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How to Stay Young #2

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      7 comments

A friend recently sent me one of those internet things and I thought there were some fun things that more people might enjoy. Here's the first of 10 or so recommendations: 1. Try everything twice. On one woman's tombstone she said she want... Read more

How to Stay Young--#1

Monday, October 03, 2011      4 comments

A friend recently sent me one of those internet things and I thought there were some fun things that more people might enjoy. Here's the first of 10 or so recommendations: 1. Try everything twice. On one woman's tombstone she said she wa... Read more

Pictures from my morning walks (lots of pics and very boring...mostly for my friend Lise)

Saturday, October 01, 2011      16 comments

Since I've started walking every other day and trying to increase my time and distance, I've been commenting about it in my daily chats and updates. Lise, my dear sweet Canadian friend, asked me if I live in the country. So, because we've chat... Read more

The dreaded E word

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      7 comments

Since I've been back on SP and found my favorite team (Over 60++) I've had a chance to get involved with the team challenges and to meet such wonderful and motivating Spark Sisters. It has been such a pleasure to get to know so many new friends... Read more

1/3 Second

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      5 comments

This morning I was prepping the crockpot for something I planned to fix for dinner. As usual, I got out the spray and gave the inside of the pot a healthy dose, noticing as I usually do that it looks like a fair bit of oil on the sides and b... Read more

Wrinkles and Wayward Eyebrows

Sunday, September 18, 2011      13 comments

Shedding pounds is great! There are all kinds of wonderful things that happen and we all know how much healthier we become as we move towards a healthier weight! This is our goal and something we strive for day in and day out. But, is t... Read more

Families

Saturday, September 03, 2011      7 comments

Families!! You just gotta love 'em! Especially when they're yours, right? But the day to day struggles and squabbles are interesting and challenging sometimes. Sibling rivalry when they're adults? A little tif between daughter and one of her br... Read more

Restaurant Challenges

Sunday, August 28, 2011      4 comments

It's time that I blogged about another food challenge that plagues me every time I eat out in a restaurant. In fact, I often avoid eating out, if possible, because I don't trust myself to make good choices. I'm sure some of my SP Friends have ... Read more

Sights and Smells

Monday, August 22, 2011      5 comments

Oh, my! My Over 60++ team has presented us with a challenge to blog or journal about stuggles with our eating habits. I imagine the outcome here would be that we might find some insight into why we struggle with it and how we might resolve the ... Read more

Some of me is Missing

Thursday, August 18, 2011      8 comments

Today is kind of special for me--I reached one of my goals! My short term goals are to deal with 10 pounds at a time, but I saw a bigger victory as shedding 10% of me. That happened today!! Who would have thought I'd ever get excited about los... Read more

Taking Measure(ments)

Sunday, August 07, 2011      10 comments

About a month ago I decided to record some measurements other than my weekly weight reading. Experts tell us that there are other ways to measure our progress besides our weight. Earlier this week when I added my weekly weight I decided to upd... Read more

Making a List...Checking it Twice

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      8 comments

I love to make lists and make a lot of them: grocery lists, to-do lists, things to talk to my Mom about lists, things to do on the computer the next time I log on, etc. etc. Anything that can go on a list does. Read more

Stick a Pin in it!

Monday, July 18, 2011      7 comments

A number of years ago one of our family members was having some mental health problems and was hospitalized for several weeks.** I stopped by to visit for a few minutes and as I was leaving, she pulled me over to her to give me a big hug. Think... Read more

Embracing Hunger: Is it Possible?

Monday, June 13, 2011      8 comments

Who hasn't uttered these words: I'm starving! Or, I'm hungry as a ____ (you fill in the blank)! We work hard at being not hungry--plan our meals, shop wisely, track what we eat and try to stay within our calorie range. There are all kinds of ... Read more

The Truth--Plain and Simple

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      10 comments

I am morbidly obese! It has taken me a long time to actually say those words to myself. Not that I didn't know I was "fat" and needed to lose weight. That's pretty hard to ignore. But, the word obese has always seemed so repugnant to me--judg... Read more


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