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That's my (2011) Plan, and I'm stickin' to it!
Even though I've had success with weight loss and maintenance, the one thing that continues to plague me is my binges of totally out-of-control "feeding frenzies". I don't mean just eating too much - I mean eating large quantities (usually swee... Read more
Thoughts on 2010
As I reflect on the past year, it's been a quiet one. I've maintained my weight in my goal range for the most part, and have continued a good exercise program. My one weakness is my problem with binging, usually on chocolate or sweets, and usu... Read more
Stocking Stuffer Recipe
Here's a good recipe for a stocking gift, add to a basket, or just make up for yourself to enjoy a in moderation!
Cake in a Cup:
1 pk. 1-step Angel Food cake mix (the kind you just need to add water to)
1 pk. Chocolate cake mix
1 ... Read more
Back to Basics
Since the start of cold weather and the holiday season, I've had a hard time fitting in exercise. I have learned that regardless of what the scale says, I NEED to exercise in order to stay healthy. While it would be easy to just slack off unti... Read more
Is this Oz????
I think I may be dreaming . . . The date is November 7, 2010. The place is West Central Minnesota. The temperature is 62 degrees!!!!! What a gorgeous day andhow fortunate we are to have such a mild Autumn. The farmers' crops are all in with... Read more
Things I didn't even know were on my Bucket List
Looking back on the past 7 years since turning 50, I'm realizing how many changes I've made and new things I've tried.
1- Got my ears pierced (yep, ONLY my ears, and ONLY one hole -- daring, aren't I??)
2 - Ran for public office (lost by ... Read more
Trying New Things
Today I stopped at our local food co-op to buy some almonds. After browsing around a bit, I also bought some powdered hummus mix -- you just mix it with warm water and olive oil, stir and chill (I also added some roasted garlic & red pepper sea... Read more
Oh the stripes on the shirt go round and round....
Personally, I have always thought it should be a misdemeanor for any clothing designer or manufacturer to make women's shirts with horizontal stripes -- and a FELONY if they make them in Plus sizes! But for all the "fashion sense" they are sup... Read more
Small battles win the war.
I have a problem with binging - particularly on chocolate - and usually at night. This always leads to waking in the middle of the night, sweating and shaky, tummy bloated, waking up in the morning with puffy eyes and feeling hung over. On two... Read more
The Hip Bone's Connected to.....
Ahh, I love those sweet little realizations that hit me every now and then. Like when I get frustrated and put my hands on my hips.. and hey, there IS a hip bone down there! Such a nice feeling to have the hands resting on them instead of a ro... Read more
Easter Weekend Recap
Well, it certainly wasn't a good weekend as far as sticking to a healthy meal plan. I ate entirely too many fried foods, chocolate easter eggs, jelly beans, cookies, and Cadbury eggs. Oh, yes, and then there was the Dairy Queen "Ooey Gooey Cara... Read more
A few months ago I received a notification from SP that I had been named a "SparkPeople Motivator". My initial reaction was surprise, first of all because I didn't know there was such a distinction, and secondly that I had received the votes ne... Read more
Today at lunchtime I threw together a quick dish that turned out to be a very good lunch. I'll definitely have it again. I took two small low carb whole wheat tortillas, spread a tablespoon of undiluted tomato soup on each one (because I had no... Read more
I'm sad today because of the flood damage to our cabin. I so enjoy being there in the summer - it is my sanity! It is the 3rd time it's flooded and just not sure if we are up to the work anymore. The kids are gone and we have great memories, ... Read more
I have been reading devotional messages daily during Lent. One message that keeps nagging at me is that maybe I have been focused too much on making sure I take time for myself. My goal from now until the end of Lent (and hopefully continuing)... Read more