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Back to School
Exhausting day today--first official day back and feeling overwhelmed. So many meetings! I feel behind, and I don't like that feeling. I have three preps this year, with one new content so it's a lot and I am feeling it. But I am taking care of ... Read more
My 15 year old son and I are playing Pokeman Go--I am a level 15 and he is much higher. I have no innate interest in the game, but a great interest in sharing enjoyable time with my son. It has certainly made me get off the couch, and we have ha... Read more
Building Better Habits
I joined a farm co-op this summer. I paid a lump sum up front, and once a week, I drive over to the farm and pick up a bag of produce. It has been fun getting different types of veggies than I might normally try (except okra--just can't do it), ... Read more
I am still plugging away at weight loss--unfortunately my metabolic syndrome crossed the line to diabetes, but I am now on Metformin and working to reverse that diagnosis. I am seeing a new doctor in Richmond, and he is optimistic that I can rev... Read more
New Year's resolutions
Well, tomorrow the New Year will be 3 weeks old. I am taking stock of my resolutions. A big one was to log my food. I've done better than I ever have, but I am starting to slip. But I have finally figured out why. I HATE BEING INACCURATE! It's l... Read more
I am so tired of being conspicuous because of my weight--and yet invisible at the same time! My normal-weight daughter, who is in a wheelchair due to a sports injury, says it is the same way for her in the wheelchair. I guess it makes people unc... Read more
Social Eating and Parental Relationships
Today I ate food I didn't really want. My dad wanted to take us out to eat, and I wanted to spend time with everyone, and I certainly didn't want to have to cook for everyone myself. So we ended up at an Italian restaurant and I had an eggplant ... Read more
This is my first post in a long while. I am sorry to say that my wonderful mother died of cancer on October 16th. She fought so hard; we all did everything we could. It wasn't enough. What a beautiful and inspiring person she was, right to her l... Read more
Sugar isn't so sweet
Well, the news was what we feared only maybe a little worse. 5 spots including one that is about 4.5 cm and pressing on Mom's kidney, or the part of the ureter that connects to the kidney. Mom will need a stent in that and then...more chemo. S... Read more
All I Can Do
I last logged in here in October of 2010--and I have gained 42 pounds back, but I am still (a very little) below where I started. I have to admit, my mother being diagnosed with Stage IV uterine cancer knocked me right off my even keel. She is t... Read more
Just Not Food to Me
I was thinking about all the changes I have made to my diet, and how it has helped me to lose 35 pounds. Why is it different this time? I think it is all in my head!
The junk I used to eat (Oreos, M&Ms, Doritos) is just not food to me ... Read more
Flu Shot HURTS!
I got my flu shot yesterday, and it hurt! I am not a baby about shots at all. I've had a flu shot every year for years, and they just don't bother me. But this one stung when it went in , and was very sore yesterday. I rolled over onto my arm ... Read more
It has finally happened. I am just doing the right thing on automatic pilot. I have been Sparking since January, and it is not a "front burner" thing anymore--I don't have to keep a focus on "dieting"--this is how I live my life. I do my yoga re... Read more
Fat, You Fooled Me.
Fat, you fooled me for so long.
You wrapped around me tighter than a snake, making my body so big and bulky and unwieldy. I was uncomfortable and unhealthy; I hid from other people at the same time that I resented being invisible.
Y... Read more
Yoga is changing my body!
I have been building a habit of doing yoga every morning and night. I know the routine so well, I can do it without the tape. It is fifteen minutes in the morning, ans another (different) fifteen at night. So every day, I am exercising and stret... Read more