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Winter Doldrums
Thursday, March 08, 2018      1 comments

Spring is nearly here according to the calendar but in northern Minnesota that is often just an illusion. We are having warmer temperatures but still it freezes hard at night. I am torn between wanting to be outdoors and being wary about icy c... Read more
Good By to an Old Friend
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      4 comments

My DH left a while ago to take our old Gordon Setter to the vet to be put down. He is only ten years old but has developed a seizure disorder related to a pancreatic tumor and the time has come to let him go. ... Read more
Danger Signals!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      2 comments

I suspect is is the time of year and being confined to the house during cold and icy weather conditions, but I am really fighting the urge to overindulge in snack foods. I know that returning to my previous way of eating will result in gaining ... Read more
Sandwich Generation
Saturday, February 04, 2017      4 comments

I think I am a little old at 74 to be in the sandwich generation but that is where I am finding myself. I am one of two sisters making sure our 94 year old step father is taken care of. I don't do the daily care, but I do pills, bills, and sho... Read more
Post Election
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      5 comments

I have been reading messages all day from people who are distressed over the results. Half of us are happy and the other half are depressed with what happened. Most of us on Spark are US citizens and we need to find a way to work together. I ... Read more
Keep on Tracking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      4 comments

I do Weight Watchers and track on line. I also have a small notebook and each morning track my weight and whatever i eat during the day. For a while I tracked here on Spark to compare calories to points. I found I was eating 1200 or so calori... Read more
Back on Track
Monday, October 03, 2016      4 comments

I had a mini near catastrophe a bit over a week ago. I was afraid I was losing control and would eat myself back to obesity again but I am finding some coping mechanisms to manage that. Frankly I love to cook new things and I have been finding... Read more
Tricked Myself!
Sunday, September 25, 2016      6 comments

I had not two, but 3 days of eating far more than I should. Today I am back on track. I sat down last night and made a brief meal plan and then, since I had also been slacking on exercise, I decided that I would not eat breakfast until I had 1... Read more
Two Days?
Friday, September 23, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday I had a binge which is something that has not happened to me for over a month. I have to be ultra careful this time of year when the days are getting shorter since that seems to trigger the need to eat and sleep. I used to call it th... Read more
I Hope I Learned Something!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      9 comments

It would be so easy to fall back into those old habits and regain all the weight it took me nearly a year and a half to lose. Weight loss is not nearly as easy at my age as it was when I was a young mother with small children to keep me busy. ... Read more
Cupcake Challenge
Sunday, September 18, 2016      4 comments

Today was my turn to provide something to go with coffee after church. My daughter and granddaughter helped by making me dozens of elaborately decorated cupcakes. Think chocolate with fudge filling topped with Cookie Monster with a real cookie... Read more
And Goal!
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      7 comments

I reached my goal at WW today! I was extra careful this week and weighed and measured everything and it finally paid off. I will keep on sticking with my lower points until I have a safe distance to my goal so I don't go over that and have to ... Read more
Heading Down!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      3 comments

I lost another pound at my WW weigh in yesterday. I was hoping to get to my goal by the end of this month but I suspect it will be a few more weeks to get rid of 2 pounds for me. It has taken me 3 months to get rid of just over 5 pounds. I ad... Read more
The Long Wait!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      4 comments

I am so close to goal that I can taste it but the scale is not cooperating! I have increased my exercise, track, weigh and measure diligently and pray for patience! I expect that I will see a nice loss at some time since I am burning more calo... Read more
Bobbing Up and Down
Thursday, August 04, 2016      2 comments

Those 10 pound marks are really difficult for me to get past. I am not sure if it is physiological or psychological. I am very close to my goal weight at WW and can't seem to get past that last little hurdle and be eligible for free meetings a... Read more

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