madame presidente
Thursday, January 20, 2011      0 comments

thats me--i prefer to go by the name "fearless leader". a year ago when a group of friends decided they wanted to form a garden club, i was on board, wanting to support a great idea. turns out the idea (in their heads) was for me to be preside... Read more
living in the real world
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      1 comments

well--i just did something i never thought i would have the guts to do. i put on some skin tight exercise shorts and top and took some before pictures. that was very hard to do. part of my strategy for living my life involves hiding from real... Read more
new toy to play with and revelations
Monday, January 17, 2011      0 comments

in the interest of varying my workouts today i purchased a set of kettlebells. had no idea what to buy--so i chose a set with 3 different ones--5,10 and 15 pound bells. needless to say--the five pounder will be my friend for awhile now. the d... Read more
time for monday
Monday, January 17, 2011      2 comments

yeah--its monday. didn't blog over the weekend. things seem to be going along okay. i actually had to eat MORE last night. i think i tracked everything correctly, but i was only about 10 cal over my low end. since i have decided to try eati... Read more
lunch at chilis--averting a train wreck
Saturday, January 15, 2011      2 comments

rob loves chilis and so do i. we were out and about today on the hunt for a tabletop saw. lowes is right next to chilis and it was lunch time. its hard at chilis because the calorie counts are sometimes surprisingly high. fortunately i REALL... Read more
turning a neg into a pos
Friday, January 14, 2011      0 comments

since i already blogged once today--i am being a little repetitious--but HEY its my blog, i can do what i want. feeling down about the scale. decided to make a conscious choice about how to handle it. also a recurrent injury in an ankle was... Read more
no change on the scale--alas.
Friday, January 14, 2011      1 comments

well i was hopeful, but the scale didn't cooperate. my body is changing, so i have to be happy with that. i should probably get out my tape measure--i seem to show improvement there that is more dramatic. i think thats part of the reason we g... Read more
look, ma--LOOSE PANTS!
Thursday, January 13, 2011      2 comments

small steady victories--thats what i want. had one today. put on some jeans that have fit all along, but recently the looseness that i so cherished had been dwindling. i know i don't have a thermonuclear dryer, so it had to be more of me taki... Read more
DH gets involved!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      0 comments

well i am pleased to say that rob is really starting to get involved and participate. we have done weight loss together before, but this time he is really interested and getting involved in a way he hasn't done before. its wonderful because w... Read more
embracing the inner foodie
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      0 comments

in the pantheon of somewhat unusual choices on the television--the food channel has always struck me as being a kind of "out there" concept. what is the fascination of watching people fix food--or eat food--or describe food to us when the only ... Read more
beautiful food
Sunday, January 09, 2011      0 comments

out of curiosity i just googled for these words--"beautiful food". the results kind of disappointed me. articles on how to garnish food, what kind of plates to use, how to "foo-foo" up something so it looks fancy or expensive. not what i woul... Read more
comfort food
Saturday, January 08, 2011      0 comments

its going to be a dark and snowy night around here. we live at the southern tip of lake michigan and there are some great big snow bands crossing the water and headed our way. once the winds shift we will probably get a very heavy snowfall. t... Read more
back from the vet
Saturday, January 08, 2011      4 comments

last evening was a long one. our holistic vet is an hour away and it was snowing fairly hard off and on the whole way. they are also an hour behind us, so it was dark most of the way over and back. rob is such a trooper--he just drove and plu... Read more
first weigh in and other anxieties
Friday, January 07, 2011      3 comments

well today was the big day--with DH's help i got on the scale and its now recorded in his little notebook. he was sweet enough to write his own down as well--just to keep me fr... Read more
weigh ins for wimps
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      0 comments

okay--so this picture has nothing to do with the blog subject. unless you say it has to do with friendship and trust--which it actually doesn't because these two (dorijane a... Read more

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