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Dietless and happy
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      9 comments

I've been dealing with the scale going up and up and getting more and more frustrated. So yesterday I decided not to diet. I ate three healthy and reasonable portioned meals. I had a better mental day. Going to do the same thing today.... Read more
Good Friday 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017      7 comments

It is a beautiful day here with blue skies, a light breeze and Sunshine. And not a day that I should be struggling, but I am. The scale just continues to go up and up. I'm struggling with cravings - I couldn't possibly be hungry, but I can't ... Read more
Day 3, 4, & 5 Spring 5%
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      6 comments

Back on the horse. emoticon After the previous two days of off plan food, not only is the scale way up, but my sy... Read more
Day 2, 2017 Spring 5%
Sunday, April 09, 2017      5 comments

I have lots of little plans for the day. Church, checking out a flea market, and puttering in the yard. Oh, and spiffing up the house in prep for having the Bible study here Tuesday morning. Things like digging out the coffee urn, plates, nap... Read more
Day 1, 2017 Spring 5 % Challenge
Saturday, April 08, 2017      8 comments

Day 1 of the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge 136.4 5% = 6.82 The day started off rising early, feeding and taking the dog out for a long walk. I dressed and headed out to pick up a friend and her daughter to drive to East Ridge, Tennessee (just ... Read more
Whole30 Day 2
Monday, April 03, 2017      4 comments

4/2/17 JRNL Day 2 of Whole30 I slept well last night and feel pretty good this morning. Church, continue to clean up house and 4th of July party planning and appetizers at neighbor’s house tonight. B – slice of pork roast, Roma tomato,... Read more
Whole30 Day 1
Sunday, April 02, 2017      7 comments

Day 1 was easy and only had some cravings in the late afternoon, thus the snacks. 4/1/17 – 136.4 B – coffee, 2 strips bacon, 2 sm eggs, 1 Roma tomato, 1 plum L – Lettuce wrapped meatballs (2), Roma tomato, avocado, mustard D – Gr be... Read more
March 31 JRNL Jobs
Friday, March 31, 2017      7 comments

Today’s Job # 1 – I have been making a few changes in my house and before it could get better, it sort of had a "tornado blew through it" look. So my job today is to clean up and put things back in place. Today’s Job #2 – Plan & write... Read more
March 30, 2017 Two New Things
Thursday, March 30, 2017      8 comments

March 30, 2017 JRNL I’m beginning a new diet on April 1st and a new 5% Challenge on April 8th. For the diet, I’m reading and planning to do a lot of prep work tomorrow. There is still time to get in on the 5% Spring Challenge. The site i... Read more
A Very Blessed Visit
Thursday, March 09, 2017      9 comments

I spent a very short time with a neighbor and friend today taking down the last of her Christmas decorations and packing them away. This is a second home but a very loved one for her and she has not been able to be here since December 9th when ... Read more
January 28
Saturday, January 28, 2017      16 comments

Three years ago today, my sweet husband took his last breath as I held him in my arms. I have told people that the second year was the hardest, and it was. I believe the first year the spouse that is left is in such shock, and having to deal w... Read more
Saturday, January 28, 2017      12 comments

Spent the afternoon making Challah!... Read more
Two Days of Baking (and an change)
Saturday, January 28, 2017      7 comments

Two Days of Baking (and an change) I ran to the grocery early yesterday morning to pick up a few things for a soup and bread lunch for some friends. I invited three ladies over to bake homemade dog biscuits at noon so provided them with a ... Read more
Turning Loose
Saturday, January 07, 2017      8 comments

January 2017 - Turning loose of past sorrows and self-defeating practices. Looking upward and forging ahead to a new and better life. Creating new. 2014, 2015, and 2016 were difficult years. I struggled and coped, but I didn't really liv... Read more
1/2/17 The Click - Changes Coming
Monday, January 02, 2017      11 comments

Every time in my life when I have made some decision to change, it has happened when a little switch has clicked in my brain. There have been times when the changes have been modest, but some were more dramatic. These clicks were times when I ... Read more

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