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Exhausted, but Satisfied

Saturday, April 03, 2010      1 comments

I just spent a week with my daughter's family while she had some surgery. I took care of her three children (7, 5 and 3 months). It seemed I never stopped moving from early morning until late in the evening. Still, it was such fun and so fulf... Read more

Stuck, but hopeful!

Thursday, March 11, 2010      0 comments

My weight has gotten stuck once again. However, being stuck is not necessarily a bad thing for me. I know that I have lost some weight. Success breeds success. I know the weight will start to move down again soon if I keep my resolve. I am ... Read more

One day at a time

Saturday, March 06, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was not my best day. I didn't meet my nutrition goals and I didn't get in enough exercise. One of the outcomes was an interrupted nights sleep. The result of that has been a lazy morning without my usual energy and enthusiasm. And ... Read more

A New Year???

Thursday, March 04, 2010      1 comments

Well, since I celebrated 37 years of marriage yesterday, I see today as another new year. There have been so many ups and downs, but we have so very much to be thankful for - two beautiful children, two wonderful children-in-law, four adorable ... Read more

Reach Out

Friday, February 26, 2010      3 comments

I'm helping with a lady recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I've known for about 2 years that her dementia was progressing. Now she needs someone to come in four hours each day so she is not alone and remembers to eat. She doesn't understand... Read more

Holiday challenge and beyond

Thursday, February 25, 2010      0 comments

My community offered a challenge to maintain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year's. I signed up as I had slipped terribly. I had gained 10 pounds over the previous six months or so. Between needing an adjustment to my thyroid medication ... Read more

Again, again, and Again!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      4 comments

Here I am starting over yet again and at yet a higher weight. I know I can get on track, but it is so very frustrating for me. The MS keeps me from exercising as much as I want and so even though eating is under control I can't seem to get my ... Read more

Beyond the Fam...

Monday, April 13, 2009      0 comments

Our daughter's family came and left and I managed to eat and drink too many empty calories over the past four days. Now, I find myself a bit depressed and a lot discouraged. I know I can get myself back on track, but I also know that for me th... Read more

Try, Try and Try Again!

Thursday, April 09, 2009      0 comments

It seems that every time I start to get on track something interferes. The latest struggles include an exacerbation of my multiple sclerosis. The pain is not controlled. The fatigue is huge. And I am dizzy, weak, uncoordinated and struggling ... Read more

Getting back on track

Tuesday, March 31, 2009      0 comments

It's not easy. It seems every time I start to eat right and exercise something or someone happens that distracts me from the prize. For example, during the past few weeks we've had four sets of house guests for long weekends. I also hosted 30... Read more

No More Family Photos & What About That Blood Pressure?

Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

I got slammed by my daughter-in-law a few days ago as she told me not to post any photos of my new granddaughter on any site that isn't restricted to family. So, off came the photos. I will take a photo of myself one of these days so I can mag... Read more

Harsh or Honest?

Thursday, March 05, 2009      0 comments

I feel like I'm going so slowly on this plan that it is barely progress at all. Yet, I have lost some body fat even though the pounds haven't budged much to date. I know I must miss logging some of the foods I eat and I also know that my exerc... Read more

Lent Begins

Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

Another Lent, another opportunity to focus on the Lord by remembering the steps to and throug His sacrifice. My small sacrifice of replacing unhealthy life choices for healthy ones should not be viewed as sacrifice at all. Yet, I can use this ... Read more

Backwards

Tuesday, February 24, 2009      1 comments

This is a discouraging week so far. I feel like I am going backwards in my efforts for lose these unhealthy pounds. I did walk 75 minutes yesterday and did some other exercise, but perhaps the intensity is not high enough. I also look at my f... Read more

Three Day Disaster

Monday, February 23, 2009      0 comments

This past weekend we entertained job candidates from out of state and it was a very socially active time. I hosted a dinner event Friday night and ate way too much. I also tasted way too much during prep time. Saturday I was exhausted and did... Read more


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