Air Show, Sun Burn, Only a Small Bit Over in Calories
I was only twenty calories over. Right now I'm kicking back on the couch. The air show was enjoyable. The monster trucks there were spectacular. I love the Patriots and the Oracles, too. I didn't go overboard. The only big food item I got ... Read more
Ordered Chinese and did not overeat, watching Eat Pray Love
There's a part in the movie when the woman is in Italy where she's eating pizza with some friends she had, and the Swedish girl doesn't want to eat more because they've both developed 'muffin tops'. The main character says how she doesn't want ... Read more
No number anymore, can't count that far.... but I've decreased in total 10 pounds since then
And I'm not doing so bad although I did binge on a cheeseless pizza. Too much of a good thing. It was the thin-crust, but still.
I'm kind of tired even though I stayed home yesterday and today.
This weekend we're supposedly going... Read more
Day 123: Yam chips! Everyone needs to try these!
I used to not know the difference between a sweet potato and a yam. We eat them both at holiday time, and they are both sweeter than the white or russet or red or yellow varieties of tubers. Recently, I learned something very interesting as I ... Read more
Day 122: I'm succeeding despite setbacks.
The setbacks this time are not eating and exercise related but the fact that I had a minor fracture in my left ankle that I am still having to be careful about in order to fully recover. The success is that instead of wallowing in self pity or ... Read more
Day 121: My Tiny Friends -- I don't mind your overall existence, but not in my home, please!
Okay so this post is exclusively related to bed bugs, flies, any kind of insect in my home. I know I've not been always so great with the CLEANING aspect of my life, even when I was not partially immobile.... Still, it is important to my overal... Read more
Day 120: Frustration at inactivity --
I've been staying off my ankle as much as I can. I find I can walk on it, but it is not totally comfortable. I sometimes use just one crutch because it is something my orthopedic mentioned to me. I don't always feel I need it. I need it most... Read more
Days 96 through 109: Happy Day of Good Fortune!
I had written a self-pitying blog a few days ago about my fall resulting in a fractured ankle. I decided to nix that sentiment and write when I felt more empowered.
When I first fell, I could barely stand up for long. I really couldn't ... Read more
Days 93 to 95: Getting on target again
First, I don't know if I need to, but it feels right to apologize to one of my commenters who offered feedback that maybe I should try an approach with less grain. I was kind of reactionary about this, partially because it is a sore spot and di... Read more
Days 79 through 92: New Blog on WordPress + Emotional Struggles + Finding Center
I've been away from the Spark Drawing Board, but that doesn't mean I've given up, folks! I've actually made a new blog in which I'm chronicling my journey and sharing information as well as my own take on health. This doesn't make me any kind ... Read more
Day 78: Progress on the Scale, Knuckling Down Patiently
This morning I noticed I had lost two pounds. I am now below the 230 mark. At the end of my pregnancy in 2010, I was almost 270. When I started getting serious about healthy lifestyle choices last fall, I was about 250. The number, of course... Read more
Days 70 thru 77: Ready to Push Through this Plateau
I've been maintaining my weight loss so far for a couple weeks but not actively tracking and not staying on target. I could say at least I haven't gained, but it is time to move on. I have a responsibility to myself to make the commitment to m... Read more
Days 65 thru 70: we are as clay being molded by our very own hands
In life, as many folks say, we are dealt the cards we get. Some people believe in fate or destiny. Some people believe everything is predetermined. It is of course a spiritual and philosophical question. It is also very personal to those who... Read more
Days 51 thru 64: Reclaimation Time
For a few reasons, I haven't been online. One, I took a pause from tracking since my meals consisted of very soft foods like overcooked whole wheat pastas with steamed vegetables and mashed honey gold potatoes with too much Earth Balance organi... Read more
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Days 47, 48, 49 & 50: The Power of Intention
As a side note, before I get started on the topic of the title, I had my top wisdom teeth out today and had a full eye exam yesterday (no major findings, only eye exercises and recommendations for UV protective sunglasses). I can't eat my norma... Read more