.paradoxicalcomman Here are the first few lines: People are often unreasonable, illogi... Read more
Popcorn for lunch
Monday, July 25, 2011      5 comments

DD works at a movie theater and one of the perks we enjoy is free movies. She took me to see "Horrible Bosses" today (funny, but definitely rated R for a reason). I ate movie popcorn for lunch...and I enjoyed the heck out of it! Mod... Read more
Looking forward to the week
Sunday, July 24, 2011      1 comments

I'm looking forward to this week, but with no specific reason why. Sure, we've got plans to spend the weekend with friends at their lake cottage, but that's not why this week is exciting. This week, I have yet another opportunity to... Read more
More of the same
Friday, July 22, 2011      1 comments

Today, I looked in the mirror and liked what I saw better than I did in January. This thrills me - really. But - - - (it's still a big but(t)). ... Read more
This is a test of the new habits emergency system. This is only a test.
Thursday, July 21, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday was the hardest day I've had since I started this new lifestyle in January. I was run-down, sore and tired. With a bad attitue to boot. I asked for help from my SP friends and they delivered. Advice on why I might be f... Read more
I'm really hungry today
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      3 comments

Honestly hungry. Stomach growling...distracted...I've worked out...taken a shower...eaten appropriately...drank some water. It's been awhile since I've felt this hungry. Hmmmm........ Read more
Crazy from the heat
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      3 comments

So, here in SE Wisconsin we are in the middle of a "heat dome". Apparently, we will have upper 90s today and there is no predicted relief in sight. I made sure to get my gardening done by 9AM and was drenched with sweat by the time I cam... Read more
Appreciating DH and family
Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

I sat down to write a blog post and it occurred to me that I have not yet shared with my SP friends just how lucky I am to have such a great guy in my life. I met John in pretty typical fashion, in my sophomore year of college. He was a ju... Read more
A day at the pool
Sunday, July 17, 2011      0 comments

I was invited to a pool party today, at the home of some new friends we will be taking a trip with later this year. They have a lovely home and an inground pool. (very nice.) I did not swim because I do not have a suit that fits me right ... Read more
Breaking routine successfully
Saturday, July 16, 2011      3 comments

My husband wanted to go shopping (I felt his forehead, but no fever) this morning, but I hadn't worked out yet. I like to get my workout done before I do other things, but thought that this was an opportunity to test myself. Would I work out w... Read more
Got lost in gardening
Friday, July 15, 2011      2 comments

I spent 2 hours pulling weeds and cutting off Hosta flowers (they're ugly, right?). I can now bend over and work hard for 2 hours and feel OK. I may be a bit sore tomorrow, but I now know this is just the process of my muscles getting stronger... Read more

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