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I thought it would be different

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      8 comments

A bit of a lightbulb moment this last weekend. I had often wondered why I couldn't get back into weightloss mode. I got right down to my goal weight and it was like a switch was flipped in my brain - all I wanted to do was eat. Maybe I was maki... Read more

I can't get no

Monday, April 20, 2015      9 comments

Satisfaction. Dissatisfaction. A lack of satisfaction. With food. With life, the universe, and everything. I've been having this feeling of wanting something. Do you ever get that feeling? I want... something. But I don't know wh... Read more

a good day out redux

Thursday, February 05, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of accompanying my son on his third grade field trip. His class went to the same ecological reserve where my mom and I hiked together on her birthday last February, but hiked a different trail. ht... Read more

Cookie Monster gets his first PBS special

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      9 comments

You can imagine my delight when I heard that my alter ego, Cookie Monster, was getting his very own special on PBS debuting Monday, February 16. From PBS.org: ď... Read more

Not a New Year's resolution but a birthday goal

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      10 comments

I'm either ahead or behind. A few days after my birthday in October I set a goal for myself to get rid of excess stuff. Meaning mostly the crapola all over my house. (I realize this is not diet or exercise related, but all these things do ten... Read more

I'm not crazy I just shouldn't eat chocolate

Saturday, December 13, 2014      10 comments

After not eating chocolate for weeks, I pigged out on chocolate last night before bed. Then like clockwork I woke up at 2 AM unable to go back to sleep. These are two facts about myself I used to think were unrelated: - I am a chocolat... Read more

Move up 5 spaces

Thursday, October 30, 2014      5 comments

I found this little card during my walk this morning. On one side it says, "Exercise Today! Move up 5 spaces." On the other side it says, "When BMR increases, cellu... Read more

life hacks 2fer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      12 comments

Life hack: fly-away cardigans I wear a cardigan to work just about every day because my office is FREEZING all the time. A couple of my cardigans don't button or fasten at all which drives me crazy when I go out for a walk on my break. (No... Read more

note to self about chocolate and sugar

Friday, October 03, 2014      9 comments

I hope that writing this out helps me really accept something about myself that I know on an intellectual level, but I just don't seem to assimilate. When I eat chocolate, I don't sleep well. When I eat sugar, I get irritable and agi... Read more

two years on SparkPeople

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      14 comments

Two years ago today, I signed up for SparkPeople and started tracking what I ate. It was so enlightening to track! Things I thought were at least moderately healthy choices (like the veggie burrito at Del Taco) weren't so great after all. ... Read more

Doing my best to maintain my weight and my sanity

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      13 comments

Guess who hasnít blogged in nearly 3 months. Iíve been super busy playing the part of a turtle hiding in its shell. Letís back up a bit, shall we? I started hoarding candy right after Halloween last year. But I was eating it in... Read more

handy-dandy strawberry tongs

Friday, May 30, 2014      4 comments

After my post about strawberries yesterday, I was commenting to a couple SparkFriends about the tongs I use to hull my beloved strawberries. I think they were designe... Read more

strawberry junkie

Thursday, May 29, 2014      9 comments

Some people may look in their recycle bin and see soda cans or beer bottles and realize they have a problem. Mine is full of strawberry boxes. At $23 a flat (12 pints per flat and I eat 2 or 3 pints a day) it is not a cheap habit. ... Read more

A Walk in the Vines

Sunday, May 04, 2014      10 comments

Today my mom and I participated in a walk to raise autism awareness. As the title suggests, the walk was held in a vineyard. Read more

calorie wise and pound foolish

Monday, April 21, 2014      11 comments

In my last blog, I was talking about the fact that I had bought myself a single cookie and was mildly freaked out about it. HAHAhahahaha emoticonRead more


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