What to bring?
Packing is always a bit of a torture. I don't know how my husband does it -- he hasn't even started yet, and we're leaving Tuesday! I've been packing for about a week. I always try to start with what I think is the bare minimum, but inevitably, ... Read more
It's only a pound
How often have you thought that? Said it? Wailed about it? Or it's only half a pound, or quarter, etc.
I remember something someone who lost over 100 lbs said -- she lost it one pound at a time. It's always stuck with me. Every amount, no m... Read more
Things are moving along . . .
. . . just not my weight!
Anyway. We had a VERY windy day yesterday. I was on the couch watching some tv with the dogs at 8 pm when the power goes off (DH was at a work meeting -- naturally). Luckily, we sprang for a generator not too long ... Read more
Whatever doesn't kill, makes you stronger
Yesterday I got quite a bit of unplanned exercise in addition to my planned exercise. I went to the mall, shopping to fill in some of the wholes in my wardrobe for my upcoming trip -- and thankfully found THE perfect tshirt to go with my new spa... Read more
I love it, but I don't miss it
It's a cool, brisk fall day here. I love this time of year. It's been a long, long time since I experienced a northeast fall -- and I realized today while I love it, I truly didn't miss it all those years in TX. I always said that, of course, bu... Read more
A kinder, gentler TBL
I am not a fan of The Biggest Loser, as I've stated a few times. Of course, I've never actually watched the show, but I really don't think I have to to dislike it. I think it's wrong on several levels: the unrealistic lifestyle -- I mean, who ca... Read more
A few realizations
Lately I've felt like I've been working so hard, but getting so little done -- nothing to do with weight loss at all, just RL. At the end of the day I don't feel like I've accomplished much, yet I'm exhausted.
I had a light bulb moment yest... Read more
Monkey see, monkey do?
My husband often kids me that my gravestone ought to say "but it was on sale!". I'm thinking "there's always room for dessert" is actually more me. Or maybe both.
When we went out to lunch on Wednesday, turns out he had a coupon for a free ... Read more
That magic number
I'm not talking about your GW, or even what you want to weigh this week (altho we'll get to that in my rambling way). I'm talking about that magic number we all don't want to go over. We all have one, and at some time or another, we've probably ... Read more
No easy answers, but simple solutions
I don't think there's any one answer to our obesity crisis. I think there are many causes: processed foods, social disconnect, lack of nutrition education, sedentary lifestyles -- the list goes on and on, and the reasons are different for everyo... Read more
Well, exercise is a truly funny thing -- it can be addictive in a good way AND it can be addictive in a bad way. I tend to push myself hard before vacations. I want to be in the best shape I can be. Yesterday was a prime example -- it was Yom Ki... Read more
Self awareness vs. narcissism
Like so much in life, it seems like there's a fine line between being aware of how you present yourself, and being narcissistic. Sometimes I wonder if I've crossed the line. Sometimes it feels like all I think about is how I look!
I do know... Read more
My pre-vacation goals (warning: rambling ahead)
Well, the big goal has already been met, sort of: to be in the 130s before I left (I am as of today). However, yesterday my throat was scratchy again, today I'm a bit sniffly & am losing my voice . . . seems like this cold isn't giving up as eas... Read more
To everything there is a season
Even after a year and a half, I'm constantly amazed at the brilliance of SP. Sparkguy is a visionary, that's for sure -- and too few people know about it! We do, of course, but I bet if you talk with you friends, most have never heard of SP (unl... Read more
You can, as they say, teach an old dog new tricks (or an old dieter, whatever). Recently I've fond myself ready to reach for a snack -- maybe some cookies to go with my tea, for example. Now, these are Healthy Choice Amaranth crackers, which alm... Read more