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Laundry Done . . .

Saturday, April 30, 2016      17 comments

. . . off to the gym. And the library. And the grocery store. Then soup making!! I may be inspired by something in the freggies offerings . . . nothing urgently requires "using up" this week!! (Last week's curried pumpkin, made fast with can... Read more

DH Bday

Friday, April 29, 2016      22 comments

DH (that's TUFFMUFFIN) is celebrating his bday today . . . and I'm so grateful for all the terrific years we've had together. And that he keeps on taking care of his own health so I can hope for many more to come . . . Life is good. I am... Read more


Thursday, April 28, 2016      22 comments

Yesterday's recess walk was such a pleasure -- longer distance and a different route -- that I'm looking forward to a repeat today. Repeat: re-treat!! And yup, it's a bit of a retreat from the workday too, no kidding. I've been ... Read more

Warm and Sunny

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      19 comments

Looks like a great day for a "recess" walk! And quite possibly the daffodils I planted outside my window at work will be in bloom . . . I've been watching the buds get fatter day after day. (Now fatter buds are a good thing . . .).... Read more

Sleet Storm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      26 comments

I can hear the ice pellets stinging against the skylight. It's dark and cold and gloomy. On my kitchen table: a bouquet of white freesia in full bloom . . . what an amazing fragrance. I've tried but can't grow these in my garden: every on... Read more

A Walk in the Woods

Monday, April 25, 2016      31 comments

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Sunday, April 24, 2016      29 comments

Sodium 3759 yesterday. Pounds up 2. Oh dear oh dear. It was the (modest portion) dinner of chicken ravioli with pesto. Within calorie range but unusual for me: I seldom eat anything simple carb, and seldom eat anything "manufacture... Read more

Instant Gratification

Saturday, April 23, 2016      30 comments

OK then, I have eaten immaculately on plan for 6 whole days. And: the scale isn't budging. Wah wah wah wah. I want what I want when I want it. That would be NOW of course. Right now. No further delays. This being the ver... Read more

Pinpointing 5Ws

Friday, April 22, 2016      25 comments

Looking at who what when where why; and how much Who? It's me. What? Eating peanuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, cheddar cheese. When? After work. Where? Arriving home. Why? Hungry. Not waiting until I've heated ... Read more

More Food

Thursday, April 21, 2016      30 comments

Yesterday I was telling myself: "I do NOT need more food." "I do NOT need more food." "I do NOT need more food." And: "Hunger is not an emergency. It just means that I will enjoy my next meal more." Reminded myself... Read more

Beck Beckons

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      29 comments

I'm keeping my Advantage Response Cards right by my computer and rereading them more regularly to reinforce what Beck teaches. Eating sitting down. Key for me, and one of the first Beck lessons to fade. My recommitment to eating "on p... Read more

Yank 2

Tuesday, April 19, 2016      29 comments

OK: yesterday was good. Ate in accordance with pre-tracked meals, got a recess walk in to supplement the morning gym workout. Today I've been to the gym: rowing machine and treadmill to change up the cardio, plus lower body ST. Meal... Read more


Monday, April 18, 2016      26 comments

That would be on MY leash: never Charlie's, of course not. Pants feeling a bit tight. Weight up a few pounds. Yesterday went well: eating exactly on plan, plenty of exercise. This morning, went to the gym: elliptical and uppe... Read more

First Garden Bouquet

Sunday, April 17, 2016      18 comments

We went out for a hike at a conservation area: such a warm afternoon. Lots of birds, lots of buds on the trees: we're exploring with a view to futu... Read more

Mumsy Jeans

Saturday, April 16, 2016      31 comments

It has been SOOOO long since I bought myself new jeans. Probably 8 years. By which I mean blue jeans for everyday wear. (I have bought black jeans. I have bought corduroy jeans for winter: multiple pairs of the terrific Joe Fresh line which I... Read more

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