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Happy Birthday, USA!
Saturday, July 03, 2010      6 comments

Wishing everyone a happy July 4th weekend. Relax, be safe, and laugh a lot.... Read more
Happy Canada Day
Thursday, July 01, 2010      2 comments

To all Canadian sparkers, Happy Canada Day. Thank you for being wonderful neighbors.... Read more
Why I'm Thanking My Responders
Monday, June 28, 2010      8 comments

Honestly, I never dreamt that my trips to the SD Fair and non-participation in junk food would culminate in a blog that received oodles of responses. (smiling) Thank you to all who responded. It gave me the opportunity to read about your o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts You Know You're Making Progress When....
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      85 comments go to the annual County Fair and are not even tempted by the aromas of all types of foods available and seeing people all around you eating amazing piles of luscious stuff. And, to boot, you don't even feel deprived! I bought a pass... Read more
"You Ain't No Fun Since I Quit Drinking"
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      11 comments

Not sure who sings that line in the country and western song, but it sure applied to me today. I heard that song in my head all day as I battled a HUGE jones to drink coffee after 56 days of none. With my good angel on one shoulder, and my... Read more
"80% of Success Is Just Showing Up"
Monday, June 21, 2010      9 comments

This quote has gone through my head all day. As I headed out of the house, I heard the beginning of a radio interview with Bill Gates Sr. (father of Microsoft's Bill Gates Jr.). This was his quote. It made me think about what I've shown u... Read more
Reassessing Rocking Shoes & Other Thoughts
Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

I recently critiqued the new rolling athletic shoes I got and said they stunk. And that they caused my back to hurt. I want to reassess them with new info. Looks like I rushed to judgment and now feel that I like them! First of all, I di... Read more
I Know I'm Making Progress When...(#4)
Saturday, June 19, 2010      8 comments

...I actually look forward to exercise rather than dreading it.... Read more
I Know I'm Making Progress When.... (#3)
Friday, June 18, 2010      4 comments

.... I have no trouble downing 10-12 glasses of water. I've always been a drinker (water), so this is not a tough one to remember. But I can definitely feel the difference on the rare days when I lag behind. My body is so used to being well-h... Read more
I Know I'm Making Progress When.... (#2)
Thursday, June 17, 2010      8 comments

... I look into my grocery cart at the checkout and am amazed that it's my cart. I inwardly marvel, "Wow, look at all that healthy stuff. Could it really be my cart? Yes, this year and a half adventure into better health has taught me to make ... Read more
I Know I'm Making Progress When.... (#1)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      8 comments

...I'm headed to the county fair today - whose theme btw is "food" -and not a bit worried about my choices. Why? Certainly not because I make perfect choices after a mere 1.5 years of healthier eating (after a lifetime of poor habits), but... Read more
Earthquakes are Making Me Lose My Appetite
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      12 comments

We have had several strong shakers since the 7.2 on Easter Sunday. I'm sitting here dizzy and sick to my stomach as my whole house just shook like a wild ride with a 5.9. Where should I move to, any suggestions?... Read more
20 More to Go
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      7 comments

On this site for over a year Is my goal even near? I doubt I'll ever lose the rest Of this weight that I detest. Thinness all my life left town When hormonal changes came around. It took my brain awhile to admit That I was fat, ... Read more
My Brain Thinks I'm Skinny
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      3 comments

All my life, up until the past few years when the hormonal tidal wave occurred, I've been able to eat anything at any time of day or night in any quantity. Yup, not even one pound gained as a result. So, one gets used to that type of met... Read more
Jury Verdict Is In On Rocking Athletic Shoes
Monday, June 07, 2010      6 comments

About five days ago, I bought and blogged about these new shoes that roll as you walk. At first it was awkward, but I got the hang of it and could feel the walking really affecting my butt. However, it still was a chore to maneuver and never ... Read more

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