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Cross My Heart....

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      1 comments

Slowly but surely I am coming very, very close to hitting one of my first major goals; to lose 50 lbs. All that is standing in my way are 3 little stubborn pounds. As a matter of fact, none of this weight came off easily or quickly, so I should... Read more

U.G.L.Y. I Ain't Got no Alibi

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      2 comments

The unwavering summer heat has really taken a toll on our garden. Even our little yellow plum tomatoes are not producing very much. Still, I am determined to cook what little I can harvest. Tonight I made a stirfry using sliced baby eggplant, (f... Read more

The Protein Shakes Are Helping

Saturday, June 09, 2012      1 comments

After my monthly reassessment and frustration of not meeting my goals, I ran over to Sunflower Market and purchased BioChem Whey Protein to use as a meal replacement. I chose this brand because I am lactose intolerant. Much to my surprise its p... Read more

Making It Happen

Friday, June 01, 2012      0 comments

On this first day of June before I flipped the May calendar page and put the month behind me, I took a few minutes to reassess how my quest for health and weight loss is progressing. May was a difficult month. As usual, there is the cons... Read more

Who Nu?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      2 comments

We hit 106 yesterday and to combat the steadily rising heat and to fit more fresh veggies into our diets, we had a cold veggie dinner. Homemade hummus in whole wheat pitas, topped with olives, lettuce and feta cheese. Long strips of red peppers... Read more

Challenging Week Ahead

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      0 comments

It is rare for me to skip my workouts, but this week I have to miss them until Sunday. We sold very well at the last show, which is a double edged sword...its fantastic to have great sales, but then I have to make more inventory. This week's sh... Read more

A Vendor's Dream And A Dieter's Hell

Sunday, April 29, 2012      1 comments

My husband and I are set up this weekend at FusionFest which is a craft and cultural festival. This show is very heavy on jewelry vendors and some how we lucked out and were given a primo spot: we are the last artist booth set up by the enterta... Read more

My Latest Obsession

Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

About a month ago we set up at an artist show at St. Phillip's Plaza, here in Tucson. The show was a good one for a lot of reasons; beautiful court yard, good live music, brisk sales and fantastic weather. On day two of the show I ducked into on... Read more

Roasting In Sunny Arizona

Saturday, April 21, 2012      0 comments

The beautiful breezy cool weather has disappeared and in its place are the scorching rays of the unrelenting sun. On Thursday, at 3:30 in the afternoon, my husband and I braved the 95 degree heat and walked for an hour. We used sun screen, took... Read more

This Week's Walks

Saturday, April 14, 2012      1 comments

This has been one wonderful week for walking! The blazing over 90 degree weather was replaced by cooler temperatures and heavenly breezes. Alright, it was darn right windy, but I don't care - at least part of the time the wind was at my back h... Read more

Why I Hate The GYM

Thursday, April 05, 2012      2 comments

Here in Tucson, the temperatures are quickly rising and that can only mean one thing; summer is on its way. That means my daily 3 mile walks will either have to be done before the sun rises, or after it sets. Our household starts at 4 am Monday... Read more

New Phone

Thursday, March 08, 2012      0 comments

We finally traded in our very old phones for a fancy Droid. Mind you I don't understand how to use half of the stuff on it. So, once I got past learning how to do the basics and learning how to play Angry Birds, I down loaded a new free ap: Runk... Read more

Slowing Down

Saturday, March 03, 2012      1 comments

I am still gung ho to lose weight, but I am hungrier. Plus, I am in a food rut. The low calorie foods I have counted on to fill me up are no longer in season, such as spagetti squash. I have cought myself mindlessly munching. Snacks are an iss... Read more

Dr. Related Stress

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      0 comments

One of the reasons I hate going to the Dr. is because of my weight. Yep, every time I go, I get the same lecture and she acts as if I want to be fat. I was trying to get the lap band or the staple, but I was told other than being morbidly obese,... Read more


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