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48 hours - wherever you go there you are

Friday, August 12, 2011      1 comments

Reflections of these past two days: 1) Drinking alcohol and going out to hear music (first time in eons) is fun. 2) Day-After drinking alcohol translates into leaden/heavy body (lower stamina and reduced lung capacity) as well as big 'hun... Read more

woulda/shoulda/coulda --- a whine for no one but me

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      2 comments

1) I've been treading water financially. Bravo on the one hand. O f*** on the other. 2) Living below my means in order to stave off anxiety has, over decades, caught up with me... and now there's less room to wiggle - and I can not forget abou... Read more

what's in my way?

Monday, August 08, 2011      1 comments

besides me. i mean. is it all me? I'm embarrassed (ashamed of, apologetic for...) by my apartment. It goes underground most of the time. But at a few times a week or month (for years) especially when out of towners come to see me for the ... Read more

Mid Term Goal 9#'s away!! -- eeny meeny miny moh - need to pick a reward.

Thursday, July 28, 2011      4 comments

I just moved two stones into the goblet. 184.2. There are 9 stones in the little holding cup, which means I'm nine lbs from Goal #1. Wow. Goal #1 175. (Future goal 145 -- another 30 stones waiting in the big jar #2) Read more

Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe (yum!)

Sunday, July 24, 2011      3 comments

3 Medium Cucumbers (peeled then diced) 1 cup cold water 1/4 cup diced onion (white or sweet are best) 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1.3 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper 2 Tbsp cream or half an... Read more

Jump in the River

Sunday, July 24, 2011      2 comments

I'm writing this down. Marking it. In today's paper, the Sunday section, a quotation inset for a little profile on someone or other... made me tear up, tear way up. The quote: "(Mydad) always said, 'Jump into the river. It will just move a... Read more

Onward & Downward -

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      6 comments

SPARKING INTO 2012 Onward & Downward Anniversary Celebration and Year Two Goals in the works Wow! This year feels great. And felt great, every day. That's the miracle I see today. I'm enjoying this. I am not confined by... Read more

184/8 and pivoting toward year 2 - JULY 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      1 comments

Wow. Almost a year. Just a week shy of a year of Sparking. I had a slacky sort of last few weeks. I've been a little loose with tracking. Accurate, but the choices I've made can stand improving. I can and think I will re-consider the who... Read more

AAD

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      2 comments

It's AAD - Ass Awareness Day (haa hhaaa ) I enjoyed inventing this acronym while dancing around with Joe at the Launderette this early a.m. So...is it smaller? It's shrinking every day, he says to me. He's such a good sport, and such a... Read more

Checking All In

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      2 comments

June 15, 2011 Didn't weigh in today. Am I still in the 180's (189 May 30, after stepdaughter's wedding). ???? Where have I been for a month? Trips. Anticipations. Foot injury. Excuses and explanations for why I haven't been "all in" this mo... Read more

going going - gets hot (and the tough don't go there?)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      1 comments

I'm avoiding cop-out land. I've been tempted, but I'm not going there. 1) It's HOT. Too hot. (and the building i rent in has inadequate electricity so power surges hugely compromise what the little a/c unit is capable of) -- more diatri... Read more

Just sayin'

Monday, May 23, 2011      5 comments

1500-1700 calories a day. That's what I've been eating since i got back from Athens. Not bad, right? It's the high end of my range. And, as I've seen for months, my weight loss is slooowww even at the low end of my range. Yep, the updown/keepy... Read more

Back home ;-)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      4 comments

There are not words to capture or embody the way my heart swells when I have to say goodbye to my sister. And we suck at saying good bye... It's always awkward, tear-y, and sometimes riddled with out of order barbs. We did it though. We said ... Read more

189.0 !!!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      18 comments

Good morning to ME! oh yes! It's taken Jan/Feb/Mar & April to lose these ten pounds (199.9-189). And while it took longer than I thought it would, that doesn't change my feeling of arrival. Staying on the path, even when the scale did n... Read more

i'm up

Thursday, April 21, 2011      11 comments

snappin out of it. snappin into it. I've been eating at the top of my range for days. I'm up 2# from my lowest weight so far. That means I'm not doing all I can to Spark On That means I'm plateau'd AND not doing all I can to Spark On ... Read more


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