What I learned today on the treadmill
Early today, I was doing my “old lady fast walk” on the treadmill at the fitness center, watching mindless television which I never do at home—“Say Yes to the Dress” I think it was... I was moving, going fast, perspiring nicely. There was nobo... Read more
Regarding the National Anthem
This comes in response to the degrading way our National Anthem was rendered at Super Bowl XLV. We don't need a law regarding this, but I would encourage everyone to contact the people who make decisions regarding the performance of the Nationa... Read more
I thought I was busy before!
Hello Everyone. It's been a long time since I put up a blog post, and I have missed it! Progress has been achingly slow, but at least there has been some!
The recession has clobbered our piano teaching business, which is our only income. ... Read more
Vacations are hard work!
We just had a week off from teaching, which has been delightful. We didn't get everything done we had hoped to...actually, we didn't get anything done we had hoped to! But, we always make big plans and then do whatever strikes our fancy at the... Read more
My Thimble is Falling Off!
Some time ago I posted a blog about my rings falling off. That was a great feeling, to "under-grow" my jewelry. With the help of something called "ring snuggies", they stay on now. I don't wear them very often, as the snuggie is a little unco... Read more
What Did You Do?
A few days ago I wrote about a wonderful friend and the eight words he said to me: “You’ve lost weight and I like your hairstyle.” It was priceless. I’m stilled cheered up by that.
Last evening I was at another concert. (You will think... Read more
As I’ve lost weight, people often say wonderful things to me, things I will never forget. Some are witty, some are moving, and some are absolutely charming. Also, I recently had about 20 inches of my hair cut off, feeling it was time for a cha... Read more
How Did You Do It, 3
I’ve written about the basics of how I got started. I wanted to write about what I call “coping strategies”. What about snacking, what about munchies, what about when you just have to have something to eat?
Two things about snacking and... Read more
How did you do it, 2
When I started this blog series to answer the question, “How did you do it?”, I didn’t realize it was going to cause me to reflect so much! But, it has, and that is good. There is so much I want to write about. The biggest question for me is ... Read more
"How did you do it?" 1
This is my most frequently heard question these days. Honestly, I don't know how to answer people. I decided to start blogging about what I did, and send people my page. It's a simple, and at the same time, complicated answer. What I did mig... Read more
It would be very hard to accurately describe how it was to step on the scale and see that I had lost 100 pounds. I have to tell you, I stepped on and off the scale three times last Friday morning just to make sure I was reading it right. Sure ... Read more
Out of the mouths....!
I teach piano in my student's homes, which is a very safe and secure environment for children to have a piano lesson. This evening, one of my lessons was at a house where I teach the four-year old; I also used to teach her older brothers. One ... Read more
That's a third grader!
This is SO weird. Today my weight loss is 70 pounds. I teach kids that size! I've lost the equivalent of a whole student that I've been carrying around? Yikes! No wonder I feel so much better. It's fantastic!
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Better than a skirt fitting!
Last week I had the fabulous experience of trying on a skirt that was too small for me, I mean WAY too small. And it fit perfectly. What a thrill that is!
For the past few weeks my wedding band has been falling off. Now, this is a chea... Read more
I Guess this Works
It's strange to find myself in a state of disbelief that Spark could actually work, but I am, and it does! I finally decided that since I've lost 50 pounds, I would make a blog post.
When I lost the first 10 pounds, I thought, "Hmmm, th... Read more