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Get used to it
Sunday, September 09, 2012      1 comments

Words to self: "The stark reality is that permanent weight control requires permanent attention to what you eat. Life long, permanent attention." Face this squarely; set it as a challenge to be overcome!... Read more
"Pure Gold" Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      7 comments

Saturday, Oct. 3 was a beautiful day to see the majesty and splendor of the Creator reflected in His amazing world. The team hike was a good time! ... Read more
All things wise and wonderful
Sunday, August 14, 2011      2 comments

Saturday, August 13 Hike We drove from our home in Littleton to Little Scraggy Trailhead - part of the Colorado Trail, which covers 500 miles from Denver to Durango. We ac... Read more
The Cute Little Boy at the Farmers' Market
Thursday, August 04, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday, after lunch with a friend at Aspen Grove, I wandered through the farmers' market with no intention of making a purchase. With all the produce from the CSA coming in every week, there seems to be plenty at home already. However, ... Read more
CSA Goodness
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      5 comments

Since moving to Colorado two weeks ago, we've been enjoying the blessings of fresh, organic, local Colorado produce through sharing a CSA with our DD. Its been a great way to keep fresh veggies on hand. So far we have enjoyed several kinds ... Read more
Gentle Reminder
Friday, June 17, 2011      4 comments

Today I heard that I did not get a job that I was hoping to get, although I was not sure if the job was a good fit for me as far as the hours and some of the job expectations. I had gone through 2 phone interviews and 4 (yes 4) application form... Read more
Sunday, June 05, 2011      1 comments

Just some random reflectings on reflections... This morning as I came down the stairs and the angle was just right, I saw that the water on our lake was so still and calm that it perfectly reflected the clear blue sky and puffy white clouds... Read more
Words of Encouragement
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      6 comments

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2 KJV "Believe that you are in His heart and that your interests are in His hands. Have faith in His wisdom to guide, in His love to direct, in His power to sustain,... Read more
On the other hand....
Saturday, April 24, 2010      2 comments

OK, the nasty cough and cold is over got me off track and that plus a moderately busy week kept me from doing any exercise. It was mostly the cold and feeling totally wiped out after work each day that made me just want to vegetate ev... Read more
Vacation vs. Routine
Sunday, April 04, 2010      2 comments

A reflection on my last nine days: “If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation.” (author unknown) Vacation won out for the past nine days and it was an awesome victory -- albeit a short-lived one. I enjoyed every s... Read more
Dealing with hunger pangs
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      0 comments

For as long as I can remember, I have never liked feeling hunger pangs - the big, growling, can't wait to eat - level 8-9 pangs. I avoid them if at all possible. Which is one reason excess pounds hang around. I eat too much when I feel ever s... Read more
Blogging at Bedtime
Sunday, February 28, 2010      1 comments

It's really time to go to bed, because tomorrow begins a busy week with many commitments. I need my sleep but I want to think my week through before I am zzzzzzzzzzzzing. I will volunteer at the church youth drop in center on Tuesday; Wed... Read more
Changing Motivations - an ode to Wisdom
Monday, February 22, 2010      1 comments

Somewhere along the line my motivation for losing weight has changed. It's a change that has happened because I am growing older and THANKFULLY, more mature. So there's one great thing about aging: maturity and wisdom come along, too. It us... Read more
Should I stay or should I go?
Sunday, February 14, 2010      3 comments

I've been focusing on my calorie differential for about 12 days now and it is rather revealing. (If you click at the Reports tab on your start page, you can get a report of your total daily calorie intake vs. calorie output via BMR and exercise... Read more
Silly Lesson
Sunday, February 07, 2010      4 comments

I didn't want to go for a walk outside today, even though the sun is actually shining, because the road was so very slippery yesterday and the wind blustery (not good for my complexion). I have a negative attitude toward exercise DVDs, but I p... Read more

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