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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
Fat, You Fooled Me.
Saturday, September 25, 2010      10 comments

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!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      6 comments

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
The Hormone Diet
Saturday, September 18, 2010      13 comments

After a "plateau" since May (4 months without losing a pound) I went for my yearly ob-gyn check up. And I asked if I could possibly have PCOS, because of some symptoms I have been having, one of which is inability to lose weight. The Dr. ... Read more
It's the Little Things
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      10 comments

Today I noticed that my watch strap is getting looser--my watch is rotating a little on my wrist. It's a metal watch band, so I know it isn't stretching. I am getting smaller! I can also touch my toes--well past my toes actually. In anothe... Read more
My First Half-Marathon! 3 hrs 53 min 52 seconds!
Monday, September 06, 2010      9 comments

I did it!!!! I walked the Virginia Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon and finished in 3 hours 53 minutes and 52 seconds! I did about 18 minute miles, and I am so amazed at myself. My best friend, Lorie, walked it with me, and I literally would n... Read more
Yoga for People who Cannot Touch Their Toes
Monday, August 23, 2010      8 comments

I haven't been posting, but I have been doing so great! Not on the scale (have another endocrinologist appt next week) but with my eating and exercising. My clothes fit better and my waist is smaller. I am doing GREAT on training for the half-... Read more

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