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Playing to the Firmament (song of the week)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008      0 comments

On the bus home I REALLY listened to a song that I have liked for a long time, Playing to the Firmament by Dar Williams... it really told me how much I need to just let go sometimes and recapture some of the childlike wonder that is so easy to ... Read more

Back from Chicago... and I did okay!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008      2 comments

Well I did the Infamous Working Without a Net (TM) Chicago Edition ... sort of incidentally and sort of by choice and I did okay. I pretty much stayed within calorie range by making the best choices that I could. I didn't get quite the level o... Read more

Feeling much better now...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008      4 comments

Today was recovery day. I purposefully stayed home from work to just take it easy... I would have been miserable and useless at work... I know that after a GI bug hits me I need a day to just get my strength back. I have neglected this fact to... Read more

Well this day didn't go as planned...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008      1 comments

My darling daughter Miss M, called from her friend's house on Sunday to say she couldn't drive. As it turns out, she got a nasty stomach bug (I suspect norovirus)(
revb/gastro/norovirus-qa.htm ). ... Read more

2 months in MaintenanceVille!

Sunday, November 02, 2008      4 comments

The last 2 months have really FLOWN! My weight has been between 144.8 and 149 since I hit maintenace... I think that's really steady and I'm quite happy with it. I am still tracking food and exercise... it works for me. It does take tim... Read more

Can you say size 6?

Saturday, November 01, 2008      3 comments

Yes, you read that right! My body has been rearranging itself... I am staying in my range for weight... but things seem to be shifting somewhat. I was wearing some size 8 jeans today and noticed that I could pull them down over my hips without... Read more

Halloween, this year, last year & many great ones in the past!

Friday, October 31, 2008      0 comments

I celebrated Halloween by going for a fabulous 4.3 mile run this evening. Weather here in mid-Missouri is just gorgeous this Halloween... I know that evenings like this will be gone really soon due to the arrival of Read more

Wow, I'm really touched...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008      3 comments

I just got an e-mail telling me I've become a SP Motivator. I'm really touched. Thanks everyone. emoticonRead more

A quick entry... been veddy veddy beezy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008      1 comments

It's been almost 10 days since my last entry... I can't believe that. I have been still tracking food & exercise, but not spending so much time doing SparkTeams and stuff. This coming Sunday will mark 2 months in maintenance. It was kin... Read more

Got some downtime today...

Sunday, October 19, 2008      1 comments

Went out to lunch with hubby & son... had my favorite pizza ( ). It's St. Louis Style pizza and is a creature unto itself... Domino's did St. Louis style pizza for a short time a few years ago... but it wasn't ... Read more

So tired and my busy week isn't over yet!

Friday, October 17, 2008      3 comments

It's been a busy week at work! I haven't accomplished much beyond giving lots of flu shots. We had our two big clinics this week and gave over 300 shots between the two. (Don't be too impressed by that number... on our first clinic 2 years ago... Read more

A couple more days without a net...

Saturday, October 11, 2008      2 comments

Had another conference in St. Louis, Infectious Disease this time. (I work in Communicable Disease as part of my job.) It was a good one, but that meant driving to St. Louis, staying with my Dad overnight and then fighting St. Louis traffic ye... Read more

Of half doughnuts and fat-free half & half...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008      0 comments

When I was fat, I always used to scoff in my head at those who would take half a doughnut or cookie or whatever, especially when those people were overweight too. Somehow I just felt better realizing that I wanted something, I would just eat it... Read more

Working Without a Net... a month in MaintenanceVille...

Sunday, October 05, 2008      3 comments

I spent the last 3-4 days without my SparkPeople trackers or Internet access... from Wednesday evening to Saturday evening. I was really working without a net and I was scared... really scared. I didn't feel ready to take the training wheels o... Read more

How can I keep from singing?

Monday, September 29, 2008      3 comments

In my job as a public health nurse, I see all kinds and have many interesting interactions with the public. (Imagine that!) This morning has included lice checks on 2 little girls, placement/reading of TB tests, calling doctor's offices to ... Read more

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