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2010, everything was harder. . .
Friday, December 31, 2010      1 comments

Not my best year. . . regained 35 pounds changed jobs lost several friends struggled financially self confidence suffered no more children at home experienced the aches and pains of aging saw myself on the "wrong" side of middl... Read more
Changed forever
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      3 comments

Saturday my daughter and I will join thousands of others at Lake Hodges to finish the run that Chelsea King was kept from finishing. I am reminded of the Dylan Thomas poem, Rage Rage against the dying of the light. Chelsea's light will shine. ... Read more
Tracking is number one most important thing I do
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      6 comments

I was having computer problems and couldn't track my food in the Spark nutrition tracker. I told myself I could do it on paper and it would be just the same. NOT!!! I gained weight because it was just too easy to fudge (pardon the pun) the ... Read more
Today I stop the insanity. . . .
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      6 comments

I work in clinical research and have worked under David Kessler' tenure at the FDA. I highly recommed this book by David featured in the article quoted below--I had to get on the waiting list at the library to read it. This is the first book t... Read more
Passages--Losing a friend and family member
Saturday, March 28, 2009      11 comments

Today our family lost someone very important, our dear golden retriever Daisy. Her sixteen years with us went way too quickly. The hole in our hearts is huge. She gave so ... Read more
Itty bitty amounts of food
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      6 comments

I have been on Spark since May 2008. You would think by now I would have retrained my mind and body as to how much food we should have. NOT! I am still not on "cruise control" when it comes to keeping my eating on plan. I bought a new food s... Read more
To eat it, or not to eat it--that IS the question!
Saturday, January 31, 2009      3 comments

I was confronted with my arch nemesis--cake yesterday. Like some people appreciate a fine wine, I really appreciate a fine cake. It wasn't just any cake, it came from a magnificent local bakery, Sweet Jasmines. It was brought in to celebrate ... Read more
You get what you expect. . .
Saturday, January 03, 2009      1 comments

My mother had a lot of sayings, something for every situation. One that has taken me a long time to understand was, "You get what you expect". It sounded way too easy--everyone expects to get good stuff so what's the catch, how come everyone d... Read more
Musings on Fitness
Sunday, December 07, 2008      5 comments

Even though losing weight is important, fitness and feeling better are bigger goals for me. I really want to be able to do more things and keep up with everyone. Before I started I remember being on a business trip and we had a really long dis... Read more
Sunday, November 23, 2008      3 comments

It's a family tradition to come to the Thanksgiving meal and share a list of what each of us is thankful for and why. We have a pretty good family for this exercise because there are a wide range of experiences. Each year we have serious illne... Read more
Love Thyself: an assignment I didn't want to do. . .
Saturday, November 08, 2008      2 comments

For a weekly team challenge we are supposed to write a blog called Love Thyself. I didn't want to do this one because I've never liked me. I have this really long list of "wish I were. . .", "wanna be's", "if only. . .", "should have", and all... Read more
This time it WILL be different. . .
Saturday, October 25, 2008      6 comments

When I reach my goal I will have a plan so I do not go back to my old habits and gain all the weight back and lose my fitness. Some of the things I can do are: Continue to record all my food so I make sure I am not eating more than I need ... Read more
12 step program for cake-oholic?
Saturday, October 18, 2008      4 comments

I am a recovering cake-oholic. Cake almost ruined my life. I have not had cake since 20 May 2008. I still think about cake. I see cake every where I go. I can smell cake from a hundred yards away at least. I know I cannot even have a littl... Read more
Thinner is funner
Thursday, October 02, 2008      5 comments

Some folks went out for a drink after work, like they do a couple times a month. I've never gone even though I like all the people and thought it was a nice thing to do. I just didn't feel comfortable in the crowd. When I saw the note today, ... Read more
Extra Credit Assignment
Monday, September 22, 2008      1 comments

For my BL Turquoise team challenge I am supposed to write about a walk for "extra credit". I thought I wouldn't have anything to say, but sometimes a lot goes on when you walk. My husband and I had religion class tonight and it was a very plea... Read more

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