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In Praise of Wheat Germ

Monday, November 23, 2009      1 comments

I have finally figured out how to meet my requirements for magnesium and folate!. I've added some wheat germ to my oatmeal. It's yummy, too. Two weeks ago I was having a real problem with sodium. Every meal plan I made was way over. Well, ... Read more

Blame the Elastic Waist!!?!

Sunday, November 22, 2009      4 comments

At Weight Watchers on Saturday our leader commented that she thought the elastic waist band is one cause of the American weight problem. She encouraged us not to wear elastic waists to Thanksgiving dinner. Do you avoid elastic waist bands ... Read more

OldMom Happy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009      3 comments

Went for a walk with my local SparkPeople team. Natalie went in the stroller and alternated walking, pushing, and being pushed. We walked at the local environmental center. We saw alligators, anhinga, herons, storks, egrets, butterflies, and acr... Read more

I Doubt I Ever Would Have Started a Facebook Page...

Friday, November 20, 2009      5 comments

but SparkPeople encouraged me to do it. So far, it has been amazing. I found an old friend from my Peace Corps years, 1971-73 in India. I had last talked to her in 1977 and had totally lost touch. All my younger relatives are on Facebook.... Read more

Pine Needle Brushes, Bagged Leaves, and Rice and Beans

Thursday, November 19, 2009      2 comments

Natalie is with me all day today. She is even spending the night while her mom goes to a professional meeting tonight and her dad is working. It is a gorgeous day and we enjoyed hours outside this morning. It had rained and the water ran down on... Read more

My Middle Finger May Get Me In Trouble!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009      7 comments

These days my middle finger is used in a way it never has been before - it displays my wedding ring. My ring finger is just too small. Yes, I know I should go get it re-sized. I will eventually. So far, my husband hasn't noticed, but I'm pretty ... Read more

The Scale is Up!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009      4 comments

I'm still not used to the scale going up. I was up two tenths of a pound from yesterday to 133.4. I suspect that is a good thing. At 5'6" I was happy to reach 165. Even thought about making that my goal weight. Then I hit 155 then 145 and then 1... Read more

Baby Steps in Planning

Monday, November 16, 2009      3 comments

This morning I planned and entered my whole day of eating. This is the first time I thought ahead farther than the next meal since I've been on SparkPeople. My goal is to eventually have a full month of healthy meals planned with weekly shopping... Read more

Regrets, I Have a Few, but then Again.....

Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

Eating healthy feels so right now. How I wish I had found this lifestyle years ago. How would my life have been different? Oh, who knows. With more confidence I might have made more mistakes! LOL None of us can go back. So let's go forward... Read more

Celebration: Natalie is Potty Trained! Knee Improving.

Saturday, November 14, 2009      3 comments

Natalie has gone one week with no accidents! Once she got it, she had it. Fantastic. Knee is a little better today, but I'm taking it easy. In reading the health info on SparkPeople it must be an LCL sprain. I expect full recovery in 2-4 w... Read more

Obstacle: Knee Pain

Friday, November 13, 2009      3 comments

My right knee started hurting. Guess I'll have to give up my 120 minutes of cardio per day and cut calories. I'm worried that I'll be hungry and less fit. I will give up all jogging, jumping, and running with Natalie. Today I told her I cou... Read more

Maintenance Observation: Clothes

Thursday, November 12, 2009      2 comments

When I was a size 1X things often fit me whether I gained 10 or 15 pounds or lost 10 or 15 pounds. Now just a couple pounds means a new size.... Read more

Husband Does the Shopping

Wednesday, November 11, 2009      1 comments

My husband does the grocery shopping and I do the cooking. He started shopping probably six months after I began losing weight and eating healthier because I wasn't getting him the things he wanted. Right now his chips and potato salad are not t... Read more

New Pictures

Tuesday, November 10, 2009      2 comments

My daughter snapped some pictures yesterday so I updated my profile picture and gallery. My dear granddaughter was sweet as can be as you can see in the pictures. The bougainvillea is in glorious bloom so it made a great back drop for yesterday'... Read more

It's Monday

Monday, November 09, 2009      4 comments

I was up at 5:30am. Didn't make my goal of 8 hours sleep, but I had seven good hours and feel good. I walked 2 miles on Fort Frazier trail with two neighbors, DeLois and Berneice. I don't know them well, but I'm glad walking brought us together.... Read more


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