In the last few years, it seems like my winters have been spent swinging from one cold to the next. This year has been much better; a couple times I thought I was getting sick, but managed to stave it off.
Today, though, I think this cold h... Read more
A sign of the new me?
After last night's drool-worthy watching of Triple-D, I went to bed and dreamt about eating...
A long, elaborate dream about having a large dinner party with friends, and the hosts insisting it was time for dessert, and m... Read more
You know, when you're up late and kind of hungry, watching "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"? It's kind of...pornography.
(This is me laughing at myself -- and heading for bed instead of for the kitchen!)... Read more
Resolution of frustration with friend
Thanks to everyone who commented on my post yesterday. Your comments really helped me to decide how to handle the situation.
I should clarify that the day's plans were to take the kids to the home show with us and then they went home to a... Read more
Frustration with a friend
We went to the Home Show with our best friends and their three kids today. After only getting through about 1/3 of the aisles, my friend decided that she wanted to buy Sugar Bears, small marsupials that look like tiny flying squirrels. The proce... Read more
I got to the top of the stairs, sighed heavily, and said to Hubby, "This. This is the moment when I really miss it."
Yes, I'm day three into no artificially sweetened iced tea mix, and doing pretty well. But after I finish my workout, my fi... Read more
My other addiction
Unless we go out or have friends over, I've fallen into the habit of staring at the computer all evening, just refreshing the page and looking for things to respond to. While I love the support I'm getting here, and have friends I want to intera... Read more
The day of reckoning
For over a quarter century I have been drinking Lipton Sugar Free Instant Iced Tea, a concoction of chemical sweetness and caffeination that has kept me going through raising kids, working, divorce and remarriage, moving across country, and more... Read more
A quarter of the way!
As of today, I am 1/4 of the way to my goal weight. I've also reached the "10% of body weight lost" goal. I've been on Spark People just a little bit over 4 months, and with all this help and support I have made tremendous progress. Thank you al... Read more
I never bike in the winter. Even when the weather is nice and the snow has melted and the roads are dry, I just don't do it.
But today I had to get my bike back from the shop, where it was getting its tuneup for spring. And the bike shop is... Read more
Strutin' my stuff!
The last time I bought pants was in October. I struggled to zip a pair of size 24s, and figured that they'd probably stretch a bit. The store didn't have anything larger, so I had to go with those. I left feeling humiliated.
Today, I just z... Read more
Pedal to the Point
I've done it. I've committed to Pedal to the Point, a 150-mile bike ride to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. Of course, the point of the ride is to raise funds, and as I have a good friend with MS it is important to me. But I am also glad of... Read more
Even bad wasn't too bad
Only worked out twice last week, didn't record my eating. But I also didn't just let go and go crazy. And I weighed in this morning a pound and a half down. Now it's time to get the discipline back.... Read more
Didn't manage to work out once while the girls were here, though went museum walking a couple times. Woke up this morning at convention hotel. The first inclination was, "Meh, start again Monday." But I set that aside, pulled on my workout cloth... Read more
10 days of disruption
I was out of town this weekend, visiting friends. No chance to work out. Now my week is being thrown COMPLETELY off by my college-age daughter and her girlfriend being here. I'm thrilled to bits that they have come to visit, and we are having a ... Read more
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