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Just ranting

Friday, February 18, 2011      5 comments

All week, as I walk the mall hallway, I keep passing by 2 particular stores that are selling Valentine's chocolates for half or less than half price. All week, I have reminded myself that since I didn't buy any before Feb. 14th, I didn't need a... Read more

Unexpected Twist with Operation Beautiful

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      2 comments

Today is a much better day for dealing with my Winter Blues. I have several super-duper SparkFriends who picked me up when I was down, which helped a lot to write up the notes for Operation Beautiful. A couple days ago, I put an Operation ... Read more

That was unexpected ... and welcomed!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      6 comments

Today, I finally admit that I'm the middle of Winter Blues. It's snowing, My Guy will have to plow for what seems like an eternity, he's bummed out about his job, I'm bummed out because he's bummed out, and it's still snowing. Did I mentio... Read more

Monday Morning Confessionals

Monday, February 07, 2011      8 comments

First off, before I launch into my blog this morning, I want to personally thank the Sparkers on the Canadian East Coasters group for supporting me in coming up with Weekend Challenges. I need the cheer-leading squad, especially on the weekends... Read more

Does the Nutritional Tracker have to be so brutally honest?

Friday, January 28, 2011      2 comments

Well, I think we all know the answer to that question. *sigh* ;-P I've got half a plan in the works for the Weekend Survival. I've mentioned it before, and I know I'm not alone, but weekends are by far, the toughest time of the week for ... Read more

Are toes supposed to bleed?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      1 comments

Yeah, ok, I know the answer to that one, and it's NO. So tell that to one toe in particular. *sigh* A couple weeks ago, I finally bought a new pair of walking sneakers, and I've been breaking them in since then. About a week ago, I notic... Read more

Dear Santa,

Saturday, December 25, 2010      3 comments

Dear Santa, Thank you for stopping by last night. My Guy & I missed you by a couple hours, yesterday was such a busy day. I hope you liked the skim milk and low-fat cookies I left for you on the table, I hear you're watching your sugar an... Read more

I know what it was now

Friday, December 24, 2010      2 comments

Monday was such a yucky day, very little was able to lift my mood. Wednesday rolls around, and it was evident that PMS played a part in Monday. A return to being on track is always worth sharing. Merry Christmas! Jo... Read more

So much for staying on track before Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010      0 comments

I have no idea what happened. I don't know how it got so bad that I couldn't stay out of the cookies & chocolate. I tried to stay on track, I really did. I have no idea what happened to that strong-willed hip-chick who found the willp... Read more

Let the foolishnes-- er... festivities begin!

Thursday, December 16, 2010      0 comments

Potlucks. Buffets. Home cooked meals. Cookies. Sweet breads. Oh, the joys of the holiday season. I'm still working on, and have been for a decade or so, to move food away from the focus of celebrations, and to celebrate the event r... Read more

I need to find some inner strength

Thursday, December 02, 2010      3 comments

This morning, while checking out my friends on Facebook, GothDaughter posted something on her profile that irked me somewhat, and I responded to it. And that, in turn, became a big argument online. Great. Just what I needed, an argument o... Read more

Going home can be hard on the scales

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      0 comments

Going home to visit family usually ends up hurting my efforts on the scales. Between Dad's compulsive eating and buying food, my sister's chaotic household with a couple of young children, and the option to eat at any restaurant I want, it's re... Read more

I talked myself out of it

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      4 comments

To my SparkFriends who know how much of a love/hate relationship I have with Pizza Delight, you'll be delighted to know that I talked myself out of having lunch there today. But it was a close call. Today is my last day with my current... Read more

I want to learn how to box

Friday, November 19, 2010      3 comments

So as I was doing my walking cardio on Wednesday, it occured to me that I'm still not getting enough cardio to even pretend to be healthy. Yes, the treadmill was tough, I pushed myself hard because I knew I wouldn't get my minimum fitness minut... Read more

When did I start to speed up?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      4 comments

It's still raining in the Maritimes, which means that today, I went to O'Willie's for my lunchtime walk. As I walked around the track, my warmup lap seemed to go faster than I last remember being able to do it. I checked my watch, and yes, it ... Read more


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