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Going back to tracking

Monday, May 18, 2015      4 comments

With my life so unstructured at the moment, tracking feels good. Plus, the first few days I let myself eat for comfort but I really don't want to gain weight right now or feel sluggish. I called my husband yesterday to tell him I would pay... Read more

Forgot in all the excitement

Friday, May 15, 2015      2 comments

Just had my six-month A1C and it went down a point from 6.1 to 6.0 - still in prediabetic range, but it's been four years now that I've maintained a lower-than-diabetic reading. Of course this week my routines are all shot to pieces, no Sen... Read more

Enormous Changes At The Last Minute

Thursday, May 14, 2015      4 comments

This is actually the title of a book of short stories by Grace Paley that I have always loved, but I think it's also a good title for this post. Just two months short of 65, I'm leaving my husband of 15 years and moving from his small Ohio town ... Read more

Meanwhile, 8 weeks later...

Sunday, March 15, 2015      1 comments

Hi All. I'm still here, but I never did go back to tracking, which means I hardly ever get on this site. But once in a while I check in just to see how my Sparkfriends are doing. I think they call that lurking? My weight is holding steady a... Read more

The party's over

Monday, December 29, 2014      2 comments

Well, I said I'd go back to tracking if I gained any weight. I'm only up a pound, but I'm going to do it. The truth is I'm ready anyway. I was just a little burned out on it and needed a break. I really want to drop another 10 pounds this spring... Read more

Just idling in place

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      1 comments

Maybe it wasn't good that my doctor seemed so okay with my weight. I seem to have given myself permission not to lose any more. Or at least I've stopped pushing at it. I'm still very much paying attention to what foods I'm eating, sticking to m... Read more

family racists

Sunday, November 30, 2014      6 comments

As most of you who I correspond with regularly know, I am Jewish. I grew up in a middle-class bedroom suburb of Washington D.C., where people were pretty sophisticated and cosmopolitan. For the past 15 years I've been married to Dave, a lapsed ... Read more

Turkey!

Saturday, November 29, 2014      3 comments

This weekend is my annual post-Thanksgiving turkey cooking marathon. Yesterday we got three fresh 26-pound free-range turkeys marked down to half price. I roast them, make soup from the bones, and dice up the meat to store in freezer bags and us... Read more

My doctor says it's a good sign that I'm having trouble losing weight!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      5 comments

I had my six-month visit today, and my doctor is happier with my weight and stats than I am, bless her tiny little 100-pounds-soaking-wet self. She says - get this - that the fact I'm having a hard time losing more weight is a sign that I'm heal... Read more

Made it home in one piece

Saturday, September 27, 2014      2 comments

...barely! On the way home the motors in two windows died and our brakes started burning up in the mountains, plus we got miserably lost! But the rest of the vacation was fine. Saw my siblings and started three good oil paintings of them that I... Read more

heading out

Friday, September 05, 2014      3 comments

We'll be leaving Monday for our annual September trip the beach in Delaware, where my family has a shared beach house. This year will be our longest stay, 2 1/2 weeks. Part of the time we'll have visitors - my siblings coming out for a weekend r... Read more

Attack of the giant sugar snap pea vines

Monday, August 18, 2014      5 comments

This is me standing with the vines growing over my head. Never had them this big before! It's a giant fresh salad bar for those of us who love raw sugar snap peas. ... Read more

Obstacles

Monday, August 11, 2014      2 comments

I think these sinus infections and miscellaneous bugs I pick up for a few days here and there - what seems like a few times a month, though I've never kept track - are my biggest obstacle. When I'm under the weather, exercise goes by the wayside... Read more

surprise craving attack

Saturday, August 02, 2014      3 comments

A few days ago I was watching a tv show in which a man was trying to ice a cake for his mother's birthday, when all of a sudden I experienced this immense craving for frosting. Thick, buttery white frosting. It was much stronger than the mild sn... Read more

my little studio by the back door

Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

White rectangle is a plastic pallet with lid to keep cats out of my paints. But they are still creeping into my paintings, like this one where Smokey decided to add hersel... Read more


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