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Dipity Do-Dah!
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      10 comments

My 2 challenges lately seem to be dealing with the early to late afternoon hunger and dip in energy (dipity do dah) and getting the munchies after 8 pm. Otherwise I seem to be able to properly nourish and manage hunger quite well. Here's what I ... Read more
Food Finds that Help Me Enjoy Eating within my Weightwatchers Point range
Friday, June 28, 2019      12 comments

I always like when bloggers share what new or not so new food finds are helping them stay excited about their food plan. While I try to eat minimally processed mostly, I do find some processed foods help me stay excited. A lot of these recent... Read more
The Time is NOW!
Wednesday, June 26, 2019      11 comments

Life is by no means easy, but this is the easiest it will be right now with the lighter summer schedule and calmer kids, etc so the time is NOW to lose some more weight. I have been making some changes to push things along. I am trying to eat at... Read more
Feelin' Groovy
Sunday, June 23, 2019      14 comments

That song keeps popping into my head now that I have a break where things are *knock on wood* calmer. Kids are happy (give or take some puberty moments), work is going well and while my husband is stressed, at least we are spending more quality ... Read more
Bounce back!
Thursday, June 20, 2019      12 comments

It seems bouncing back is crucial in life. Life throws you down and with resilience, like a ball, you bounce back upward. Life throws you against a wall and like a ball, you bounce off the wall and back to the world. ... Read more
I See 28 Different Ladies in the Mirror
Monday, June 17, 2019      7 comments

Depending on the day, time of day or mirror I can see a fat woman staring back at me, a woman who is looking fit, a woman who lost some weight or some stranger who must be blocking the thin person who should be starting back at me. Sometimes all... Read more
Weightloss Seems to Require Constant Puzzle-Solving
Sunday, June 16, 2019      11 comments

I could barely do much of a workout this morning (14 minutes!) despite getting a decent amount of sleep and as soon as I returned to my car, I thought, "MUST get cookie at grocery store! I NEED it. My body will have energy with COOKIE." (Apparen... Read more
We've Come A Long Way!
Monday, June 10, 2019      11 comments

When I was helping my mother sort through things in the home where they have lived for over 40 years, I found an old diet book from the 70s written by a female doctor. I couldn't resist reading it and then throwing it in the trash because this g... Read more
Beware of Brookies and Never Give up!
Thursday, June 06, 2019      9 comments

The title is about me, but it also applies to my computer today. My dying computer once again surprised with me some signs of life, so figure I'd get a new post in. I may disappear at some point for the time between when this computer truly goes... Read more
The Gremlins Dancing and Fighting in my Head
Thursday, May 30, 2019      10 comments

Maybe I really am going mad-first a pretend world and now I have crazed gremlins in my head. One screams, "Let's get this show on the road with weightloss. More exercise! Move it Lady! Shake it! Kick it! More veggies! Less carbs! Keep counting ... Read more
My Pretend World is Fun!
Tuesday, May 28, 2019      13 comments

I went through a whole pretend scenario in my head to take a break from stressors and I really enjoyed the escape. In my pretend world for today I am let's say "Shirley" and I have a charmed and easy life with a wonderful husband and kids (the f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I get by with a little help from my (Spark) friends
Monday, May 27, 2019      8 comments

I always liked that Beatles song and it is so fitting. Earlier, I had written and deleted a few ranting blogs about sandwich generation stress set off by a visit to see the parents yesterday (one of whom has progressing Alzheimers and the other ... Read more
Peace and Rest :)
Saturday, May 25, 2019      12 comments

Today has been a gift. While I didn't spend it at the beach or at a pool celebration and we have no plans to BBQ, it was lovely and exactly what I needed. I woke up feeling like I got quality sleep. It may not have been 8 or even 7 hours, but it... Read more
It's all about Perspective!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      11 comments

Got a call from school that one of my kids got injured in PE. *Gasp, my poor baby & there goes work!* Been through this before, so I knew to schedule a pediatrician emergency appointment before I left. After pediatrician, we jetted off to the im... Read more
Born to Run...Eat Plants and Visit Plants
Saturday, May 18, 2019      9 comments

Right there is my secret to happiness. You're welcome. Well the first part for me is more like born to run-walk, Zumba and do other exercise, but you get the idea. I am too lazy to cite studies, but research backs this up. Many years ago s... Read more

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