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Forgiveness, for yourself

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      4 comments

Today's Sparkpeople Reflections email about forgiveness contained a powerful message, and reminded me that if I don't forgive, I hurt myself most. What I struggle with is that the person I find it hardest to forgive is a close family membe... Read more

Kale and Feta Breakfast Casserole

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      1 comments

When your garden gives you kale, Kale and Feta Breakfast Casserole. http://www.kalynskitchen.com
/2011/08/recipe-for-kale-a
nd-feta-breakfast.html#more I got the recipe from Kaylyn's Kitchen Blog, so it is South Beach-friendly (I... Read more

Why roasting veggies has changed my life

Monday, August 08, 2011      9 comments

Let me begin by saying that I grew up eating what my mom cooked, that it was a fairly balanced menu and that veggies were always included on the plate. My family ate a good variety of veggies including iceberg lettuce salads, tomato sandwiches,... Read more

No good deed goes unpunished

Sunday, August 07, 2011      2 comments

So, being the loving mother I am, I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning DS's bathroom (helping him move). With the help of rubber gloves, bleach spray, an old toothbrush and all of the motherly love I could possibly muster, I scrubbed the corner... Read more

Visiting DS today!

Saturday, August 06, 2011      1 comments

We're off to the big city (Milwaukee) to help DS with some things in his apartment, hang out a bit and take he and his girlfriend to dinner. I'm so excited to spend the day with both DS, DD and DG (his dear girlfriend). Hanging out wit... Read more

Overwhelmed by vegetables

Friday, August 05, 2011      5 comments

I've always been a veggie eater; there are few foods I don't like. (OK, I'm not a liver fan) This year, however I've embraced eating veggies. I've learned new cooking techniques (roasting, where have you been all my life?). DH and I always h... Read more

Feeling uneasy today

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      3 comments

I went walking with a good friend this morning, and unfortunately talked about a subject, common to both of us, that I promised myself I would not discuss. This subject, about a person in our common group of friends, is doing some things that I... Read more

Dealing with the deluge of zucchini

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      6 comments

I made the baked zucchini sticks on Sparkrecipes.com (the recipe with the highest rating. OMG-----yummy! I ate three servings for dinner with pasta sauce. What a treat! I highly recommend this recipe! I also made zucchini bread ... Read more

Knocking on the door of 50 lbs. down

Monday, August 01, 2011      5 comments

As I weighed myself this morning, I was pleased to see a 1.5 lb. loss this week which brings me to 47.2 lbs. lost since January. I've been consistent with my food tracking and exercise and it's paying off! Sparkpeople and the SP commun... Read more

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

Anyway

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
dments.com/ 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


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