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Adventures in Cooking

Tuesday, January 26, 2016      13 comments

I am not a cook. I repeat, I am NOT a cook. I do not enjoy cooking at all. I do not get any satisfaction from cooking my own meal. However, I know that cooking my own meals is the best way to control what goes into my food, so I give it some... Read more

Body Shaming: Who's to Blame?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016      9 comments

Body shaming has become a new buzz phrase these days, but I'm very familiar with it because it live it. And who is the culprit who is causing the shame? I am, with help from critical members of my family -- my dad and one of my sisters -- but ... Read more

Finding Meaning in your Life Story: Reinventing Yourself

Saturday, January 16, 2016      9 comments

It seems that I'm always reading a book. Right now I'm reading a book by Donald Miller called "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life." It is a sometimes funny, often reflective book about finding meaning and... Read more

Making Mini Habits

Friday, January 08, 2016      4 comments

Hi! emoticon Allow me to reintroduce myself. I'm Laura, and I've lost weight Read more

Time for some bragging!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      5 comments

Time for some bragging!!! So far for October alone, I've lost 3.6 lbs. I've lost 10.7 lbs. since I re-started back on 9/2/14. I've lost 21.4 lbs. since 3/10/14. Right now, I'm just under the weight that I was when I quit goi... Read more

Quote of the Day

Monday, September 08, 2014      5 comments

Here's a quote I like from Maria Robinson (author): “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~~~~~~~~ So there's no sense in beating yourself up over your mistakes. Just p... Read more

A Fun Excursion in the Works!

Sunday, September 07, 2014      1 comments

I have decided that I need to get out of my ho-hum, hum-drum life and LIVE! (See my last blog entry for more about that.) I've been trying to think of somewhere I'd like to go or something I'd like to do. So I Googled and did some research an... Read more

Time to Get Out There and Live!

Thursday, September 04, 2014      3 comments

The SparkPeople Inspirational Quote for Tuesday really hit me. I saved the SparkPeople Comment about it: SparkPeople's Comments Stop and really think about t... Read more

I'm doing better than expected

Friday, October 26, 2012      9 comments

I had my cat put to sleep last Thursday, and I must say it went much better than I had anticipated. The day before I put her to sleep, I decided I would give her favorite treat to her (it was the only thing she would eat that day): tuna ... Read more

It's scheduled.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      12 comments

I'm having my cat, my little Baby, my Sweetheart, put to sleep tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Please keep me and Missy in your thoughts and prayers!!! I need all the strength I can get. Read more

Too much rest?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      14 comments

I need some humor to start my day today. How about you? emoticonRead more

Decision time

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      5 comments

I am extremely upset over what to do about my 17 year old cat, Missy, who I love more than life itself. She is the only pet I've ever had. I've been her momma for 12 years now. (She was abandoned by her first owner when a neighbor in my buildin... Read more

progress

Thursday, September 20, 2012      5 comments

I thought I ought to post an update on my goal of not eating any chocolate....... I reread what I wrote in my last blog, and I think it came off like I thought I might relapse------and that would be that. Streak over. There's no use try... Read more

I'm two for two!

Thursday, September 13, 2012      14 comments

I did it!! I had two good eating days in a row!!! I didn't eat any of my trigger food---AGAIN! Woohooooooooooo!!!!! I appreciate everyone's comments on my last blog. I do know that I will more than likely revert to my old behavior one... Read more

My day today!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      5 comments

You know, I can easily pass on licorice, even the cherry flavored kind. I can take or leave hard candies. But offer me chocolate, and you are practically writing a ticket to a dangerous place for me. My name is Laura, and I am a chocoholi... Read more


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