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I know it's water weight...

Friday, October 17, 2014      0 comments

But 3 pounds is still 3 pounds, right? Part lost because I'm making an effort to stay within the caloric guideline here at SparkPeople; part because I'm walking twice as much. At least 3 miles a day. Last night we got caught in the rain so our w... Read more

Yesterday: The Good and the Bad

Sunday, October 12, 2014      3 comments

Bandit (my German Shepherd) and I walk basically the same route every morning. It's a 1.6 mile loop down a local trail . The trail itself is part of a "Rails to Trails" project and as such goes on for many miles. It was such a gorgeous day that ... Read more

Day 1: FAIL

Thursday, October 09, 2014      2 comments

Tried to not eat anything after 8 PM, but failed. Had 2 T peanutbutter mixed with 1 T honey and a dash of cocoa. The good news is that I didn't exceed my caloric count. Hey - I'll take any good news I can get! Let's see how I do today... Read more

Eat. Eat. Eat. All I do is eat.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014      0 comments

Lost 35 pounds and have gained 10 of it back (I'm short, so it really shows). Dropped down to 130 and now am at 140. Depressed and mad at myself for letting it get so far. Now I have 20 pounds to lose. I look and feel horrible. Flabby. Out ... Read more

2014 The Happiest of Years!

Sunday, January 05, 2014      1 comments

(OR: 2014 New Years Resolutions...may writing them down make it so.) A short time ago I learned one of the secrets of life: Happiness is a choice. This year I WILL make a conscious choice to be happy. I'm letting myself off the hook for mis... Read more

Long Time No See...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      1 comments

It's been almost a year since my last post on this site. So much has happened I don't know where to start. My unemployment ran out in April. STILL haven't been able to get hired for a full time job. Fortunately I've found part-time work at... Read more

Note to Mom (upon the death of her grown child)

Sunday, February 10, 2013      2 comments

Iím going to be a child again and not worry about the day. Iíll bask in the sunshine around me and watch the kittens play. Iím going to be a child again and play without a care. Iíll run and jump and climb a tree to see whatís o... Read more

My Love...

Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

He's changed me so much - this man I love. Made me see the world in a different way. He's changed me. I came to him so broken. Abandoned by my mother at a young age. Raised by grandparents so far out of touch with normalcy (alcoholic grand... Read more

We selected another candidate

Friday, February 08, 2013      5 comments

Another job interview has come and gone. Yet again I am told that "you interviewed fine and made it to the final few-but we selected another candidate". I have to wonder why. Am sure that part of the reason is that I'm overqualified for th... Read more

Snacking is my downfall...

Thursday, November 15, 2012      3 comments

I was so happy yesterday to have calories below the recommended range! Then I got the munchies around 8PM. Ya know. It's great to be in a relationship, but I'm learning that some of HIS bad habits have become MY bad habits. Not s... Read more

The Last 10(ish) Pounds

Thursday, November 15, 2012      4 comments

We all have milestones in our lives and one of mine is fast approaching. Years ago I set a goal to be fit by the time I turned 50. As you can guess I missed that goal. But it's never too late to start all over again and because of SparkPeople ... Read more

Buckle Down and DO IT!

Monday, January 03, 2011      1 comments

During Thanksgiving I counted calories and watched my portions and it really did help. Am not quite sure what happened between then and Christmas, but I sort-of lost my way. There were days when I went back to the old emotional eating habits tha... Read more

Something I Can't Have

Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

If you read my last blog you'll know that I recently re-connected with my love. He calls me and emails me from time-to-time and it's so bittersweet. On one hand - I'm happy that he's had a good life. On the other hand - I'm sad that we can't be ... Read more

An Unexpected Birthday Gift

Saturday, December 25, 2010      0 comments

When I was sweet 16 I fell in love. "W" and I fit together like two peas in a pod. We liked the same things, had the same goals, similar backgrounds and adored each other. He was the most handsome man I had ever known. I could look at him for ho... Read more


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