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Maybe Next Time

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      10 comments

Hubby said the job just was not a match with his skills, interests, and abilities. Oh, well. Maybe tomorrow.... Read more

Keep Fingers Crossed For Us on Monday!

Sunday, February 14, 2010      15 comments

Hubby has a job interview on Monday at 2pm in Winter Haven, easy commute from our home in south Lakeland. This is his first interview since he was laid off in April 2009. He wants to work very badly. So hope he gets it. If he could get health in... Read more

Eating Grapefruit for Free with a Smile on my Face

Saturday, February 13, 2010      11 comments

My daughter doesn't like grapefruit, and neither does her husband. They rent a home about a half mile from my house with a tree that is just covered with huge grapefruits. Their loss is my gain. I just harvested a dozen, and already ate two! Oka... Read more


Friday, February 12, 2010      10 comments

Oh, these are the times that for years drove me to food! Things at work = nuts! Just can't seem to get the project I'm working on to come together. Feeling scattered; not enough time; don't have the core idea I need. Gonna meet with the boss her... Read more

My Favorite Greeting Card of All Time

Thursday, February 11, 2010      13 comments

My sister gave me my favorite greeting card of all times. It was probably 1987. A glossy luscious golden brown chocolate chip cookie filled the front portion. In ornate font it said, "Sister, If there was only one chocolate chip cookie left in t... Read more

Help Me Choose an Affirmation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      14 comments

Maybe I should take a break from listing all the bizarre things I've done to lose weight, or all my SparkFriends may decide I'm just too weird. But I kind of laugh and kind of cry when I think of all the misery I've endured due to misinformation... Read more

So Very Grateful One Diet Strategy Didn't Work For Me

Tuesday, February 09, 2010      9 comments

Thinking about all the crazy things I've done to lose weight, by far the most dangerous one was in my mid-twenties. I reasoned that if people who quit smoking gain weight, maybe smoking would help me lose weight. Well, I tried smoking. I r... Read more

Better Laugh Than Cry

Monday, February 08, 2010      8 comments

Sometimes I laugh when I think of my previous attempts to lose weight. When I was in my teens I had a bad habit of waking up in the middle of the night and raiding the refrigerator only about half awake. In order to try to change that behavior, ... Read more

Careful, Be Very Careful Today

Sunday, February 07, 2010      9 comments

Perhaps you read my update. I got up to watch the 4:39am launch of the shuttle Endeavor. Here at our central Florida home we can clearly see night launches when we look east toward Cape Kennedy from our front yard. This morning was suppose... Read more

What Do You Tell Yourself?

Saturday, February 06, 2010      8 comments

Internal dialog or self talk is something I never really noticed for years. I mean, how could I not notice that every day, probably every waking hour, and probably many times in most waking hours, I was talking to myself? Most of the time the th... Read more

Screen Name Results

Friday, February 05, 2010      11 comments

A week ago I was considering changing my screen name. I love it when my now (as of today) 3 year old granddaughter calls me Old Mom. She was the one who gave me that name, so it is special. Yet, it seemed like adults -- and especially adults I d... Read more

Getting Past the Mindset that Scale Number is our Grade in Life

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      7 comments

"Getting past the mindset that the number on the scale is our grade in life is a life long challenge for some of us," ONEKIDSMOM responded to my blog yesterday. Those words stayed with me all day, kept resurfacing in my thoughts. You know ... Read more

Innocent Victim

Tuesday, February 02, 2010      9 comments

"Hi. How are you?" she asked enthusiastically. I almost said, "131.6," but I knew that wasn't a good answer. "Fine," I mumbled. I was 129.0 yesterday. "What's wrong?" she asked. "Fluctuations," I said. "You know. My weight is up a... Read more

People on a Diet vs. People Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, February 01, 2010      5 comments

Page xv of The Spark, paraphrased in my words: People on a Diet Lose Weight; People who Follow a Healthy Lifestyle achieve lasting weight loss, improved fitness, better health, and -- what I wrote about 2 days ago -- the higher level of happines... Read more

Wow, Do I Feel Great!

Sunday, January 31, 2010      9 comments

I just got back from a 15 minute bike ride in my neighborhood in the crisp air. That would not be so remarkable, except (drum roll here) my husband went with me! It was the first time we have done any activity together for many years. I certainl... Read more

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