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Olive Garden
Monday, November 26, 2012      14 comments

Welll, I am not within the day's calorie range, but made some reasonable choices. Minestrone soup ONE breadstick Beef tips & tortellone - boxed up half for tomorrow's lunch Decaf + half & half in lieu of dessert Andes mint ... Read more
Year-old Cranberry Sauce! For real!
Saturday, November 24, 2012      10 comments

Nothing like creative cookery, and my thrifty Dutch and German ancestors would be proud of me. I had made raw cranberryorange nut relish for Thanksgiving dinner and gave the leftovers to daughters, telling them I could make some more for me an... Read more
In everything give thanks...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      7 comments

I have a big fat gratitude list: VERY grateful for FT job after over 2 years without job Grateful for my family: Husband who is so supportive, helpful, and a thoroughly nice person Daughters nearby Mom and boyfriend nearby Si... Read more
Crockpot Pumpkin Meatloaf
Sunday, October 28, 2012      15 comments

How's that for an unusual recipe? Got this one from a co-worker. It sounded very interesting, and I just had to try it out. I was surprised at how easy and how tasty it was! Equipment: one crockpot. I used the largest of my three. ... Read more
FRIDAY! Class & Concert
Friday, October 19, 2012      10 comments

I am SO glad it's Friday. I've just come from another job-related computer class. I have so many new things to remember that my mind is on overload. It WILL get easier, I know it will. If I get at my short to-do list, I may actually get ... Read more
Greek Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2012      10 comments

My husband and I look forward to this annual event nearby. In fact, we're near enough to walk, so we did. I LOVE Greek food, but am staying motivated by the Fall 5% Challenge, so I ordered a combination platter, immediately asked for a t... Read more
Working Woman Friday
Friday, October 12, 2012      7 comments

For those who've asked, YES! I love my job. So much about it is ideal for me--7 hr work day, school calendar which allows me to make my annual retreat in the summer as well as fit with husband's vacation, M-F which means I can keep my Wed/Thur/S... Read more
Quick blog, Working Woman
Thursday, October 11, 2012      10 comments

Whew! I've been busy learning new things. I'm in the middle of my second online class and spent yesterday at a tech school taking a class. Successes: Going to bed earlier Getting up early enough to exercise have some quie... Read more
First day at new job
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      10 comments

Good day! I drove in a downpour that fortunately let up when I got there because I discovered that I'd left my umbrella in my choir bag. I had a gentle pleasant start. The person who really knows my job was out, so I had time to get acquainte... Read more
New Job Eve
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      8 comments

Another full day, with room for fun in it. I had the last of my appointments, did the crucial errands, and gave myself some treats. TREATS Lunch with my mom. We had great 330 cal salads. Bought a new planner with serene nature pics. ... Read more
Monday Monday
Monday, October 01, 2012      8 comments

Totals yesterday: 1484 calories & 49 fitness minutes Totals today: 1412 calories & 26 fitness minutes I'm getting there! Chiropracter and dentist today. Tomorrow I have a dr appointment, the only one I didn't need to change this we... Read more
Sleepy Saturday and low energy
Saturday, September 29, 2012      7 comments

SABLENESS feels sleepy and sluggish this morning. Since I got the call about my soon-to-be job on Tuesday, I've been constantly on the go. I think my body is saying, "ENOUGH. GIVE IT A REST." I do have things that must be done today. ... Read more
Whew! TGIF
Friday, September 28, 2012      6 comments

This has been a long day. I had New Hire Processing from 8-1, a chiropracter appointment this afternoon, and numerous errands. Big plusses today: 1. Got up early enough to do a SP video 2. Prepared as much as possible last night, inc... Read more
Thursday, September 27, 2012      12 comments

I am about to rejoin the workforce after nearly two and half years of unemployment. My days are about to drastically change. I'm wondering how I'm going to keep up with my meals, fitness, friends, and especially my latest team Fall 5% Challeng... Read more
Candlelight Yoga
Thursday, September 27, 2012      4 comments

I mentioned in yesterday's blog that I had done Candlelight Yoga for some of my fitness minutes. This DVD was recommended by the doctor who was handling my compounded HRT. I was suffering with chronic middle of the night insomnia, and this was... Read more

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