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Tuesday, January 03, 2017      9 comments

I have to take into account DH is older and has had some minor strokes. He prefers to do all the cooking and all of the grocery shopping. Lately, he has discovered that he can get great deals on pastries on the "day old" rack at the store. He... Read more
Blogs are good things
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      3 comments

I just realized that the confidence I now feel is partly due to having unburdened myself in my prior blog of something that had been weighing me down for decades! Thank you Spark World for giving me a safe place to vent! I stand half and inch ... Read more
Doesn't Matter
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      3 comments

I have been a work in progress for a long time. Over time I came to realize that my role in the family story was that I didn't matter. I still have to remind myself that isn't true but continue to feel I need to vindicate myself for existing. ... Read more
feeding the furry kid
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      2 comments

The vet could find nothing wrong with our Shih Tzu. Killer had not been eating and the x-rays proved there was nothing in his digestive track. The vet gave me something to stimulate the appetite but you have to put it in his food and if I coul... Read more
Losing it at the funeral
Friday, July 29, 2016      5 comments

I am not proud of losing my temper at my mother's funeral. My husband is only sorry that he called my brother an SOB and that reflects on the mother. So he changed the insult after that. I was trying to give my mother what she had told me... Read more
Dog Food
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      2 comments

I want to thank all my fellow Sparkers for all the helpful suggestions on getting my picky eater to actually eat dogfood. I combined all the advice into some crumbled ground beef fried with bits of raw carrot and added a little leftover mac 'n ... Read more
Confession time
Monday, February 08, 2016      0 comments

When I came back to SparkPeople I did not admit to how much weight I had gained. Ignored the last 5 pounds. So when the extra scale I got from my sister's estate weighed me 5 pounds less than the others, I decided if I kept using that one, it ... Read more
Carrot Cake
Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

In spite of my requests to not tempt me with desserts, hubby keeps stocking the freezer, and asking me to put the temptations away. I asked him if he wants treats for himself, please hide them from me, but deaf ears is torn between wanting me t... Read more
Skinny-ish jeans
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      4 comments

I had been disappointed that even though the scale was showing loss, I was still wearing (mostly) all the same clothes. There were a couple of pairs of pants that were bagging and made me look terrible, but for the most part everything was the ... Read more
Saturday, July 25, 2015      0 comments

As planned, after I had to fast for a medical procedure, I got back on the healthy food bandwagon. So far so good. I feel so energized. After a morning meal of cheerios, blueberries, and milk, I have a salad of fresh baby spinach, salmon, ... Read more
Jump Start
Sunday, July 19, 2015      0 comments

I am doing a "bowel prep" for an exam on Wednesday. Watch what I eat today, clear liquid diet on Monday and Tuesday and then nothing to eat Wednesday morning. Since I have to do it anyway, it sure looks like a good time to get serious about w... Read more
Sunday, June 14, 2015      0 comments

Reflecting on my current life, I hope that summer weather and accomplished tasks will mean I can lose some weight this summer. My husband just completed a series of surgeries and is in good shape. Sometimes a little cognitively challenged, bu... Read more
Adjusting Goals
Friday, April 17, 2015      0 comments

When I decided to lose 50 pounds in two years, it sounded like a "cake-walk". That was before my sister was diagnosed with a terminal illness with me as the power of attorney and my mother suddenly needed 24 hour care. My husband filled in whi... Read more
Making assumptions about other's motives
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

I was driving on a divided highway this morning. I was driving 65 mph which was the speed limit. A car started passing me and I noticed I had unconsciously increased my speed by a couple of miles an hour. I eased back to 65 and remembered com... Read more
Diversions from stress eating
Friday, March 20, 2015      0 comments

"Comfort Food" Even the words are comforting. However, since those are the things that got me this size in the first place, I need to try something else. Walking the dog. The weather is perfect. The dog loves it. I get exercise. And I n... Read more

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