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Some things are more important than those last 10 pounds!

Sunday, October 12, 2014      0 comments

The last year and a half has been tough for our family as a whole. In April 2013 my dad had a massive stroke. He was 83 then. I am happy to report he is home and living with some disability but keeps on trying. One of the reasons he has... Read more

Dad's progress

Monday, June 24, 2013      2 comments

I am happy to report my dad is making good progress in rehab. He is able to move his left leg with weight. He is able to grasp things lightly with his left arm. He is working hard with physcial therapists, occupational therapists, and a speec... Read more

I guess "Enough is Enough"

Thursday, May 31, 2012      4 comments

In April 2011 I ruminated on whether it was worth it to try and get back to 150# or settle somewhere else. In the past year I have continued to be active on Sparkpeople and try (I guess "try" is not good as Yoda says) to get down to 150 but I... Read more

Should I or shouldn't I

Saturday, December 03, 2011      2 comments

You can now add your nutrition and fitness trackers to your Sparkpage for accountability. Should I do that or am I chicken to share my bad choices too. So the question: Should I or Shouldn't I?... Read more

Reflections on

Saturday, September 17, 2011      2 comments

Well, back from vacation and a month later, I am still at 160 pounds and not losing. This ties in with my previous blog on when is enough, enough. I decided to keep tracking and exercising but a new wrinkle has entered. I started on Estro... Read more

Vacation eating part 2

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      0 comments

Well, I am now visiting my daughter and since the birthdays are done the eating should improve. The problem with tracking my food is eating unfamiliar foods and trying to guess portions etc. The good thing is she walks the dog every day and we... Read more

Vacation eating

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      3 comments

I am on vacation visiting my parents. One of the big problems is vacation eating. Traveling down here in the car I had healthy and unhealthy snacks. The problem is there isn't much else to do so you snack! Also, because the drive is long-no ... Read more

“Ideal Body Weight” or : When is enough, enough?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      6 comments

I have been with Sparkpeople almost 3 years. I have been trying to get to 150 pounds. Lately I have been pondering whether that is necessary. Some background: I am 5 feet 10.5 inches tall. I am small boned, ring size 5, AA shoes, child ... Read more

Gained weight

Saturday, October 17, 2009      0 comments

I regained some weight while traveling-no exercise and extra food on the road did it. I will go back to tracking my food and my usual exercise now that we are back.... Read more

Nutrition Tracker helped lose wt

Wednesday, April 29, 2009      0 comments

Yes, the Nutrition tracker really helped. I could check for extra calories before eating a snack. Using the SparkRecipes.com link I could enter my own recipes and since we usually eat at home that really helped. I was able to lose 15 pounds t... Read more

Saving money on food

Wednesday, April 15, 2009      0 comments

Always eat before going to buy food, plan your meals for at least a week and use a list, go as infrequently as possible. I used to have a freezer and went only once a month except for fresh veggies and milk. Each time you go you get tempted by ... Read more


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