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A Certain Wizard's Birthday
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      1 comments

I’ve been really, REALLY looking forward to the birthday party we are having at the library on Sunday. I’ve been looking up recipes and have my Hufflepuff tie all ready to go. I am excited! French author Gustave Flaubert once said “pleasure is... Read more
Thursday, July 20, 2017      1 comments

I found this the other day while looking for something else, but it is amazing just the same : “We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we ca... Read more
A Fresh Take
Sunday, July 16, 2017      3 comments

I have been a member of SparkPeople for a long time! With the help I found here I was able to lose 115 pounds. By stepping away, I re-gained some 25 pounds. Things around me were changing, as things around us all do, but I jumped on a raft an... Read more
Feeling fit
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      1 comments

Wooo HOOO! While running today I could feel my biceps inside my shirt. It made me feel STRONG emoticon... Read more
Healthy choices
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      1 comments

What "new" healthy thing am I going to work on? Well, I think my best bet is to continue to strive for a healthier food intake. Making those healthier choices until they, once again, become the norm. The other thing is getting this stress und... Read more
Need to increase exercise
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      0 comments

The question was how do I shake up my workouts, but I'm barely working out. I am finding time slipping through my fingers. Yep. there are definitely times I could be working out that I am on the computer or sitting in front of the TV, but lately... Read more
Making Mistakes
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      2 comments

What was my last mistake? How did it make me feel? On Friday I went out to visit my mom at her assisted care facility. I didn't bring any water with me. That was the biggest mistake. It got to be late afternoon and i was hungry and thirsty and I... Read more
Where's the stress?
Saturday, January 21, 2017      0 comments

SparkCoach asked about stress or anxiety associated with my weight loss journey. My stress levels have been pretty high lately but mostly because of my mom falling, her moving into an assisted care facility and having to get everything out of h... Read more
Diet sabotoge
Friday, January 13, 2017      1 comments

Is someone sabotaging my healthy eating plan? There have been little snippets here & there. My mom is about the worst. She managed to lose a lot of weight and has put it back on and more. I do believe that when the people in my life act in a sab... Read more
Healthy life motivation
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      1 comments

My mom's health has not been the best over her lifetime. She has indulged in many things she shouldn't and that has taken its toll. A few years ago she was doing tai chi, going to the Senior Center to do LIT there and looking and feeling good. T... Read more
Workout commitments
Monday, January 02, 2017      0 comments

So, what keeps me from making my workout commitments? At work my friend and I used to walk every day at 10 and again at 2. She got transferred to another department and it is much more difficult to get up and go on my own. I have also gotten a p... Read more
Finding my way
Saturday, December 31, 2016      1 comments

So I'm supposed to blog about the positive changes since I changed my lifestyle, but I'm in the throws of a return, so I'm going to come at this a bit differently. I lost 115 pounds and have, over the past few years (especially 2016), watched ... Read more
Back to the races
Sunday, February 14, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday was my first running race of the year! A very bizarre 5K in the next town over. It was 15 degrees F (-9.45 C) and hilly! I've been fighting off allergies that want to become a chest infection, which made breathing tough, but I managed ... Read more
Of my philosophy
Friday, February 05, 2016      0 comments

Last night I had a nice meal in front of me; a nice, well-rounded meal. And we ate while the news was on. And we ate as the reporter talked about Syrian refugees eating dirt and grass because there was nothing else to eat. I am not going to... Read more
Lost arts
Monday, February 01, 2016      4 comments

I really miss writing letters. I miss receiving them as well. This was brought home to me as I wrote my quarterly letter to my in-laws. My mother-in-law is no longer able to respond due to Parkinson's Disease and Post-polio syndrome, but she and... Read more

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