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Downs and Ups -- But Still Tracking Goals
Monday, June 27, 2016     

The past week has had some significant downs, mostly at work when an error on my part caused repercussions that came down all the way from the top. I almost cried, and I am starting to think it may be time to move on. But I still logged all my m... Read more
I Gotta Keep Up With My Dorian Gray Husband!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016     

Yesterday at a work social event, the topic at the other end of the table turned to age. I already know I am the oldest in my 18-person work group. A young, non-US native woman next to me asked me how old I am. Fortunately, she was a little surp... Read more
What's #1, #2, #3?
Tuesday, June 21, 2016     

I'm busy. You're busy. We're all busy. And I am big on lists. Grocery lists. Meal planning list. Songs I want to download. When I make a to do list for the day, I usually have more written than I can accomplish in one day. So I prioritize the it... Read more
Boy, That Weigh In Was Discouraging
Monday, June 20, 2016     

Half a pound lost after a week of planning meals, tracking all my food, 200 minutes of exercise and an average 1300 calories a day. That is discouraging. I expected more than half a pound. I can't work much harder than that at losing weight. For... Read more
A Good Hostess -- For Me and My Guests
Sunday, June 19, 2016     

I entertained two friends yesterday from noon to 6 pm at my home. The afternoon included lunch and two snacks. I am more committed to eating healthfully than them, but I managed to keep them satisfied and stick to my eating goals at the same tim... Read more
My Spouse is A Two Edged Sword
Friday, June 17, 2016     

My spouse is an asset on my health quest. He's physically active so we can compare notes about fitness goals and activities. Some of our "dates" are going for bike rides, walks or runs. Instead of watching tv, I can suggest badminton on the Wii.... Read more
I Think I Have A Parasite
Thursday, June 16, 2016     

I didn't make a new salad last night because I only felt like eating soup. I think I have a parasite that I probably picked up on a trip to South America last month. I only drank bottled water, did not have ice and didn't eat street food. But af... Read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016     

I met a friend for lunch yesterday at a food court. We ate at a salad place. Along with the greens, mine had quinoa, avocado, corn and green goddess dressing. I've been eating the same three salads for years, so I downloaded the menu and plan to... Read more
Making It All Public
Tuesday, June 14, 2016     

One of the reasons I have never maintained a blog before is that I reserved. I am wary of showing too much emotion and vulnerability -- part personality, part childhood experiences. But I've set my food and exercise journal to public viewing. I ... Read more
Four Years Later
Monday, June 13, 2016     

A commercial for a nutritional supplement store ran constantly in January proclaiming that its product would help lose those first 10 pounds, which the announcer described as the "hardest to lose." I don't know what dieters they were working wit... Read more
Feel like I've made progress!
Thursday, February 02, 2012     

10 really good days in a row! Eating well each day; exercising most days; added some cherry juice several days. 163.5 on the scale today. Looking forward to getting out of the 160s.... Read more