A delicious ratatouille
After several years of unsuccessful attempts to make a ratatouille that looks good and tastes good, I have found a really good recipe.
You can ... Read more
Pre-Fourth Barbecue Tomorrow
There will be ten of us at our house for a barbecue tomorrow. It's a pre-July Fourth celebration among good friends. Most of us will be spending the actual Fourth of July with family members.
(One of the benefits of being senior citizens ... Read more
Decorating and Learning about Myself
Our master bedroom is looking a little tired these days.
The same draperies have been in place for 30 years now. We really need some more storage space too - for sheets and towels that were displaced when we removed the linen closet to pu... Read more
So far so good
The additional pounds are coming off again- slowly.
Slowly is how they went on - so it makes sense that slowly is how they'll come off again.
I am happy with that.
In the meantime, I am walking again....
...and tracking my food... Read more
Being in control
Being in control -- for me -- requires energy.
I need energy throughout the day, without experiencing low blood sugar dips.
That can usually be accomplished by eating some protein at each meal, and limiting simple carbs -- especially e... Read more
Returning into the fold here at SP is like coming home again.
I am visiting the pages of my friends, and it feels so encouraging to have them all here - carrying the torch, working hard, and doing what needs to be done.
THANK YOU to ... Read more
MAINTAINING. What is it, anyway?
What is this thing we call MAINTAINING?
For several years, here on Spark People, I have been LOSING weight.
Throughout that process, there were lots of lessons for me to learn, and lots of new habits for me to develop -- and I did it... Read more
For the past two years, I have greeted Springtime with a smile - feeling good about myself and how I looked. I have felt trim, and I have especially liked how I looked in my warm weather clothing.
This Springtime, those clothes are a li... Read more
Taking care of a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old for five days without their parents requires a real comfort level with biology -- bodily functions.
A lot of time is spent feeding, toileting, cleaning, and dressing the little ones. I will forev... Read more
Travel and my eating
It is not a surprise that the scale is up a few pounds after that two-week tour, during which there was not a lot of control over our eating conditions.
(And I was not able to walk regularly, other than the on-the-bus-off-the bus sightseeing ... Read more
South American Trip
My husband and I have just returned home from a wonderful two-week tour of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.
It was our first time in South America, and even though we have traveled to other countries in the past, it was also our first time as ... Read more
Hasta el próximo mes
On Monday, my husband and I are leaving for a two-week trip to South America. We will be visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.
I look forward to sharing my photos and observations with all of you... Read more
A Snowy Grand Canyon Visit
It was a good thing I had visited the Grand Canyon several times before, because during our trip this past weekend, there was a major snow storm - and there was little, if any, view of the canyon.
These are some of the photos I took as we hike... Read more
The Final Days 27-30 with Siebold
My 30 days of compliance with Siebold will end this coming weekend.
It was not a straight run - mostly because of the family visit that pleasantly interrupted my life.
However, Siebold was always there on my shoulder nudging me and talkin... Read more
At the end of the day...
At the end of the day is when the energy is drained, and the strength has waned.
The physical and emotional muscles supporting commitment start to waver.
The best remedies I find are:
--lose myself in a good story- either in a book or a... Read more
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