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I confess myself... concerned.
Sunday, August 07, 2016      2 comments

Earlier this week I went to a friend's house to pick up my bike that's been waiting on a new tube for the back tire. Her dad offered to fix my bike when we discovered the leak... and the frozen breaks, and the malfunctioning gear shifter... We d... Read more
One step forward, one giant backwards freefall off a cliff...
Saturday, April 09, 2016      0 comments

Remember the show Undeclared? It was a comedy about college kids, had Charlie Hunnam and Jay whatshisface who voices Hiccup on How To Train Your Dragon, and the annoying chick from Bones whose name escapes me... Anyway, there's this part where a... Read more
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Thursday, February 11, 2016      2 comments

I came in like the Koooooool-Aid Maaaaaaan... smashing through brick walls becaaaaaaause I caaaaaaaan... Please excuse the inch or so of dust that has accumulated atop my SparkPeople account... I've reverted into the shadows like a lurky cr... Read more
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      6 comments

Forgive me Spark, for I have...not exactly sinned but have been focused on things other than weight loss.. it has been three months since my last confession... er, entry. My last two weeks have been a rollercoaster. Two weeks ago I slammed... Read more
Work is hard work! Part Deux
Thursday, July 30, 2015      1 comments

Have I ever mentioned how much physical work is involved to put a store back to rights after a strip-n-wax floor service? Because it's a lot. Seriously, A LOT. Tuesday night was the craft side of the store, meaning all ladders, boxouts, stackou... Read more
Rule 11: enjoy the little things.
Saturday, June 20, 2015      0 comments

A million years ago I signed up for a website called Weight Commander. A man, on his own weight loss journey, came up with a program where you enter your weight, and it charts it. Very simple, very straightforward. It has links and tips and hin... Read more
Work is hard work!
Friday, May 22, 2015      1 comments

Last night we had a scrub-n-recoat at work, which means the closing crew has to remove anything on the floor that isn't screwed down. If it's on wheels, it goes. If it can be removed by pallet jack, it goes. All chairs, tables, basket racks, rol... Read more
Cherries and berries and 2 pounds down, oh my!
Sunday, May 17, 2015      4 comments

21 day log-in streak here. Holy carp. O.o Of course, there are days where I'm about to crash for bed and I think, "OMG I forgot to log in! AUGH!" and I snatch my phone from off the nightstand and start poking the SparkPeople app icon like I'm t... Read more
A little competition 'mongst the fabric slingers...
Sunday, May 03, 2015      0 comments

My boss has been freaking out because she's gained weight. She's a tall, slender woman, and I can't tell she's gained, but she insists she has (and I can tell you it's not from eating bad but from the insane amount of stress that we've all been ... Read more
Love makes me chubby... and laziness. Definentely laziness.
Friday, May 01, 2015      1 comments

The reality of the situation here is that my boyfriend and I suck at cooking. There, I said it. I admit it, I avoid cooking. I hate wasting food, so I'm afraid of ruining dinner and having to throw it out. I love looking for new recipes to try, ... Read more
Seriously?!
Thursday, April 30, 2015      2 comments

There is no greater reality check than a skirt that won't zip. I have this skirt. It's red, it's plaid, it's pleated, and it would have looked hella cute with my Marceline the Vampire Queen shirt which is a red/white design on black. So I... Read more
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!? Um... maybe?
Sunday, April 05, 2015      0 comments

Ahh, Easter in Michigan, where you never know year to year what it's going to be like. Will there be four feet of snow on the ground and all the eggs will be well and truly hidden until May? Or will it be sunny and beautiful and picture perfect?... Read more
Great timing there, chief.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      1 comments

It's just my luck that I come down with a cold just as it's getting nice out. UGH, what the frack, immune system?! Haven't I been giving you what you need to keep me safe from ye olde creeping crud? Especially Taylor's creeping crud; thought for... Read more
"I don't feel bad, and that's good! I'm feeling good, and that's not bad!"
Sunday, February 22, 2015      0 comments

(Why yes, I was watching Wreck-It Ralph last night, how'd you know?) This last week I haven't consumed a drop of soda, have pre-packed my work lunch with good-for-me things, and have taken all my vitamins and such in the correct amounts (no... Read more
You win some, you lose some...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      1 comments

I have discovered that while one is on time off of work it is very easy to track foods and exercise and all those things... but when one returns to work and real life.... eh, not so much. *grin* While I may not be writing down every single thin... Read more

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