Groceries Sure Look Different!!!
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
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
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
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!!!
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
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
... 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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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