Losing the "Baby Weight"--Finally!
Saturday, May 16, 2009      5 comments

I forgot to mention when I blogged about losing a couple of pounds on Mother's Day...this is the least I have weighed since I gave birth to my daughter in 1992. I weighed 213 after she was born. Now I weigh a tiny bit less than that. So,... Read more
Planning for Success
Thursday, May 14, 2009      5 comments

I am going to have a very long day at my office today. I have a full day of work ahead of me, and I also have to go to a mandatory budget meeting to learn about how my department is going to absorb a 12% budget cut. So I'll probably work a lit... Read more
Cutting Back on Coffee
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      7 comments

My husband and I have been having a lot of discussions lately with our teenage daughter about signs of addiction to watch out for. For example, when you want to feel better, do you turn to a substance rather than doing something more healthy to... Read more
My Mother's Day Gift--2 LBS!!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009      8 comments

Well, the scale finally moved again. It's been about 6 weeks since I'd had any weight loss, and I've really been having to concentrate on all of the other good things in my life and try not to worry about the number on the scale. I've been pre... Read more
The Art of Extreme Self-Care
Friday, May 08, 2009      6 comments

One of the reasons I was so excited about the prospect of going to the Spark Your Life Convention in San Diego last weekend was the fact that Cheryl Richardson would be speaking. When I found out that both she and Marianne Williamson would also... Read more
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      4 comments

I got home this evening from San Diego. I really made a great vacation out of the Spark Your Life convention, which was on Saturday. I went to San Diego a couple of days early and did a lot of walking and biking, which is pretty miraculous. I... Read more
My Life Was Sparked Today!
Sunday, May 03, 2009      4 comments

It's late on Saturday night and I had the most awesome day at the Spark Your Life Conference. There's no way I can describe it all in one post, but I know that the influence of this day will be reflected in all of my future involvement in t... Read more
Shopping for New Clothes!
Monday, April 27, 2009      9 comments

Today after I got a bunch of important work stuff done, I went looking for some new clothes so I could have a new outfit or two to wear in San Diego at the Spark Your Life Convention. When I first started my weight loss a couple of years a... Read more
Maybe the Scale is Stuck
Sunday, April 26, 2009      7 comments

I've been eating moderately, within my ranges, and doing moderate exercise, and there's been no changes in the scale for a while. I'm a little disappointed, but really not much. Even though I'm in a period where I'm not losing weight, I'... Read more
Getting Ready to Go to San Diego!
Saturday, April 25, 2009      3 comments

I have less than a week now until I get on the plane to go to the Spark Your Life Conference. I'm very excited. I also have a lot to get done in the meantime! I have a part-time job for the University of Washington that is very flexible... Read more
Tulip Fields
Friday, April 24, 2009      2 comments

Today my husband, daughter and I are heading up to Washington's tulip fields. We have a beautiful day to go. My daughter has to work a few hours this morning and then we're off. I hope to have some great pictures to share afterward! One... Read more
Some Days Are Easier Than Others
Sunday, April 19, 2009      3 comments

I haven't figured out why, but some days I eat more than what my ranges allow and I'm still hungry. Then there are days like today, when I feel like I've eaten all I could possibly want, and I am below my ranges. I know that it sometimes... Read more
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Sunday, April 19, 2009      0 comments

I really enjoyed a stop at Qdoba for dinner tonight. They offer "naked burritos" where everything that would normally get wrapped up in a 330 calorie flour tortilla is served in a bowl instead. I had the roasted vegetable naked burrito, and it... Read more
Off to Physical Therapy
Friday, April 17, 2009      1 comments

I have to blog quickly this morning because I have a PT appointment. Just wanted to let you all know that PT seems to be helping my neck and shoulder pain. It's been one week since my first appointment, and I definitely am not in pain as const... Read more
Thursday, April 16, 2009      1 comments

It's an unexpectedly beautiful morning today and I just came into the house after planting two new raspberry bushes in my garden. I used the pitchfork to get some compost out of my compost bin, moved the compost around in the wheelbarrow, dug t... Read more

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