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Grocery Shopping Halt
Sunday, June 26, 2016      9 comments

I went grocery shopping on June 15th. Afterwards, I was hit with the thought, "I need to stop spending money on food." Out of nowhere, I was faced with the challenge to not spend any money on groceries for the rest of the month. I'm oft... Read more
Grub Hoe Work Out!
Friday, June 24, 2016      3 comments

My new favorite workout involves a grub hoe (or maddox)... ivy... bushes... swinging that thing over my head and into the ground. It's like taking a cross between a hoe and an axe and beating the living snot out of an overgrown tangle. It feel... Read more
Great Journey!
Friday, June 17, 2016      7 comments

I could not have asked for a better trip... well unless of course my mother was fully well, but that's ok. It really helped me to see her. Part of the time, she pushed it: taking a few steps with out the walker at one time, doing a flight of s... Read more
Busy and Good
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      4 comments

Life is in scurry mode. I turn 44 on Saturday and I'm leaving that day to visit family. There's so much to do... prepping the veggies to eat in half a week instead of a whole one (prep done/lots of eating to come)... clean the house enough to ... Read more
Best Mistake Ever!
Saturday, June 04, 2016      7 comments

This morning I got up and got ready for work. The weather was balmy first thing, so we got out to enjoy it early. At the last possible moment, I finished getting ready for work and headed off. Jewels hissed at me when I put her in. This was ... Read more
Feelin in Control
Monday, May 30, 2016      7 comments

Logged food... was just over range... went for a walk... finishing on course. There's comfort in making good choices and knowing what my decisions mean. I like the reassurance that comes from practicing self-control. May your sphere be ... Read more
Sunday, May 29, 2016      4 comments

Memorial day is largely about dead people. Some of them risked and lost their lives for us. We're real grateful. Others died for a cause and we admire them. Still more were just dear to us and we miss them awfully. While it's healthy to rem... Read more
Back to Basics
Saturday, May 28, 2016      5 comments

I've been struggling more lately. Emotional... wanting to binge... adjusting to the CSA surge of veggies and reacting by having strong unhealthy urges. Tonight my jog on the beach was brutal. Wind in my face... lots of people... dry san... Read more
Proud of Myself
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      5 comments

Tired... emotional... cooked healthy food... choosing to Spark instead of binge... off to bed soon. That adds up to proud of myself. May you find joy in your good choices!... Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2016      4 comments

Twice a year, I'm responsible for most of the registration details for an event at work with 300 women. One of those events was this weekend. Whew, I'm glad it's over. I worked really hard on the details and it came off pretty well. The main... Read more
Exile the Chocolate?
Monday, May 16, 2016      6 comments

In response to my last blog, a couple people intonated that the issue might be sugar instead of chocolate. So I did the only truly logical thing that a chocolate lover can do. I went to the neighborhood chocolate cafe. I got a really high qua... Read more
Exile the Chocolate
Sunday, May 15, 2016      4 comments

I love chocolate. I usually eat it every day. I've lost 33 pounds using Spark People, without removing chocolate from my diet. I'm at a healthy BMI. I look great. So why exile the chocolate? My body has decided to enter the realm of pe... Read more
In Search of Center
Thursday, May 12, 2016      7 comments

The pace of life has been moving faster... and faster. The plate of life has been getting fuller... and fuller. For awhile it was ok, but I've hit my "too much" zone. I'm struggling a bit with food. Yesterday it was too much chocolate.... Read more
A Touch of Asia
Saturday, May 07, 2016      5 comments

All of the hard work this week was so worth it! I was so very touched by time with old friends. We had great conversation, even though they struggle with English and I don't even know one word of Japanese. The weather was beyond perfect... Read more
Maintaining Under Strain
Friday, May 06, 2016      6 comments

I'm so grateful to have internet again. It's been out for several days. I feel like God comforted me in the night. Everything's going to be ok with my parents. I don't have to know the details to be assured that we're going to get thro... Read more

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