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Groceries Sure Look Different!!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010      9 comments

When I began my journey to a healthier life earlier this year, my shopping cart was always filled with junk. Potato chips, ice cream, cookies, cheese dips, caffeinated soda. You get the picture. I went grocery shopping today. I was gazing ... Read more

RANT

Monday, June 28, 2010      8 comments

My mom and I bought a house six months ago, and as part of the deal we have a one year homeowners warranty on major items. We called in with a broken air conditioner on JUNE FIRST. It is still not fixed. Today was supposed to be the day. The par... Read more

The Perils of Eating Elsewhere

Saturday, June 26, 2010      5 comments

I'm sure you've all been there. You're doing so well, and then you go out. Either to a restaurant or someone else's home, and all of a sudden you're no longer in control. Someone else is cooking, you have little or no control over ingredients, a... Read more

Vacation Clears And Inspires The Mind

Friday, June 25, 2010      6 comments

I've just returned from nine days away from home, and my mind is running full tilt. This is a good thing. I felt that my journey to a healthy body had been going very well, and that was certainly challenged during the trip. But I did... Read more

A Party For ME!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      6 comments

As some of you might know, I spent five years living/traveling in my RV, and six months ago settled in a home in Maryland with my mom. Before that I lived in New England for thirty years, and have many friends up there, some of whom I haven't se... Read more

Whew ... Heat Wave

Monday, June 14, 2010      3 comments

It's been in the 90s this week with very high humidity. Our air conditioner is STILL broken, and I'm wilting. Supposedly the parts are on order, and should have come in tonight. No word yet though, and no appointment to do the repair. I've ... Read more

My Confidence Is Restored

Sunday, June 13, 2010      8 comments

... but I'm feeling a little guilty. After yesterday's dress fiasco I was on the verge of tears all day. Thinking that maybe I should have chosen reconstruction afterall. Thinking I'd never look good in anything but baggy t-shirts. Thinking I wa... Read more

Yikes! Really Disappointing Dress!

Saturday, June 12, 2010      8 comments

My niece is graduating from high school next week and my mom and I are driving up to attend. I haven't had any occasion to dress up (unless you count medieval events!) for years, so have absolutely nothing in my size to wear. I decided to get cr... Read more

Adjusting The Ticker

Saturday, June 12, 2010      7 comments

I've been toying with adjusting my goal weight for some time now. Originally I thought it would be easier to get started if my goal wasn't TOO far away, but I was very aware that it wasn't my ulitimate goal. Perhaps its my recent success. Perhap... Read more

I'm a Food Adventurer

Friday, June 11, 2010      7 comments

I went to a fabric store yesterday to buy a pattern and fabric for a dress. I'm going to my niece's high school graduation and have nothing to wear. I noticed a Trader Joe's nearby, so stopped in afterwards. YUM!!! I bought raw walnuts, roa... Read more

A Love of Nature and Home

Thursday, June 10, 2010      6 comments

With all my recent thoughts on mindfulness, I'm reminded of some of my favorite things in nature. I love its contrasts. I find so many things beautiful in the forest, by the ocean, or in the mountains or desert. But the best ones are the contras... Read more

Mindfulness

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      2 comments

I went to a "morning of mindfulness" retreat with my local meditation group this past weekend. We did a relaxation exercise, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and finally, a lunch in which we practiced mindful eating. It was a wonderful an... Read more

Doctor Very Supportive

Friday, June 04, 2010      6 comments

I saw my oncologist today for my three month followup. I've lost 12 pounds since he saw me last, and my blood pressure is so low I've gone off diltiazam and without the drug it's still lower than its been in years. I told him about it, and how h... Read more

What a Difference!

Monday, May 31, 2010      6 comments

I've looked back at the calendar, and reviewed my recent progress. Since April 19th, I've lightened my body by ten pounds!!! I can really see it in the mirror now. This morning I put on a t-shirt that had been too tight, and turned around to lo... Read more

Pillowcases

Thursday, May 27, 2010      5 comments

My quilt guild is involved in a nationwide project to make pillowcases for children with cancer. The idea is that they'd each have something fun and colorful of their own while in the hospital. I've seen various patterns for them, but our guild ... Read more


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