Getting ready for Christmas
I get lazier each year, it seems. This is the 13th of December, and I’ve accomplished almost nothing: a few presents purchased for parties (thus “required”), a few decorations placed, but no serious work done yet. There seems to be an internal s... Read more
Bible reading first thing, while I'm still so sleepy I just want to sit and drink coffee. Done!
Clean cat litter box. Done!
Drawn to the computer; spin SP wheel. Done!
Play SP trivia. Done!
Most difficult job of the day: dragging myself ... Read more
You can see I just won 100 SparkGoodie Points on the bonus wheel. I'm dying to start spending them on all you encouragers, but I'm just sneaking a few minutes here to record my fitness minutes and then I have to finish packing for our Thanksgivi... Read more
Getting to know me ... getting to like me, hoping that you like me too!
I love the song, "Getting to Know You," from "The King and I!"
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My first name, Lauretta, from my mother's aunt. (News to some of my friends.... I'm called by my middle name). Backstory: My mother's aunt wa... Read more
Losing without dieting?
The latest Prevention magazine has an article on women who lost weight without exercise or dieting. When I got the magazine, I quickly turned to that article -- I knew ther... Read more
One pound at a time
I lost a pound this past week. The glory of that is that it reverses the trend I've had lately. Yay! For me, it's all about exercise. I still haven't forced myself out to walk lately, but Curves and Leslie Sansone are my friends.... Read more
Audio Book recommendation
I love to read and sew at the same time. I do this, of course, with Audio books. This last one calls for a recommendation to all Spark People; it actually may have come from someone else here recommending it to me.
The End of Overeating: Ta... Read more
Cleaning the pantry
After reading something about the nature of processed foods to assist us in GAINING weight, I decided to check our own pantry. Bear in mind, I don't cook that much since our kids left home. When I cook completely healthily all the time, my husba... Read more
My biggest struggle right now. I seem to have this rebellious nature that does NOT like routine!
I'll do a "good thing" consistently for several days, then consciously decide I don't want to do that on THIS day. Causes me all kinds of grief... Read more
This shames me to confess this. Yesterday, at a restaurant, a very overweight person finished eating and left the restaurant. I silently congratulated myself on the fact that I am thinner. My next thought literally was that she could be a fellow... Read more
Look at the casual eating we've done in the past....
Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt 1,260
The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger 1,530 (1,900 with fries)
IHOP Bacon ’N Beef Cheeseburger 1,250 (plus 620 for onion rings)
Cold Stone Creamery PB&C Shake 2,010
Applebee’s Provolon... Read more
New Heights I'm gaining every day....
That's a line in a church hymn, and it just popped into my head when I thought about my new high calorie burn in Curves workout today. I think the gain came from Spark People's 28-day Boot camp Challenge I just participated in. My body is strong... Read more
and it helps me lose weight. The main factor is staying on my feet more instead of sitting here at the computer, though when my husband and I are working, that's necessary. Our latest job was officially ended Sunday, when we e-mailed the invoice... Read more
after being gone about 12 days. I came home with a cold and feeling tired, but am anxious to get back on the exercise track. Walked when I could, took the stairs up and down six hotel flights, ate what I wanted. No weight gain, which is great!
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