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  • Almost TOO Busy!

    9/30/2016 12:09:50 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I had too much going on today to eat lunch, so we stopped at the famous restaurant, Frank's, in Schulenberg, Texas on our way to Houston. Frank's... Read more

  • Anticipating

    9/28/2016 8:14:10 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I leave tomorrow for a short visit with my mother, and a longer visit with my daughter, and I'm trying to consider everything that I might need i... Read more

  • Do You remember where you were?

    9/27/2016 11:54:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today is Google's 18th birthday! Can you remember the first time you used Google? My, oh my! That brings back fond memories! Can ... Read more

  • i am my own stopper!

    9/27/2016 4:41:26 PM, by CITRUSLOSER

    I tell myself everyday...i'll work out after work..or before but i dont! why do i stand in my own way??... Read more

  • Virtuous-ish...

    9/25/2016 6:42:45 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I had to bring a dessert to a church lunch today, and so made an angel food cake (and some truffles- which I did not eat even one until today, a... Read more

  • 5% starts today

    9/24/2016 12:04:04 PM, by F8CONE8

    I have accepted the challenge and I can do it. I'm on Team Rookie and I know I have some obstacles but i can do this. My mindset needs to... Read more

  • Let's Eat Grandma!

    9/24/2016 11:11:14 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's National Punctuation Day! Let's eat Grandma! Let's eat, Grandma! Punctuation SAVES LIVES!... Read more

  • Eating Consciously

    9/23/2016 9:53:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I am trying to follow Spark advice and listen carefully to my body's signals, to eat when I'm hungry, to stop when I'm not, and to reward my vict... Read more

  • First Day of Fall- HA!

    9/22/2016 11:54:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    No matter what the officials say, it's still summer here in beautiful, but hot, south-central Texas... and if THIS year's county fair is typical,... Read more

  • Choosing the Lesser Stress

    9/21/2016 11:30:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Since I already have plenty of obligations going on right now, I decided against entering anything in the county fair, even though it's really fu... Read more

  • So Much Going On!

    9/20/2016 11:49:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I spent the day pretty much in meetings, and laying the groundwork for some projects that need some intense mental gyrations right now.... But as... Read more

  • ITLAP- International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    9/19/2016 2:40:52 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Ahoy, Mateys! and Shiver me Timbers! It's that special day of the year again, International Talk Like a Pirate Day! talklikeapirate.... Read more

  • Last Day of Collage Art Class

    9/18/2016 11:52:29 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My goodness! Though I missed being with church friends this morning, I had a GREAT day in my art collage class with Internet Art Maven, Julie Fei... Read more

  • 5% Challenge

    9/18/2016 11:29:14 AM, by F8CONE8

    I love a good challenge so when my friend Mary Merry invited me to join this one I checked it out and joined. www.sparkpeople.com/... Read more

  • My Art Class

    9/17/2016 11:21:52 PM, by MCJULIEO

    As Microbiology major, I never really considered ever taking an art class, even if I had had time for it, so I'm apparently trying to make up for... Read more

  • O Frabjous Day!

    9/16/2016 10:08:53 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Strictly for my own fun and edification, I signed up to take an art course with Internet Art Guru, Julie Fei Fan Balzer, and TODAY was the first ... Read more

  • Back to BSF

    9/16/2016 12:09:44 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Bible Study Fellowship is a non denominational Bible study with ~1300 classes meeting around the world....I've been in classes for many years, bu... Read more

  • Strategy

    9/14/2016 11:23:37 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The next several days should be really busy, so I'm trying to plan for healthy meals on the run, and to make sure that I have everything that I n... Read more

  • Excellent Accidental Lunch

    9/13/2016 11:12:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't remember that I needed a sack lunch today until pretty much the last minute, and I didn't really have any lunch-y type stuff on hand so ... Read more

  • Summer to Fall

    9/12/2016 9:23:39 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's still hot here in south central Texas, not as hot as it usually is, but still pretty hot and the night time temperatures are still well abov... Read more

  • September 11, A Day That Will Live in Infamy

    9/12/2016 12:25:05 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I wasn't around for many historical dates (my parents were newlyweds when Pearl Harbor happened, so I pretty much missed everything before The Fi... Read more

  • Bloom of Butterflies

    9/10/2016 11:02:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Driving across central Texas yesterday, I noticed a lot of butterflies running amok across the landscape, actually FLUTTERING amok across the lan... Read more

  • two months

    9/10/2016 9:12:06 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    today marks the second month of my weight loss efforts. i have not checked the scale as i know it would not show much progress, if ever. i have f... Read more

  • Great Autumn Changes

    9/9/2016 10:51:38 AM, by WOLFKITTY

    So at 330 I am closer than ever to my original star... Read more

  • Not Gonna Let This Get Me Down

    9/9/2016 10:31:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I weighed this morning after a virtuous week, and.... Nothing! No progress, no success, no weight loss! And, besides giving myself 15 s... Read more

  • raisins

    9/8/2016 8:59:49 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    I love raisins! I think it is a healthy alternative to other types of sweets. I always have them ready in the fridge. However, I think I had too ... Read more

  • It's A SIGN!!!

    9/8/2016 12:53:22 AM, by MCJULIEO

    When standing at the major crossroads of life, so many people ask for a sign for the direction they should go,... plead, even... My personal... Read more

  • Didn't Need an Excuse To Snack, I Was Busy!

    9/7/2016 12:33:35 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I am finding that the very best way to avoid mindless snacking is to be actively doing something else that requires my time, my attention, .... a... Read more

  • Not Poor Pitiful Me, But Better, Blessed Me

    9/6/2016 12:32:35 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Today would have been my husband's birthday, the third since he died.... and ALL of my children made a special effort either to contact me or inv... Read more

  • Lucky Me

    9/5/2016 9:58:15 PM, by F8CONE8

    Haven't blogged lately but I think it is time to do some upgrades and catch up. On January 1, I chose my word for the year, "lucky". Well,... Read more

  • Back Home Again

    9/4/2016 11:59:40 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Oh! The loose ends one must deal with when returning home after a few days away! There was mail, and a package from Amazon, and a number of detai... Read more

  • Texas A&M Won in Overtime

    9/4/2016 12:55:25 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Honest to goodness, being a spectator at a college football game MUST burn SOME calories, what with vicariously living each sprint, pass, and tac... Read more

  • have been inconsistent

    9/3/2016 8:39:20 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    I am ready to see no change in the scale this month. I must admit I have been bad in terms of managing my daily calories. I usually start the day... Read more

  • More Aggietime!

    9/2/2016 11:08:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My old college friend....my friend from as far back as sophomore organic chemistry.... and I have had another exciting day together here in Colle... Read more

  • What a Great Day With an Old Friend

    9/2/2016 12:12:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm visiting one of my best old friends who lives in the town where we both attended college oh-so-many years ago, and she greeted me with a pot ... Read more

  • Oh my sweet toot!

    8/31/2016 7:19:57 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Yes, toot as in intestinal gas and bloating! I started... Read more

  • Can't Stop Giggling

    8/31/2016 3:20:43 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I like to laugh. And I really like college football. And I LOVE Texas A&M! So when Texags.com, a website dedicated to All ThingsAg... Read more

  • Slogging On, As Usual

    8/30/2016 11:15:06 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I have a handful of details to take care of before leaving town for a few days..... for a quick visit to the Texas A&M campus.... there will be a... Read more

  • When Things Don't Go Smoothly

    8/29/2016 7:10:21 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today is the day that all the things that fell into place LAST week.... didn't.... Necessity #1 didn't get done, because Necessity #2 needed... Read more

  • Change of Season

    8/28/2016 11:56:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    A few years ago, a friend told me of the entrance exam that her elementary aged son had taken when starting at a new private school.... the boy w... Read more

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