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a new day
Monday, October 19, 2015      0 comments

It's been two years since my last blog and much has transpired. Last week I had a gastric sleeve done. WOW. I never thought I would do that but my co ntinueing back problems with the possibility of back surgery propelled me towards surgery. ... Read more
becoming vegan
Sunday, September 08, 2013      0 comments

I am seeing results from seriously limiting meat and dairy. I'm not a vegan but I am eating vegan, or better plant strong. I still like meat and cheese, milk and eggs but choose not to eat them for health reasons. It's working for me. I have... Read more
another visit to the gym
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      0 comments

Already I am benefiting from my visits to the gym. I find walking the dog is getting easier to do. We don't go for very long walks but I am doing more than opening the back door and letting her out. I can see a future when I am walking the ne... Read more
cheesecake temptations
Saturday, February 02, 2013      0 comments

Tomorrow the rest of the cheesecake goes into the trash. It had been in the freezer and for a while that made it safe but tonight one piece just begged and begged and finally I ate it. So the rest gets the can! I am slowly learning that I mus... Read more
orientation at the gym
Thursday, January 31, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday was a good day. I went for my orientation to the gym. Ten minute warm up on a recumbent bike. Already an improvement over the last one I used which gave me a blister on my thigh from friction! I could feel the strain in my bad knee b... Read more
weight waggles
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      0 comments

Monday 383.0 up about 2.5 lbs Wednesday 379.4 down 3.6 lbs This is why I can't be too concerned about what the scale says because at this weight I can be all over. I am having cravings. Visions of ice cream, cheese, pizza, fries, choco... Read more
A Non-Scale Victory (NSV)
Thursday, January 17, 2013      0 comments

My kitchen sink was empty and clean this morning. I have eaten a healthy breakfast and put the dishes away and am cooking quinoa for lunch.. WHoo whoo That's a lot for me. It's not even 6:30 yet!!!! I have been thinking about the proble... Read more
blueberry rice "pudding"
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      0 comments

cooked brown rice ff plain yogurt 1 spoonful of Zero 1/4-1/2 c blueberries ( frozen and nuked for less than 2 mins) mix it all up and it is a mildly sweet cold rice pudding with piping hot berry sauce. YUM and every bit healthy... Read more
Yesterday's Big Day:Aftershocks
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      0 comments

Weigh In was a smashing success; 380.5. And the day went well. Food in the the kitchens I passed did not tempt and my apple quinoa salad on baby spinach did not disappoint. IT was delish. After the end of the quinoa and pea pods for dinner I... Read more
First WI Since Starting
Monday, January 14, 2013      0 comments

Despite my self talk about this not being a diet I am facing the end of my first week of "healthy eating" with anxiety/anticipation about weighing myself this morning. So much so that I can't eat breakfast. The crazy voice in my head is screami... Read more
apple salad
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

Tonight I made Quinoa for the first time. I used half of it to make an apple salad. About a cup, cup and 1/2 of quinoa (made 1 cup dry, rinsed first and used rice cooker, have same amount left over for something else) 1 apple cut up skin... Read more
The Other Big Project
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

I am a slob. I wish I weren't but somehow the neat gene passed me by. I leave cupboard doors open. Milk on the counter, I drop my coat where I take it off. I carry bags of stuff into the house and there it stays by the door for weeks...month... Read more
Saturday, January 12, 2013      0 comments

I am NOT I say NOT dieting this time. When you have tried something again and again and it doesn't lead to the result you want it is time to try something else. Therefore I am not dieting. What am I doing then? Because it does look a lot... Read more