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Ruminations...

Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

It's time to get back on the Spark bandwagon! This weekend has been a bit of a "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" kind of weekend (just regarding food, guys, nothing else Read more

I ran today...

Monday, June 06, 2011      3 comments

and it was glorious! Oh, not the running part, that was red-faced and panting, but the finishing part was most excellent. It dawned on me that my last few posts had been unhappy ones; either my grumbling about my limitations or talking abo... Read more

oh piffle!

Sunday, June 05, 2011      4 comments

I have Palindromic Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am very lucky in that the ER doc I saw (after my own doctor kept ignoring my calls) sent me to a specialist and he diagnosed it. I currently take methotrexate, which is a chemo drug. It dampens down ... Read more

And I just guess that's life...

Thursday, May 05, 2011      4 comments

Anyone that has read the last couple of my blogs knows that my maid of honor was deathly ill. She had fallen victim to TSS after her husband dropped dead of a heart issue (embolism we think). I want to thank everyone that was kind enough to of... Read more

Just for a lark

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      0 comments

While perusing my Facebook, I noticed that Neil Gaiman (one of my favorite authors) had a contest going...you could enter a reading in the contest and maybe ending up having a role in his next audiobook. How cool is that? So I've created my re... Read more

She is in there

Saturday, April 02, 2011      4 comments

Today I visited my friend Donna; she is still in a coma. The doctors have been talking about setting our expectations and learning to let go, but...I know she's in there. I read to her today, "Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor" which is a pret... Read more

Curses!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      0 comments

A flair started up yesterday. I have PRA, which is normally quite controllable by my medication; except of course, if I REALLY over do it or there is just so much stress that I manage to short-circuit my meds. Evidently, the combination of sch... Read more

Hmmmm...

Monday, March 14, 2011      0 comments

Last night we had our yearly corned beef and cabbage, along with the requisite soda bread. We had friends over and I did go over my calorie count. While thinking about that last night I had some other revelations. 1. I did go over my sug... Read more

Sooo hungry

Saturday, February 26, 2011      0 comments

I'm sure that other people have this issue; the food that was so satisfying last week leaves you hungry today. I am trying to stay on track and not go overboard. I would just like to sit down and eat and eat and eat...probably until I was roll... Read more

Plateau...grumble, grumble

Saturday, February 19, 2011      1 comments

I was merrily working away at my weight loss when I noticed that although I have been diligent about monitoring my food intake, writing it down and exercising on a regular basis, the scale has stayed in one spot for a couple of weeks Oh pif... Read more

One hour at a time

Monday, February 14, 2011      0 comments

On Thursday I learned that the husband of a dear friend of mine (I was one of her bridesmaids and she was one of mine) had died suddenly of a heart attack. She had found him lying dead on the bathroom floor. She had stayed home that day becaus... Read more

The very first goal

Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

In November, I started half-heartedly watching what I was eating; hey, the holidays were coming up and NOBODY wants to diet then. But I marked down my weight and (sort of) paid attention to what I was eating. I did lose some weight, not a lot,... Read more

3.8 and counting...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      5 comments

As of this morning, my weight loss for this month has been 3.8 pounds (woo-hooo). It's been easier than I expected, mostly because I was able to convince my hubby to join me. It's SO much easier when everybody is doing the same thing. Althoug... Read more

Only 3 pounds

Friday, January 07, 2011      1 comments

That's all I would have to lose each month to get back to a healthy weight and fulfill my Will-Ness pledge. I have pledged a year of living mindfully and actually paying attention to the food I put in my body and the exercise (or lack thereof) ... Read more


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