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Christmas Plans

Sunday, November 13, 2011      3 comments

My BIL is much improved today so sounds like he is on the mend. I am hoping that the surgery relieves many of his symptoms and problems. He is a dear sweet man. I spent much of the day relaxing and catching up on laundry and am so excit... Read more

11/12/11 JRNL

Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

I am thankful to be in my own home and with my hubby. I just spent the last three and a half days with my Sister, two nieces, two grandnieces, three dogs, and at least some of it in two hospitals, and an orthopedic facility. I drove up to Eas... Read more

Blow Out & Pick Me Up

Saturday, October 15, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday and today were totally off plan. The daughter of my best friend was married today and I was invited to the rehearsal dinner last night which was BBQ because the groom comes from Memphis and the bridal brunch this morning was at a love... Read more


Wednesday, October 05, 2011      6 comments

A beautiful day, so satisfying when you try on clothes and are thrilled to find that a smaller size than you had even hoped for fit beautifully. Granted, I canít gain an ounce, but I know that I still have another 7 pounds to lose and this was ... Read more

Mental Pill Popping

Saturday, October 01, 2011      4 comments

Iím going to mentally pop a pill every day in October. That is, I plan to get some amount of exercise every day for the entire month of October? It wonít be easy. I have never done exercise consistently. It especially wonít be easy on those... Read more


Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

I havenít eaten enough today. I was late getting up this morning and late having breakfast. By the time lunch rolled around, I was away from home and busy with errands. So I havenít eaten enough. Oatmeal and banana with flax for breakfast a... Read more

I was doing well until!

Monday, September 19, 2011      7 comments

I was doing very well indeed on the ETL plan. That is until I had blood work done after five months. I was hoping, of course, that I would see lower cholesterol numbers. My numbers were not high enough for the doctor to be concerned, but had ... Read more

One Week Gone

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      4 comments

One Week Gone, September 7th. Already a week into the new month and what progress have I made? No loss of weight because I was snacking and eating too much and too much of the wrong things. Not one minute of exercise unless you count getting ... Read more

Grumble, Grouch, Achoo!

Monday, August 29, 2011      8 comments

It started late Saturday afternoon with a scratchy throat. I thought I was having an allergy attack, but when an allergy pill didnít help and it was worse on Sunday morning, I began to suspect that I had the beginnings of a cold. Stopped up no... Read more

Dry Falls

Thursday, August 25, 2011      2 comments

Went hiking with a group of friends this morning and I too this picture standing in the middle of the creek bed that would normally be filled with rushing water toward the falls just ahead. We need rain. Hiked about two and a half hours. <... Read more

Medical Mumbo Jumbo

Monday, August 22, 2011      8 comments

In April I started eating a low fat vegan diet (ETL). No meat, no dairy, no soy. I have lost 18 1/2 pounds and am feeling fine. Because I am hypothyroid, I have blood work ever six months. I had blood work done in February and again here in ... Read more

New Goals

Saturday, August 20, 2011      2 comments

I have many goals. None of them written down on paper. I need to do that. I have just met my first goal which was to get below 130. I managed that yesterday. My next goal will be to get to 127 which will represent 20 pounds lost. The vario... Read more


Friday, August 19, 2011      4 comments

Motivation and encouragement comes at the least expected time. I have been battling a pound up and down so close to a goal and milestone for weeks and this morning I saw it on the scale. Today, that number was under 130. I know that that it ... Read more


Thursday, August 11, 2011      4 comments

An awesome day. The temperature and humidity was more moderate. The Sun was shining, the sky was very blue and the clouds were big, billowy and white. Beautiful really. I exercised in the pool, showered, dressed, and got to a lecture at noon... Read more

Beautiful Salad

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      12 comments

I had the best, the most beautiful salad today. I used both kale and Romaine massaged with a bit of Cindyís Avocado Vinaigrette and topped with a salsa of chopped, green pepper, onion, raw corn (cut off the cob), peach, cucumber, celery and gra... Read more

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