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Laughing does make me better

Friday, April 26, 2013      1 comments

Traveling far or near is one of my favorite things to do. To see friends, family, trees, historical sites or just to get away from the everyday life. It has become apparent that the whole going away process stresses me out more than it used to... Read more

So...NO MORE EXCUSES! I've done this before I can do it again.

Thursday, February 28, 2013      2 comments

I read the title of this blog on another blog and it just was so familiar. This has been a 3rd time journey to lose 30 pounds over the past 15 years. Yes I have done the losing again but I wish I could do the keep off better. I have done Weig... Read more

Not another Change

Thursday, January 10, 2013      1 comments

Changes bring opportunities along with the anxiety of the unknown. I like the volunteer work I do for a small non-profit arts group. But the last year the work took a lot more time than I wanted to give because some of the older (I mean over 7... Read more

It all seems so fragile

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      3 comments

The memories of christmas of my younger days are of a large number of assorted relatives getting together in loud boisterous groups. Smashed together in small houses with lots of food and cold winter weather. Now the holiday get togethers are ... Read more

Watching my Health

Friday, December 14, 2012      3 comments

Actually I feel like I am watching my health deteriorate. At the beginning of November I came down with a rally bad sinus infection which lasted for several weeks. Now of course, I was really starting to feel better and along comes really bad... Read more

Breaking down

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      1 comments

Breaking down bit by bit and I didn't even know it was happening. I don't eat fast food french fries. People say they don't and then they sneak them, but I don't go to fast food more than once a month and never order the fries. So why is my ... Read more

Trying to regain ground lost

Monday, November 26, 2012      2 comments

Holidays and family are tied to food. Not necessarily the food you regularly eat each day. No this is the lots of starches coupled with fat and often sugar food that raises the daily calorie count to numbers I don't even want to record. Just ... Read more

Revised plan

Monday, October 29, 2012      2 comments

It started Saturday night with a barbeque party. I did manage to keep my choices under some control but the chicken legs were just too good to pass up. Sunday was hard. The problem is making chicken enchiladas and not nibbling. Then there we... Read more

Day 7 and holding on

Saturday, October 27, 2012      2 comments

Telling people you are watching what you eat gets really boring. So I just keep reviewing what I am supposed to eat and then work around what is available. At least there are vegetables and quinoa around to make a salad. But the visit to ever... Read more

Travel Challenges

Friday, October 26, 2012      1 comments

Away from home for the weekend and I stopped at the health food store and picked up some salads to take to the airport. There are too many temptations and I find that it is better to be prepared. It worked pretty well and I managed to avoid a l... Read more

Cholesterol Demon

Thursday, October 25, 2012      2 comments

Last year my cholesterol numbers rose above the minimum. I thought that I was doing good but not good enough because the numbers have not budged. So for two weeks I am following the Spark food plan. The major changes are reducing the amount of... Read more

Future planning is hard

Saturday, October 06, 2012      2 comments

My mom is in an assisted living facility and has been having trouble adjusting. It is getting better but watching her makes me realize how hard change is as you get older. I find that inertia really sets in and it is easier to just stay with t... Read more

Stuck again

Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

Stuck at my weight again. I went off to help my daughter for a week and couldn't find the time to do a good walk each day. Put back on 1.5 lb and have not been able to get it off. The weight gain is tied to a lower number of exercise minutes.... Read more

Approaching Birthday

Sunday, September 30, 2012      4 comments

Next month I am 65. The birthdays happen every year but it is amazing when you reach a number that seems to define the next stage. My health is good and there are no overwhelming money worries and I have a very loving family. So the basics ar... Read more

Making a commitment

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      1 comments

I am trying to redo the way I live with food. Food is entertainment and a friend when I am bored, anxious and lonely. To be healthy and have more energy, food must play a smaller roll in my life. Cooking has been fun and a way infill up my ti... Read more


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