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Today I won the Battle of Banana Bread. Yesterday it beat me. I couldn't throw it away after the Valentine Tea at my Home Extension meeting, so I rewrapped it in the worn out foil I brought it in, and carried it home. I should have given it away... Read more
Staying up through the down time
Today is a bright and sunny day, but we're expecting more snow. I went out today in my car for the first time in about a week, and spent time worrying last night if I should or could. It felt good to be out and about, but now I am back to gettin... Read more
Let it snow, let it snow!!
January has been one of the snowiest months in my somewhat long memory. Maybe it's because I now have to wait and wonder who will dig me out, when, and for how$$ much? In my younger, healthier past, I just grabbed my shovel and worked it out as... Read more
The cookie monster strikes again !
So where does it come from????That sudden craving for cookies that you made ahead for an occasion but froze because the meeting was cancelled ? They never bothered you because they weren't really yours to eat, but were being saved for the future... Read more
So now I'm "getting it"
I'm planning on making this a very happy and healthy new year. Happy is a state of mind, but my health is sometimes not so controllable due to a large abdominal hernia. I do my best every day to eat healthy, and follow an eating plan for weight ... Read more
When it's time to H.A.L.T.
I was so busy these past few months that I hardly had time to take care of me. Most of what I was doing had to do with a handicapped group that I lead, and I got very involved in fund raising for our scholarship fund. I created this fund and usu... Read more
Do you need a hug today?
When everything is in the dumps around me, my Spark friends pull me through. You don't know me personally, and there's nothing we can do for one another in person, so not owing anyone anything but to support them unconditionally, is a very good ... Read more
There are no do-overs, but fresh starts can happen in many areas of life at any time. Like when we have to do an about-face, or rethink a scenerio, or assimilate new information that seems to change everything, like the course of our lives, for ... Read more
Just keep going
It makes no sense to "keep starting over" since every new beginning is going to run its course anyway. I used to think that starting over was going to bring different results because I had just reached a new bottom and was ready and willing to s... Read more
The devil is in the chocolate chips
I had a good weigh- in at my Weight Watchers meeting today--lost 2 pounds. I then went to lunch with my regular lunch pals from the meeting, who are good friends of mine. Had a good lunch packed with filling foods, so I was really satisfied. I e... Read more
Maintaining the status quo
I keep blogging about being on a plateau. I've tried almost everything to achieve a breakthrough but the plateau lingers on. So I guess I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm maintaining between a 56 and 66 pound weight loss, for now, at lea... Read more
The long term fix
As sometimes happens, when I am trying to find words of encouragement for others, I stumble onto a gem that inspires me as well. The gem that flowed through my keyboard tonight was that we need to realize that we have to work our weight loss p... Read more
Still tracking, part 2
I'm three days into my downsized food allowance and it's really been good for me so far. I'm much more conscious of what I'm eating today than I was last week. I don't have room to fool around so much now, and I like it that way because I like ... Read more
Keep on tracking
This week I re-evaluated my Weight Watcher points and chopped two points off my total for each day. I'm still trying to work my way through this ongoing plateau, and always wondering what else I can do differently. It's all such an education an... Read more
This too shall pass
The older I get the more I have to subscribe to the saying, "This too shall pass." Today I have to apply it to the seasons and the weather! I have spent an entire summer trying to fight my way out of a swollen impass from the humidity. I even c... Read more