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Sometimes you just have to eat what's available

Sunday, January 27, 2013      1 comments

Last night I spent the night with my daughter-in-law and son at the maternity hospital where I was privileged to be at the birth of our first local grandchild Ė a beautiful little girl. We went to the hospital at around 10:30 at night, and she ... Read more

Hanging in there

Monday, January 21, 2013      3 comments

I've been following my program for nearly two months now, being really careful about tracking, and motivating myself to get out and walking every day that it's possible. I'm not looking for fast weight loss, but for moving in the right directio... Read more

Planning Baby Steps Works!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      4 comments

Last night I planned what I would eat and drink when we went to our favorite restaurant/pub for New Year's Eve. A glass of red wine at first, then something small to eat (turned out to be half of a foccacia with spinach and mozzarella, then mul... Read more

Tracking is working

Monday, December 24, 2012      2 comments

I've been serious about tracking my food and exercise for a couple of weeks now, and I'm seeing results on the scale. Not particularly dramatic, but then I don't have much to lose at this point. I'm down half a kilo and that's after the rain l... Read more

Small steps for the second week back on track

Sunday, December 16, 2012      4 comments

It's been almost a week since I weighed myself and said that I'd be careful about tracking all the food I eat. I've done that every day except Shabbat, when we went out to friends, and I know I went over my calorie range. The good news is that... Read more

I finally weighed myself

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      2 comments

Well, I've taken the plunge and weighed myself. The damage is 3.6 kilos that I want to lose, actually closer to 4, because I weigh 68.6 and I want to be between 64 and 65 kilos. Yesterday I made a commitment to tracking everything I eat. If i... Read more

A new approach

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

I haven't weighed myself in a long time. Months, I think. About a year ago I decided that I wanted to get rid of those couple of kilos that I'd added since I'd lost and maintained my weight for 5 years. I had a pretty good idea of where those... Read more

Turning 65

Sunday, August 28, 2011      8 comments

It's my birthday today, and I'm actually very glad to be 65, because it means that I've lived longer than my mother. Another three years and I will have lived longer than my father. Since I turned 60, I've had in mind that if I can just get th... Read more

Getting serious

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      2 comments

Iím getting serious about losing these kilos that have been creeping up. I tried ďwatching what I eat,Ē and it didnít help. I tried using the nutrition tracker, and found the learning curve to be daunting, so finally last week I rejoined Weigh... Read more

Finding new friends

Monday, December 27, 2010      5 comments

This morning I am going to walk with a woman I met last week to the formal gardens that are in the middle of a large nature preserve which is very close to our house. She volunteers at the gardens, and I want to get to know her. I donít think ... Read more

Three weeks and still counting

Thursday, December 09, 2010      2 comments

As of today I have managed a three week streak of logging in to Sparkpeople every day. This is an achievement, because it means that every day, even if itís just for a few minutes, Iím reminding myself of all the healthy habits I want to mainta... Read more

End of a streak -- a new beginning

Saturday, November 20, 2010      3 comments

Iím disappointed. On Friday when I checked in to SparkPeople, it made a 60 day streak. I wanted to write about proud I was of coming here every day, even when I didnít have time to do much more than that. But this evening when I went to check... Read more

Just doing one small thing

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      3 comments

This morning I logged in 30 consecutive days of logging in to SparkPeople. Now that may not seem like such a big deal. Itís not as if I stuck to my eating plan for 30 days, or did 30 days on my exercise bike, but I really believe that even ver... Read more

Starting again one more time

Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

Last week was a boon for my weight loss, but a disaster for everything else in my life -- I had stomach flu. I lost a kilo, which I hope will stay off, but I also lost a week of working up my exercise routine, ckecking in daily with SparkPeople... Read more

Spark Streaks Work!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      1 comments

Since we've come home I've been checking into SparkPeople daily. I find that watching the number of days I've been checking in go up motivates me to keep coming back. I have made sure to go on the internet after Shabbat to make sure I don't mi... Read more


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