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Wednesday, March 02, 2016      3 comments

Grace abounds as I realize I'm taking myself seriously. I retired at the end of June '15 and now part of my transition, because it IS a transition, is allowing myself to care for myself. I'm working out, eating well, playing bridge, seeing mov... Read more
Feb. 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014      3 comments

Weird day. It's one of my days off and I sat in the dining room on the computer with earphones on. I'm alone in the house but still wanted the music close and low. At some point my back started to ache so I got up to go find the back pillow m... Read more
2 weeks
Sunday, February 19, 2012      2 comments

It's been about 2 weeks since I stopped eating gluten and cut waaaay back on sugar. I notice that my arthritis is much better (they always said that about sugar) and basically I feel good. I start my day with a vega health shake I found at MOM... Read more
Sunday, February 12, 2012      1 comments

Today we had a brunch to celebrate Valentine's Day and a friend of ours who sold her house within two weeks of posting and just good friends. My meal plan worked well. Our local bakery has wonderful gluten free cupcakes (to go along with the o... Read more
70 degrees in and out
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      4 comments

Our DC area is going to be warm today and my commitment to my health has warmed up as well. This has been a calm and good 3 days. I'm getting protein at every meal, avoiding sugar and keeping an eye on portions. No drama about it. I haven't ... Read more
What a difference a day makes
Sunday, January 29, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday I wrote with such shock and underlying grief. Today I actually weigh MORE (.4 lb more, a new high) but because I wrote yesterday, because I read all the support, becuase I had a good breakfast and lunch and good attitude, I don't feel... Read more
in shock
Saturday, January 28, 2012      17 comments

I weigh more than ever. 217.3. Writing it down is a shock. Reading it is another shock. How can I take the shock and remove the shame and fear and delight that it isn't more, much more, that I'm still alive to write it, that something can b... Read more
Just want to cry
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      10 comments

I ask myself if Iv'e given up? I mean I just haven't found a path to recovery for months now and I know I must weigh more than EVER. I feel dumbfounded and don't know what to do. I'm trying today to just no eat between meals. That's a start.... Read more
Best work day of the week
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      1 comments

I once read that people are better workers on Tuesday than any other day. Monday, catching up with work and others: Wednesday, hump day starting to get tired: Thursday, meetings and getting more tasks; Friday.....Friday. So, that lea... Read more
Monday Monday
Monday, October 18, 2010      0 comments

It's so much easier for me to focus on myself at home on Sat and Sun...Monday comes and I'm an employee and so much more easily affected by the way others eat..... I'm trying to hold my own today. My beloved father died 28 years ago today.... Read more
ready, set... ready, set... (oh yeah....GO!)
Sunday, June 06, 2010      7 comments

Why do I get the ready and the set part but miss the Go? Or, at other times I get the Go but it's all too soon followed by a STOP! Trying yet again,... Read more
I-sight or vision
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

Sometimes I lose the vision of my goals. When I restarted I'd banked some wonderful experiences, solid information...my vision was right sized, I knew what was important and what was not. I'm not clear what happened but I've been a bit out of ... Read more
The beauty of now
Saturday, February 06, 2010      2 comments

We're snowed in... Fire is going. Windows are portals to a fairyland. Even rubbish is beautiful when covered in snow. Snow is a great equalizer. I'm going to think about it as a spirit that equalizes us all...no matter how we think we look.... Read more
Slipped and almost fell!!
Friday, February 05, 2010      1 comments

I was close. Really close. I was starting not to care. I was about to give up. I was planning my fall... Then I got a mental image of summer. I pictured us up in Maine with my brother and his family. I saw how limber I was. I sa... Read more
No Mosaic for me
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      2 comments

Last night was the school event everyone talks about, everyone is excited about 'Mosaic'. It's an international night with dancing, international trivia, costumes....and food...the best of food, lots of food, made lovingly by hands of every col... Read more

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