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Making Time for What Matters Most
Saturday, September 10, 2016      0 comments

I am working hard to fit in the things that matter most to me. Right now, that's my family and my health, but of course my job is also a high priority. Back to school time is so intense--everything has a deadline, all the procedures need to be p... Read more
Planning for Success
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      3 comments

I am forcing myself to take the time out and PLAN -- it's been very helpful to chop up veggies and have them in containers. Then I am ready to roll! When I get them home from the store, I wash and chop them right away. It is working for me!... Read more
Back to School
Monday, August 29, 2016      2 comments

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
Pokeman Go
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      0 comments

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
Sunday, August 21, 2016      3 comments

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
Still Here!
Sunday, August 14, 2016      3 comments

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
Sunday, January 20, 2013      6 comments

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
Invisible Elephant
Sunday, January 13, 2013      5 comments

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
Saturday, January 12, 2013      9 comments

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
Back Again...again
Thursday, January 10, 2013      4 comments

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
Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

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
Sunday, June 17, 2012      2 comments

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
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      4 comments

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!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      7 comments

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
Even Keel
Saturday, October 09, 2010      5 comments

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

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