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The In Between Stage
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      0 comments

There are pants folded in a box under the bed which are the size I had gotten to when I started Spark People, 20 pounds ago. They are going to charity next week. As my weight dropped, I moved down to the next size, the pants were tight ... Read more
A Change in View
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      1 comments

Before I turned 50, I could eat anything and as much as I wanted. Bread, pasta, meat, Chinese food, Mexican food, Italian food, barbecue and picnic food were on my list along with pie and croissants. I was active and exercised each morning bef... Read more
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

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