Back in the saddle!
Now that we're back from 16 days at the Beach, it's time to rededicate myself to the last 20 or so pounds I must discard.
I try not to say "lose", because that envisions waning to "find" and get it back. No thanks, I have far too often fou... Read more
Is it any wonder?
That the US is in the poor health that it is?
In this morning's newspaper, we received a flyer with 24 specials offered at Target. I won't eat any of them. "Special Deals" on things from potato chips to brownie bits and fruit juices load... Read more
I'm going to be a Grandma!
Our oldest son and his wonderful, beautiful wife are expecting a baby.
We are all so happy.
The baby is due late April.
The couple has spent most of the weekend delivering the news, personally, to close family members by giving them a gift... Read more
A BIG development
Well, maybe not for many of you, but--------
I GOT ON MY HANDS AND KNEES TODAY AND SCRUBBED THE KITCHEN FLOOR!!!!
I have't been able to do that for years! Couldn't get down, couldn't get up! For years, I have used mops, swiffers, etc... Read more
The results are in!
I lost 1.6 pounds this week. Before then, my last loss was on April 20. Not earth-shattering, but I'll take it!
Not a big loss, but my muscles are definitely stronger - arms and legs from lifting, shoveling, etc. The gardens look beautiful,... Read more
This is a test
All this week, I am doing some landscaping work for a friend.
I am planting shrubs - 16 altogether, along with pruning, mulching, feeding and creating some new beds and planting other flowers for her family home.
Yesterday, I planted... Read more
As my weight slowly decreases, I keep in my mind different weights at different times in my life.
My highest - EVER - was 210 - 215, I'm not sure, because we had a crappy scale at the time, and quite frankly, didn't care, I had been so f... Read more
"You've been a good girl!"
..........is what my doctor said to me when she weighed me yesterday.
She is also fighting weight problems, and has started Jenny Craig. (She might need to lose 20 lbs, tops) It's so nice to have a doctor who is so sympathetic.
When I ... Read more
No candy here! And nobody will even miss it.
The children are all adults now, and everybody is watching their weight.
On the Daily Spark they mentioned he winner of the "healthiest" chocolate egg. Cadbury Cream eggs wins! How can any... Read more
In my email this morning, I got a message from Spark People to read an article about the 5% of people who take the weight off and keep it off.
5%???? Really? If this was the success rate of ANY other project, it would surely be abandone... Read more
Lo Rise Skinny Jeans
Yup! Bought 'em, wore 'em, looked great in 'em. Yeah!
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I really am a new person.
6 months ago, I found that I had a severely underactive thyroid, I am now at a proper level.
The differences in my life are remarkable. I look forward every day to a 3-4 mile walk. Simple household chores aren't exhausting any more. I spent... Read more
Well, I had been fighting cravings for a while, yesterday I decided to do it and not feel guilty.
Fried oysters, french fries, beer and chocolate! I didn't leave a crumb in the basket or a drop in the mug.
And I loved doing it.
I didn't g... Read more
The shoes I had been using for walking weren't all that great, and quite frankly, were wearing out. So, on Sunday, after my walk (15 for 15 days of the New Year) I stopped in our local running store for a new pair of shoes.
Well, after only 2... Read more
I had a follow-up visit with my doctor on Monday. Another follow up after my terrifying experience with low thyroid.
To begin: I was the only one of her patients who had lost weight over the holidays.
All my labs were perfect.
compared t... Read more