My aunt, whom I dearly love, survives on fried food, chips, dips, and doughnuts. There is nothing else in her house! I feel like a stuffed turkey after 3 days of eating at her table.
I carried cantaloupe and strawberries which lasted a half... Read more
I've lost 10 pounds of my Winter 15 so I'm pleased with the last 9 days progress. I'm going out of town tomorrow until Sunday morning and will not be able to track daily. Tomorrow has a couple of clinic appointments and will be fairly busy with ... Read more
Almost through with the major yardwork for the summer. I have another 20 feet of holly hedge to clean out and mulch, then it is weed/feed/water for the rest of the year. While Mom and I were out working, this guy came by who had done tree-trimmi... Read more
Gotta Get My Treadmill Moved
As soon as I can get the den cleaned up, and the first time one of my brothers wanders by, I have to beg, plead,cajole one of them to move the treadmill from the garage. After I put in an hour out there, even with the doors up, I about need an I... Read more
Tired Today But 9 Pounds Down
I'm still trying to talk myself to the treadmill but I've done most of the exercises in my plan and worked outside for about an hour. I think I'm going to take a nap and read the rest of the day.... Read more
8 Down, 7 to Go
On the Winter 15. Then I can start the Spring 15, followed closely by the Summer 15, Fall 15...
I've busted my rear this week despite the back and knee, kidney failure, et al by taking it in 15-20 minute blocks. Next week starts all the doc... Read more
Sorting the Detritus of My School Year
It's totally amazing: no matter how much I toss, more takes its place. The teeny little den, about 10' square [a bedroom in it's former life], is piled with stuff I brought home from school. I started sorting out yesterday and discovered all sor... Read more
5 Down 10 to Go
That's my Winter 15, not all I have to lose. My goal for the summer is 30 pounds, my fantasy is 45. My gardening is about finished so today I switched over to the treadmill and the Spark People fitness plan for exercise. Those triceps extensions... Read more
Time to Lose the Winter 15
Well, not quite that bad but I'm ready to knock off the next 30 or so. The school year is tough for me because I have an hour and a half commute, and it seems like by the time I finish the day and drive home, it's time to go to bed.
Additi... Read more
Lap Band as Quick Fix-You're Kidding, Right? Part 2
First, let me say thanks to all of you who read my blog yesterday, and give an even bigger thanks to those who responded to it. I hit my lowest weight since surgery today and only need to lose 113.4 more pounds to reach my goal. My butt will pro... Read more
Lap Band as Quick Fix-You're Kidding, Right?
Recently, I read a great blog. The blogger had lots of good information and I enjoyed it, told her so, then vexed for a week about one sentence she had written in which she stated she didn't want to go for a bariatric quick fix-no bands or bypas... Read more
Trip to the Zoo
If you're anywhere in range of Tyler, Texas, don't miss a chance to go to Caldwell Zoo. This has to be one of the premier zoos anywhere: well-cared-for animals, clean environment, kid friendly, great cafe and gift shop, Siberian tigers. My schoo... Read more
My Favorite Spark Goody to Give...
nearly always comes from the "Fun" tab, in particular the red high heels. To me they symbolize so many things: go kick some butt, new attitude, have some fun, high class lady, etc. I also love the mixed bouquet, the purse, and the gift box. If ... Read more
It's Official: From 2X Down to 1X
Yep, I'm still a porker but this is the first time in 10 years I'm down this much. I bought a few clothes today and it was a real thrill to find some cute, stylish things I could get into. Onward and downward!... Read more
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In Just a Few Minutes...
...I'm going to score my 15,000 point trophy. If I seem unduly excited, it's because this is the longest I've ever stayed with a "diet" program. I can truly say that SP has become a life program and a life saver. I love you folks!... Read more