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Post-Interview Jitters and Pumpkin Spice Latte
Friday, September 21, 2012      7 comments

After a job interview this morning, I was sorely tempted to stop somewhere for a treat, an edible high calorie one--but didn't. Instead, I took the time to stroll around the lake at a small but beautifully landscaped retreat center on the bay. ... Read more
The whys and wherefores
Thursday, September 20, 2012      3 comments

Oops! Backtracking to do assignment #3 for fall 5% challenge. Why do I want to lose weight and what do I expect? 1. I've been overweight long enough. But thanks be, I'm not obese anymore. 2. Heart disease runs in my family. I've be... Read more
Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

OK, folks, I'm gearing up for the start of the 8 week fall 5% challenge. At current weight, that's 9 lbs in 8 weeks. Plans: 1. 5 min stretch/strength training and 10 cardio at least 5 days a week 2. Use SP meal plans as a guide 3... Read more
Pat on the back today!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

If you've done something toward reaching your goals today, stop right now, smile, and give yourself a pat on the back. When my girls were still at home, we said, "Pat pat"to one another as a short-hand way of saying well done; you deserve a pat... Read more
Creative Cardio
Sunday, September 09, 2012      4 comments

Whew! So much for Sundays being a day of rest. I've been on the go since early this morning. I LOVE singing in the choir of St John's Church. It's definitely worth the drive from one side of Tampa Bay to the other three times a week for two... Read more
Dancing in the Kitchen!
Monday, August 27, 2012      9 comments

I just added 25 fitness minutes to my tracker of what I consider "free" exercise. Free exercise is what I do incidentally while in the processs of doing something else. For the record, I started off really bad this morning, and the day c... Read more
Miss Moppet is feeling better!
Thursday, August 23, 2012      8 comments

My tiny senior cat, Miss Moppet (named after a Beatrix Potter kitten with big round eyes), was fine on Saturday, doing acrobatics on the top shelf of the treehouse, saying bad words to the two youngsters, and otherwise acting normal. But Sunday... Read more
Practice Gratitude
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      6 comments

I've long had a practice of gratitude that I've done in several ways. Sometimes I'll make a point of listing what I've been grateful for in my journal at bedtime. I use it as a desperation measure, too; snapping off 10 things I can be grateful... Read more
Happy Sparkversary to Me!
Monday, August 20, 2012      8 comments

Hi, friends! This is so exciting. Four days ago, August 16th, marked one whole year of SparkPeople. No, I didn't reach the goal I'd first set of losing 50 lbs in a year, but I did make substantial inroads and established lots of good habits. ... Read more
Counting backwards, 5 to go!
Saturday, August 11, 2012      4 comments

Another day of packing food. I got rushed and had to just throw some things in, but I think I ended up with 1569, 19 cal over, but much better than if I hadn't planned at all. :-) Lots of seated work today, so I stretched my shoulders a... Read more
Counting backwards, 6 to go!
Friday, August 10, 2012      2 comments

I had to pack all my food today exccept breakfast. I was working at the county election office. Fortunately there were no sweets or treats except the sugar-free vanilla pudding and Dove chocolate I brought myself. 1311 total! Woohoo! ... Read more
Still counting, one week to go, and LOL to jumpstart some motivation
Thursday, August 09, 2012      2 comments

Day 8 - I lost yesterday due to computer troubles. I was able to track part of the day--good--but got frustrated later and ended nibbling in the evening. A couple of full scans later, the acute problems seem to have gone away, but computer is ... Read more
Counting Backwards, Day 9 - Schakolad OD!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

This has been a great day! I exercised, ate light yesterday and today, planning ahead to indulge at a chocolate and wine tasting tonight with friends at Schakolad. Talk about awesome! I counted 941 cal excluding the evening out. My wine prob... Read more
Counting Backwards, Day 10 - New Team!
Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

:-) I joined the new SparkCoach team and will give it a 2 wk trial to see how I do with it. It was fun coming up with over 650 points today! For exercise, I put together a collection of short stretching videos while giving some sore muscl... Read more
Counting backwards, Day 11!
Sunday, August 05, 2012      3 comments

TIRED. Ended up with 1402 cal total in spite of making waffles and fried apples for breakfast, turkey casserole for dinner, and WeightWatchers spice cake for husband who didn't get enough when I made it for company last weekend. I did a lo... Read more

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