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Resolve Report
Sunday, November 13, 2011      7 comments

I fulfilled my intention of a nutritious breakfast at home. I had no sweets or junk at church. Yay! Thanks be to God for His help as I stagger along renewing better habits. Tomorrow's resolve is this: I will eat fruit at breakfast; I will... Read more
Saturday, November 12, 2011      7 comments

I hereby record my intention to eat a nutritious breakfast at home and to FOREGO the sweet/fat coffee drink and the bagels at church tomorrow. ... Read more
BIG Girl goes to Boot Camp
Friday, November 11, 2011      7 comments

I faced my fears and went with my husband to a Boot Camp session on Guest Night. It was a lot more intense than our typical strength training group, and I couldn't fulfill all the repetitions of some things, but I liked it. People were v... Read more
Can't resist 11-11-11
Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

What a great date to launch some new goals! First small goal: no eating after dinner.... Read more
Escape from the Cookie Monster
Friday, May 20, 2011      12 comments

I was lying in bed last night, praying over today's schedule, when I thought, "Uh-oh! What are you going to do about the coffee and cookies at the haircut shop??!" Two short-term goal dates are around the corner, and I've been doing well on... Read more
Drive-Thru Diet Doesn't Compute
Friday, April 29, 2011      7 comments

My daughter and I were looking at an ad for Taco Bell about their promoted "Drive-Thru Diet." The woman featured said she lost 54 pounds in 2 years. The fine print said this was achieved with a 1250-calorie diet. Does this sound right to you... Read more
Tweaking Goal Weight?
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      10 comments

I changed my goal weight from 145 to 140. Here is why. I am not 5'6" any more; I am closer to 5'5" so at 145 I would still have a BMI of 24.1 and that seems like it's just inside the high end of the healthy range. I would rather have an o... Read more
Pondering an Ironman's Commitment
Monday, April 25, 2011      7 comments

No, I'm not doing an Ironman competition. But I watched a documentary about a businessman/dad who does these, plus doing a "triple" ---an extreme competition where it's three Ironmans in a row on consecutive days. To train, this guy works... Read more
Clinging to the Red Line
Thursday, April 21, 2011      6 comments

When you track your weight, do you click "See Report" ? For so long, I didn't. I lived in my old neighborhood of avoidance & denial---now it's been razed for new construction. Today that graph gives me a slender red thread of hope, ... Read more
Thrill of Mistaken Identity
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      17 comments

My neighbor telephoned to explain that no one heard the doorbell when we stopped by their house. She said, "When I looked out the window, I saw your daughter walking away from the porch, but I didn't get outside in time to talk to her." He... Read more
Sunday, April 17, 2011      8 comments

I told my daughter she must have the biggest wisdom teeth on record, cuz she got four wisdom teeth taken out on Monday, and now she weighs 6 pounds less than before they were removed. (You're groaning and rolling your eyes, but some "scientific... Read more
Other Numbers to Smile About
Thursday, April 14, 2011      9 comments

I always take my blood pressure at the discount store. By the mercy of Christ I still have normal blood pressure, and I want to reinforce to myself the importance of healthy eating to avoid hypertension, so I pursue that moment of accountabilit... Read more
Lifestyle Archaeology
Saturday, April 09, 2011      8 comments

The girls and I went through the coat closet today. Stuff just accumulates there. Something had fallen down behind a stack of book boxes . . . hey, look! I wondered where that coat had gone! It was a jacket I used to wear a couple years ag... Read more
Wouldn't Recognize Her
Thursday, April 07, 2011      8 comments

Lynn the hygienist has cleaned my teeth since 1980. I went today and she has lost 70 pounds with Jenny Craig. (Okay, I'm busted . . . it has been longer than six months since I went to the dentist!) She looks wonderful . . . she was always... Read more
Need Help with Kale
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      8 comments

I keep seeing kale listed as a superfood. Fine; I grew up eating turnip greens. But that was in the deep South, so they had been cooked for LONG periods of time with ham or undefined cured pork items. I hoping you guys can give me some ti... Read more

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